[A great LinkedIn conversation with Bala Somasundaram came back to the question of how we describe the role of enterprise-architecture – especially in large organisations – and how we differentiate it from other enterprise-wide disciplines such as strategy, quality, change-management, …

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This post is about enterprise-architecture and business-architecture, but we’ll first need a brief diversion into some of the territory of the previous few posts. (Note: I’m using the term ‘enterprise’ here in the same sense as the IEEE-1471 standard, to mean …

The absurdity of belief Read more »

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“Information overload!”, wails my colleague Anders Østergaard on Twitter, “I want vacation, now!” Well, if you need a vacation, and there’s none available, surely there’s always the option of an anti-vacation? Let me explain – from my current first-hand experience. …

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The media response was predictable, I suppose: sometimes considered and thoughtful – ‘France offers us all a new perspective‘ – but often sarcastic or dismissive – ‘Sarkozy proposes the joie de vivre index‘. Yet the recent report on economics models …

New economics models – what impact on enterprise architecture? Read more »

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A few days ago my colleague John Polgreen posted an article of mine Adapting the ADM for Government Architectures on his ‘TOGAF for Feds’ blog on the (US) Government Technology Research Alliance (GTRA.org) website. The main theme was that to …

TOGAF Phases B C D Read more »

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Danny Greefhorst of Netherlands enterprise-architecture consultancy ArchiXL emailed me with a query about my book Doing Enterprise Architecture: I was especially interested in the part where you talk about architecture principles given that I am currently writing a book on …

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This one is a follow-up to a couple of comments by Pat Ferdinandi to my earlier post on “Annoyed at ‘Enterprise 2.0′”. I had explained in one of the comments that there’s a danger of a high-risk ‘term-hijack’ if conflating …

The enterprise, the organisation and the 'big picture' Read more »

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Following up on my conversation with Chris Potts, a link to another enterprise-architecture group, the Global Enterprise Architecture Organisation – see http://www.geao.org/. Clicking on the ‘What we believe’ link on their home-page brought up this statement: We believe that the …

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