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Too much to do, and not enough years to do it in... - I need some help in setting priorities here: [post] More on not-retiring http://ow.ly/YpfQ304tzPh #entarch #bizarch #futures #rbpea
This one's a follow-up on my previous post, from a month ago now, 'On not retiring'. What I said back there was that, yeah, fairly obviously, people like me (and you too, I presume) don't ever really retire – we just shift to a somewhat different way of working.
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What may enterprise-architects be working on in a few decades' time? [post] Enterprise-architecture – a further-futures report http://ow.ly/S2Th304o3Et #entarch #rbpea #futures
We've explored the current status for enterprise-architecture [EA]; we've explored the changes to the discipline over the past few decades. Time now, perhaps, to assess the future – or futures, rather – of its likely onward development and direction. This report is in two parts:.
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Some notes on how enterprise-architecture has changed over the decades (as a prelude to an upcoming post on its futures) [post] Enterprise-architecture - a changes report http://ow.ly/kzB1303SuNu #entarch #bizarch #rbpea
A couple weeks back I wrote a post about what I see as the current status for enterprise-architecture – where the discipline is right now, how it's different in different parts of the world, and how some of the big changes in technologies and markets are impacting on the overall profession.
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Another SCAN crossmap that may be useful for some enterprise-architecture folks: [post] On effectiveness, solutions and story http://ow.ly/H4pH303EC36 #entarch #bizarch #bizstory
Just a quick note, this one, to document an item that came up somewhen during my recent travels. Several of the workshops had focussed on the SCORE frame, to help people map out themes that were relevant for strategy and change: (This is an old SCORE layout that I would rarely use these days, ...
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An alternate way to view technology-adoption, as a fractal lifecycle: [post] Technology-adoption, technology-evolution and lifecycle-management http://ow.ly/u97c3033Qt2 #entarch
What's the difference between technology-adoption, technology-evolution and lifecycle-management? That's a question that's come up recently for me, in part as a follow-up to my recent post 'Technology-adoption, Wardley-maps and Bimodal-IT'. The key point here is that, to explain the underlying ...
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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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Much of the unresolved whole-of-society mess that we still face now can be traced back to one missed opportunity, almost 400 years ago... - it's important that we learn the lessons from that mistake before moving on. [post] RBPEA: Opportunities unheeded... http://ow.ly/ulPL304sIKI #futures #rbpea #entarch
Following on from that description of 'further-futures' enterprise-architecture, several folks have asked me for a real example of the kind of world that I see, as an outcome of 'Really-Big-Picture Enterprise-Architecture' [RBPEA]. In other words, what would be the outcome of an emphasis on ...
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Exploring the futures for where the disciplines of enterprise-architecture are heading right now: [post] Enterprise-architecture – a near-futures report http://ow.ly/N1YV3047J8Q #entarch #bizarch #strategy #rbpea
We've explored the current status for enterprise-architecture; we've explored the changes to the discipline over the past few decades. Time now, perhaps, to assess the future – or futures, rather – of its likely onward development and direction. This report is in two parts:.
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On the 'inner-loop' for sensemaking, decision-making and action: [post] Sense, make-sense, decide, act http://ow.ly/LNpr303IAnZ #entarch #bizarch #sensemaking #methodology
A bit more on methods for whole-enterprise architecture – and for many other domains, for that matter. We can summarise the suggested core-method for whole-enterprise architecture as follows: We need to take some care around keeping it simple, and maintaining clarity about meanings for the ...
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Don't worry too much about the labels, focus on the meanings: [post] What What? and other taxonomic tangles http://ow.ly/7jhH303E3IS #entarch #bizarch #method #taxonomy
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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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