One week ago

Mapping the EA Ecosystem

Over the years, I have been gathering links and metadata about enterprise architecture relevant resources, books, and most recently, academic articles. I share this over at EnterpriseArchitecture.dk. Back in 2005, I called it my personomy. Over the years, it has become quite a large collection with over 1500 resources. I try and tidy up dead…

18 days ago

The Open Group Amsterdam 2017 – Event Highlights

The rapid pace of technology innovation in today’s digital economy means that businesses require a level of agility and responsiveness that cannot be delivered by conventional business strategies and operating models.

This event focused on how Enterprise Architecture and the use of standards from The Open Group, such as TOGAF®, ArchiMate® and IT4IT™ (for managing the business of IT), are empowering companies to build better systems by architecting for digital business strategies.

Topics included: EA and Business Transformation; EA in Government; EA in Healthcare; Internet of Things (IoT) and Smart Cities; Risk Management and Cybersecurity; Process Automation; and IT Management.

1 month, 3 days ago

Why Bother with a Conceptual Reference Model?

Think about the challenge interpreters at the United Nations undertake. First, they need to understand the concepts being communicated. Next, they translate the concepts for people who speak different languages — without coloring the information with their own perspectives. These interpreters use an “internal resource” that maps terms and concepts. In the business technology world, Read more

1 month, 3 days ago

Digital Transformation at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport: A Conversation with Aaldert Hofman

Global air travel is growing at exponential rates. According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), air travel is expected to double by 2035, growing from 3.8 billion travels in 2016 to 7.2 billion.

Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam is already feeling the effects of this growth. According to Aaldert Hofman, Lead Enterprise Architect for the Schiphol Group, the airport has been working to accommodate this trend through digital transformation, using a strategy of “bytes not bricks” to better manage crowds, accommodate airline schedules and provide a better passenger experience.

1 month, 4 days ago

The Future of Enterprise Architecture Training – invitation to respond to a survey

I am passionate about Enterprise Architecture, and that means that I care very deeply about the way in which architects learn their trade. I am constantly seeking better ways to explain what EA is all about and help individuals or teams to develop their EA capabilities. One exciting innovation is the approach that I’ve developed…