(For a quick overview, see also the video ‘Enterprise architecture and coronavirus: Digital legacy‘, in the ‘Tetradian on Architectures’ playlist.) How will you protect your digital legacy? Do you know what that legacy is? Or where it is? And what …

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What’s the point of governance? What is its role in enterprise-architecture, or anything else, for that matter? Is it anything more than the dreaded ‘architecture police’ – governance for governance’s sake? These questions came up for me in a passing …

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What do I mean, when I talk about ‘value-governance’ in an enterprise-architecture sense? In Enterprise Canvas, what does that ‘Value Governance’ cell represent? What do its services actually do, for the service, the organisation and the overall enterprise? This one’s for …

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A really nice quick-question from David Baxter: Can Enterprise Canvas be modified for use by a government regulator? The quick answer is, yes, of course – it’s a generic model for how services of any type interrelate with each other: …

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When presented with someone’s ‘terms and conditions’ dialog, how often do you read through the whole thing, and only then click the ‘I have read…’ checkbox, and move on? If you did actually read it, do you truly agree to …

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This one’s a quick item of technical detail about service-modelling with Enterprise Canvas, as requested by Oliver Baier: OliverBaier: Enterprise Canvas: Does the XG flow go down to the next *lower* layer? If not, how does it relate to eg …

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What should we move between ‘edge’ and ‘backbone’ in our enterprise-architecture? How do we do so? And what governance do we need for this? The core theme behind this here is the notion that ‘agility needs a backbone’ – that …

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How is it that what we do doesn’t necessarily match up with what we plan to do? How can we best ‘keep to the plan’? Or, alternatively, how do we know how to adapt ‘the plan’ to a changing context? …

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Oh well. The past couple of posts on a ‘thought-experiment‘ in using enterprise-architecture methods to guide a fundamental rethink of economics both seem to have gone down like the proverbial lead-balloon. Fair enough. But I guess I’ll do one more try before …

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The previous post ‘Governance in a responsibility-based enterprise-architecture‘ was a bit long… as usual… So here’s a (somewhat) shorter-form version of the same ‘thought-experiment’ about an EA-based approach to governance and law, laid out in step-by-step format, and without the …

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