Using a project to evolve an architecture practice

So, how do you squeeze time in to develop an EA-practice in a busy office where you are primarily expected to deliver on customer values?

Practice development as a by-product

For sure, if you are a motivated team with sponsorship and backing from management you will be able to produce small practice increments over time as an intentional by-product of your normal tasks, i.e. without dedicated funding.

architects-officeIt requires you to go that extra mile in order to make your deliverables reusable and aligned with other work from your team. You will need to have an allowance to work on the increments (say 10%-20% of your time, which is a lot without funding)* and be very structured.

And it will take time..

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