9 months, 22 days ago

Belief #10 Best architecture practices value communication and stakeholder engagement over intricate modelling

Have you ever created a well-defined and precise model describing the architecture of your project or business – only to see that it is not really used? You end up with outdated diagrams, a beautiful meta-model and an advanced modelling tool that can generate reports and XML, while your key stakeholders keep discussing their stupid…

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6 years, 8 months ago

On value-governance

What do I mean, when I talk about ‘value-governance’ in an enterprise-architecture sense? In Enterprise Canvas, what does that ‘Value Governance’ cell represent? What do its services actually do, for the service, the organisation and the overall enterprise? This one’s for

9 years, 7 months ago

Why the bottom-line doesn’t come first in enterprise-architecture

Yep, it’s red-rag time, folks…  Sometimes I really do despair of ‘enterprise’-architecture that completely fails to understand the difference between enterprise and organisation, or that mistakes the concerns of a single stakeholder group for the aims of the enterprise as a whole…
This came up yet again at the current Open Group conference in Austin. At […]