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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For business-continuity after disruption or failure, what’s the first thing we’ll need? Answer: an alternative way to do things. For business-process redesign, what’s the first thing we’ll need? Answer: an alternative way to do things. In both cases, we’ll need …

Applications, work-instructions and business-continuity Read more »

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What’s a simple way to make sense of complexity? For me, the go-to tool for this is SCAN – a visual-checklist to map out uncertainty and complexity relative to a given moment or given action: SCAN has been around for almost …

Making sense of complexity: A reframe for SCAN Read more »

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What the heck is ‘enterprise-architecture’? Why are there are so many arguments on this, so many conflicting opinions? Perhaps a key clue is in the fact that there is so much argument about this? And that maybe the best way to …

What is enterprise? What is architecture? Read more »

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Beyond money. It’s how most of us already run the economics of our own households. It’s how most of us already run most of our day-to-day interactions at work. It’s how perhaps most of us would already aim to interact …

RBPEA: How to build a world beyond money Read more »

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In the previous two posts in this series on background behind futures for enterprise-architecture (see video), we explored the idea of a focus on value, rather than money, as the anchor for our architectures; and then set out to imagine a world …

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After the previous post, we’re left with a question to explore: Does money really make the world go round? Or would our world actually be better without it? Let’s put it to the test… We know already that money doesn’t …

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As enterprise-architecture expands outward (see video) to a much broader scope and scale (see video), we’ll need a different kind of anchor for the architecture itself: less on means such as IT or money, more on aims, ends and purpose. In short, a …

RBPEA: A taste for value Read more »

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If you want to understand what our enterprise-architecture disciplines really need to be able to address, take a good long look at the healthcare context. Complexity of every possible kind: whole-of-system interactions, interweaving lifecycles, the urgent mixed in with the long-term – …

Dump the financial incentives! Read more »

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Yes, I know there hasn’t been much activity on this blog for quite a while now. But don’t worry. I’m still here, still busy as ever. It’s just that, right now, much of that work is necessarily appearing elsewhere. For …

I’m still here… Read more »

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