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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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Cloudy Days Ahead? 

Some ten years ago, Jeanne Ross, the now-retired MIT researcher and co-author of several seminal EA-books, coined the acronym SMACIT to describe the key technologies of digital businesses: social, mobile, analytics, cloud, and Internet of Things. Adding AI to the mix, those technologies are still today key to digital business strategies and practices in most…
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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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Chris Mowles, Complexity: A Key Idea for Business and Society

Book of the Month – Complexity: A Key Idea for Business and Society by Chris Mowles

The Book of the Month is Professor Chris Mowles’ book Complexity: A Key Idea for Business and Society. Chris runs the Doctor of Management (DMan) programme at the University of Hertfordshire in England and was the supervisor of Mikkel Brahm when he did his DMan a while ago. Mikkel is a guest speaker on our…
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Humans at the centre of it all

The past month has been a month of conferences. First, Ksenija and I went to the iconic IRMUK Enterprise Architecture and Business Process Management Conference in London. It must be the 14th or so time I have been at that annual conference, which I have the honour of being a member of the Advisory Board…
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Book of the Month – 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 is about making sense of messes.  You might ask what…
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Enterprise Awkwardness 

Sometimes seemingly easy and simple things turn out to be anything but easy and simple. They become a huge mess, to borrow from the title of our book of the month. Let me give an example.  Over the summer, Ksenija and I decided that we need new laptops. So, on the 11th of August, I…
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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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Enterprise Architects Must Master Both Core and Explore

As enterprise architects, we are always facing a two-logics situation. On one hand, we want to and need to understand, and as best we can, manage, the core of our enterprise. As our friend John Zachman famously said: “Someday, you’re going to wish you had all those models, enterprise-wide, horizontally and vertically integrated, at an…
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