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Simplifying a method for whole-enterprise architecture all the way down to a five-word action-checklist; [post] Methods for whole-enterprise architecture - Keep it simple http://ow.ly/1265302DbCB #entarch #bizarch #rbpea
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Extending Simon Wardley's 'Pioneers, Settlers, Town-Planners' model, to help make more sense of technology-adoption, and clarify needs for governance: [post] Technology-adoption, Wardley-maps and Bimodal-IT http://ow.ly/ETd5302m1J1 #entarch #itarch #governance
By now, most people in enterprise-architecture will know Gartner's beloved 'Bimodal IT' as 'the gift that goes on giving' – giving of wry laughter, that is, as the Gartner consultants seemingly each queue up, one after another, to make ever-more-futile attempts to defend the indefensible.
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Don't fall for a classic marketing fail... [post] Gross Demoter Score http://ow.ly/Hjel301XWzJ #bizarch #entarch
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Some personal notes about the recent #Gartner EA Summit in London, and about toolsets for enterprise-architecture: [post] At Gartner EA 2016 http://ow.ly/qZ1s301yXN1 #entarch #bizarch
Somewhat to my surprise, via a much-appreciated invitation from Lucy Jones and her colleagues at Gartner's events-team, I found myself at the Gartner EA Summit conference in London last week. Interesting… Okay, yes, I'll have to admit to still feeling somewhat ambivalent about the engagement in ...
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There are two distinct kinds of 'Why' in strategy - and we need to be careful not to mix them up! [post] Why and Because http://ow.ly/7Uia301evY7 #entarch #bizarch #strategy
After years of going back and forth to Latin America, I still struggle with the difference between para and por – both which sort-of align with the English word 'for', but in different and often-confusing ways. Going the other way, though, the English 'why' is probably utterly mystifying to ...
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Don't mix them up, because they're not the same... [post] Managers and leaders http://weblog.tetradian.com/2016/06/10/managers-and-leaders/ #entarch #bizarch #orgarch
Many organisations talk about 'developing new leaders'. What they mostly mean in practice is 'developing new managers'. Which is unfortunate, because they're not the same… The blunt reality is that most organisations I see have an absurd surplus of managers, but a desperate shortage of leaders.
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RT @tetradian: My slidedeck from Conferenz IT&EA conference, Auckland #nzitea and IASA Architecture Summit, Dublin, Jul16 https://t.co/pCtyXBo9Ne #entarch
Slidedeck from Conferenz IT&EA Conference, Auckland, New Zealand, July 2016; also an extended version of slidedeck for IASA Architecture Summit, Dublin, Irelan…
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Our enterprise-architectures need to include and support 'shadow-IT', 'shadow-business-models', 'shadow-management' and more [post] Architecting the shadows http://ow.ly/jTmU302jWnf #entarch #bizarch #rbpea
In enterprise-architecture, we've long known about the importance of shadow-IT – the place where much of business IT-innovation comes from, yet also presents organisational risks if not managed appropriately. Yet whilst talking with Pierre [I never did catch his surname - apologies.
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A constructive response, I hope, to the ongoing Brexit mess... [post] Making sense in disruption http://ow.ly/20Cj301KCJa #entarch #bizarch #rbpea #change #strategy
An unexpected referendum result in one smallish country that triggers business-uncertainty on a literally worldwide scope and scale: that's Brexit. A nice example, in fact, of what's really meant by the term 'disruption'. What happens when those 'rules' by which you thought the business-world ...
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A review of the latest upgrade to the popular notation for enterprise-architecture: [post] On Archimate 3.0 http://ow.ly/2NaX301tgBW #entarch #bizarch
There's a new version of the Archimate enterprise-architecture notation now out: version 3.0, launched at the IRM-EAC Enterprise Architecture conference in London last week. With many thanks to Andrew Josey, Marc Lankhorst, Gerben Wierda and others, I've been working my way through the formal ...
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Crossmaps can be useful in sensemaking, if e're careful not to confuse them with 'truth': [post] Another SCAN crossmap: Kolb Learning Styles http://ow.ly/W0bj301bW4H #entarch #km /thx @jbsarrodie
Another SCAN crossmap – this time with the Kolb Learning Styles model – that may well be useful in the knowledge-management and skills-development-space. It was first spotted by Archi co-developer Jean-Baptiste Sarrodie – many thanks, JB! I'll let JB set up the background to this: ...
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A somewhat-coarse but accurate metaphor about what we do in whole-enterprise architectures: [post] When what you need most is the paddle... http://ow.ly/UwRP30104XZ (extended version) #entarch #bizarch #rbpea #sensemaking
Yeah, it's been that kind of time. Trying to respond politely, professionally, as a whole-enterprise architect, to a seemingly-unending stream of people who just don't get it. People who measure everything – including human life – in solely monetary terms. People who believe that machines are ...
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