8 years, 7 months ago

Enterprise Structure

#entarch There are some critical structural issues for business organizations, which have critical implications for IT architecture, including generating new requirements for management information systems and collaboration platforms. However, these st…

8 years, 7 months ago

Enterprise Tempo

An enterprise operates at several different tempi. For example

A retail chain has one tempo aligned to the customer visiting the store, a longer tempo for purchasing and logistics, and a longer one still for planning and establishing new stores
A mili…

8 years, 7 months ago

Wisdom of Confucius

#entarch My friend @taotwit appeals to a saying of Confucius in relation to enterprise architecture.

What is necessary is to call things by their right names. … If names be not correct, language is not in accordance with the truth of things. If lang…

8 years, 7 months ago

Coherence Premium

Interesting article by Paul Leinwand and Cesare Mainardi, The Coherence Premium. HBR June 2010 http://www.booz.com/media/uploads/HBR_Coherence_Premium.pdf

The authors define the “coherent company” as one that “has aligned its differentiating internal…

8 years, 7 months ago

Brownfield Requirements Engineering

Some partial and selective notes from the RESG meeting on Brownfield Requirements Engineering, held at BCS headquarters on October 12th 2010. By Richard Veryard.

Chairman’s IntroductionIan Alexander opened the meeting by pointing out the gulf between …

8 years, 7 months ago

Unstructured knowledge

@SFDreverman asks (how) does unstructured knowledge hinder the collective intelligence of a group?

To start with, I am slightly puzzled by the word “hinder”. Surely unstructured knowledge is usually better than no knowledge at all, although sometimes …