Perspectives of Enterprising, Architecture & Systems

Enterprising This blog post deals with the summer school of week 31. The summer school dealt with the theme of “enterprising” which literally means anything from Enterprise Architecture, Viable Systems Models and technologies related to the systems development. Sally Bean introduced concepts of Enterprise Architecture and systems thinking, and likewise did Patrick Hoverstadt introduced us to his particular perspective on systems thinking and Enterprise Architecture. After the introduction of various participants in the summer school it could be concluded that a lot of different profiles attended the summer school. E.g. some had a background theological sciences, some had a background … Continue reading Perspectives of Enterprising, Architecture & Systems

A Model for Literature on Enterprise Architecture

I have been working with several different perspectives on governance, strategy, it architecture and enterprise architecture. I have read several books on the three topics and as such I have been able to build a model for categorizing the literature. The Model The model is segmented into three different levels and three different categories. The first (vertical) category deals with information and how information is used. The second (vertical) category deals with strategy (you shouldn’t articulate a strategy that isn’t based on information). The third category (vertical) is about innovation since strategy is often about doing new things and do … Continue reading A Model for Literature on Enterprise Architecture

Enterprise Architecture Frameworks: A comparison of EA 3, OIO and Zachman.

Framework and Methodology According to Bernard (Bernard 2004) then a Chief Enterprise Architect or what equals to an Enterprise Architecture program manager is selected then the definition of the EA framework and the EA methodology becomes a necessity. The Definition of the EA Framework An EA framework is dealing with what the EA program will document. The Definition of the EA Methodology The EA methodology deals with how the Enterprise Architecture documentation is articulated and used. The EA Cube and its Construction The simple edition of the EA cube that explains the various components, and layers within the framework. The … Continue reading Enterprise Architecture Frameworks: A comparison of EA 3, OIO and Zachman.

Alignment: An Art or a Science?

Currently there are several different ideas on how to align the organization with technology (IT), organization and processes to make the organization able to work smarter. However in the real world a lot of IT projects and attempts to apply alignment of IT in organizations leads to failure. To avoid potential failures then the members of the Enterprise Architecture community have developed several frameworks which might be applied to make the EA projects work and yet the projects fail in the organizations that claim to be mature. The question is if the alignment of IT and Business is a science … Continue reading Alignment: An Art or a Science?