1 year, 9 months ago

GDPR – Gaining accountability using Enterprise Architecture

By now most companies should have heard about the new EU General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Data_Protection_Regulation The deadline is looming ever closer., and there are some hefty fines for companies that fail to implement it. The penalties for not complying with the legislation are potentially going to put a huge dent in your profits and […]

2 years, 3 months ago

Managing the fundamental interconnectedness of things with Enterprise Architecture

Enterprise Architecture is much more than a list of components. Too often one sees diagrams in slide decks that are either simple lists, a layered view of domains, or a graphical hierarchy. And these are supposed to represent the ‘Architecture’? These visualisations are good to use to inform on the scope and context, but they […]

8 years, 11 months ago

Modelling Behaviour

I frequently find that there is much confusion about the modelling of Behaviour in an Enterprise Architecture model, specifically between the concepts of Business Capability, Business Function and Business Process. The various enterprise architecture glossaries all differ in their definition of these. For example the TOGAF ADM or ISEB definitions don’t help as much as […]

9 years, 2 months ago

Using VPEC-T and ArchiMate

I have recently finished reading the book ‘Lost on Translation’ by Nigel Green and Carl Bate and found it a very useful and insightful. I recommend it for the shelf of any Enterprise Architect. See http://www.lithandbook.com/ The book describes the VPEC-T ‘thinking framework’ and a focus on understanding the Values, Policies, Events, Content and Trust perspectives […]