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Adjectives that Describe Enterprise Architecture

        posted by , December 14, 2012

Enterprise Architects must choose their words very carefully.

I like to maintain lists of useful vocabularies to describe an architecture. Here are some adjectives I've used recently (in no particular order):

scalablerobustagile
opensecureusable
accessiblevulnerablestable
interoperablecompliantfunctional
pragmaticsimpleaccurate
crediblerelevantubiquitous
operationaldeployedresilient
gracefulmaintainableextensible
reusabletraceableauditable
ad hoc sustainabletactical
strategicambiguouslegacy
brokencapabledysfunctional
durableexpensive general
genericeloquentlean
massive bigmixed
modernhardenedpremium
typical priceytricky
real stalesuccessful
tenuousimportant minor
evolvedpointlesssmart
rigidroughunique
volatile necessarywacky
over-engineeredwell-madesuccinct
workablewastefulugly
politicalnormalreal time
economicalvaluableefficient
effectivemonolithicdeprecated
exquisitepracticalpopular



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