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A context-independent whole-enterprise architecture method needs to be able to support and use any context-specific frames and methods: [post] Towards a whole-enterprise architecture standard – 4: Content http://ow.ly/4niOSZ #entarch#bizarch #rbpea
For a viable enterprise architecture [EA], now and into the future, we need frameworks, methods and tools that can support the EA discipline's needs. This is Part 4 of a six-part series on proposals towards an enterprise-architecture framework and standard for whole-of-enterprise architecture: ...
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Core-concepts for whole-enterprise architecture: [post] Towards a whole-enterprise architecture standard – 2: Core http://ow.ly/4n2VfT #entarch #bizarch #ogLON
For a viable enterprise architecture [EA], now and into the future, we need frameworks, methods and tools that can support the EA discipline's needs. This is Part 2 of a six-part series on proposals towards an enterprise-architecture framework and standard for whole-of-enterprise architecture: ...
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Chief Disruption Officer? Chief Transformation Officer? - they're all variants on a theme of 'business-anarchist'! [post] The role and rise of the business-anarchist http://ow.ly/4mSEa1 #entarch #bizarch
You may have noticed some new role-titles turning up in the enterprise space. Chief Disruption Officer, for example. Or Chief Transformation Officer. A fair few variants on that theme. But what you probably won't see – not as yet, anyway – is the real role-title that unites them all: the role of ...
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Dump the BDAT-stack! http://ow.ly/10xkhR - it's crippling #entarch, #bizarch and more
For a viable enterprise-architecture [EA], now and into the future, we need frameworks, methods and tools that can support the EA discipline's needs. Yet there's one element common to most of the current mainstream EA-frameworks and notations – such as TOGAF and Archimate – that actively blocks ...
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Using an old Taoist metaphor to help make the role of enterprise-architecture more visible in the organisation: [post] Architecting the balance between usefulness and profit http://ow.ly/103rS8 #entarch #bizarch #complexity
One of the constant challenges for enterprise-architecture – probably all forms of architecture, in fact – is explaining the value of what we do. For example, like a good conference-organiser or event-host, often the better we do our work, the less visible it becomes.
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"We get best performance, in terms of some chosen end-point, by paying detailed attention to everything except that end-point"... [post] The Performance Paradox http://ow.ly/ZLKZm #entarch #bizarch #rbpea
So often, it seems, I meet up with business execs for whom the only thing that matters is the money. In a big corporation, it's often about the current quarter and the stock-price; in a smaller business, it's often about immediate cash-flow; in a non-profit, or government, there's an endless ...
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Proposal for method for whole-enterprise architecture [post] Towards a whole-enterprise architecture standard – 3: Method http://ow.ly/4n8Fyr #entarch #bizarch #rbpea
For a viable enterprise architecture [EA], now and into the future, we need frameworks, methods and tools that can support the EA discipline's needs. This is Part 3 of a six-part series on proposals towards an enterprise-architecture framework and standard for whole-of-enterprise architecture: ...
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Start of a new series on standards and frameworks for whole-of-enterprise architecture: [post] Towards a whole-enterprise architecture standard – 1: Introduction http://ow.ly/4mYQKF #entarch #bizarch #framework #standards
For a viable enterprise architecture [EA], now and into the future, we need frameworks, methods and tools that can support the EA discipline's needs. What we need now are tools and techniques that can extend all the way out to a literal 'the architecture of the enterprise' – whatever that ...
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Anyone interested in adapting a weblog into a more usable / accessible shared knowledge-base? [post] Making a knowledge-base for whole-enterprise EA more accessible http://ow.ly/4mMSRe #entarch #bizarch
I have a problem. One that might be relevant for you too, if you work in enterprise-architecture or related disciplines. Here's the situation: I have here this weblog on enterprise architecture and suchlike, built up out of almost a decade of 'working out loud' on those themes.
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Exploring metaphors to describe what it is that architects do: [post] Architecture as boxes, lines and glue http://ow.ly/104DFS #entarch #bizarch #swarch #itarch #complexity #metaphor
What do architects do? And why? At this point we'd usually reach out for some apposite metaphor… And yes, by far the most common metaphor is 'boxes and lines', or 'boxes and arrows'. If we take the most stereotyped, 'boxy' view of the organisation: …then what architects would typically do is to ...
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On enterprise-architecture as a profession, and the concomitant need for an overarching ethics: [post] The Demoralised Man http://ow.ly/ZYfFa #entarch
Right now there's an interesting (to me, anyway!) discussion going on within the Enterprise Architecture Network community on LinkedIn, on the role of ethics in EA, and its relationship with EA as a profession. I've added a few quick comments there, but to my mind it needs assessment in proper ...
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The real lifecycles for service-delivery may be much, much longer than most service-designers seem to expect... [post] Service-design: How long is a service? http://ow.ly/Zq9Bh #entarch #bizarch #svcdesign
It was my grandmother's 80th birthday. My parents wanted to make it a special occasion for her and for the family, so they booked us in for a meal at a place called Le Talbooth – then, as now, a decidedly upmarket restaurant beside the River Stour, on the border between Essex and Suffolk ...
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