ENTERPRISE ARCHITECTURE

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Financial Services Data Model

The history of the Financial Services Data Model is an interesting tale for anyone who wants to know more about the evolution of architectural frameworks. Mike Sager has recorded hist personal recollections on his blog: 1. Financial Services Data Model – early years 2. Financial Services Data Model – under the radar

Information Obesity

Information Obesity was the title of a keynote presentation that I made in 2004, at the Online Information conference in London. It was a tongue-in-cheek title that I chose to challenge an assumption that the availability of masses of information was naturally a good thing. Instead I chose a theme that explored a danger that…

More views on Enterprise Transformation

The Open Group Enterprise Transformation Conference, in April 2012 in Cannes, has provoked some interesting blog comments: From the Open Group blog for Day 1 – Communication Key for Business Transformation, and Day 2 – Proactively Engaging in the Transformation Process Paramount for Enterprise Architects. And from Tom Graves, who posts: “Enterprise-architecture is dead –…

Enterprise Transformation – Open Group Conference

Enterprise Architecture as Transformation has been my focus for many years now, and was the subject of a recent paper I wrote for Cutter Consortium, so it is good to see others talking about the need for enterprise architecture as a foundation for meaningful enterprise transformation. The Open Group Conference –  Enterprise Transformation Conference, in Cannes…

Alan Hohne

Alan Hohne, CIO at Westpac in the 1980s, contributed much to key concepts behind modern enterprise architecture. I’m currently writing an Executive Report for Cutter Consortium on “Architectural Constructs for Agile Products and Processes”. Westpac pioneered many of the architectural constructs necessary for agile architectures. I was sorry to find that Alan Hohne, who was…

Enterprise Architecture is difficult and abstract! NOT!

Enterprise Architecture is not difficult and abstract! It is a specialised discipline, and good practitioners are experts at a huge variety of skills. So if difficult means taking the time and effort to learn how to be an enterprise architect, then EA is difficult. The best enterprise architects usually have a minimum of 10 years…

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…