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Enterprise Architecture Video Most Viewed on YouTube

I’m working on a few more serious things, but in the meantime I did not want to let this happen silently. The animation Why Enterprise Architecture (“Meet Michael”) is now (clearly, 2000 views more than the next one) the most … Continue reading

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Agile & Architecture

Confronted with the problems of Waterfall approaches, organisations are all jumping on the Agile bandwagon. This is often a very good thing. Big Up-Front Design (BUFD) has many drawbacks in volatile environments and much of what happens in IT happens … Continue reading

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ArchiMate 3: What do the license changes mean?

With the release of ArchiMate 3, The Open Group has changed the text of the license as well as their explanation. What has changed, and what does it mean? (Note, as this is not about modelling with ArchiMate but about … Continue reading

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Vertical Integration versus (horizontal) standardisation

Over on Enterprise Architecture Professional Journal I’ve just posted a column about ‘vertical integration’, where it comes from, how it drives certain developments (e.g. it is one of the drivers for the cloud) and how it is in conflict with … Continue reading

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Is ArchiMate┬« an Open Standard? Not really.

ArchiMate is not an open standard by most definitions as it is neither royalty-free nor maintained by a not-for-profit organisation. TOG is a commercial enterprise whose (shaky) approach to the legalities is meant to create a monopoly. Continue reading

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Twenty years ago: deconstructing hype

Dutch national newspaper De Volkskrant launched a site to commemorate their initial steps on the internet, 20 years ago, on May 6, 1996. All in good fun, e.g. de site looks like a Windows 95 desktop. On it, they put … Continue reading

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Meet me at EAC June 2016 London

I’ll be giving the opening EA keynote for the Enterprise Architecture Conference Europe 2016 on 14 June 2016 in London. I’d love to discuss EA with you. So: meet me there?

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