4 years, 2 months ago

Agility Through New Technologies

Without the capability of linking application development with the infrastructure such as servers, middleware and network your organization will most likely be in more trouble than the decision-makers think. Information technologies have a profound impact on the organization’s ability to reinvent its business model(s) and the products it produces and since organizations in various industries […]

4 years, 5 months ago

SOA for Profits

If you look for a great book on how to deal with the implementation and adaption of an Service-Oriented Architecture the book SOA for Profits is what you are looking for. The book was published back in 2007 but is still highly relevant. The focus is on handling the needed interaction with stakeholders to collaborate […]

4 years, 8 months ago

Philosophy of Enterprise Architecture

I attended the summer school dealing with enterprise architecture that took place at IT University of Copenhagen in week 31 of 2012. A lot of interesting presentations and debates took place. I found quite a few interesting topics to think about and one of them dealt with the philosophy of enterprise architecture, which is the […]

4 years, 8 months ago

Summer School (Week 31, 2012)

I have been fortunate to participate in the Enterprise Architecture summer school that took place in week 31 in year 2012 at the IT University of Copenhagen. There where a lot of interesting presenters, academics and practitioners. One of the more notable presenters where Martin van den Berg who happens to be one of the […]

4 years, 9 months ago

Management Information for Managing Innovation

Management information is not particular difficult to produce, it is difficult to make use of. Management information can be produced in quite a few ways and supported by quite a few methods, but too much management information will eventually clutter the line of sight of the decision makers and as such work against holistic management. […]

5 years, 5 days ago

The Technology Strategy

Many organizations are to some extent dependent on using information technology to deliver products or services to its customers. This applies to organizations within the private as well within the public sector. There is some form of hierarchy among strategies that relates to the enterprise information technology strategy (IT strategy) and there might be some […]

5 years, 1 month ago

Architecture Capabilities through Business Models

For some time I have been working with adapting the business model canvas for explaining how an enterprise architecture program delivers value to the it-department. The scope of the model has been on the foundation architecture where the outcome of the enterprise architecture program is mainly used by the IT department. I am aware of […]

5 years, 2 months ago

The Architecture Crystal Ball: Predictions for 2012

I have had the opportunity to read several documents containing estimations on what the chief architects and CIOs should expect of the concept of Enterprise Architecture in 2012. As a result I have made some thoughts of my own, and my thoughts have been delimited to what could happen in Scandinavia. There are reasons for […]

5 years, 4 months ago

The Capability Map: Identifying Strategic Initiatives Through Enterprise Architecture.

Capabilities Many enterprises experience a more intense form of competition and for that matter a more intense form of pressure from the outside the enterprise e.g. through financial institutions, government agencies and customers that demand more and better products for less money. In such situations there are several perspectives that the enterprise’s decision makers would […]

5 years, 5 months ago

Dealing with Systemic Problems Through the Enterprise Architecture Program

There are many problems the chief architect, enterprise architects, CIOs, executives and decision-makers on all levels will be facing while handling the day to day operations. Quite a few problems that they will be dealing with are symptoms of larger more complex problems or what I have chosen to define as “systemic problems”. Systemic problems […]

5 years, 7 months ago

Five Things to do in order to deal with KPIs for Enterprise Architecture Processes

Measuring Enterprise Architecture Processes In most enterprises that applies Enterprise Architecture will there be a need to measure how the enterprise is progressing from adapting the Enterprise Architecture Program and there will be some stakeholders who would like to know … Continue reading

5 years, 8 months ago

Perspectives of Enterprising, Architecture & Systems

Enterprising This blog post deals with the summer school of week 31. The summer school dealt with the theme of “enterprising” which literally means anything from Enterprise Architecture, Viable Systems Models and technologies related to the systems development. Sally Bean … Continue reading