1 month, 4 days ago

Making sense of complexity: A reframe for SCAN

What’s a simple way to make sense of complexity? For me, the go-to tool for this is SCAN – a visual-checklist to map out uncertainty and complexity relative to a given moment or given action: SCAN has been around for almost

1 month, 11 days ago

What is enterprise? What is architecture?

What the heck is ‘enterprise-architecture’? Why are there are so many arguments on this, so many conflicting opinions? Perhaps a key clue is in the fact that there is so much argument about this? And that maybe the best way to

1 month, 15 days ago

RBPEA: How to build a world beyond money

Beyond money. It’s how most of us already run the economics of our own households. It’s how most of us already run most of our day-to-day interactions at work. It’s how perhaps most of us would already aim to interact

1 month, 17 days ago

RBPEA: Why imagine a world beyond money

In the previous two posts in this series on background behind futures for enterprise-architecture (see video), we explored the idea of a focus on value, rather than money, as the anchor for our architectures; and then set out to imagine a world

1 month, 18 days ago

RBPEA: Imagine a world beyond money

After the previous post, we’re left with a question to explore: Does money really make the world go round? Or would our world actually be better without it? Let’s put it to the test… We know already that money doesn’t

1 month, 19 days ago

A taste of value

As enterprise-architecture expands outward (see video) to a much broader scope and scale (see video), we’ll need a different kind of anchor for the architecture itself: less on means such as IT or money, more on aims, ends and purpose. In short, a

1 month, 25 days ago

On ‘shared-enterprise’

What exactly is ‘the enterprise’ in enterprise-architecture? To what extent is that enterprise a shared-enterprise? And how does this affect enterprise-architecture itself? These questions have come up a lot in the past few weeks, in back-and-forth conversations on LinkedIn and elsewhere. The

2 months, 14 days ago

Dump the financial incentives!

If you want to understand what our enterprise-architecture disciplines really need to be able to address, take a good long look at the healthcare context. Complexity of every possible kind: whole-of-system interactions, interweaving lifecycles, the urgent mixed in with the long-term –

3 months, 17 days ago

The Open Group Dublin 2019 – Event Highlights

The Open Group hosted its latest event in Croke Park in the vibrant city of Dublin, April 29 – May 2, welcoming attendees that included decision-makers, Enterprise Architects, engineers, technologists and end-users representing many businesses and governments. The theme of this event and a topic which ran through many of the speaker sessions was ‘Digital in Practice’, covering not only the emerging digital technologies but also the standards, architectures and business frameworks that support and enable the transition to, and implementation of, the modern Digital Enterprise.