10 years, 6 months ago

The Capabilities of the Enterprise

There seems to be as many ways of talking about capabilities as there are ways of putting a shoe together. To add to the confusion functions, processes and other concepts of enterprise architecture is widely used as capabilities. Here I refer to capabilities as the core skills that we must master as a social system […]

11 years, 7 months ago

Publishing The Art of Enterprise Architecture

As some of you may be aware of I with the help of a wonderful set of people has been reviewing the final script for the book The Art of enterprise Architecture (working title). The plan is to have the book ready to be delivered in time for Christmas, just so you may all either […]

12 years, 5 months ago

The Art of Enterprise Architecture – Section 13 – The use of architects

The mistake of the many Raising a host of all employees and marching them great distances entails heavy loss on the people and a drain on the resources of the Enterprise. The daily expenditure will easily surmount that which can ever be gained. There will be commotion in the organization and the network, and men […]

12 years, 5 months ago

The Art of Enterprise Architecture – Section 12 – The investigation by process

The six ways There are six ways of investigating by process. The first is to go by strategic intent; the second is to follow the business models; the third is to go by information need; the fourth is to trace through application usage; the fifth is to trace through the organizations; the sixth is to […]

12 years, 5 months ago

The Art of Enterprise Architecture – Section 11 – Situations

The art of architecture recognizes nine varieties of situations: When an architect is fighting within his own profession, it is a dispersive situation. When an architect has investigated a problem, but to no great depth, it is a facile situation. When an architect find no alignment on the nature of things, it is a contentious situation. […]

12 years, 10 months ago

The Art of Enterprise Architecture – Section 15 – Balance

In most architecture related works there is a framework. The framework is most often a tool to enable the architects in creating plans and drawings. Another use of the framework albeit mostly from the viewpoint of the authors is to hold the majority of ideas within a reasonable sized knowledge domain.The third and perhaps most […]

12 years, 11 months ago

The Art of Enterprise Architecture – Section 10 – Domains

We may distinguish six kinds of problem domains, to wit Simple; Entangling; Temporizing; Narrow; Precipitous; Location; These six are problem related principles connected with the scene. The architect who has attained a responsible post must be careful to study them. Simple problems Problems which can be easily understood by anyone is called simple. With regard […]

12 years, 11 months ago

An integrated view of change

It often happens that when you reach for the business strategic view to explain why certain things should happen at other levels, communication get overtly complicated. Most of us are used to encountering strategy maps, scorecards, motivation models and since 2009 business model canvases. The problem I’ve encountered is that these perspectives of the business […]

12 years, 11 months ago

When things need to go up the wall

Mots of us run workshops to gather information and build awareness. If you like me use the Business Model Canvas then maybe you have felt that sometimes it would come in handy if the sticky notes would be encoded accordingly to the BMC. Now you can have that by printing these Business Model Canvas Sticky Notes […]

13 years, 3 days ago

The happy people business

Basically I’ve been schooled as a questions man. It has been driven into the core of my personality since the dawn of my mind, so thorough has the impact been that now I firmly believe that the question is more important than the answer. Crafting a good question is an iterative process that can take […]