1 year, 8 months ago

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know (about Enterprise Architecture)

I created a list of books I would give someone if they told me they wanted to be a good EA. Read all of these and you will be a guru (or more likely an unguru).
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2 years, 1 month ago

Tools for change: Back to the basics

Keep it simple. That’s always the challenge. The themes we’re working on with that ‘bucket-list’ of tools for change, it’s all too easy to go running off down the rabbit-hole, making things more complicated and complex than they need to

2 years, 8 months ago

This is not a project

My apologies to René Magritte, as I appropriate his point, if not his iconic painting. After I posted “Storming on Design”, it sparked a discussion with theslowdiyer around context and change. In that discussion, theslowdiyer commented: ‘you don’t adhere to a plan for any longer than it makes sense to.’ Heh, agree. I wonder if […]

2 years, 11 months ago


In addition to story narratvies, I’m planning to use ‘pattern’ format for describing the Change Design tools: Here’s an example that describes the Business Service Specification tool (BSS). I would also then go on to describe how it’s been used in two …

3 years, 11 months ago

How to Build a Roadmap – Gap Analysis Update

This update addresses a number of requests about the tools and methods I use to complete the gap analysis step from earlier posts in the series on How to Build a Roadmap. The update describes some quick Management diagnostic tools used across a wide variety of challenges encountered when developing a road map. Using these tools to perform the gap analysis delivers quick distinctive results and provides the key data and actionable insight needed to develop a meaningful road map.