4 years, 1 month 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 You end up with outdated diagrams, a beautiful meta-model and an advanced modelling tool that can generate reports and XML, while your key stakeholders keep discussing their stupid…

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10 years, 19 days 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

12 years, 10 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 […]