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Is it possible to tell an interesting story about a subject as dry as Enterprise Architecture? Well, I am going to try. Once upon a time, in the vast Australian continent, there existed a Mining and Resources company called Southern Cross Mining and Resources Company. For those of you unfamiliar with Southern Cross, it is a Constellation which looks like a Cross visible only in the Southern Skies and that too...
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In this part, John will clarify some of the common mistakes done by practitioners. Such as using BPMN Models as an artifact ( deliverable) inside Zachman Framework Column 2, Row 2? Why it's wrong to compare Zachman Framework with other frameworks in the industry which are being used for doing Enterprise Architecture? John also shared his concern about some of the professionals who are qualifying themselves by simply glancing through his...
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A hidden source of expensive waste in most organizations can be found in the process for seeking funding for projects. I’ll bet you are thinking, “Seriously?” to yourself right now. That’s the problem. No one really thinks about this process as a costly waste of scarce resources in an organization. And worse yet, very few organizations see the link between good business architecture and eliminating this wasteful loss. In the next...
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In this 22 part Enterprise Architecture conversation, John Zachman and I discussed why so many people misunderstand the Zachman Framework™. The Framework looks simple ... but it is somewhat paradoxical. It is an Ontology and as such, it is the foundation of a discipline for creating very complex objects, specifically, Enterprises. Simply glancing at the Framework graphic is not sufficient to become an expert.   Part 1 of 22: Why is...
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It was a great evening indeed.  27 companies from across the world walked away with the iCMG Architecture Excellence Award 2014 during the glittering awards night held at The Mövenpick Hotel, Bangalore on the 18th of November, 2014. The winners were selected from more than 170 nominations for four different categories - technical, business, enterprise and industry verticals.  Ronald Ross, considered to be the father of Business Rules, has graced the...
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This year brought with it a few key trends that shape what you can expect from iCMG in 2015. With Architecture World Summit set to begin in less than a day and with 2015 at the doors we’re pleased to announce important services designed to add significant value to practicing Enterprise Architects and C-level executives globally.   TREND 1: Business-driven EA Businesses across the globe continue to embrace and expand their...
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For all those attending the Architecture World Summit I send a sincere welcome! This conference was designed for you. But how will you get the most from the time you spend with us over the next 2 days? I've written this post for those of you who want to maximize the value you get from the summit now and in the coming year. Because that is what sets iCMG apart in...
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Getting funding for that project that is near and dear to your heart is generally the least favorite activity of almost all of my clients. You’ve done your research and know in your heart it is the right thing to do and will bring the needed results to your company. But what I hear from my clients is that convincing others, especially those that may not have the passion for technology...
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Concerned about getting the funding you need to move an important project ahead? Not sure if you’ll succeed? Read on and discover how the Zachman Framework can help you in ways you may not have considered before. I consider the Zachman Framework an essential tool for building a wining business case and getting the funding you need. It offers at least three ways to build a better business case and increase...
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If answer is Yes, then join us for this webinar and learn why you are earning only 20% value out of your Business Architecture. No doubt, use of MS Word, PPT, Excel are great tools and they aid in understanding. But, they have serious limitations when we want to use them as "diagnostic tool". Learn about seven engineering dimensions which are critical in decision making. It's important to model strategy and...
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