Themes

In December 2015, I decided it was time to start writing a series of articles on architecting enterprises (AE) with the aims of making enterprise architecting:

  • more readily understood
  • more easily practiced
  • more widely practiced
  • more beneficial to those practicing it

To that end, I started a series of articles which has developed into eight series (so far), each around a particular theme. This page provides an index to these articles to enable easier access to them and to related articles which readers may wish to explore. The articles were initially published via LinkedIn Pulse and are progressively being migrated to this site, so some links are to LinkedIn Pulse and some to blogs on this site.

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Series 1 – Enterprise architecture – plain and simple

 

Series 2 – Enterprise architecture – digging deeper

 

Series 3 – Enterprise architecture – principles

Considerable interest has been shown in the article on EA principles, so I have also commenced a series which elaborates further on individual principles.

 

Series 4 – Enterprise architecture for Directors

 

Series 5 – Enterprise architecture for small enterprises

 

Series 6 – Enterprise architecture for disability sector

 

Series 7 – Reflections on architecting enterprises

 

Series 8 – Focus on business analysis

 

Series 9 – Brain and systems savvy

 

 

In recent times, where I have engaged in discussion about enterprise architecture (EA), there has been a need to distinguish between the scope traditionally encompassed by enterprise architects in relation to enterprise architecture. I have found myself increasingly referring to “architecting enterprises” and “architects of enterprises” (AE) to distinguish those who focus on the enterprise and its design and architecture, as opposed to those who focus on the architecture of the IT portfolio managed and/or used by enterprises (whom I call traditional enterprise architects).

To make my meaning more explicit and to make a clearer distinction, my articles will now refer to AE as distinct from EA.  This will include progressively updating existing articles to reflect this distinction.

 

Peter Murchland is an Associate of Interface Consultants providing services which:

  • take a holistic approach to systems and people change
  • support enterprises in building capability to adapt, develop and transform in a changing world
  • develop next generation leaders and next generation enterprises
  • operate at the intersection of social and enterprise architecture

 

If you are interested in discussing these articles, Peter hosts a LinkedIn Group which you are welcome to join – see Enterprise-Modeling.