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The Story behind “Stories That Move Mountains”
There is a new book available that I’d like to let everyone know about. It is called “ Stories That Move Mountains .” I wrote this book with two fantastic professionals Martin Sykes and Mark D. West. In this post, I’m going to talk about how this book came to be, and why I felt so strongly...
4 Nov 2012
On the Hunt for the One-Page View of an Enterprise
I am currently noodling the idea of a one-page view of my employer (Microsoft) for the purpose of rationalizing the sharing of services across business units and business models. (If you understood the previous sentence, you are probably an enterprise architect, even if that is Not your title)...
3 Jun 2011
How (not) to convince an architect
I’ve been watching, with a mixture of dismay and mirth, a LinkedIn discussion between Adrian Grigoriu and a group of Enterprise Architects as he attempts to promote his new business architecture approach . Now, to be fair, Adrian has already written and published his book, so it is a little late...
9 Dec 2010
Creating a compelling visual story
One thing that I’ve become fascinated with over the past few years is the difference between people who have good ideas, and people who use good ideas to bring about change. I’m not alone to notice that the folks who originate a concept are usually NOT the ones who get the credit for it…...
3 Dec 2010
Drawing Effective Technical Diagrams
As architects, we spend a good bit of time trying to get a very complicated set of ideas communicated in a clear, consistent, and understandable manner. A simple diagram with a clear story can be very compelling. A poor diagram can actively sink your efforts. A great example of a poor diagram appeared...
29 Apr 2010
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