Len Fehskens – In Memoriam

We clashed. Often. With gusto. Gleefully. Joyfully. Even horribly, at times. But boy, was it worth it! This week I was much saddened to hear, via Andrew Josey and the Open Group blog, of the passing of two of their

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On innovation, foundations, scaffolding and Portakabins

Given that I’m reframing my work here as ‘maker of tools for change’, it seems worthwhile to republish from my now long-defunct Sidewise blog this 2010 post on some on the realities of change that must be acknowledged and addressed if

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The bucket-list – Patreon launch

We now have a Patreon funding-page! (If you don’t know Patreon already, it’s a bit like Kickstarter, but rather than Kickstarter’s one-off projects, it’s aimed more at ongoing activities, such as ours have been and will be here.) We hope it’ll

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An inventory, sorted

I’ll try for another way to sort and describe the current state of that stack of tools and methods that I’ve developed over the past decade or so, to guide business change and transformation, and that, for various reasons, I’d nicknamed

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The bucket-list – some home-truths

As I crawl closer towards launching the Patreon for what I’ve loosely nicknamed ‘the bucket-list‘, I perhaps ought to be blunt about this: it’s called ‘the bucket-list’ for a reason. Lots of reasons, actually. And most of them pretty bleak ones,

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Still here, still busy

Yeah, I’ll admit I’ve gone a bit quiet recently. Over here on this blog, at least. But it hasn’t been that I haven’t been doing anything. There is a lot that’s going on at present – though most of it is

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Evidence-based architecture?

Flicking through the BMJ again this week, I noticed an editorial on ‘EBM manifesto for better health’ (cite/URL: BMJ 2017;357:j2973), where ‘EBM’ stands for ‘Evidence-Based Medicine’. I’ve often noted that medicine and enterprise-architectures share several key characteristics, in particular an awkward

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On business-architecture and enterprise-architecture – why this matters

Okay, so I’ve ranted somewhat that placing a supposedly-‘new’ business-architecture ‘above’ enterprise-architecture is a bad idea, and added some further detail on how and why I think it’s a bad idea. But why does this matter? To anyone, really? Well, first,

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On business-architecture and enterprise-architecture – more detail

The key point from the previous post – ‘On business-architecture and enterprise-architecture‘ – was that we must stop misusing the term ‘enterprise-architecture’ for something that it isn’t. And we can even fix TOGAF so that it doesn’t make that mistake any

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On business-architecture and enterprise-architecture

I know, I know, yes, I really am trying my hardest to break away from the ruination that is current ‘enterprise’-architecture. Yet I still keep getting dragged back there, every time I try to take a step away… The latest

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