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  • Blog Post: Creating a Core Diagram for Agile Business

    Today, I gave my talk at the Open Group conference that presents a step-by-step method for creating a core diagram that is useful for agile business. I will blog a series of posts on the topic to share this information to my friends and colleagues on the web. I will create the following posts. As...
  • Blog Post: Enterprise Business Motivation Model version 3.5

    For those of you who have been waiting for me to announce the release of the newest version of the Enterprise Business Motivation Model , I’m happy to announce that version 3.5 is available now.  To visit a Wordpress site set up to explain the model, visit http://motivationmodel.com To visit a web...
  • Blog Post: Metamodel 101

    I was just privy to a conversation about the value of creating a specific kind of metamodel, and it made me wonder… if I had to explain the concept of a metamodel to someone, how would I do it?  First, let’s start by defining the term “metamodel.”  The IEEE Online Software Engineering Vocabulary...
  • Blog Post: It’s not about cost savings… it’s about value

    The word ‘value’ has too many meanings and sometimes it masks a real problem.  I had a conversation with a very smart customer recently, where their IT division is going through a transformation to help their business compete.  I asked if their transformation has the purpose of making IT cost...
  • Blog Post: When Traceability is a “Bridge to Nowhere”

    One thing that many Enterprise Architects agree with: traceability matters.  If your job is to help the business to determine the strategic initiatives they should follow this year, the EA answer is to look to their goals and TRACE from their goals to their capabilities and, based on areas of weakness...
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