4 months, 23 days ago

Belief #1 Best architectures emerge from interdependent collaboration in cross-functional architecture teams

Have you seen imbalanced architectures that are not fit for purpose, because they were created with siloed perspectives? For example, we have witnessed an Information Architecture Organisation defining their own meta-model, design documents, own tools, including its own architecture governance setup based on “data ownership”, and finally expanding into covering elements such as business rules…

1 year, 7 months ago

What Brought Me Back To Forrester: Our Market-Leading Engagement Around Emerging Technologies

It is such a pleasure to be back at Forrester, especially now when our firm is actively embracing and helping you, our customers, leverage new technologies to innovate and differentiate your business. After three years leading technology strategy and m…

1 year, 7 months ago

Innovation Requires A Culture Of Diversity And Inclusion

Successful organizations innovate and differentiate by boosting diversity and inclusion. Diversity is too often an overused phrase and covers many facets of diversity. We think that diversity above all should be about the ability and the courage to com…

1 year, 9 months ago

Drive Digital Culture Into Your Organization’s DNA

Transformation is hard. If you have the wrong culture, the wrong mindset, it is almost impossible. Cultural alignment is a huge enabler of change — when done well, it greases the skids; when poorly executed, it can stop transformation dead in its track…

1 year, 9 months ago

Accelerate Your Culture Practices For Digital Transformation

Successful digital transformations are underpinned by a strong digital culture, which is a huge enabler of change. But, for most organisations, cultural change is still the largest barrier faced for successful transformation and the most difficult to o…

3 years, 1 month ago

Loose Lips Sink M&A Ships

Companies look for merger & acquisitions opportunities to boost their growth. But when confidential information gets exposed, it throws a monkeywrench into their confidential assessments, strategies and negotiations. Recent news proves this once…

3 years, 2 months ago

Babies, Bathwater, and Software Architects

I try to be disciplined about my writing (picking themes, creating a backlog, collecting notes and links on those topics, etc.), but it seems like serendipity won’t be denied, no matter what I do. On the same day that XKCD published this cartoon, Erik Dietrich published “Software Architect as a Developer Pension Plan”. While I […]