The art and science of engineering

This one’s about a simple SCAN crossmap that may be useful for making sense of what underpins engineering, and how it works the way that it does. (It also draws on the previous post about the nature of skills, and also

Tagged with: , , , , , ,
Posted in Business, Complexity / Structure, Enterprise architecture

What I do, and why

“Are you the guy who writes books?”, asks the young woman behind me in the cafe. Well, yes, I am – but much as for her, it’s taken me a moment or two to recognise her, and then remember the

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Business, Complexity / Structure, Enterprise architecture, Futures, Knowledge

Two acronyms: ENDS and MEANS

A bit forced, I’ll admit, but these two acronyms may at least be useful as checklists in enterprise-architecture and beyond. First, ENDS – the reasons or drivers for doing anything: Expectation – What we expect from and in the world,

Tagged with: , , ,
Posted in Business, Enterprise architecture

Missing the point

It looked fair enough at first, this otherwise innocuous-seeming comment on a recent post of mine, over on LinkedIn: Without information management capabilities how does the organization interact within itself and the broader shared-enterprise. For example the interaction between an

Tagged with: , , , , , ,
Posted in Business, Enterprise architecture

Slidedeck from IASA Business Architecture eSummit

A couple of days back I did an online session at IASA‘s eSummit on business-architecture. It seemed to go pretty well – I’ve had a few good comments about it since then, which is always a good sign. The theme

Tagged with: , , , , ,
Posted in Business, Enterprise architecture

Digital-transformation – it’s about (much) more than just digital

Digital-transformation? We’ve been here before. And if we’re not careful about it, as enterprise-architects and others, we risk making an even worse hash of it than we did on those previous times. Oops… But what is ‘digital transformation’? There are

Tagged with: , , , , , ,
Posted in Business, Enterprise architecture

IT – it’s about (much) more than just ‘digital-stuff’

Information-technology – what is it? There are so many arguments on this that it’s probably simplest to sidestep the question, and say that information-technology is the technology of information. Kinda straightforward, when we look at it like that. But in which

Tagged with: , , , , ,
Posted in Business, Enterprise architecture

Enterprise-architecture – it’s about (much) more than just IT

Enterprise-architecture – what is it? There are so many arguments about this – especially on LinkedIn – that it’s easiest to sidestep the question, and say that enterprise-architecture is the architecture of the enterprise. Kinda straightforward, when we look at

Tagged with: , , , , ,
Posted in Business, Enterprise architecture

The long and the short

Yeah, there’ve been complaints. – “Write simpler! “, says one. – “You write so looong!”, says another. – “I have a problem with your blog-posts”, says yet another. “I know I’ll be required to think hard if I read them

Tagged with: , ,
Posted in Business, Enterprise architecture, Scribbles / writing, Uncategorized

A new direction?

It was a good chat, that serendipitous meeting with an IT-recruiter on the crowded homebound train. We’d managed to grab one of the rare table-seats, so I was able to show her my slidedeck ‘Attracting, retaining and getting the best

Tagged with: , , ,
Posted in Business, Enterprise architecture, Futures
Books by Tom Graves
Ebooks by Tom Graves
Categories
Archives