I don't know how this got started, but we were tweeting a discussion about enterprise architecture, and somehow the question came up...
How Many Enterprise Architects Does It Take To Measure A Donkey?
A: depends on where the datum is and which part of the donkey they measure!
A: and should not speed of donkey be considered too? For relativity effects I mean.
A: ahh yes, but it is velocity and in the direction of measurement! A jumping donkey!
A: jumping donkeys - can I have some of what you two are on?
A: EAs measuring the donkey? One measures required height of TO-BE donkey, one argues length and height are basically the same, ...
A: .. one says the problem is that the front half of the donkey and the rear half are not in alignment.
A: ... one says that we can't measure the donkey until we have completed the business case.
A: one say that we need an industry consortium to define the best practices for donkey measuring.
A: ... one says we don't need to measure the donkey. It's not strategic. We need to outsource it.
A: ... one says that we can't measure the donkey until we first partition it into little pieces so that it isn't so complex.
With contributions from @RSessions, @richardveryard,@seabird20, @taotwit, and @j4ngis. (Did I miss anybody?)