6 months, 22 days ago

Gossip, Trust and the Information Revolution

Our massive use of IT (the information revolution with its information inertia and its fast but stupid behaviour) is enabling our innate behaviour to surge against our learned behaviour and that is severely damaging the social structures we humans have…

3 years, 7 months ago

Quantum Psycholosography

Why is everything so damned interesting? Some social media friends and I were discussing the huge amount of interesting (and potentially important) stuff that comes our way and that we can’t keep up with. New books and articles pile up half read on our physical or virtual bookshelves. In the last month articles on cognition, […]

6 years, 9 months ago

Zachman Ontology, not Framework?

Time to rename it?There is an interesting discussion on the Zachman Framework LinkedIn group, about the practical use and tool support for the Zachman Framework. I’ve put up a couple of comments because the Zachman Framework is not a good basis for a practical EA use or tool support, and it is about time that…

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6 years, 11 months ago

The Business? No!

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From Baked Idea, this scathing critique of a favourite enterprise architecture cliche…

“Unless you are some sort of corporate stowaway that has secreted yourself into an organisation just for shits and giggles, you are part of ‘the business’…

There is no gigantic creature called ‘The business’ sitting in your stationery cupboard saying “no!”..

Referring to ‘the business’ is a sign of laziness. It is a sign that you can’t be arsed to put the effort into thinking about your context…

7 years, 7 months ago

Designing the next programming language? Understand how people learn!

Somehow it is a recurring theme in computer science: create a “programming” system that is easier to use and learn than the existing programming approaches. I am not just talking about better tools, like IDEs, but also new languages. It seems as if each self-respecting programmer creates his/her own language or tool-set nowadays, right? Okay, I have to admit that not all efforts are focused on making things easier, often.

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7 years, 9 months ago

Different Words Meant Different Things, Part 3

This is the final installment of a three-part series that discusses how our vocabulary affects the way we conceptualize Enterprise Architecture, Business Architecture and their relationship. To close, The Open Group’s Leonard Fehskens will consider the implications of a more inclusive concept of enterprise on the future of Enterprise Architecture. Continue reading

7 years, 9 months ago

Different Words Mean Different Things, Part 2

This is a three-part series that discusses how our vocabulary affects the way we conceptualize Enterprise Architecture, Business Architecture and their relationship. This second installment will examine the effect of our definition of enterprise on how we think about EA. Continue reading

7 years, 9 months ago

Different Words Mean Different Things, Part 1

In part 1 of a three-part series, The Open Group Vice President of Skills and Capabilities Len Fehskens discusses how our vocabulary affects the way we conceptualize Enterprise Architecture, Business Architecture and their relationship. Continue reading