Tag: business analysis

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

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Big-consultancies and bridging the chasm

Like all small independents in just about any industry, my relationship with ‘the big boys’ is ambivalent at best. All those big analyst-consultancies like Forrester or Gartner, the ratings-agencies like Moody’s or S&P, the big IT- or process-consultancies like IBM

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Analyst, anarchist, architect

Thesis, antithesis, synthesis: the old Hegelian triad. But what’s that got to do with enterprise-architecture and the like? Quite a lot, as it happens – though we might need to take a detour or two to get there, of course. 🙂

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What is NOT enterprise-architecture?

In another interesting thread on LinkedIn, Roderick Lim Banda suggested that one way to resolve some of the arguments about what enterprise architecture is would be to ask what it isn’t.  The discussion has gone round the houses a bit,

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TOGAF Munich

As mentioned in a previous post, I decided at the last moment to go to the TOGAF Munich enterprise-architecture conference. Kind of a wild one-day dash – up at 3:30am; 100kms there and back to Stansted; two hours each way

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VPEC-T

This somewhat impenetrable acronym is one of the best things I’ve seen in enterprise architecture for a fair old while, ‘cos it means that someone is thinking wider than just IT boxes… The ‘someone’ in this case is Nigel Green

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