Architecture Capabilities through Business Models

For some time I have been working with adapting the business model canvas for explaining how an enterprise architecture program delivers value to the it-department. The scope of the model has been on the foundation architecture where the outcome of the enterprise architecture program is mainly used by the IT department. I am aware of that Tom Graves has done something similar, though he has made a completely different model, and as such his model is fine, but the audience that I intend to communicate with would be more likely that they will understand the value proposition of enterprise architecture through a model…

Week 22 Enterprise Architecture Summer Camp (Day 2)

This blog post deals with the second and final day of the summer school dealing with Enterprise Architecture. The tagline for the summer school is “Scandinavian Design and Oblique Angles”. The day was characterized as a setup that was dominated by companies and industry professionals who presented topics of a wide variety of topics. A Next-Generation EA Approach to Modeling the Firm using Capability Sets John Gotze has in cooperation with Pat Turner written a paper on how to use capability sets in order to make Enterprise Architecture to work, how to sell Enterprise Architecture and what the value of Enterprise Architecture…

Week 22 Enterprise Architecture Summer Camp

This blog post deals with first day at the summer camp for Enterprise Architecture in Week 22 that was held in Denmark at the IT University of Copenhagen. The participants were mostly students. The tagline for this event is “Scandinavian Design and Oblique Angles”. The summer school had five keynotes that mainly dealt with how Enterprise Architecture could be applied under various conditions like everything from contract negotiations to Enterprise Architecture in the arctic circle to the concept of developing models for an Enterprise Architecture program. The Agile Standard Contract Kasper Hoegsberg, a student at the e-business line at the IT University…

Holistic Management in a Context of Enterprise IT Management and Organizational Leadership

An Approach to Sense Making and Intelligent Business There are probably many different ways to gain sense in each of the many different enterprises and organizations across the planet. This particular paper investigates one particular approach question the validity of the data and the selected approaches to articulate strategies and plans. This should give you (the reader) an idea on how to develop better plans that in turn would give the enterprise a better system. In order to make proper decisions on how to develop the enterprise it becomes a necessity for the enterprise to deal with the question of sense making.…

The Fractal Organization: From an Enterprise Architecture Point of View.

Enterprise Architecture Patrick Hoverstadt started the lecture by saying that he had never heard of Enterprise Architecture before he ran into John Gotze but of what he has learned it is about making sense of the organization and creating a conceptual model for the enterprise. Build Models In Enterprise Architecture modeling is a corner stone and the models serve to create an idea on what we are trying to manage and how well to understand the model. The model has to be based on real life data and it has to represent reality in the best way possible. The models provide both…