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On ‘T&C’

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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Posted in Business, Enterprise architecture, Power and responsibility

Direction and governance flows in Enterprise Canvas

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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Posted in Complexity / Structure, Enterprise architecture

Migrating from edge to backbone

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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Decision-making – linking intent and action [4]

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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Posted in Business, Complexity / Structure, Enterprise architecture, Futures

One more try…

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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Posted in Business, Enterprise architecture, Futures, Society

A simpler version of the ‘EA-governance thought-experiment’

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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Posted in Business, Enterprise architecture, Futures, Society

Governance in a responsibility-based enterprise-architecture

I’ve deliberately chosen a rather bland title here for what may turn out to be, for many people, a seriously scary post… because what this is actually about is rethinking, from scratch, the entire basis of property-law and quite a few

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Posted in Business, Enterprise architecture, Futures, Society

Architecting the enterprise backbone

Software-architect extraordinaire Simon Brown kindly pointed me to the InfoQ article ‘Agile and Architecture Conflict‘, which summarised the views of various folks on the ‘agile vs architecture’ debate, including myself, Simon and another of my regular co-creators (co-conspirators? ), Jan

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Posted in Business, Enterprise architecture, Knowledge

An Enterprise Canvas update: 'value-governance'

An important email for me this morning, from management consultant Ray McKenzie, that’s triggered off a significant re-think on the role and label for one of the nine main cells in the Enterprise Canvas model: While you labelled the bottom

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Posted in Business, Complexity / Structure, Enterprise architecture
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