So my employeer is making a small organizational adjustment, to follow market trends and to adjust to the rest of the company, making the company more normalized in its organizational structure throughout. It happens once a year or so so you kinda get used to it. This time it actually feels more understandable than before though. Not because I can say that I think it was needed (I dont spend time thinking about such things very much) but because there hasn’t really been any noticeable change since we were bought (or merged) and I think most of us have been expecting one. As always on a local level it mean less then it sounds, my experience is that it’s business as usual for us and the change is more or less restricted to the management level. This time however it has a more direct impact on my closest surroundings. The (Microsoft) ‘Enterprise Architecture and SOA’ group I belong to will cease to exist and will be merged with two other groups ((Microsoft) ‘Solutions Architecture’ and ‘Java Architecture’) to form a new organizational unit under the name ‘Solution Architecture’, and a new manager. I like my current group composition and my manager, but then I do my new manager as well and I’m hoping that the closer relationship to the Java people will be educational. I’m sure it will will turn out that it’s just business as usual this time as well. And I actually feel more comfortable going by the name solution architect than enterprise. The latter implies to much strategy and higher level issues to me, while the former feels more suited to the technology affinity that I would like to keep.