13 hours ago

New book: ‘Changes – a business novel’

Delighted to say I’ve just published my ‘business-novel’ Changes. Hooray! More details are at https://leanpub.com/tb-changes . Here’s the cover: And here’s the blurb: Marco has a new job: Head of Organizational Change. But his bright new plan to bring the company into the


Why More Industries are Turning to Open Standards

Many enterprises and their industries are aggressively addressing the need to implement digital and global business models. Increasingly those industries and groups of industries are looking to The Open Group for guidance as to how they can effectively both develop and use standards to accelerate the journey they see ahead, in the private and public sectors.

2 days ago

Architecture Corner: Good at innovation – Seven Deadly Sins of IT

The latest season of Architecture Corner is a series of episodes on the Seven Deadly Sins of IT. I had the pleasure of appearing on “Good at innovation” with Greger Wikstrand, Casimir Artmann, and many others. In this, the first episode of the series, we deal with the sin of pride. What happens when the […]

3 days ago

Know Your Personality

5 years ago I wrote that the best personality to have in architecture consulting was the “Type A” – a personality type characterized by ambition, high energy, competitiveness, and thought to be susceptible to stress and heart disease. The whole Type A/B model of personalities isn’t a very reliable one (it was concocted by cardiologists in […]

3 days ago

Layers of Abstraction

When talking about abstractions to IT architects I am naturally always reminded on the inner-platform-effect that is defined as:’ The inner-platform effect is the tendency of software architects to create a system so customisable as to become a replica, and often a poor replica, of the software development platform they are using.“ So layers will … Continue reading Layers of Abstraction

6 days ago

CEAN: Chaos in EA

How do chaos theory and architecture work together is part of this very pragmatic podcast of a theorectial topic https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B91hUBf4y2-gNHJPWjk1TDVTZDA   Related Post Denial of responsibility Why we are not working on a measurable outcome as … CEAN: Budgeting 2 On Stupidity – Industrialisation

10 days ago

Form Follows Function on SPaMCast 442

A new month brings a new appearance on Tom Cagley’s Software Process and Measurement (SPaMCast) podcast. This week’s episode, number 442, features Tom’s excellent essay on capability teams (highly recommended!), followed by a Form Follows Function installment based on my post “Systems of Social Systems and the Software Systems They Create”. Kim Pries bats cleanup […]

10 days ago

Dependency area

Have you ever wondered why you can really only find work in a geographic small area or why the the main GDP of most countries is fixed on a very small geographic location? Well there are many interesting theories and usually they are full of politics, but while politics play a role they are usually … Continue reading Dependency area