For any organisation that’s in the public-eye, a co-branding deal sounds like a perfect win-win: you get a pile of useful cash merely for letting someone put up a load of posters around the place. What could possibly go wrong …

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How do we do roadmapping in enterprise-architecture – developing the plan for change, and keeping to that change? How do we adjust to changes in the change itself? A great session on this last week at Vlerick Business School, in …

At Vlerick Business School: EA roadmapping Read more »

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This one starts from a question from Arif Mustafa, an IT-strategy and enterprise-architecture consultant with Toyota Canada, over in Toronto: Why (newer) enterprises like, say Google, Facebook, Amazon etc are able to create culture of collaborative-innovation where companies like IBM …

To change the structure, change the story Read more »

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Regular readers of this blog will know I refer quite often to one of the core techniques in futures-studies, Sohail Inayatullah’s Causal Layered Analysis (CLA). But as of a couple of weeks ago, you won’t find any reference to it on …

Two SCAN notes – 2: Causal Layered Analysis Read more »

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“Don’t anthropomorphise computers – they hate that!” – that was the text of a great graphic I found on Flickr, and that I’ve used in various slidedecks since. Yet might it actually be a good idea sometimes to do just …

Anthropomorphise your applications? Read more »

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One more comment on the ‘certification for enterprise-architecture’ farrago, and then I’d better move on. The other day I spotted a one-liner from ‘gamechanger‘ Mike Bonifer that I can only describe as quietly brilliant – and painfully pertinent to this …

EA: past and future, money and story Read more »

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What does architecture actually do? What makes it different from anything else that people do? (There’s no particular start-point to this one: it’s probably a mixture of several of those interminable LinkedIn conversations, but likely a bunch of other stuff as …

Architecture, structure and story Read more »

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What is story? Perhaps more to the point, why story? This was another item that whipped by on the Twitterstream that I felt needed to be kept somewhere somewhat more permanent – a stream of comments on story and the nature …

Michael Margolis on story (and business) Read more »

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If the enterprise is a story, who are the actors in that story? What are their drivers and needs? How do we model and manage the relationships between those actors in the story? (This is part of an overview and …

NOTES – actors, agents and extras in the enterprise Read more »

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What is a narrative-oriented approach to enterprise-transformation? Why use it, and where, and how? And where did all this NOTES stuff come from, anyway? NOTES is, I admit, a somewhat-forced acronym for a way to look at business-change: Narrative-Oriented Transformation of Enterprise …

Some notes on NOTES Read more »

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