About Me and This Podcast

I make my living as an enterprise architect for a multi-national corporation. I graduated from college in the 1980s with a degree in mathematics. After serving a few years in the military I took a job as a systems engineer, working on what was at the time a new technology called GPS.

I started out developing embedded GPS applications, then I moved on to GPS simulation, and within a few years I was developing simulations of other kinds of large-scale systems. With each passing year I found myself doing and more and more architecture work, until most of my work involved the design of large-scale distributed systems. For the last 15 years I have focused exclusively on enterprise-class systems.

I created this podcast mostly out of frustration with the published information on the subject of enterprise architecture. Most of the information seems to be either marketing materials for consulting services or academic papers that lack real-world relevance. I wanted to do something different, something I felt was missing — provide the insights of a real working enterprise architect.

My goal on Real World Enterprise Architecture is to provide my own personal insights into the practice of enterprise architecture in the real world. Simple as that. I'm not trying to sell anything, not looking to advocate for any framework or tool, not proposing any "proven" process or methodology. You won't find any silver bullets here, just the opinions of a working enterprise architect.

The opinions you hear on the podcast are my own. There are people in my company who share my views, and some who do not. And as far as I know, my company as a whole doesn't have a position one way or the other. So, anything you hear on Real World Enterprise Architecture should not be taken as representing any view except my own.

- Reggie