What do Architects do?

What do architects do? Here is another attempt at explaining by Tom Graves/Tetradian. Why is it that I always feel that I have to explain what EA does. The discipline that every organization needs, every organization says it wants, and every organization questions. Read on.

What do architects do? And why? At this point we’d usually reach out for some apposite metaphor… And yes, by far the most common metaphor is ‘boxes and lines’, or ‘boxes and arrows’. If we take the most stereotyped, ‘boxy’ view of the organisation: …then what architects would typically do is to populate the details of…

via Architecture as boxes, lines and glue — Tom Graves / Tetradian