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Towards a whole-enterprise architecture standard – 3: Method

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. This is Part 3 of a six-part series on proposals towards an enterprise-architecture framework and standard for whole-of-enterprise architecture: Introduction

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Towards a whole-enterprise architecture standard – 2: Core

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. This is Part 2 of a six-part series on proposals towards an enterprise-architecture framework and standard for whole-of-enterprise architecture:

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Towards a whole-enterprise architecture standard – 1: Introduction

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. What we need now are tools and techniques that can extend all the way out to

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Making a knowledge-base for whole-enterprise EA more accessible

I have a problem. One that might be relevant for you too, if you work in enterprise-architecture or related disciplines. Here’s the situation: I have here this weblog on enterprise architecture and suchlike, built up out of almost a decade of

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

Architecture as boxes, lines and glue

What do architects do? And why? At this point we’d usually reach out for some apposite metaphor… And yes, by far the most common metaphor is ‘boxes and lines’, or ‘boxes and arrows’. If we take the most stereotyped, ‘boxy’ view

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The Demoralised Man

Right now there’s an interesting (to me, anyway!) discussion going on within the Enterprise Architecture Network community on LinkedIn, on the role of ethics in EA, and its relationship with EA as a profession. I’ve added a few quick comments

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The Performance Paradox

So often, it seems, I meet up with business execs for whom the only thing that matters is the money. In a big corporation, it’s often about the current quarter and the stock-price; in a smaller business, it’s often about

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The art and science of engineering

This one’s about a simple SCAN crossmap that may be useful for making sense of what underpins engineering, and how it works the way that it does. (It also draws on the previous post about the nature of skills, and also

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Missing the point

It looked fair enough at first, this otherwise innocuous-seeming comment on a recent post of mine, over on LinkedIn: Without information management capabilities how does the organization interact within itself and the broader shared-enterprise. For example the interaction between an

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Digital-transformation – it’s about (much) more than just digital

Digital-transformation? We’ve been here before. And if we’re not careful about it, as enterprise-architects and others, we risk making an even worse hash of it than we did on those previous times. Oops… But what is ‘digital transformation’? There are

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