1 month, 18 days ago

Architecture is theory

Those who denigrate architecture as ‘only theory’ are seriously missing the point, because the role of architecture is theory – theory to guide the practice of design. Without theory to guide practice, all that we’d have is design that’s built on untested …

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2 months, 1 day ago

Three months to go! – an addendum

Yes, I’ll admit it: that whole ‘retirement’ thing in the previous post was a euphemism for “Goodbye, ‘enterprise’-architecture, and (no) thanks for all the (lack of) fish”. Oh well. Yet where does this take us? Over on LinkedIn, Michael Cooke kindly asked …

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4 months, 6 days ago

Architecture basics: The structure of a task

What’s the structure of a task? What do we need in a task to make sure that we do the right things right? It’s worth thinking about this in architectural terms – in terms of that tagline for enterprise effectiveness, …

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4 months, 15 days ago

Enterprise-architecture: Clawing our way out of limbo

A year ago, I was at Heathrow, boarding a flight to Australia. My long years of eldercare had at last come to an end: it was time for a restart. It was a good plan. I’d worked on it for …

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5 months, 11 days ago

Rethinking RACI

Probably everyone knows the RACI responsibility-matrix – Responsible, Accountable, Consulted, Informed. But what does it mean, in practice? For some years now I’ve been using a simple organisation-relative way to describe the organisation’s relationships with the broader shared-enterprise: organisation: the organisation itself, …

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6 months, 20 days ago

Fiction: Alan: The real cause of war

(The previous post here – ‘Fiction: Elizabeth’s question‘ – was a standalone extract from my ‘Viner Codex‘ storyworld. It does seem to have gone down quite well here, I’m glad to say! So for further possible amusement, here’s another story-fragment, …

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