EA Metamodel Update (Number three and counting!)

Well, I think it has improved – I prefer the treatment of governance now, and packaging a multiplicity of business capabilities into a business system (more in the “systems thinking” meaning than in the “IT system” sense) gives a clearer picture of how they...

helicopters and metamodels take 2

As I threatened, I’ve had another attempt at the enterprise architecture metamodel (model of models) that I started earlier. I think it’s an improvement, but I’m still not satisfied – I’m not completely happy with the way I’ve...

a helicopter view of enterprise architecture

Over the last couple of years, I’ve read a number of posts by Nick Malik around his Enterprise Business Motivation Model. I’ve also had a look at the Osterwalder and Pigneur Business Model Generation effort. Nick tried to reconcile Osterwalder’s...

How do we handle change?

[One of a series of posts posing questions that enterprise architecture can answer] How do we handle change, whether we’re making it ourselves or it’s being imposed on us by the business environment? Change is a business constant. On any given day, a business can look...

How can we invest to business advantage?

[One of a series of posts posing questions that enterprise architecture can answer] How can we ensure that we invest time, money and resources to our best business advantage? In most businesses, it’s not a shortage of good ideas to pursue or problems to fix that is...

How do we get management conversations “on the same page”?

[One of a series of posts posing questions that enterprise architecture can answer] When we’re busy with our own little part of the world, it is sometimes difficult to notice how our colleagues in other parts of the business are getting on (or not), and easy to...