7 years, 3 months ago

All your boards are belong to us

There is a point where unmanaged complexity becomes prionic.At that point a crystalline logic takes over, and every thing that touches the tangle becomes transformed by the tangle to be a new part of the tangle.That includes all attempts to control it….

7 years, 3 months ago

All your boards are belong to us

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There is a point where unmanaged complexity becomes prionic.

At that point a crystalline logic takes over, and every thing that touches the tangle becomes transformed by the tangle to be a new part of the tangle.

That includes all attempts to control it. 

At this point governance is a fools errand. 

Your architecture review boards and your IT strategy boards will be assimilated.

(Photo: Complicated, Marco/Zak, 2007, some rights reserved)

7 years, 9 months ago

The Simplest metamodel in the world ever!

bakedidea:

No need to thank me, don’t worry this metamodel will be released under GPL. You can refer to it as ‘The Thing MetaModel’.
Some thoughts:
1) Some of the most effective architecture diagrams I’ve seen have been created using powerpoint obje…

9 years, 4 days ago

Learn to spot Unicorns

Horns, horses and wings exist.Unicorns do not.Just because you can talk about “proactive infrastructure”, a “dynamically configurable platform”, or “contextually aware flow routing”, doesn’t mean they exist.There are a lot of folk out there selling Uni…

10 years, 8 months ago

Why not call that which you’ve named the cup’s architecture, the cup’s essence? (Essence: the intrinsic nature or indispensable quality of something, especially something abstract, which determines its character.)

(skiplumley’s question refers to this post: What is Architecture)
There isn’t any strong reason to avoid using the word essence to describe something definitive. 
As long as we recognise that ‘essence’ is a philosophical term. It’s meaning depends on o…

10 years, 10 months ago

What if value is in the noise?

If thought precedes action, what idea does enterprise architecture move towards? 
The clarity of a signal lifted out of the noise? Tidy cubicles or hacker spaces?
To find a form that accommodates the mess, that that now the task of the enterprise arc…