Time to get back on the toolsets trail… First, though, I’ll let Phil Beauvoir have his own rant about the current state of supposed ‘EA-toolsets’ – as per a series of Tweets he pushed out a few days ago: Better …

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As you may have noticed, I’ve been kinda struggling somewhat to fully explain the ‘Why’ behind all of this talk of ‘new toolsets for enterprise-architecture‘ and related disciplines. And then, out of the blue, via a reTweet from Phil Beauvoir …

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Okay, I’ll admit to a certain amount of frustration here… Yes, I’ve been talking a lot about toolsets for enterprise-architecture and the like, the ‘Why’ for a new type of toolset, the workflows within which such toolsets would appear and …

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Back on the toolsets theme, what’s the Why behind all this focus on a new type of toolset? Why won’t the existing toolsets do the job? In practice, the core concern is as per the previous post ‘Toolsets, pinball and un-dotting …

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This one started a couple days ago, with a straightforward Tweet-query from Dave Gray: davegray: “Strategy is design.” Agree or disagree? Why? What followed was, for me, one of the best back-and-forth Twitter-conversations in recent weeks: nickmalik: @davegray design is …

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Several people, including Nigel Green, Doug Newdick and Kris Meukens, picked up on my comments about architecture versus design in my earlier post ‘Great conversations on enterprise-architecture‘. Nigel kindly wrote a follow-up post on his Posterous blog, and Kris pointed to an …

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Another weblog item that’s been triggered by a question on Twitter, though in this case it came via a personal ‘direct message’ from Australian enterprise-architect Mike Aikins (@AussiMike): Surely there are groups focused on the art and discipline of strategic …

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