What’s the structure of a task? What do we need in a task to make sure that we do the right things right? It’s worth thinking about this in architectural terms – in terms of that tagline for enterprise effectiveness, …

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A year ago, I was at Heathrow, boarding a flight to Australia. My long years of eldercare had at last come to an end: it was time for a restart. It was a good plan. I’d worked on it for …

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Probably everyone knows the RACI responsibility-matrix – Responsible, Accountable, Consulted, Informed. But what does it mean, in practice? For some years now I’ve been using a simple organisation-relative way to describe the organisation’s relationships with the broader shared-enterprise: organisation: the organisation itself, …

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What’s the weight of the past? For me, right now, it’s about two tons. Literally. I moved back to Australia in mid-March of this year. Courtesy of the pandemic-lockdown, every part of my initial plans for the move were shredded, …

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What’s the minimum that we need as a base for a viable business-architecture? That’s a shorter summary for a multi-part question recently sent to me by Chilean business-architect Richard Moira Lupin: What should a company have, what maturity, what capacity, what …

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It’s been a while since I’ve been to a conference – eldercare-commitments have rather limited my options for longer-distance travel over the past year or two. In that sense at least, the Intersection19 enterprise-design conference in Lisbon was a very welcome …

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At present, enterprise-architecture is most often used in mid- to larger-sized organisations, and still primarily focussed on IT. Yet what can we learn by applying the same methods to a one-person organisation and their enterprise, and to capabilities beyond IT …

EA in miniature – Part 4: Prototyping Read more »

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At present, enterprise-architecture is most often used for mid- to larger-sized organisations. Yet what can we learn by applying the same methods at the smallest scale – a one-person organisation and their enterprise? For this series, I’m using my own …

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What does enterprise-architecture look like at the smallest scale – a one-person organisation and their enterprise? For this series, I’m using my own case as a worked-example. My work is in the enterprise of enterprise-architecture itself: so how do I …

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One of the core themes of my work is that enterprise-architecture principles and practices should apply in essentially the same way for every type of content or context, at every scope and scale. I’ve often written about EA at the very large …

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