On effectiveness, solutions and story

Just a quick note, this one, to document an item that came up somewhen during my recent travels. Several of the workshops had focussed on the SCORE frame, to help people map out themes that were relevant for strategy and

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What What? and other taxonomic tangles

One of the huge challenges of trying to make things simple in a complex context is that often it can make at first make things seem more complicated. For a while, anyway, until things settle down a bit, and the

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On not retiring

Kind of a personal landmark, I guess: today I reach so-called ‘retirement-age’, where I’m supposedly meant to kick back, relax and walk away from all of the stresses of a lifetime of work. Hmm… no chance of that happening, is

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Enterprise-architecture – a status-report

For me, the past couple of months or so has been somewhat of a whirl: keynotes and several other presentations at five conferences, a blur of small consultancy-gigs, maybe a dozen workshops, and a whole lot more, across six countries

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Technology-adoption and time-horizons

This one’s a follow-up to a recent post, ‘Technology-adoption, Wardley-maps and Bimodal-IT‘, which adds the theme of time-horizons for strategy. The starting-point was a kind Tweet-comment by Ralph-Christian Ohr about that post of mine: RT @ralph_ohr Great post by @tetradian

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Why whole-enterprise architecture matters

Why would whole-enterprise architecture matter to an organisation? And what’s the difference between whole-enterprise architecture and other forms of enterprise-architecture? Well, here’s a first-hand case-study that illustrates both those questions… There are four main players in this overall scenario: myself,

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Technology-adoption, technology-evolution and lifecycle-management

What’s the difference between technology-adoption, technology-evolution and lifecycle-management? That’s a question that’s come up recently for me, in part as a follow-up to my recent post ‘Technology-adoption, Wardley-maps and Bimodal-IT‘. The key point here is that, to explain the underlying

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Methods for whole-enterprise architecture – Keep it simple

For a viable enterprise ­architecture [EA], now and into the future, we need frameworks, methods and tools that can support the EA discipline’s needs. One crucial criterion is that any methods and frameworks we use must support fractality – the same patterns, regardless of scope

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Technology-adoption, Wardley-maps and Bimodal-IT

By now, most people in enterprise-architecture will know Gartner’s beloved ‘Bimodal IT’ as ‘the gift that goes on giving’ – giving of wry laughter, that is, as the Gartner consultants seemingly each queue up, one after another, to make ever-more-futile

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Architecting the shadows

In enterprise-architecture, we’ve long known about the importance of shadow-IT – the place where much of business IT-innovation comes from, yet also presents organisational risks if not managed appropriately. Yet whilst talking with Pierre [I never did catch his surname -

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