Tag: methodology

Evidence-based architecture?

Flicking through the BMJ again this week, I noticed an editorial on ‘EBM manifesto for better health’ (cite/URL: BMJ 2017;357:j2973), where ‘EBM’ stands for ‘Evidence-Based Medicine’. I’ve often noted that medicine and enterprise-architectures share several key characteristics, in particular an awkward

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On business-architecture and enterprise-architecture – why this matters

Okay, so I’ve ranted somewhat that placing a supposedly-‘new’ business-architecture ‘above’ enterprise-architecture is a bad idea, and added some further detail on how and why I think it’s a bad idea. But why does this matter? To anyone, really? Well, first,

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On business-architecture and enterprise-architecture – more detail

The key point from the previous post – ‘On business-architecture and enterprise-architecture‘ – was that we must stop misusing the term ‘enterprise-architecture’ for something that it isn’t. And we can even fix TOGAF so that it doesn’t make that mistake any

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On business-architecture and enterprise-architecture

I know, I know, yes, I really am trying my hardest to break away from the ruination that is current ‘enterprise’-architecture. Yet I still keep getting dragged back there, every time I try to take a step away… The latest

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The bucket-list – a keyword-schema

I’ll admit it: there’s an awful lot of stuff on this website of mine. And there are so many tools and suchlike here that it can be difficult to find one’s way around, or to work out which tools to

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New book: ‘Changes – a business novel’

Delighted to say I’ve just published my ‘business-novel’ Changes. Hooray! More details are at https://leanpub.com/tb-changes . Here’s the cover: And here’s the blurb: Marco has a new job: Head of Organizational Change. But his bright new plan to bring the company into the

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An inventory of sorts

In the previous post ‘Decisions, decisions…‘, I promised to list the tools for sensemaking, strategy, modelling, metagovernance and the like, for use in enterprise-architectures and similar fields, that I’ve been working on over this past decade or so. So here

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Sense, make-sense, decide, act

A bit more on methods for whole-enterprise architecture – and for many other domains, for that matter. We can summarise the suggested core-method for whole-enterprise architecture as follows: We need to take some care around keeping it simple, and maintaining

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What What? and other taxonomic tangles

One of the huge challenges of trying to make things simple in a complex context is that often it can make at first make things seem more complicated. For a while, anyway, until things settle down a bit, and the

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Methods for whole-enterprise architecture – Keep it simple

For a viable enterprise ­architecture [EA], now and into the future, we need frameworks, methods and tools that can support the EA discipline’s needs. One crucial criterion is that any methods and frameworks we use must support fractality – the same patterns, regardless of scope

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