In a previous blog entry we introduced you to use case types and use case presentation methods (textual use cases or use case diagrams). In this entry, we will cover the five most important rules for creating use cases. Rule #1: Follow a straight path to achieve a use case goal A use case should be as concise […]
As with all small independents in just about any industry, my /our relationship with ‘the big boys’ in enterprise-architecture is, yeah, kinda ambivalent at best. It’s not just that they make the most noise, grabbing most of the attention and…
Like all small independents in just about any industry, my relationship with ‘the big boys’ is ambivalent at best. All those big analyst-consultancies like Forrester or Gartner, the ratings-agencies like Moody’s or S&P, the big IT- or process-consultancies like IBM…
The business environment is changing at a much greater pace, from new payment mechanisms through to the Internet of things. Technology and customers are changing the very fabric of business, which is not only impacting new propositions, but also the way changes are prioritised. To win in the new economy leaders must look beyond cost, Read More
As we enter a new age for technology, the opportunities for companies to connect with customers are becoming endless. The connected customer is also starting to demand more due to a much greater awareness of technology, and this is shaping the future direction of propositions. The rate of change is not going to slow down Read More
In 2013 we saw the rise, and in some cases the rebirth of analytics and were told of the importance of using data to get closer to our customers. The growth of social media and the birth of the omni channel has meant that understanding your channels and the related data is going to be Read More
Here’s an idea to help your projects go smoothly. Start each project off making sure that the team understands the business context it is operating in by performing a SWOT analysis. I’ve been in a number of discussion recently that have made me think about ways to get projects off on a solid footing, understanding […]
I’m often struck by the common vision driving many members in the audience – a vision of building cohesion in a business, achieving the right balance between competing forces and bringing the business strategy and operations into harmony. However, as with many ambitious visions, the challenge in this case is immense. … Continue reading →
I was on a walk with my wife and our dog the other day and our conversation led to some of the problems we encounter at work. My wife is a Registered Nurse at a large acute care hospital. She has an amazing wealth of experience caring for very sick people. She told me about […]
This is the first of a three part series on Challenges for Higher Education CIOs – Globalization of Education. The delivery of education has become a global business. The number of students from K to 12 aged populations in North America are dec…
Today, I participated in a focus group to help start up the BCIT School of Business Business Analytics Centre of Excellence. The room was full of Business Intelligence/Analytics/Insight leaders from around Vancouver. We were brought together by Ed …
Thesis, antithesis, synthesis: the old Hegelian triad. But what’s that got to do with enterprise-architecture and the like?
Quite a lot, as it happens – though we might need to take a detour or two to get there, of course.
One point is that it’s not quite as simple as ‘thesis, antithesis, synthesis’. In the classic […]