Recommendations in response to query: "What is the one book that you read in the last few years that's made the biggest difference for you professionally?". There were 9 respondents.
Well, this one is tangentially related to architecture or technology, generally, but I found David Allen's "Getting Things Done" to be really helpful in trying to get my arms around the hairball that is my work life. I'm not going to say that I'm great at staying organized and keeping on top of everything that comes my way, but Allen's approach has certainly improved my situation.
Enterprise Architecture as Strategy
Jeanne W. Ross, Peter Weill, and David Robertson
Number of recommendations: 5
Real Business of IT
Richard Hunter and George Westerman
Eliyahu Goldratt and Jeff Cox
Especially liked the idea of identifying and resolving bottleneck in a continuous basis, which can ensure us continuously delivery success.
John Vlissides, Kyle Brown, Gerard Meszaros
You can read a lot of the material directly on the site, though there is a
Enterprise Architecture at Work: Modelling, Communication and Analysis
Marc Lankhorst et al.
First came across this when starting to look at ArchiMate. Broadly, the book provides a broad view of governance instruments; Architecture methods; Architecture Languages; Communications; Modelling, and; Analysis. The main bend of the book is towards use of ArchiMate, but is just as useful in helping think through doing constructive work.