Blog Archives

What I do, and why

“Are you the guy who writes books?”, asks the young woman behind me in the cafe. Well, yes, I am – but much as for her, it’s taken me a moment or two to recognise her, and then remember the

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Business, Complexity / Structure, Enterprise architecture, Futures, Knowledge

Metatheory and enterprise-architecture

“What’s the theory of enterprise-architecture?”, a colleague asked the other day. “Is there any kind of coherent and consistent theory behind it that holds it all together?” Short answer: no. Slightly longer answer: yes. Or sort-of, rather. Both no¬†and yes

Tagged with: , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Business, Complexity / Structure, Enterprise architecture, Futures, Knowledge

Upcoming EA tour in Australia

Currently scrambling through a swathe of slidedecks and suchlike… – that’s me getting ready for my upcoming ‘Antipodean Tour’, with a wide range of sessions on enterprise-architecture and related themes currently booked for various dates and places in Melbourne, Sydney

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Business, Complexity / Structure, Enterprise architecture, Futures, Knowledge

Big-consultancies and getting it right

As with all small independents in just about any industry, my /our relationship with ‘the big boys’ in enterprise-architecture is, yeah, kinda ambivalent at best. It’s not just that they make the most noise, grabbing most of the attention and

Tagged with: , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Business, Complexity / Structure, Enterprise architecture, Knowledge

Seven sins, sensemaking and OODA

Following from that recent series on sensemaking and ‘Seven sins of dubious discipline‘, it seems worthwhile to look at that whole context-space from a different direction, another example of a proven metaframework¬†for much the same kind of metadiscipline – namely

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Complexity / Structure, Enterprise architecture, Futures, Knowledge, Power and responsibility, Realities

Seven sins – a worked example (‘Natural rights’)

Enterprise-architecture, strategy, and more: they all depend on discipline and rigour, in thinking, sensemaking, decision-making and action. But what happens when that discipline is lost? What are the ‘sins’ that can cause that discipline to be lost? How can we

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Complexity / Structure, Enterprise architecture, Futures, Knowledge, Power and responsibility, Realities

Seven sins – 7: Lost In The Learning-Labyrinth

Enterprise-architecture, strategy, or just about everything, really: they all depend on discipline and rigour – disciplined thinking, disciplined sensemaking and decision-making. But what happens when that discipline is lost? What are the ‘sins’ that can cause that discipline to be

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Complexity / Structure, Enterprise architecture, Futures, Knowledge, Power and responsibility, Realities

Seven sins – 6: The Reality Risk

Enterprise-architecture, strategy, or just about everything, really: they all depend on discipline and rigour – disciplined thinking, disciplined sensemaking and decision-making. But what happens when that discipline is lost? What are the ‘sins’ that can cause that discipline to be

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Complexity / Structure, Enterprise architecture, Futures, Knowledge, Power and responsibility, Realities

Seven sins – 5: The Possession Problem

Enterprise-architecture, strategy, or just about everything, really: they all depend on discipline and rigour – disciplined thinking, disciplined sensemaking and decision-making. But what happens when that discipline is lost? What are the ‘sins’ that can cause that discipline to be

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Complexity / Structure, Enterprise architecture, Futures, Knowledge, Power and responsibility, Realities

Seven sins – 4: The Meaning Mistake

Enterprise-architecture, strategy, or just about everything, really: they all depend on discipline and rigour – disciplined thinking, disciplined sensemaking and decision-making. But what happens when that discipline is lost? What are the ‘sins’ that can cause that discipline to be

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Complexity / Structure, Enterprise architecture, Futures, Knowledge, Power and responsibility, Realities
Books by Tom Graves
Ebooks by Tom Graves
Categories
Archives