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Effectiveness for enterprise-effectiveness

Keep it simple. Simple, yet not simplistic. Acknowledge the complexity, yet don’t ever push that complexity in people’s faces. (Not until they’re ready for it and choose to face it, anyway.) Help people find their own effectiveness about creating effectiveness.

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Enterprise effectiveness

Enterprise-architecture is dead. As a term, anyway. Although it had been dying for quite a while, we do have some certainty now about when it died; we know how it died, and even why it died. And whilst some of us

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Enterprise-architectures for the real world

“Excuse me”, asks the quiet voice from the seat in front of me, “are you getting off at Colchester? Will you tell me when we get there?” I’m on the late-evening airport bus, on my way back home from the

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The future of work, and money

Seems lots of people these days are writing about ‘the future of work’ – and even putting some of that thinking into practice, too. But is that thinking going anything like deep enough? Hmm… – not sure about that… So

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Hoist by their own petard (again)

It’s another of those times where I don’t quite know whether to laugh, cry, be incensed, or what, so I guess I’ll have to settle for somewhere in between… This morning’s email brings me the usual guff from the mainstream

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When Monopoly goes beyond a game…

Back when we were kids, there was one well-worn answer to those long damp dreary days of the English so-called summer: pull out the board-games! One of which, of course, was Monopoly: Which worked well, for a while. As kids,

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Hidden perils of co-branding

For any organisation that’s in the public-eye, a co-branding deal sounds like a perfect win-win: you get a pile of useful cash merely for letting someone put up a load of posters around the place. What could possibly go wrong

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Taking a break

The run-up to winter-solstice seems always a bad time for me, as can be seen all too clearly on this blog, over the respective years. Something about the gathering dark, I suspect… Be that as it may, it really is time

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Calling a halt

Enterprise-architecture is a mess. And I’m not the one to fix it. That’s become all too clear to me right now – particularly after the farrago around that previous couple of posts about specialism-trolling, and the almost total non-response to that pair of

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RBPEA: Wrapping up on gender

In what ways can we use explorations at the RBPEA (Really-Big-Picture Enterprise-Architecture) scope and scale to create insights for practical use in everyday-level enterprise-architectures? For example – in the specific case of this blog-series – what can we learn from

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