8 years, 9 months ago

Conceptual Architecture

Interesting article today about Andrew Zambelli, former aide to Mario Cuomo and now appointed aide to his son Andrew Cuomo, describing him as a “conceptual architect” [Capital New York, 14 December 2010]. He will be responsible for the oversight and st…

8 years, 9 months ago

Can Single Source of Truth work?

@tonyrcollins asks if any healthcare IT system can provide a Single Source of Truth (SSOT)? In his blog (13 December 2010), he discusses a press release claiming that an electronic healthcare record system from Cerner Millennium Solutions is a “single …

8 years, 9 months ago

Embedding Intelligence into a Business Capability

In some recent posts, I have talked about embedding different forms of intelligence in a business process. Intelligence may make the process more powerful, or it may merely make it more internally efficient. But in the examples I’ve looked at so far, t…

8 years, 9 months ago

Enterprise Architecture as Viable System

#entarch #ea2010 @uoaeao tweeted

“The most immediate and effective way to reduce costs is to use #entarch to stop or delay projects that are spending money.” My first thought was that using enterprise architecture for this purpose wasn’t likely to be…

8 years, 9 months ago

What have software executives ever done for us?

@JohnSchlesinger asks What has the enterprise architect ever done for us? (@AtosOriginBlog, November 2010)

John criticizes the IBM strategy in the late 1980s, especially the emphasis on Systems Application Architecture (SAA) and the neglect of CICS an…

8 years, 10 months ago

Organizational architect as fixer

In his post Hire An Architect, Seth Godin thinks of the organizational architect as a kind of fixer.

“Organizational architects know how to find suppliers, use the cloud (of people, of data, of resources), identify freelancers, tie together disparate …

8 years, 10 months ago

The Startling Cost of Inefficient Collaboration

@BillIves @tetradian and @gagan_s point to some recently published research suggesting that “collaboration can exact heavy time costs if done inefficiently” [MIT Sloan November 2010]. Yes indeed, that is what the word “inefficiently” usually means. Spe…

8 years, 10 months ago

Visual Cliché in Architectural Discourse

@JohnCleese has made some great management training films, published by his company Video Arts. In the one I remember most vividly, he mocked the compulsive need for visual aids in corporate presentations by imagining what Hamlet’s soliloquy would be l…