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Blog posts tagged in Methodology
The idea is inspired by medical practice, wherein a medical doctor, who understands the human anatomy, uses the symptoms (narrated by a patient) to understand the problem and narrow it down to specific organ/organs, then applies x-ray techniques to get the necessary insight and uses the x-ray for diagnosis before arriving at possible solution options. Interestingly, this methodology of problem-solving had been a great success in the medical practice that has succeeded in handling human body disorders on time resulting in longevity of people. The key is to understand "enterprise anatomy" (building blocks) and interaction between them. An enterprise doctor should...
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We introduced our IT Architecture course in 1999 when the use of word "Architecture" was still rare in the context of Enterprise or IT. In the last 17 years, we have seen growing adoption and interest in the subject. It's encouraging to see that "IT Architecture" is getting recognized as a critical element for enterprise survival as well as success. In the last 7 years alone, we have assessed over 2000 plus projects (& initiatives) and the progress on ground is not very encouraging. The idea of IT "Architecture" is often confused with IT "Implementation". The challenges related to growing...
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I would like to share my takeaways from the workshop, following Krish's blog post. As you can see from the accompanying photo, this hands-on workshop was held in a compact and cosy room which makes it even more interactive.  Consequently, there was constant exchange of thoughts, questions and answers between everyone in the room, instructors and students alike. A few such exchanges are worth sharing with the wider audience of architects in this forum. It seems like a monumental effort to attempt to populate an enterprise anatomy, given that it represents the ontology of the holistic enterprise.  While this effort cannot to be under-estimated, it was generally...
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Business Process Management (BPM) is about managing everything that is done in an organisation to provide successful customer outcomes (hence it is a customer-centric effort). You need a plan, which includes a description from the organisation regarding how it will roll out and upkeep the Business Process Management (BPM) initiative, select processes for development and train people to lead the actual implementation. All this requires professional, leadership and communication skills. Janne Ohtonen has published a new book called “You Think You Are Doing Well? Become a Winner With Customer-Centric Process Leadership!” which is aimed to help you to grow those skills...
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A new book called “You Think You Are Doing Well? Become a Winner With Customer-Centric Process Leadership!” has been published to help you to develop both your personal leadership and business process management skills with each passing week. Even though this book may initially seem like a random collection of wisdom, it is based on the experience the author has accumulated over the last ten years of working as a professional business process management and leadership coach. The world has become a complex place and many kinds of demands are placed on the people who work in decision-making positions. This book...
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