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Saving enterprise-architecture from itself – 3: Skills and certification

What skills do we need for enterprise-architecture – for a literal ‘architecture of the enterprise’? And why? And how do we certify those skills? Or should we even try to certify those skills? If so, why? If not, why not? The

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Saving enterprise-architecture from itself – 2: Personal background

Why do I worry about enterprise-architecture? And who the heck am I to worry about it? What kind of right have I got to criticise anything that anyone does in this space? Okay, let’s forget the idea of ‘rights’ for

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Saving enterprise-architecture from itself – 1: Introduction

What’s wrong with enterprise-architecture? For that matter, what’s right with it? How can we do more of what’s right and less of what’s wrong? And what is the point of EA, anyway? Following on from those posts on certification and EA,

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EA: past and future, money and story

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

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And more on EA certification…

What is the profession of enterprise-architecture? And what should we do about certification, to define and protect that profession? Yeah, it’s much the same questions as before – but perhaps becoming a bit more urgent as the thrust from Open Group

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The stench of systemic decay

It was the smell that caught my attention first, I guess – the smell of chemicals as I walked through through the front door of their supposedly upmarket offices. But it’s something I’ve come to recognise, to watch for, as

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“Science, which is a belief-system”

A fascinating throw-away line in an article on the BBC website today, ‘Arizona: Naming the dead from the desert‘: The forensic scientists and I have a lot of faith in science, which is a belief system. It requires trust in

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Feelings are facts

(A brief note on enterprise-architecture and the like that came up over the Christmas break.) Emotions are facts. Feelings are facts. (Subjective facts, it’s true, yet facts nonetheless.) Assertions about emotions and feelings – in particular, about what Self or

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Gamification and infinite-games

What’s the point of gamification? Could it have useful applications in enterprise-architectures? I’ll admit straight off that I’ve never been one for most kinds of games, whether in school-days or anywhen since. I’ve never been able to see much point

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SCAN and Causal Layered Analysis

How do we make sense of story – the stories and narratives and anecdotes that people tell each other and themselves about their world? How can we link between the layers of story to help us make sense of some

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