11 years, 3 months ago

Using Stories to Bridge the Attention Chasm

Using Stories to Cross the “Attention Chasm”Many people believe that the attention of audiences follow a U-shaped curve, where audiences remember mainly what said first and last during presentations, leaving a significant chunk of presented material in…

11 years, 3 months ago

The Architecture For This Project Is Out Of Scope

It is fair to say that the project in question has not started well. A lengthy incubation period executed in isolation from business and delivery partners has seen resources consumed in exchange for very little demonstrable progress, and high-level commitment waning. Faced with challenges like these, project managers will often retreat into their defensive belief […]

11 years, 5 months ago

Anti-Collaboration and the Hungry-Hippo Secret-Society

Trapped inside their plastic bubble-land, committed forever to competing for access to worthless inedible coloured plastic baubles that represent to them a measure of status, members of the hungry-hippo secret-society collaborate in isolation from the world around them, waiting for their plastic environments to be exhalted as wonderful contributions to the mission, the project, the […]

11 years, 8 months ago

Experience Mapping vs Heavy BRUF

After spending three months alone in a windowless-but-air-conditioned office, the business analyst emerged with a two-hundred-page document of business, functional, and non-functional requirements.  A short time later, her contract concluded, the document was discarded because it was useless — it was useless and it was very expensive. As part of understanding how to balance precision […]

11 years, 11 months ago

The Fun-damental Laws of Enterprise Architecture

This is largely an extract of Wikipedia’s Eponymous Lays page. I have added a few other items along the way. There are 3 sections: Fun Laws, General Laws & Technology…

11 years, 11 months ago

What is Enterprise Architecture? – A presentation review of Erik Dörnenburg

This is some notes that I took whilst watching a presentation by Erik Dörnenburg (@erikdoe), Head of Technology Europe at ThoughtWorks. The presentation is titled “What is enterprise architecture?” and…

12 years, 9 months ago

Orders of Agility

Two weeks ago, Ruth Malan (@ruthmalan) of Bredemeyer Consulting and contributing author to the Cutter Consortium commented in her online journal (being maintained since 2006 and recommended!) that between the metaphor used by Tom Graves (@tetradian) in Agility Needs a … Continue reading