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On Archimate 3.0

There’s a new version of the Archimate enterprise-architecture notation now out: version 3.0, launched at the IRM-EAC Enterprise Architecture conference in London last week. With many thanks to Andrew Josey, Marc Lankhorst, Gerben Wierda and others, I’ve been working my

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Open Group on business-capabilities – a quick review

You might perhaps describe this piece as “praising with faint damns” – but oh, it’s so nice to be able to say something nice for once about The Open Group! Okay, yeah, maybe a bit unkind to start this that

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Insights from #ogAMS

What’s the current state of mainstream enterprise-architecture? Where is it headed? I’ve just spent the past few days in and around the Open Group’s Amsterdam ‘summit’. (I say ‘in and around’ because I was there officially for just one of

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OpenGroup TweetJam on healthcare-information

How can we improve healthcare-information, and the information-flow around the healthcare context? And what part can enterprise-architecture play in helping that to happen? The Open Group ran a one-hour ‘TweetJam‘ on this yesterday on Twitter, keyed on the ‘#ogChat‘ hashtag.

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Open Group ‘#ogChat’ on ‘smart cities’

What’s the future of ‘smart cities’? And what role can enterprise-architecture play in the future? The Open Group held one of their regular one-hour themed ‘#ogChat‘ online-discussions on this yesterday on Twitter. I wasn’t able to join in, unfortunately –

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Healthcare and information-flow

If we seek to create ‘boundaryless information flow’ in a healthcare context, where is the centre around which that information revolves? And in a healthcare context – or others, for that matter – just how ‘boundaryless’ can, or should, information-flow ever

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In case you were wondering…

There’s been a bit of a furore in the comments-sections of this weblog lately, with various people arguing back and forth about whether or not money can in some way buy influence on industry-‘standards’ and purported ‘thought-leadership’. If money can be

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And more on EA certification…

What is the profession of enterprise-architecture? And what should we do about certification, to define and protect that profession? Yeah, it’s much the same questions as before – but perhaps becoming a bit more urgent as the thrust from Open Group

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The stench of systemic decay

It was the smell that caught my attention first, I guess – the smell of chemicals as I walked through through the front door of their supposedly upmarket offices. But it’s something I’ve come to recognise, to watch for, as

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At Open Group London 2013 – and certification again

Another month, another enterprise-architecture conference? This time it was Open Group London, billed as “Business Transformation in Finance, Government and Healthcare”. Of which it did cover some – according to the programme and the Twitterstream, anyway. (See the Open Group’s ‘highlights’

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