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Business Capabilities, confusion all along

Business Capabilities, confusion all along

I have been interviewed a couple of months back with a digital transformation officer at a relatively large company, and it seems that this office was just established to synergize all the initiatives across that company. Anyhow, as part of the talk we had, I briefly talked about business capabilities as an essential assessment tool for addressing any transformation activity. To that, he responded asking me what’s a business capability. Yap, I know this is a question to see my…

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Enterprise Architecture, the new MLM!

Enterprise Architecture, the new MLM!

I have been in the EA domain since the 2000s during my time at GOSI. Then, the understanding and expectations of EA were really scared and confusing. I have talked at that time with Gartner and explained our organization to them but to no avail. The response I got then just try to establish the bare minimum architecture practice and work and call it an EA without adopting any framework or method. It was understood as GOSI was relatively small…

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The Enterprise Architecture and the Business, where do they meet?

The Enterprise Architecture and the Business, where do they meet?

So I was browsing a paywall site that was discussing the involvement of Business Architecture with the Enterprise architecture discipline, and the central discussion theme is where do they meet? It was a detailed discussion with argument all along (well that is EA for you). What I am presenting next is what I feel is the most complying perspective from my point of view. Business Strategy The enterprise strategy is better understood through VMOST diagram. This diagram will help in…

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Togaf 9.2!!!

Togaf 9.2!!!

Whoo Whoo! Talking about living in the shadows, the Open Group released TOGAF 9.2. A minor update to the long lasted 9.1 which was published in 2012. So almost 6 years for a minor update seems to long. But hey who is complaining as long as your 9 certification is compatible with the new standard. So what has changed? Well as a minor change to the standard will usually indicate small stuff added here and there. And it seems the…

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Architecture Description Language

Architecture Description Language

Like the hard-headed guy I am, I went all lengths imaginable with one of my friends on the need for an architecture description language in our line of work. This guy who I would imagine had a better grasp of architecture than I do and continued insisting on there is no need to use any architecture language across the EA practice. Well, we were explicitly were discussing Archimate, which adamantly I have less knowledge about it, but I was still insisting…

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