7 years, 3 months ago

The game of enterprise-architecture

Given the parlous state of most current enterprise-architecture ‘education’, is there any way we could do it better? One option might be to reframe EA-education as a game. I don’t mean ‘gamification’ as per the asinine ‘boy-scout badges for enterprise-architects’

7 years, 11 months ago

Services and disservices – 2: Education example

Services serve the needs of someone. Disservices purport to serve the needs of someone, but don’t – sometimes through incompetence or failure in operation, sometimes through incompetence in service-design, and sometimes even by intent. And therein lie a huge range of problems

9 years, 4 months ago

Business Architect’s Resource Survey – Last Chance

This survey is now closed. Information coming soon.   How do you learn about business architecture? Our survey on business architecture education resources is closing on Feb 5th. All participants will receive the research report detailing our findings of what sources business architects find most valuable in learning more about their profession. For free copy […]

9 years, 9 months ago

Executive Education Partnership with Penn State

Enterprise Transformation & Integration: Beyond IT/Business Alignment Accelare is collaborating with the Penn State Smeal College of Business and Gartner Inc. to produce a four-day program entitled Enterprise Transformation & Integration: Beyond IT/Business Alignment. The program covers how to apply current theory and research, leading edge industry experience, and proven best practices in order to […]

10 years, 8 months ago

How would you know that the architecture is right?

Not a simple question to answer, but perhaps we can find some guidance in Aldo Leopold’s statement “A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tend otherwise.” Transforming that statement into architecture for the enterprises could be done in many […]

10 years, 11 months ago

Challenges for Higher Education CIOs

This is the introductory post describing three challenges for higher education Chief Information Officers. Higher education is evolving and adapting which presents challenges to the traditional approaches to IT service delivery.  This section explores…

11 years, 10 months ago

Reinvent Your Training Methods

I was recently at the MIT Center for Information Systems Research (where PwC is a Patron) for their summer briefings.  Andy McAfee, is one of the regular guests and told some stories contrasting the degree of difficulty in finding the information we want in our own organizations with that of searching the public internet – night and day for most. The contrast reminded me of a discussion I had with an insurance CIO about the […]

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