Category: Enterprise architecture

Notes on enterprise-architecture development and application – for the whole enterprise, not just the IT domains

Architecture-videos schedule – September-October 2018

For general reference, here’s the schedule for videos in my weekly ‘Tetradian on Architecture‘ series on YouTube, for the past month and next month: Episode 32: ‘Service-oriented enterprise-architecture‘ (published 06 September 2018) Episode 33: ‘Enterprise-architecture and digital-transformation‘ (published 13 September

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Intimations of arrogance? – an addendum

Carrying on from the previous post, with a bit of an explanation about why I’m becoming so much of ‘a grumpy old guy’… Here’s the blunt fact: I’m not a good thinker. I know that. Too many gaps in my knowledge,

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Intimations of arrogance from a grumpy old guy?

Okay, I admit it: I’m at real risk right now of becoming a grumpy old guy: Getting snappy at people on LinkedIn and all that. More than a fair bit of that phrase about “Will not suffer fools gladly”. Patience strained

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Who are your anti-clients?

If you’re in any kind of business, you’ll know who your clients are: you deal with them every day. And serving their needs will no doubt take up much of your attention, too. And you, or someone in your organisation,

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Building effectiveness in a small business

One of the great things about doing my ‘Tetradian on Architectures‘ mini-video series is that I get to tackle real-world questions about everyday enterprise-architecture, sent in by people all around the world. In this case, for the current episode in

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Toolsets for enterprise-architecture – another try

What tools and toolsets do we need, to support our work in the architecture of the enterprise as a whole? The short and more cynical answer is “Not what we have right now”. To be blunt, maybe none of the

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Architecture-videos schedule – July-August 2018

For future reference, here’s the current schedule for videos in my weekly ‘Tetradian on Architecture‘ series on YouTube, for the next couple of months: Episode 23: ‘Balancing theory and practice in enterprise-architecture’ (to be published 05 July 2018) Episode 24:

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Against fragmentation

If we’re trying to make sense of systems, our greatest enemy is fragmentation. Or, to be more precise, the type of fragmentation that arises from misuse of analysis. Specialise, says analysis. Specialise again! And specialise the specialisms! Hyperspecialise! Cut it

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Open Group, HERA and healthcare

The Open Group’s Healthcare Forum recently published (free, but registration required) their version 0.1 ‘snapshot’ for HERA, their proposed ‘Healthcare Enterprise Reference Architecture’. What follows is a quick(ish) review, together with some practical recommendations. I’ll try to be nice –

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Fractality in Five Elements method

This is another of the sort-of status-reports about the ‘hammer it out in practice’ work that designer Joseph Chittenden and I have been doing on Five Elements, to make it more accessible and usable for a more general audience. In

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