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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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IT – it’s about (much) more than just ‘digital-stuff’

Information-technology – what is it? There are so many arguments on this that it’s probably simplest to sidestep the question, and say that information-technology is the technology of information. Kinda straightforward, when we look at it like that. But in which

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Enterprise-architecture – it’s about (much) more than just IT

Enterprise-architecture – what is it? There are so many arguments about this – especially on LinkedIn – that it’s easiest to sidestep the question, and say that enterprise-architecture is the architecture of the enterprise. Kinda straightforward, when we look at

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Metatheory and enterprise-architecture

“What’s the theory of enterprise-architecture?”, a colleague asked the other day. “Is there any kind of coherent and consistent theory behind it that holds it all together?” Short answer: no. Slightly longer answer: yes. Or sort-of, rather. Both no and yes

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

Enterprise architect as business-anarchist

I seem to have acquired the half-joking job-title of ‘business-anarchist’. Huh? Anarchist? You mean like those crazy bomb-throwing guys from the past? Uh, no… – not quite… Quite a long way from ‘”not quite”, actually. You did notice that word ‘business’,

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Is culture-change the same as software-change?

Should we approach culture-change as if it’s the same as software-change? At a current conference, James Archer seemed to interpret Alex Osterwalder as saying just that: jamesarcher: Company culture can be methodically designed, built, and tested almost like a software product.

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Posted in Business, Complexity / Structure, Enterprise architecture, Futures, Power and responsibility, Society

Upcoming EA tour in Australia

Currently scrambling through a swathe of slidedecks and suchlike… – that’s me getting ready for my upcoming ‘Antipodean Tour’, with a wide range of sessions on enterprise-architecture and related themes currently booked for various dates and places in Melbourne, Sydney

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Context-perspectives and enterprise-architecture maturity

In what ways does what we do within the enterprise require a different perspective on the enterprise itself? In what ways does our maturity-level – our skills, competence and experience – affect what we can and should do within the

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Seven sins, sensemaking and OODA

Following from that recent series on sensemaking and ‘Seven sins of dubious discipline‘, it seems worthwhile to look at that whole context-space from a different direction, another example of a proven metaframework for much the same kind of metadiscipline – namely

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