The Portfolio Viewpoint is a collection of well-defined capabilities and their relationships across a set of domains. The Portfolio Viewpoint supports executive level discussions and business strategy because it traces stakeholder (CEO, CIO, COO, CISO)…
Together with my colleagues Andre Kampert and Sergej van Middendorp, I am part of a new consulting practice named PerfectArch. All three of us are independent consultants, and having worked and collaborated with each other on assignments in the past, we wanted to formalize our collaboration as a brand. We had some ideas about the […]
High performance servers, cheap network storage, faster network connections, and improved peripheral performance have become subtle contributors for a culture of IT waste. System designers are increasingly relieved of the burden of designing efficient systems that utilize resources conservatively, and can easily fall back on platitudes like “just add more hardware”. A system designer may […]
If you want to execute a business strategy then you’ll need an Enterprise Architecture function. Enterprise architecture (EA) is about change – strategic change in an enterprise. But not exogenous change – reactive change forced on the enterprise by outside exigencies – although that sort of change and those external forces may be taken into […]
We are redefining and rejuvenating the BCS Enterprise Architecture Specialist Group these days. Since last elections the newly elected committee is driving a new, refreshing agenda of events, calls, and social media to bring some new thinking through t…
Business decision makers aren’t interested in the details, but they want to know important IT decisions being made in their business are in the hands of true professionals. Certification verifies the qualities and skills IT executives have with regards to the effective deployment, implementation and operation of IT solutions. Continue reading →
Finally catching up, though my cold is still such that I’m at risk of dripping into the keyboard – oh joys… Still, I do promise to return to other (more useful?) posts shortly – there’s quite a backlog built up whilst I’ve been sort-of out of action. In the meantime, yes, another week’s-worth […]
Slipping back a bit – combination of travel, bad jetlag and an even worse cold… Oh well. Anyway, another week’s-worth of Tweets and links, as usual, for whoever might find them useful.
Enterprise-architecture, business-architecture, business-strategy, business-models and suchlike businessy matters:
SAlhir: White Space, Dark Matter, and Enterprise Architecture http://bit.ly/i4LBIn <strong recommend #entarch #itarch
business_design: revised my […]
This week, the European Commission announced an updated interoperability policy in the EU. The Commission has committed itself to adopt a Communication that introduces the European Interoperability Strategy (EIS) and an update to the European Interoperability Framework (EIF), “two key documents […]
#entarch #orgintelligence In an earlier post, I pointed out the architectural trade-off between Complexity and Power. There may be a choice between a simple-but-inefficient solution and a more sophisticated solution, and this choice has important struc…
Supply chain risk needs focus to be able to address the concern. If everything is “a supply chain risk,” then we can’t focus our efforts and hone in on a reasonable, achievable, practical and implementable set of practices that can lead to better supply chain practices for all, and a higher degree of confidence among purchasers. Continue reading →
@ruskin147 is in California to meet the networking pioneers, including Stuart Brand.
In 1985, Stuart Brand was one of the founders of an online community called the Well. As Rory reports, the Well provided “inspiring stories of the power of online com…