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Enterprise Architecture Mantra free mind map download

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“Mantras related to Enterprise Architecture.”

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My shared EA's Library Of Knowledge.<br>The most stunning articles related to the whole-of-the-enterprise architecture. Dig and you make up your own mind!
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How to Think Like an Enterprise Architect? ~ Future of CIO

How to Think Like an Enterprise Architect? ~ Future of CIO | Enterprise Architecture | Scoop.it
Enterprise Architecture is the discipline not just for Enterprise Architects, it's the thinking process every business leader should master; and it's the discipline every mature organization needs to practice.

Via Tony Shan
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Enterprise Architecture is the discipline not just for Enterprise Architects, it's the thinking process every business leader should master; and it's the discipline every mature organization needs to practice.  


Not everyone should be an EA, neither everyone wants to be an EA,  but everyone can learn how to think like architect through: systematic thinking, system thinkingholistic thinking, critical thinking, creative thinking, analytics thinking, synthetic thinking, non-linear thinking, abstract thinkingwhole-brain thinking, positive thinking, etc...

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Tensions Between IT and Business Leaders Forcing Changes in Enterprise Technology Delivery

Tensions Between IT and Business Leaders Forcing Changes in Enterprise Technology Delivery | Enterprise Architecture | Scoop.it
It should come as no surprise to anyone in the technology industry, be you buyer or seller, that inside of enterprises IT departments are being buffeted by unprecedented changes that are reshaping expectations, roles and responsibilities. All of the buzzwords come into play: 'Shadow IT,' 'Consumerization of IT,' BYOD, cloud, mobility, virtualization, big data, security, risk management, ad infinitum and ad nauseam.
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First what appears to be bad news for IT:

  • 37% of budgets allocated in 2014 for technology are controlled by business departments outside of IT. In other words by people who do not report to the CIO.
  • In addition, 79% of C-level executives believe they can make technology decisions for their department better and faster without the involvement of IT.

As noted above, this seemingly bad news is contradicted in the survey by respondents who say IT is increasingly playing the role of business advisor to both internal stakeholders and external partners:

  • 83% of respondents said they are comfortable with IT staff interacting directly with important clients and partners in a consultancy role.
  • 66% of companies are planning to expand the role IT plays as business advisors in the next year.
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Designing the New Enterprise: Issues and Strategies

Designing the New Enterprise: Issues and Strategies | Enterprise Architecture | Scoop.it

The role of design in economy and society is shifting.


It’s very clear that most companies feel an imperative to update how they operate to match the current state of the marketplace. But as I pointed out in ZDNet recently, the data shows that the average lifespan of the enterprise continues to drop steadily, due to poor adaptation to the latest marketplace conditions.

In addition, to make matters worse, due to misalignment between our constituents’ respective goals, we also see that most workers in the typical enterprise are generally are poorly engaged. Only 40% of workers are ‘well-engaged’according to recent analyses. This is a unacceptable state of affairs, but we’ve really only ourselves to blame. I believe we can do better.


Via Patrick Verdonk, Paul Hobcraft
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How do you think? | Tom Graves / Tetradian

How do you think? | Tom Graves / Tetradian | Enterprise Architecture | Scoop.it

How do I think? How do I think, really? How do you think, exactly? How does anyone think – and describe their thinking? Especially about ‘big-picture’, often-abstract themes such as enterprise-architecture?


By @Tetradian

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Business Capability Modeling: Theory & Practice | Architecture and Governance – Strategic IT Planning and Enterprise Architecture

Business Capability Modeling: Theory & Practice | Architecture and Governance – Strategic IT Planning and Enterprise Architecture | Enterprise Architecture | Scoop.it
Enterprise Architecture and Business Technology Management \ Architecture and Governance Magazine
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Theory: What is a Business Capability?  

A business capability is an ability or capacity for a company to deliver value, either to customers or shareholders. Business capabilities are a useful abstraction because they represent the next level of detail beneath the business strategy. A business capability consists of three major components: business processes, people, and physical assets.

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SOA and Event Driven Architecture (SOA 2.0)

A historic view on software integration on how we've failed with our current approach to SOA (also know as SOA 1.0). We look at the problem, what to do about...

