Interview with Rajnish Harjika

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Rajnish Harjika is the author of Realize Enterprise Architecture with AWS and SAFe, we got the chance to sit down with him and find out more about his experience of writing with Packt.

Q: What is/are your specialist tech area(s)?

Rajnish: Enterprise Architecture, Software Engineering, Cloud Transformation, Data Transformation, TOGAF, AWS

Q: How did you become an author for Packt? Tell us about your journey. What was your motivation for writing this book?

Rajnish: Writing a book is something that was always in my mind and my bucket list. In September 2022 I finally decided to give it a try. I approached Packt with my idea on the book and the content I had in mind, fortunately Packt loved the idea and it all just started. Motivation was the global experience I carry for over 20 years and feeling of sharing the knowledge with Architecture community

Q: What kind of research did you do, and how long did you spend researching before beginning the book?

Rajnish: Mainly with experience, R&D was on latest technology and frameworks, I would say between 30-40% time on R&D

Q: Did you face any challenges during the writing process? How did you overcome them?

Rajnish: Editing was a challenge so I hired an contractor for editing related tasks

Q: What’s your take on the technologies discussed in the book? Where do you see these technologies heading in the future?

Rajnish: Cloud is the future but Enterprise Architecture with Framework like TOGAF will play a significant role in success.

Q. Why should readers choose this book over others already on the market? How would you differentiate your book from its competition?

Rajnish: It stands out from aligning EA with AWS standpoint

Q. What are the key takeaways you want readers to come away with from the book?

Rajnish: Use EA and agile practices to maximize your organization’s operational efficiency
Learn how to use EA approaches in AWS through their prescriptive frameworks
Align SAFe principles with EA and cloud migration

Q. What advice would you give to readers learning tech? Do you have any top tips?

Rajnish: Gain some basic knowledge of AWS and EA Framework

Q. How would you describe your author journey with Packt? Would you recommend Packt to aspiring authors?

Rajnish: Excellent Experience through out from Day 1

Q. How did you organize, plan, and prioritize your work and write the book?

Rajnish: Chapter by chapter and agenda by agenda

Q. What is that one writing tip that you found most crucial and would like to share with aspiring authors?

Rajnish: Summarizing the chapter is the key

You can find Rajnish’s book on Amazon by following this link: Please click here


Realize Enterprise Architecture with AWS and SAFe – Available on Amazon.com