Services and Enterprise Canvas review – 3C: Validation

What is a service-oriented architecture – particularly at a whole-of-enterprise scope? How do we describe the relationships between a service and those support-services that keep it on-track to enterprise-purpose? What are those other ‘validation-services’? And what happens within those service-interactions?

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Services and Enterprise Canvas review – 3B: Coordination

What is a service-oriented architecture – particularly at a whole-of-enterprise scope? How do we describe the relationships between a service and those that coordinate its actions with others’? What are those other ‘coordination-services’? And what happens within those service-interactions? This

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Services and Enterprise Canvas review – 3A: Direction

What is a service-oriented architecture – particularly at a whole-of-enterprise scope? How do we describe the relationships between a service and those that direct and manage its actions? What are those other ‘direction-services’? And what happens within those service-interactions? This

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Services and Enterprise Canvas review – 3: Guidance-services

What is a service-oriented architecture – particularly at a whole-of-enterprise scope? How do we describe the relationships between services that are not in the main value-flows? What are those other ‘support-services’? And what happens within those service-interactions? This is the third

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Services and Enterprise Canvas review – 2: Supplier and customer

What is a service-oriented architecture – particularly at a whole-of-enterprise scope? How do we describe relationships between services – particularly in the main value-flows? What happens within those service-interactions? This is the second in a six-part series on reviewing services

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Services and Enterprise Canvas review – 1: Core

What is a service-oriented architecture – particularly at a whole-of-enterprise scope? Why would we describe an enterprise and its architecture in that way? How would we describe it? What could we use to describe it? This is the first in

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Services and Enterprise Canvas review – Introduction

What are services? What’s the difference between product and service? How does a service-oriented architecture really work – especially when we scale it up to include everything in the entire enterprise? And how does the Enterprise Canvas model-type help in

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Beware of ‘policy-based evidence’

The other day I spotted an interesting article (cite: BMJ 2014,349;g5538) in the print-edition of the British Medical Journal, about the dangers of premature decision-making based on what they described as ‘policy-based evidence’. The article’s examples were in healthcare, of

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Learning and the limits of automation

One of the themes that came up in the Vlerick Business School session on EA-roadmaps was around how long it takes to learn how to develop the skills needed to do enterprise-architecture – and how and why to learn them,

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Enterprise-architecture as hologram

What’s the best metaphor we could use for the information collected in enterprise-architecture and related disciplines? The answer, I’d suggest, is a hologram. This is in part a follow-on to the post ‘What do we need from our EA tools?‘. What

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