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 … Continue reading Architecture Capabilities through Business Models

Developing Frameworks: Five Things To Do and Five Things To Avoid.

The Essentials While working with the concept of Enterprise Architecture it usually becomes a necessity to chose and implement a framework. As such the chief architect can either implement a standard framework, and as such commence the project of documenting the AS – IS situation1. It is an option to adapt the standard framework in order to make it suitable for the enterprise as such make it work better in the implementation process. An alternative to deal with a standard framework the chief architect could develop his or her own framework that from the start has been developed in mind … Continue reading Developing Frameworks: Five Things To Do and Five Things To Avoid.

Innovation in an Enterprise Architecture Context: Innovating the Business Processes, Technological Services and Corporate Strategies.

Innovation This blog post deals with innovation in regards to the Enterprise Architecture program. I’ve been able to identify two different approaches to innovation. The first approach to innovation is what I define as incremental innovation. The second approach to innovation is radical innovation. In most cases incremental innovation is innovation in social systems where small improvements have been introduced to the social systems. Likewise is radical innovations forms of innovations that fundamentally changes the social systems e.g. how they work or how they interact with one another. Likewise is the concept of innovation extremely context dependable. For one social … Continue reading Innovation in an Enterprise Architecture Context: Innovating the Business Processes, Technological Services and Corporate Strategies.

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 … Continue reading Holistic Management in a Context of Enterprise IT Management and Organizational Leadership

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

The Foundation for Coherency Management: A Framework for Change.

A Framework for Organization to Embrace Coherency Management When an organization choses to pursuit the implementation of Coherency Management then it the organization have to focus on organizational change. The idea of the organizational change is when the managers, middle managers and the employees will have to work in a different way and humans and organization culture have a tendency to be conservative and react hostile against change. For this the Coherency Architect should focus on how create the proper form of change within the organization. A Quick Summary of Coherency Management Coherency Management deals with how to achieve alignment, … Continue reading The Foundation for Coherency Management: A Framework for Change.