ENTERPRISE ARCHITECTURE

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Marketecture

Good architects also need to be good “marketects”: they must be able to sell and promote their cause as well as publicize their achievements, outcomes, and results. But how do they do this? What tips and guidelines from the world of marketing can architects adopt to their advantage? Read more in my latest Cutter Consortium…

TOGAF®: “out-of-the-box” vs customization

I frequently get asked whether it’s practical to use TOGAF “out-of-the-box” – without any customization. Architects and clients are looking for a turnkey approach that they can easily plug into their enterprise with the hope of quick results – they don’t want something that requires too much effort. Read more on the Good e-learning blog…

Social Architecture In 3 Minutes

Social Architecture is an exciting application of architecture techniques. It applies techniques from disciplines such as Enterprise Architecture, mixed in with the availability of social technologies, to the need for organizational and community change. In essence it takes architecture beyond the boundaries of an enterprise, and explores the possibility for architectural change in the broader environmental context.…

Enterprise Transformation Role at NAB

The recent restructuring at National Australia Bank (NAB) is typical of a change in role that is likely to impact many CIOs. The NextGen project at NAB, started in 2008, is an enterprise transformation initiative. In the moves, NAB has effectively split the CIO role in two (The Australian headline said National Australia Bank abolishes CIO…

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,…

What’s wrong with IFW?

I created Information FrameWork (IFW) as an architecture framework – but IBM seem to have lost sight of this over the years, and now the phrase is used as the collective marketing term for a set of industry models. This is from a comment I made to a discussion on LinkedIn: What is wrong for…