An important email for me this morning, from management consultant Ray McKenzie, that’s triggered off a significant re-think on the role and label for one of the nine main cells in the Enterprise Canvas model: While you labelled the bottom …

An Enterprise Canvas update: 'value-governance' Read more »

One of the most essential tasks in enterprise-architecture is that of enabling conversations on architectural issues, with any groups of stakeholders, anywhere across the enterprise. Our toolsets play an important role in those conversations. The right tool used in the …

Next-generation toolsets for enterprise-architecture? Read more »

Been having a fairly intense (but good ūüôā ) discussion on the LinkedIn Enterprise Architecture group, about standard economics and its impact on enterprise architecture. This is one of the many side-threads popping up off Kevin Smith’s now long-running discussion …

Why Economics 101 is bad for enterprise-architecture Read more »

This one’s about uniqueness and serendipity and ‘chaos’, and I’d better say straight away that it’s a lot more tentative and exploratory than many of my posts of late. I’m seeing a theme in enterprise-architecture and the like that’s always …

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In the previous articles about context-space mapping with the Enterprise Canvas, we looked at the topmost layer, the¬†extended-enterprise and enterprise-descriptor or vision; then the next layer down, summarising all the player in the¬†enterprise ecosystem; and took a first high-level look …

Context-space mapping with Enterprise Canvas, Part 5: Service content Read more »

So far in this series we’ve explored the key concept of the extended-enterprise, used that to summarise the ecosystem in which the organisation operates, and started to model the organisation’s¬†value-proposition and business-relationships. Up until this point we’ve been working top-down, …

Context-space mapping with Enterprise Canvas, Part 4: Rethinking vision bottom-up Read more »

So far in this series we’ve explored enterprise-vision (Enterprise Canvas row-0) and high-level business-context (row-1) in a fairly straightforward way. It’s been much the same as any other conventional ‘top-down’ strategy-development, except that we haven’t really mentioned our own organisation …

Context-space mapping with Enterprise Canvas, Part 3: Value-proposition Read more »

Yup, I screwed up badly over that last post on IBM’s definitely not ‘new’ Component Business Model. Within a matter of minutes I’d received a whole stream of Tweets warning me I’d been mistaken about the age of the model: …

How to screw up in one easy lesson… Read more »

(Another example of How To Lose Friends And Infuriate People, no doubt, but this¬†does have to be said.) [Update: this post was a reaction to a tweet I received yesterday, but Mike T. (@miket0181) tells me that the IBM CBM …

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In the previous post in this series we did a quick review of context-space mapping and the Enterprise Canvas, and set out this into practice with a real-world example that, for me, is very close to home: rethinking my own …

Context-space mapping with Enterprise Canvas, Part 2: Business context Read more »