When we devise plans in Enterprise Architecture, we often propose a multiyear plan with a vision of the end state. The trouble is, before we reach that end state, _something_ comes along to disrupt our grand vision. It may be a business event (acquisition, partnership, divestiture) or a technology event (rise of the web, mobile devices, shift to REST instead of SOA).
Instead of making grand visions, we should focus on continuous adaptation to changing circumstances.
This presentation, from OOP 2012 in Munich, offers 8 heuristics for riding the continuing wavefronts of change.