7 years, 21 days ago

Organizations as Brains

This post is based on Chapter 3 of Gareth Morgan’s classic book Images of Organization (Sage 1986), which opens with the following question: “Is it possible to design organizations so that they have the capacity to be as flexible, resilient, and in…

7 years, 22 days ago

Small thoughts #1: Strategy is always a pro-am tournament.

My country, Australia, is at war. In Afghanistan of course. Something has been changing as a result of that engagement, and our past engagement in Iraq. The politicians – who decide the strategy – have begun dissimulating by distancing themselves from strategic decisions. The mechanism is simple. If there is criticism, or questions over our current strategic […]

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7 years, 23 days ago

Selling Business Architecture

#entarch @alexcullen asks “How Would You Sell Business Architecture To Your CEO?” Alex’s own answer to this question is in the form of a 15-minute pitch, based on the following three points.
Your business is complex, and consistency is a challenge.
IT…

7 years, 23 days ago

Gaming, Visualization, Simulation and Optimization: A New Reality for Enterprise Architecture

  I think that the push for considering an alternative means to engage in EA is, indeed, already underway. In organizations who treat “people as strategy” (e.g., SEMCO, Whole Foods, HCL, Topcoder), wherein people are give broad self-directed control of creating and executing strategy in real time, the notion that one will “translate business vision […]

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7 years, 23 days ago

Gaming, Visualization, Simulation and Optimization: A New Reality for Enterprise Architecture

  I think that the push for considering an alternative means to engage in EA is, indeed, already underway. In organizations who treat “people as strategy” (e.g., SEMCO, Whole Foods, HCL, Topcoder), wherein people are give broad self-directed control of creating and executing strategy in real time, the notion that one will “translate business vision […]

7 years, 26 days ago

Enterprise Architecture is more than IT

This blog post is based on the guest lecture that Chris Potts performed at the course B30 Enterprise Strategy, Business and Technology at the IT University of Copenhagen the 25th of October 2010. It is growing sense around the world that Enterprise Architecture is dealing with more than IT; however since the concept’s origin from […]

7 years, 28 days ago

Enterprise Structure

#entarch There are some critical structural issues for business organizations, which have critical implications for IT architecture, including generating new requirements for management information systems and collaboration platforms. However, these st…

7 years, 30 days ago

Enterprise Tempo

An enterprise operates at several different tempi. For example

A retail chain has one tempo aligned to the customer visiting the store, a longer tempo for purchasing and logistics, and a longer one still for planning and establishing new stores
A mili…

7 years, 30 days ago

Architecture by Influence: Leadership

There was a great discussion on Twitter today regarding influence, mandates, and leadership. My interest started with a tweet from Chris Venable, directed at Burton Group/Gartner EA analyst, Mike Rollings: If EA is so important, why must it do everything through influence? No one ever says that to the CIO… I thought this was a […]

7 years, 30 days ago

Summary of the Business Architecture Working Group's (BAWG) Nobel Prize Case Study

The Nobel Prize Case study workshop was conducted & presented at the Open Group Conference in Amsterdam (2010)The session was led by Harry Hendrickx – CTO at Hewlett Packard.It was an investigation into whether business architecture can be described using natural language rather than any form of modelling language that requires learned semantics (meaning).This post is my extract of the