RBPEA: On equality and gender

What is equality? How do we create it, support it? – and why? Is equal always the same as identical? – and if not, why not, and how not? And what part does gender play in any of these? –

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RBPEA: On empathy and gender

What is empathy? How does it differ from sympathy, and why? How do we avoid the trap of pseudo-empathy, or getting caught up in the Hunter’s Dilemma? And what part – if any – does gender play in each of

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RBPEA: On power and gender

What is power? Where does it come from? Where does it go? Who has it? Who doesn’t have it? Who should have it? Who shouldn’t have it? And why? – or why not, for that matter – to any of

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Return to RBPEA

Okay, this is where it gets scary – for me, anyway… – because it’s time for me to return to RBPEA: Really-Big-Picture Enterprise-Architecture. (The reasons why it’s definitely scary for me – and for anyone doing any of this work, frankly

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Spot the difference

“How do I loathe thee, TOGAF? Let me count the ways…” In case anyone thinks that I’m just ‘TOGAF-bashing’ for the sake of it, I do believe that TOGAF has genuine value for what it was originally designed to do, namely architecture

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Spot the difference (short version)

“How do I loathe thee, TOGAF? Let me count the ways…” Okay, maybe not quite that bad – and, to be fair, TOGAF does have definite valid uses. But an enterprise-architecture framework, in the literal sense of ‘the architecture of the

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Pre-emptive defence

I’m about to embark on a shift in direction or emphasis, to much more of what I’ve previously described as Really-Big-Picture Enterprise-Architecture (RBPEA), applying enterprise-architecture/systems-thinking principles and practices to concerns at much larger scopes and scales – all the way

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Services and Enterprise Canvas review – worked-example

What is a service-oriented architecture – particularly at a whole-of-enterprise scope? How best could we describe that architecture? We’ve explored those questions in some depth in the preceding series of posts. It’s left us with a set of visual-checklists, including

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Services and Enterprise Canvas review – Summary

What is a service-oriented architecture – particularly at a whole-of-enterprise scope? How best could we describe that architecture? How do we use that service-oriented approach to help enterprise-architecture break free of the IT-centrism that’s crippled it for the past couple

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Services and Enterprise Canvas review – 6: Exchanges

What is a service-oriented architecture – particularly at a whole-of-enterprise scope? How best could we describe what passes between services – the Exchanges, or products, that ‘hold the space’ between each service? And how can we use this kind of

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