Author: Ksenija Bickova

Mintzberg understanding organizations ...finally

Book of the month – February 2023

Understanding Organizations …Finally! by Henry Mintzberg The book is a comprehensive and insightful exploration of the different ways in which organizations operate. The author draws on his extensive research and experience in the field of management. The readers will gain a deeper understanding of how organizations function, and how they can be managed more effectively.…
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merger and acquisitions

Book of the Month – January 2023

Holistic Enterprise Architecture for Mergers and Acquisitions by Scott Bernard The EA6 Cube is a well-known and widely used model in enterprise architecture. One of its key benefits is a comprehensive breakdown of the enterprise into architectural domains and threads. It allows to capture the fundamental aspects of any organization at the appropriate level of…
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The Systems Thinking – a selection of gems to add to your reading list

The Grammar of Systems: From Order to Chaos & Back by Patrick Hoverstadt I have looked forward to recommending this month’s book. When I taught systems thinking at the university some ten years ago, I used Patrick’s The Fractal Organization: Creating sustainable organizations with the Viable System Model as the textbook. And when I edited…
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cloud strategy

Book of the Month – Cloud Strategy: a Decision-Based Approach to Successful Cloud Migration by Gregor Hohpe

The way enterprises hop on their journey to cloud can vary, but one thing is clear – to successfully venture out the handbook is an absolute necessity. What’s so special about this book in particular is that the author, apart from being an expert in cloud architecture, is an avid storyteller, so the books is…
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EA maturity assessment London

THE HIGHLIGTHS of our EA maturity assessment workshop in London 

Previously we shared that EA Fellows was invited to host a workshop about EA maturity assessment at the latest IRM Enterprise Architecture Conference in London in early October and we are eager to share how it went. Our workshop presented a new EA maturity assessment model that considers the organizational context and how it is…
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abby covert how to make sense of any mess

Book of the Month – October 2022

How to Make Sense of Any Mess by Abby Covert The world is messier now that it has ever been before. What’s even scarier to think of is that tomorrow the messes that exist today would be even more messy. The main idea of the book is very well described by its title – it…
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Protected: Coloured Thinking – Case Studies

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Book of the Month – Corporate Explorer by A. Binns, C. O’Reilly and M. Tushman

Popular perception is that the large companies are typically blindsided by disruptive innovation that changes the market they operate in, effectively becoming the victims of the disruption. This book argues that it is nothing more than one of the great myths of business as in reality the disrupted firms see the disruption coming and, moreover,…
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