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Key Considerations in Establishing a Chief Data Office

Key Considerations in Establishing a Chief Data Office | Enterprise Architecture | Scoop.it
A Chief Data Office generally breaks new ground but is also fraught with several risks.
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Business Intelligence versus Enterprise Intelligence

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A poll at a recent Wall Street Journal CIO Network conference found that 40 percent of attendees rank business intelligence (BI) and analytics as a (See the Big Picture with Enterprise Intelligence.
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15 Theses About the Digital Future

15 Theses About the Digital Future | Enterprise Architecture | Scoop.it
The world is moving rapidly towards ubiquitous connectivity that will further change how and where people associate, gather and share information, and

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In their responses, these experts foresee an ambient information environment where accessing the Internet will be effortless and most people will tap into it so easily it will flow through their lives “like electricity.” They predict mobile, wearable, and embedded computing will be tied together in the Internet of Things, allowing people and their surroundings to tap into artificial intelligence-enhanced cloud-based information storage and sharing

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The Value of Data Visualization

Short motion graphic describing the value of data visualization.

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Infographics: where Data meets Design. 

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10 Principles of SOA

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“In this article, InfoQ's Stefan Tilkov, consultant at innoQ, proposes 10 principles to serve as a basis for SOA discussions.”

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Capitalizing on Capabilities

Capitalizing on Capabilities | Enterprise Architecture | Scoop.it

If you ask them which companies they admire, people quickly point to organizations like General Electric, Starbucks, Nordstrom, or Microsoft. Ask how many layers of management these companies have, though, or how they set strategy, and you’ll discover that few know or care. What people respect about the companies is not how they are structured or their specific approaches to management, but their capabilities—an ability to innovate...

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Why Are Requirements So Hard To Get Right? (part II)

Why Are Requirements So Hard To Get Right? (part II) | Enterprise Architecture | Scoop.it
IT projects have been around in one form or another since the 1940’s. Looking back in the literature describing the history of IT, the topic of requirements in general and identification of require...
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Identifying requirements is difficult because it requires nearly a perfect storm of the correct process, involvement of the correct people for the business problem to be solved (before it is even defined) and an environment that is conducive to making all of the parts work together.


In this second post, Thomas Cagley describes the main parameters to success to perform a right requirement process. 


Part 1: http://sco.lt/7DKdJR 

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“Which EA school do you belong to?” | Tom Graves / Tetradian

“Which EA school do you belong to?” | Tom Graves / Tetradian | Enterprise Architecture | Scoop.it

 Over on the LinkedIn Chronicles, we might say, there’s been a long-running thread in which one of the more provocative of ‘the usual suspects’ asserted two things that “are not enterprise-architecture”, and five things that enterprise-architecture “always is” – all of which, to my mind, was either flat-out wrong or so distorted as to be misleading and even dangerous.

It’s dragged on a while, much of it going round in the same old circles, as LinkedIn ‘conversations’ are wont to do. Yet in the last couple of days, though, the thread took a sideways lurch, with this particular participant taking a slightly different tack from his usual strawman-attacks. It’s sufficiently different, in fact, to be worth documenting and expanding somewhat here.



@tetradian

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Great post from Tom Graves, put the finger on what annoys me the most when it comes to explain  "enterprise architecture" to people who don't know about it. Enterprise Architecture is about the whole, looking at things from a holistic (broad) view, but also being able to dig deep when needed... Very hard to put it in a nutshell and define it as a single and simple thing. I don't feel that I can fit into only one of the "schools" that Tom describes, way too narrow! 


This is the beauty and the curse of enterprise architecture!

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Designing the business around the experience

Designing the business around the experience | Enterprise Architecture | Scoop.it
When trying to start a business, you are probably going to focus on what your possible target market is first.  You will then start to look at gaps in that market and what the various opportunities...
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Be Fragile not Agile

Be Fragile not Agile | Enterprise Architecture | Scoop.it
It is dawning on me that in the world of project management (and business management in general), that we are too obsessed with managing complexity and reducing chaos which are becoming more inevitable in our increasingly dynamic and...

Via Eduardo Lucas, Pascale Mousset
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Agile Product Ownership in a Nutshell - YouTube

This is basically a 1 day product ownership course compressed into 15 minute animated presentation. There's obviously more to product ownership than this, so...
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A topical example of visual thinking as I like it! How to make things clear about agile methodology and thinking to people in 15 min while some were get "lost in translation" since years trying to figure out what "agile" is really about. 

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System Thinking - When another perspective is needed

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Russell Ackoff taught about synthesis, the opposite of analysis. He said you can't understand something by looking at its pieces.


via @Tetradian

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Through this talk, Russel Ackoff shows the fundamental difference between analysis and system thinking processes. Great demonstration and real mind-enabler for those who are stock in old thinking patterns. 


