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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What exactly is ‘the enterprise’ in enterprise-architecture? To what extent is that enterprise a shared-enterprise? And how does this affect enterprise-architecture itself? These questions have come up a lot in the past few weeks, in back-and-forth conversations on LinkedIn and elsewhere. The …

On ‘shared-enterprise’ 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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Yeah, it’s been a while since I wrote anything new here… – kind of overdue for Normal Service Will Be Resumed and all that…? But yes, I am still here, still working, still pushing onward. And gratified to see that, yes, …

Confirming the direction Read more »

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Carrying on from the previous post, with a bit of an explanation about why I’m becoming so much of ‘a grumpy old guy’… Here’s the blunt fact: I’m not a good thinker. I know that. Too many gaps in my knowledge, …

Intimations of arrogance? – an addendum Read more »

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Okay, I admit it: I’m at real risk right now of becoming a grumpy old guy: Getting snappy at people on LinkedIn and all that. More than a fair bit of that phrase about “Will not suffer fools gladly”. Patience strained …

Intimations of arrogance from a grumpy old guy? Read more »

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The Open Group’s Healthcare Forum recently published (free, but registration required) their version 0.1 ‘snapshot’ for HERA, their proposed ‘Healthcare Enterprise Reference Architecture’. What follows is a quick(ish) review, together with some practical recommendations. I’ll try to be nice – …

Open Group, HERA and healthcare Read more »

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What is culture? Can we change it? And should we? A whole stream of insights on this arising from an innocuous-seeming tweet this morning from Shawn Callahan: Culture is when something happens and it’s not remarkable. Culture is what we …

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Keep it simple. That’s always the challenge. The themes we’re working on with that ‘bucket-list’ of tools for change, it’s all too easy to go running off down the rabbit-hole, making things more complicated and complex than they need to …

Tools for change: Back to the basics Read more »

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