6 days ago

Mapping the EA Ecosystem

Over the years, I have been gathering links and metadata about enterprise architecture relevant resources, books, and most recently, academic articles. I share this over at EnterpriseArchitecture.dk. Back in 2005, I called it my personomy. Over the years, it has become quite a large collection with over 1500 resources. I try and tidy up dead…

2 years, 9 months ago

Reviewing with music

Having spent most of the day doing reviews of submissions to a conference, I’m starting to this that may we could replace the standard reporting, like this: How about: “If your paper was a song, it would be this: “. Like: Rejection: Accept with modifications: Strong acceptance:

3 years, 3 months ago

Beyond IT Strategy: Digital Strategies for the 21st Century

Call for Book Chapters Beyond IT Strategy: Digital Strategies for the 21st Century In the 21st century, the presence of technology is ubiquitous. Computers have moved from batch processing in the back-office through word processing in the front office to being the medium that glues together organisations, supply chains, and customers. Being digital across any […]

3 years, 5 months ago

The Value Of Design Research

Calling enterprise designers and enterprise architects: Join us in Paris! Note that the deadline for abstracts is June 14, but full paper not due until October. And the conference is in April 2015. I am chairing track 24 and would love to see lots of submissions about enterprise design and enterprise architecture.  Please read the […]

4 years, 2 months ago

Beyond Alignment Book

I am pleased to announce that our new book, Beyond Alignment: Applying Systems Thinking in Architecting Enterprises (ISBN 9781848901162) is now available via Amazon.com, and should be available internationally any day now. The book is a comprehensive reader about how enterprises can apply systems thinking in their enterprise architecture practice, for business transformation and for strategic execution. The book’s contributors find […]

4 years, 5 months ago

Farewell, Journal

The May number of the Journal of Enterprise Architecture is now available to AEA members. This number contains a good blend of fine articles: Editor’s Corner: John Gøtze Architect in the Spotlight: Chris Bird Towards Enterprise Architecture-Infused Organizations By Bjorn Cumps, Stijn Viaene, Pascal Dussart, Joachim Vanden Brande The EARScorecard – An Instrument to Assess the Effectiveness […]

4 years, 8 months ago

4th Nordic EA Summer School

Really looking forward to this! Join us! The 4th Nordic EA Summer School (12.-16.8.2013) is for researchers, practitioners, industry experts and executives, development managers, and students as well as others interested in the field of enterprise architecture, who want to spend a week together and share and learn more about EA with more 100 experts and […]

4 years, 8 months ago

CfP DED&M 2014

Digital Enterprise Design & Management (DED&M) 2014 February 2014 – Paris, France Important dates Pre-submission deadline for an optional abstract: July 31, 2013 Submission deadline : September 15, 2013 Acceptance notice for contributions: September 30, 2013 Submission deadline of final version for Proceedings: November 6, 2013 Conference: February, 2014 “Best papers” awards: February, 2014 Scientific […]

4 years, 8 months ago

CfP TEAR 2013

TEAR 2013 – 8th Trends in Enterprise Architecture Research Workshop The TEAR workshop is organized in conjunction with the 17th IEEE International EDOC Conference (EDOC 2013) 9-13 September 2013, Vancouver, BC, Canada *** Deadline for submissions: April 15, 2013 *** Motivation The international TEAR workshop series brings together Enterprise Architecture (EA) researchers from different research […]

4 years, 9 months ago

JEA XL: Journal of Enterprise Architecture 2013-1

Back in November 2012, as chief editor of the Journal of Enterprise Architecture, I faced an ebb in qualified submissions and decided to postpone the next number. I solicited more submissions and soon decided that a way to make up for a missing number would be to release an extra thick “double-issue” – JEA XL. Almost …read more

4 years, 10 months ago

Mastering the Enterprise

In September 2013, the IT University of Copenhagen opens a new Master of Science degree program in Digital Innovation and Management (Cand.it. E-Business). The program will offer three specialization tracks: Process Innovation and New Business Models Digital Governance and Enterprise Architecture Global Relations and Work Processes The second track is of course “my” track. There are …read more

5 years, 3 days ago

New Publication: A Systemic-Discursive Framework for Enterprise Architecture

John Gotze and I have published a new peer-reviewed paper in the Journal of Enterprise Architecture with the title: A Systemic-Discursive Framework for Enterprise Architecture. You can download the paper from here (note: this requires AEA membership). If you are not a member of AEA let me know and I will send you a PDF copy of the paper.

This article examines, through a case study of an Australian government agency, the systemic and discursive properties of Enterprise Architecture adoption in a government enterprise. Through the lens of Luhmann’s generalised systems theory of communication, the authors argue that the manner in which organisational communication is organised throughout the Enterprise Architecture adoption process has a noticeable impact on successful implementation. Two important conclusions are made: Firstly, successful Enterprise Architecture adoption demands sustainable resonance of Enterprise Architecture as a discourse communicated in the enterprise. Secondly, misunderstanding and reshaping Enterprise Architecture as a management discourse is an inherent premise for high quality adoption. The authors propose a new theoretical model, the Enterprise Communication Ecology, as a metaphor for the communicative processes that precede, constrain, and shape Enterprise Architecture implementations. As a result, Enterprise Architecture as a discipline must adopt a systemic-discursive framework in order to fully understand and improve the quality of Enterprise Architecture management programs.

Enjoy!