Enterprise Architecture Archive

I thought this might be a useful guide or overview to think over or discuss the blueprinting process. it’s a decent start anyway. From the ASAP 7.0 Methodology Click for […]

Blueprinting Key Deliverables (from ASAP 7.0)

I thought this might be a useful guide or overview to think over or discuss the blueprinting process. it’s a decent start anyway. From the ASAP 7.0 Methodology Click for […]

Extracted from Re/Code “Big Tech Is Going Down” with my comments in brackets. “The pace and nature of change in the core underlying technologies, product development, selling models and buying […]

Some Lessons For Enterprise From Startup Culture

Extracted from Re/Code “Big Tech Is Going Down” with my comments in brackets. “The pace and nature of change in the core underlying technologies, product development, selling models and buying […]

One of my startup heroes Steve Blank wrote in a blog post that “value proposition is the fancy name for your product or service” It is with some trepidation that […]

How To Understand The Difference Between Value-Proposition and a Product or Service

One of my startup heroes Steve Blank wrote in a blog post that “value proposition is the fancy name for your product or service” It is with some trepidation that […]

When planning and measuring business benefits there are three basic contributing elements: revenues, costs and intangibles. If you look for guidance on “types of cost” most sources decompose cost types […]

Types of Cost

When planning and measuring business benefits there are three basic contributing elements: revenues, costs and intangibles. If you look for guidance on “types of cost” most sources decompose cost types […]

An article by Tom Graves defining the scope of “business” every organisation is also ‘a business’ the business of an organisation is whatever the organisation does, for whatever business-reasons and […]

Tom Graves – The Business of the Business

An article by Tom Graves defining the scope of “business” every organisation is also ‘a business’ the business of an organisation is whatever the organisation does, for whatever business-reasons and […]

Author: Alex Matthews – Twitter: @remembermytweet “Complexity theory predicts that we cannot rely on predictions.” This post is a series of excerpts from the following brilliant presentation on Complexity Theory. […]

Enterprise Architecture & Complexity Theory

Author: Alex Matthews – Twitter: @remembermytweet “Complexity theory predicts that we cannot rely on predictions.” This post is a series of excerpts from the following brilliant presentation on Complexity Theory. […]

Author: Alex Matthews – Twitter: @remembermytweet Here is a free, un-formatted slide deck that describes some of the key benefits that can be gained from applying Enterprise Architecture. It can […]

Enterprise Architecture Benefits

Author: Alex Matthews – Twitter: @remembermytweet Here is a free, un-formatted slide deck that describes some of the key benefits that can be gained from applying Enterprise Architecture. It can […]

Author: Alex Matthews – Twitter: @remembermytweet (See also the Enterprise Advocate’s post on Enterprise Architecture & Complexity Theory) I just discovered this brilliant presentation by Dr Russ Ackoff. In it he […]

Enterprise Architecture & Systems Thinking

Author: Alex Matthews – Twitter: @remembermytweet (See also the Enterprise Advocate’s post on Enterprise Architecture & Complexity Theory) I just discovered this brilliant presentation by Dr Russ Ackoff. In it he […]

There is an impending change coming. In many ways this change is being driven by the move into The Cloud, (the commoditization of IT) and the move to Bring Your […]

Enterprise Architecture Change is Coming. Are You Ready?

There is an impending change coming. In many ways this change is being driven by the move into The Cloud, (the commoditization of IT) and the move to Bring Your […]

“To expect the unexpected shows a thoroughly modern intellect.” – Oscar Wilde You’ve all heard the typical anecdotes about the speed of growth of the Internet and Twitter. Here is […]

10 Unexpected Reasons Why Your Business Needs the Capability to Adapt

“To expect the unexpected shows a thoroughly modern intellect.” – Oscar Wilde You’ve all heard the typical anecdotes about the speed of growth of the Internet and Twitter. Here is […]

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 […]

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 […]

This is some dot points from an excellent article by Richard Veryard discussing Stafford Beer’s maxim that the “Purpose Of a System Is What It Does” or “POSIWID“. Richard points […]

The Purpose Of A System Is What It Does

This is some dot points from an excellent article by Richard Veryard discussing Stafford Beer’s maxim that the “Purpose Of a System Is What It Does” or “POSIWID“. Richard points […]

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 […]

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 […]

“It is useful to be aware that analogies are tools for leverage, and indeed part of their utility is not just in extracting the insights they bring with, but insights […]

Are traditional enterprise architecture metaphors valid?

“It is useful to be aware that analogies are tools for leverage, and indeed part of their utility is not just in extracting the insights they bring with, but insights […]

The ability of the Enterprise Architecture community to ruminate and argue about the definition of EA seems just about limitless. The latest of which is a debate about the Wikipedia […]

Is Enterprise Architecture a Thing? If so, is it useful?

The ability of the Enterprise Architecture community to ruminate and argue about the definition of EA seems just about limitless. The latest of which is a debate about the Wikipedia […]

This link [http://is.gd/g55wp] is a very interesting read about the scope and nature of enterprise architecture that helps to clarify a very widely misunderstood (because it is still embryonic) discipline. […]

Highlights of Len Fehsken’s “Re-thinking Architecture

This link [http://is.gd/g55wp] is a very interesting read about the scope and nature of enterprise architecture that helps to clarify a very widely misunderstood (because it is still embryonic) discipline. […]

“An A-Z Guide to Being an Architect” by Mark Bloodworth and Marc Holmes is a lighthearted article outlining a number of key attributes of architects. An extract is below. Is there […]

The A-Z Guide to Being an Architect

“An A-Z Guide to Being an Architect” by Mark Bloodworth and Marc Holmes is a lighthearted article outlining a number of key attributes of architects. An extract is below. Is there […]

Adrian Grigoriu‘s Enterprise architecture framework definition. This is a extract of Adrian’s www.ebizq.net blog post “An Enterprise Architecture framework definition“. It is a very enlightening post by Adrian at a time when […]

Adrian Grigoriu’s EA Framework

Adrian Grigoriu‘s Enterprise architecture framework definition. This is a extract of Adrian’s www.ebizq.net blog post “An Enterprise Architecture framework definition“. It is a very enlightening post by Adrian at a time when […]

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. […]

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. […]

This article could also be entitled “Reasons business may come asking for help, where enterprise architecture thinking and techniques can be applied (without mentioning EA)” At the start of 2010 […]

Reasons that business may come asking for “Enterprise Architecture”

This article could also be entitled “Reasons business may come asking for help, where enterprise architecture thinking and techniques can be applied (without mentioning EA)” At the start of 2010 […]