Enterprise Patterns

Enterprise Patterns – Free Template

Enterprise Patterns are one of the most useful tools for the EA team to have emerged in recent years. They are a great way to document an aggregate view of the constraints of a current architecture, or the capabilities that are enabled by a target architecture. TOGAF provides a brief outline of the content of…

A Step-by-Step Guide to Using Enterprise Patterns

Enterprise architecture “should not only provide value on implementation, but at each stage of the strategy-execution lifecycle.” I’ve recently written “A Step-by-Step Guide to Using Enterprise Patterns,” as an Executive Update for Cutter Consortium. My previous Cutter work has discussed enterprise patterns, and has provided a step-by-step guide to create them. In this Executive Update,…

Enterprise Patterns – Cutter IT Journal

I was recently guest editor of an issue of Cutter’s IT Journal: the theme was Enterprise Patterns — the Key to Delivering Enterprise Transformation?: Change at an architectural level is always transformational. But too often architects have struggled to demonstrate or realize this potential for making a significant, positive difference at the enterprise level. Instead,…

Architecture – a way of thinking about information and enterprise

Why do we use “architecture” as a term to describe our discipline? The notion of architecture as a way of thinking about information and enterprise started in the late 1970s. In particular, the writings of Richard Saul Wurman, Richard Nolan, and Christopher Alexander first suggested applying this way of thinking to understand information and information…

DevOps

DevOps is an emerging set of principles, methods and practices for communication, collaboration and integration between software development and IT operations professionals (see Wikipedia for an overview). The latest Cutter report, Embedding Devops in the Enterprise, features insight from devops guru Patrick Debois, with contributions from Ernest Mueller, Bill Keyworth, Scott Ambler, Alex LeQuoc, and…

The Top 10 M&A Fallacies and Self-Deceptions

The Top 10 M&A Fallacies and Self-Deceptions is another useful article from the strategy+business site. It looks at the key considerations in taking the decision to merge or acquire. In doing so it explores the key dilemma – the M&A deal offers great opportunities, but how often are they delivered? Often overlooked is the sheer complexity…

Enterprise Patterns: The Key to Effective EA Application as Transformation

Enterprise Patterns: The Key to Effective EA Application as Transformation | Cutter Consortium. This is my latest Executive Report, written for Cutter Consortium: Enterprise architecture is more than IT. It is more than the embodiment of strategy. When it comes to understanding and managing significant enterprise change, enterprise architecture is a crucial discipline; thus, it is…