Category: Complexity / Structure

Structure, operation and modelling of large organisations

Business novel – chapters 00-03

I said in an earlier post that I’m moving more towards describing my ideas on enterprise-architecture and the like into fiction-based form – in the hope that it will make it somewhat more understandable for most folks in and beyond the

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On fiction and RBPEA – At the docks

As in the previous post, I’ve been saying for a while that I’m moving more towards fiction as a way of explaining the core ideas of my work. This extract is from the early stages of what I intend to

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An inventory of sorts

In the previous post ‘Decisions, decisions…‘, I promised to list the tools for sensemaking, strategy, modelling, metagovernance and the like, for use in enterprise-architectures and similar fields, that I’ve been working on over this past decade or so. So here

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Decisions, decisions – and an anniversary

One of the more challenging aspects of reaching so-called ‘retirement age’ is how much it refocusses attention towards one’s legacy rather than the new. There’s so darned much in my back-catalogue that still needs finishing before I run out of

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On not-retiring – a quick status

A quick status-report to say where I’m getting to so far with the business of ‘not-retiring‘. What I did in the previous post was to list the probable options for what I could/should do next. Given that the amount of

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More on not-retiring

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

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RBPEA: Opportunities unheeded…

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

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Enterprise-architecture – a further-futures report

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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Enterprise-architecture – a near-futures report

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

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Enterprise-architecture – a changes report

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

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