As an appetizer, here are the three steps of synthetic thinking are to ask:

  1. What is this thing a part of?
  2. What is the behavior of its containing whole?
  3. What is the role of the thing in that containing whole?


Think big picture. Ask big-picture questions.

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Business Architects: What’s at the “core”?

Business Architects: What’s at the “core”? | Enterprise Architecture | Scoop.it

The dictionary definition of “core” reflects the problem.  Bing dictionary defines “core” as the “central” or “most important” part of something.  Notice the word “or.”  Either meaning can be intended.


A blog focused on enterprise architecture, business architecture, business strategy, and strategic alignment from an experienced enterprise architect at Microsoft.


By @nickmalik

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Interesting thought regarding the "value chain" and "Core" term, such as "core activities", that seems not being compatible. 


Indeed, what activities would we call "core activities" in such model as Porter's value chain model?


Such distinction in an End-to-End process approach sounds very strange... Actually, iI guess that asking the question to the different actors of such chain, you would have very different answer, each of them looking at what is important for him as "Core".


Let's discover Nick's thoughts on this point in the following article...


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7 Simple Steps To Reduce Complexity

7 Simple Steps To Reduce Complexity | Enterprise Architecture | Scoop.it

Over the past several years we have heard hundreds of managers talk about the negative impact of complexity on both productivity and workplace morale.


Agreeing on complexity as a problem is one thing, but doing something about it is quite another — particularly for managers who are already over-worked, stressed, and can barely keep up with their current workload.


Via Karl Wabst
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This article deals with the following dilemma: once we agreed on complexity being a problem, how to find the time and inner resources to solve this problem?

Managers need to develop simplification as a core leadership capability and a critical component of the business strategy.


Hopefully this article give some steps to help you to get started.

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Karl Wabst's curator insight, April 1, 3:47 PM

Spring is a great time to clean out the corporate clutter.

Rapid Formations's curator insight, April 2, 4:17 AM

Great article here on de-cluttering work processes and improving productivity.

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Competencies for Managers of Complex Projects

Competencies for Managers of Complex Projects | Enterprise Architecture | Scoop.it

Increased project complexities are forcing organizations to take a hard look at the necessary skill sets and capabilities for individuals who are managing and directing these large, complex projects.


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Quote: "Project Directors are no longer simply accountable for delivery. They are acting as ‘mini-CEOs’ covering a large spectrum of activities. Intellectual and technical skills are of course necessary but behavioural and communicative dimensions – or leadership intelligence – are now crucial for success."


Needed competencies:

  • strategic focus
  • leading change
  • innovative and creative
  • wisdom and courage
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Agile in the enterprise: To succeed, avoid the fundamentalists

Agile in the enterprise: To succeed, avoid the fundamentalists | Enterprise Architecture | Scoop.it

Agile development can work for big enterprises too -- if you avoid the "agile fundamentalists."


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An interesting sample of a Forrester-Oriented business capability map


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9 Tips for Organizational Maturity in SOA by Luis Weir

9 Tips for Organizational Maturity in SOA by Luis Weir | Enterprise Architecture | Scoop.it
One of the greatest challenges to implementing SOA has in fact nothing to do with the intrinsic complexity behind a SOA technology platform. It is widely recognized that the real difficulty lies in...
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5 Ways CIOs Can Rationalize Application Portfolios

5 Ways CIOs Can Rationalize Application Portfolios | Enterprise Architecture | Scoop.it
The pressure is mounting for CIOs and other IT leaders to help the business enable new disruptive technologies like mobile, social, cloud and big data, but many CIOs are struggling to do so because maintaining and supporting legacy applications...
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Agile vs. Waterfall is not the Right Question

Agile vs. Waterfall is not the Right Question | Enterprise Architecture | Scoop.it

“Introduction About 5 years ago, I posted an entry to this blog (here) on the topic of agile method and architecture. During this time, this topic has received a considerable amount of discussion, ...”

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Whether you are using agile or waterfall, the fundamental goal is to develop a solution that satisfies the important needs or wants of the key stakeholders, especially the development sponsor, since he/they are paying the bills.


Then, what you need to ask yourself about is about the marriage of Context, Feasibility and Process. This article will guide you through four example scenarios, where context and feasibility drive which process offers the best fit.


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