Tag: service-oriented enterprise

Structure, story and relational-assets

This is an attempt to get back towards ‘Normal Service Will Be Resumed…‘ – I don’t know how coherent it will be, but it’s a start, anyway… Over the past few weeks I’ve had a stream of very good questions from Eric

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Hidden risks in business-model design

There are a fair few business-model patterns out there that look really great, really profitable – and yet conceal fundamental flaws that can kill the business outright. (Or, in some cases, it’s not just the business that gets killed… –

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What’s the scope of a business-model?

I’ve long been a fan of Alex Osterwalder’s work. There can be no doubt that he’s had a huge impact on business-architecture – particularly for startups – with tools such as his Business Model Canvas  [BMCanvas] and, more recently, Value

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Enterprise Canvas – a military analogy

I’ll admit I often struggle to find easy ways for people to understand Enterprise Canvas and service-oriented enterprise-architecture – thinking in terms of services doesn’t seem to come naturally to many people. But the other morning, up came one of

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Services and Enterprise Canvas review – worked-example

What is a service-oriented architecture – particularly at a whole-of-enterprise scope? How best could we describe that architecture? We’ve explored those questions in some depth in the preceding series of posts. It’s left us with a set of visual-checklists, including

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Services and Enterprise Canvas review – Summary

What is a service-oriented architecture – particularly at a whole-of-enterprise scope? How best could we describe that architecture? How do we use that service-oriented approach to help enterprise-architecture break free of the IT-centrism that’s crippled it for the past couple

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Services and Enterprise Canvas review – 6: Exchanges

What is a service-oriented architecture – particularly at a whole-of-enterprise scope? How best could we describe what passes between services – the Exchanges, or products, that ‘hold the space’ between each service? And how can we use this kind of

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Services and Enterprise Canvas review – 5: Service-content

What is a service-oriented architecture – particularly at a whole-of-enterprise scope? How best could we summarise the content of each service – the elements that make up its structure? What do we need, to move beyond the IT-centrism that’s dominated

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Services and Enterprise Canvas review – 4: Layers

What is a service-oriented architecture – particularly at a whole-of-enterprise scope? How best could we describe that architecture at different levels of abstraction, different levels of detail? If – as in many architecture frameworks – we could describe the architecture

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Services and Enterprise Canvas review – 3D: Investors

What is a service-oriented architecture – particularly at a whole-of-enterprise scope? How do we describe the relationships between a service and and its investors and beneficiaries? Who or what are those respective stakeholders? And what happens within their respective service-interactions?

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