8 years, 5 months ago

Mobile Strategy Update

A couple of months ago I blogged about our Mobile Strategy development here at the University  http://enterprisearchitect.blogs.ilrt.org/2011/11/18/our-mobile-strategy-at-bristol/. Since then, several conversations have taken place with the CMS project, the Student Portal service, and with the TEL advisors network, with a view to planning our next steps in line with both systems architecture plans and the […]

8 years, 6 months ago

The purpose of Enterprise Architecture

I’m often confronted by solution architects, IT and technical architects who don’t understand what Enterprise Architecture is all about. They usually misinterpret enterprise architecture from their own perspective as some kind of system design of ‘enterprise’ scale IS/IT systems and become frustrated when they discover that it is really something else. It often turns out that […]

8 years, 9 months ago

ArchiMate Support in System Architect

We at Corso are seeing many EA practitioners gravitating to the ArchiMate framework as the tool for delivering Enterprise Architecture.  Why is this?  Unlike many frameworks to date that do not specify how model views are represented, ArchiMate provides a clear notation and language for the communication of EA.  The ArchiMate framework is currently at version […]

8 years, 10 months ago

Monet revisited (or: non-traditional approaches to developing TOGAF® Next)

Enterprises are changing and we need to understand them in non-traditional ways. A lot of the best ideas come from unexpected directions, and in the next iteration of TOGAF®, doesn’t it make sense to incorporate them to make EA more adaptable and less…

8 years, 10 months ago

More on that enterprise-architecture ‘help needed’

Given the responses to my previous post ‘Guess I could do with some help here…‘, seems it’d be useful if I clarify a bit more what kind of help I most need. (Or we need, rather, as an industry and discipline: probably the only ‘I’-part here is that I seem to be one of the […]

8 years, 11 months ago

PODCAST: How the role of certification impacts professionalization of IT and skills management

Listen to our recorded podcast on certification and its impact on the professionalization of IT and skills management, or read the transcript. This podcast was recorded by Dana Gardner of Interarbor Solutions in conjunction with The Open Group Conferen…

8 years, 11 months ago

Two kinds of Why

What is ‘Why?’ And why, anyway? “Oh no, not again“, do I hear you cry? Actually, it’s not as bad as that: it’s not going to be yet another of those long tedious technical posts – honest! (It is a sort-of technical question, I’ll admit. And, in the event, quite long. But interesting to just […]

8 years, 11 months ago

Unravelling the anatomy of Archimate

The Archimate notation aims to be the standard to be used by everyone in enterprise-architecture and related fields. But what exactly is its anatomy – its underlying structure? And if it’s aimed at enterprise-architecture, what is it about that structure that makes it seem only to support IT-architecture, and in such an awkwardly IT-centric way?
(Apologies, folks, […]

8 years, 11 months ago

Assets and Resources

More on translating Business Model Canvas to Archimate etc. (Yes, it’s another of those long, interminable technical posts – my apologies, though they are necessary…)
This one picks up on a couple of sort-of-mistakes that I’ve made in the previous post, ‘Questions on business-model to enterprise-architecture‘, and which need a bit more clarity in explanation. In […]

8 years, 11 months ago

Questions on business-model to enterprise-architecture

Following up on one of the previous posts on Business Model Canvas and Archimate, British/Dutch enterprise-architect Stuart Boardman sent in a comment with a stream of questions that it seems would be worthwhile to reply to in detail here.
You advocate starting (“for now”) with one Business Service. How are we to determine what this business […]

8 years, 11 months ago

Why business-model to enterprise-architecture?

Yes, I admit it: I’ve been kinda pouring out the posts lately. Sorry…
But why all this fuss about business-models and enterprise-architecture? What’s the point about the bottom-line not being the baseline to work from? If everyone’s selling something to someone, is there really any difference between a for-profit and a non-profit business-model? And who would […]