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Soft Skills For Enterprise Architects (SSFEA) Goes Live ...

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The feedback received was fantastic as attendees reported the skills learned are exactly what they feel are required to take Enterprise Architecture to a higher level of success within their organizations.
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What Killed Michael Porter's Monitor Group? The One Force That Really Matters - Forbes #strategy #Entarch

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What Killed Michael Porter’s Monitor Group?

 

 

I was astonished with this reading : a great "common sense" that I lacked when reading M.Porter. The sad feeling of being blind...

I must read further the "Management Myth" to stay down to earth : this article is quite ironic but brutal!

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[ French ] Critical review of BSC

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An interesting sample of a Forrester-Oriented business capability map

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Deloitte - What the board needs to known about IT

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[ French ] Webinar - IGI Partners - Holacracy

Interesting webinar about Holacracy (96-min long webinar !) : introduction to a new way of management.

 

"La perfomance, c'est laisser se manifester la raison d'être de l'organisation"

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The project-related concerns of Enterprise Architecture

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A funny analogy : Tetris to explain the dynamics of EA

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The relationship between ArchiMate 2.0 and TOGAF 9.1

A TOGAF trainer introduces the relationships between ArchiMate 2.0
and TOGAF 9.1.

Interesting reading @ http://academy.capgemini.com/publicaties/ArchiMate%20and%20TOGAF%20relationship%20explained.pdf

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How to build a Roadmap

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Guidance for building a roadmap.

From the Enterprise Architecture perspective, I think the Togaf Transitory architectures should be mentionned here and used as input of the project organization.

Anyway, this is a good reminder of "what does work" !

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Enterprise Architecture politics and their roots - Enterprise Architecture Matters

Interesting post on competing for internal resource : EA versus tactical projects!

 

"In truth, EA will compete for resources in the enterprise with many other tactical and operational activities which have not been included in the enterprise transformation program in the 1st place."

 

EA versus Tactical Projects : stay attractive and prove the delivery !

 

A good basis for understanding the stakes for competing for internal resources : http://www.amazon.com/The-New-Strategic-Management-Organizations/dp/0471344001/ref=sr_1_11?ie=UTF8&qid=1341262070&sr=8-11

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The Pitfalls of Culture Change

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Interesting viewpoint on Culture in Organization :

"The reason most cul­tural change pro­grams fail is because cul­ture is an epi­phen­omenon of human inter­ac­tion. This means that cul­ture as such does not exist., it is a men­tal con­struct. Cul­ture is the effect of some­thing and can not be the cause of any­thing."

 

This article makes me wondering about the willing of "changing the Culture" underlying the attempt to "transform the Organization".

 

Human part of Organization is quite hard to experience at first hand.

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A Taxonomy of Stakeholders

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Human Roles in System Development

Ian F. Alexander

 

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Enterprise Architecture Analysis for Data Accuracy Assessments

Mixing Data quality stake and Archimate modeling : I needed to read carefully ! :)

A brief text on IPMap tool.

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So You Want One Version Of The Truth?

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Overview

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A list of websites and reading materials on strategy & complexity

A mine to be drilled for gaining knowledge !!

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Michael Porter, for the dummies - A "must read" !

Understanding Michael Porter: The Essential Guide to Competition and Strategy

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This book allow to review and ascertain the common understanding and the usual mistakes around the great work of Michael Porter.

 

"Understanding Michael Porter: The Essential Guide to Competition and Strategy [Joan Magretta] on Amazon.com. Competitive advantage. The value chain. Five forces."

 

 

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#EntArch are egocentric ! So am I ?

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"I have no evidence that the role Enterprise Architect attracts altruistic people, I instead believe that it attracts egocentric persons."

 

Reflexive though and self-criticism in progress ....

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Efficient styles, anti-patterns

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A good analogy  : understanding style in cooking for approaching the meaning of style in architecture.

Understanding the styles is not so common for "architects", they prefer to stay "compliant" with the oragnization's rules.
This article is a good starting point to be aware of these styles, and to try to understand at least some of them where one feels comfortable.

Few anti-patterns are documented here also, and especially the "China egg" anti-pattern : a smart expression to name the wasting effort to impose unilateral decision: as it is assessed as unuseful, everyone else spend (huge) effort to bypass it....

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Successful MDM is Invisible! | Master Data Management

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Ask yourself about MDM : is that a project, a resulting infrastructure or an ongoing process ?

 

Don't miss your real motivation for having a "MDM";

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Balancing Agility and Discipline at Scale » SEI Blog

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A new post from SEI blog : the way to stay reasonable while being agile !

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QRS : services vs capabilities

A good post on defining, comparing and showing stakes of services and capabilities by QRS : 

http://qrs3e.com/services-vs-capabilities-what%E2%80%99s-the-difference-and-why-does-it-matter/

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Defensive Routines & Organizational Learning

Introduction to Chris Argyris' work.

 

Another starting point for learning organization is this pointer to a course to Learning System Dynamics : http://clexchange.org/curriculum/roadmaps.asp

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Another Facet for the Conscious Organization - Blogs.com

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As I have written many times over the years, you cannot enter a dialogue about human consciousness without including the ego. Well, you could, but you'd be avoiding a primary actor in the process. For all its darkness and ...
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The science of splitting up IT projects

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Ha, ha !

A good reminder of classical readings like CHAOS report (http://www.projectsmart.co.uk/docs/chaos-report.pdf) or "There is no silver bullet" (http://www.cs.nott.ac.uk/~cah/G51ISS/Documents/NoSilverBullet.html) or the Mythical Man Month (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mythical_Man-Month).

 

This article proposes new figures on current-technologies IT projects failures.

 

A proposed solution : a set of Agile cells  -> I am interesting to check how they manage the Agile cells projects in parallel.

 

By the way, this is good reading to manage phase F in TOGAF, isn't it ?

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The Turing Machine Comes True

An amazing movie on a real implemented Turing Machine. 

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Some patterns of BAD IT architecture

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IT Arch. : simple lesson on what has to be obviously avoided !

thanx to @Flanome

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