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'Business Architecture extras' bundle

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The 'Business Architecture extras' bundle: Notes on how to extend your BA practice.

This bundle of anthologies from the Tetradian weblog covers a broad range of themes, concerns, topics, methods, concepts and tools that will need as you extend your business-architecture practice beyond the basic level.

It includes the following six anthologies:

  • On economics and Enterprise Architecture (40 posts)
  • On futures and Enterprise Architecture (40 posts)
  • On power and enterprise architecture (42 posts)
  • Sensemaking in Enterprise Architecture (33 posts)
  • On complexity and Enterprise Architecture (40 posts)
  • Business-generalist and business-anarchist (35 posts)

Allowing for some duplication between anthologies, the overall bundle includes about 220 articles, adding up to 1899 PDF pages.

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    • Enterprise Architecture
    • Business Architecture
    • Social Equity

About the Books

On Economics and Enterprise Architecture

How economics and architectures interact
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    This anthology from the Tetradian weblog explores how economics and enterprise architectures interrelate with each other, in business, in society, and with the wider world.

    This book includes about 40 posts and 40 images from the weblog. These posts are split into six groups:

    - Economics and Architecture: On Architectures - shows how architecture outlines key flaws in economics, and what it can do to help address them.

    - Economics and Architecture: Business - illustrates how economics-level issues can impact everyday business.

    - Economics and Architecture: Money - assesses how perspectives on money, price and value can both introduce useful ideas or constrain new possibilities.

    - Economics and Architecture: Society - uses architectures-methods to explore effects of current economics at whole-of-society levels.

    - Economics and Architecture: Futures - reviews economics implications highlighted by futures-analysis.

    - Economics and Architecture: Beyond Money - explores an architecture-based thought-experiment on a form of economics that does not need money to function.

    On futures and Enterprise Architecture

    How to use futures methods in architectures
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      This anthology from the Tetradian weblog focusses on futures, and particularly the techniques and methods needed to guide change for an individual organisation, for a broader shared enterprise, or at a more global big-picture scale, and also across any timescale that may be required.

      This book includes about 40 posts and 70 images from the weblog. These posts are split into four groups:

      - Futures: Methods - outlines some of the methods and concerns in futures-work for architectures.

      - Futures: Architectures - explore a range of issues where futures concerns intersect with architectures in a business context.

      - Futures: Politics - uses futures-methods to identify a swathe of fundamental flaws in many current concepts of politics and society, and suggest what can be done to resolve those flaws.

      - Futures: Assessments - applies futures-methods to assess potential challenges and options in broader social change, and also in architecture itself.

      On power and enterprise architecture

      Exploring how power-issues affect architectures
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        This anthology from the Tetradian weblog tackles the issues around power and responsibility - or lack of them - and how these affect not just our architectures and organisations but society as a whole.

        This book includes about 40 posts and 50 images from the weblog. These posts are split into four groups:

        • Power and Society: Responsibilities and Rights - assesses the relationships between rights and responsibilities, and how concepts of power underpin both.
        • Power and Society: Architecture and Responsibility - reviews how issues around power and responsibility can impact on the requirements and concerns for our architectures.
        • Power and Society: Irresponsibility - outlines the challenges that arise when individuals, organisations, industries or entire societies align around a systematic and often intentional irresponsibility.
        • Power and Society: Power and the Person - explores how power-issues affect the individual, particularly in the context of work

        Sensemaking in enterprise architecture

        Methods and disciplines for sensemaking
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          This anthology from the Tetradian weblog provides checklists, models and schemas to guide sensemaking practice for enterprise architecture and a wide range of other related disciplines.

          The book includes about 35 posts and 90 images from the weblog, and is split into three sections:

          • Sensemaking: Making Sense - maps out a range of methods and options for sensemaking in enterprise architecture and beyond.
          • Sensemaking: Metaframeworks - presents guidelines and worked-examples on metaframeworks (frameworks used to create sensemaking-frameworks) for enterprise architecture and more.
          • Sensemaking: Seven Sins - introduces a set of seven common patterns of sensemaking-failure, and their implications in real-world practice.

          On Complexity and Enterprise Architecture

          Making sense of architecture complexities
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            This anthology from the Tetradian weblog explores the various forms of complexity that arise in enterprise architecture, and how to work with them.

            This book includes about 40 posts and 95 images from the weblog. These posts are split into four groups:

            • Complexity: Complexity and Chaos - explores core concepts around complexity in business and beyond.
            • Complexity: Complexity and Sensemaking - shows how make sense of complexity in architectures.
            • Complexity: Complexity and Method - introduces methods and practices to tackle complexity.
            • Complexity: Complexity and SCAN - illustrates how to use the SCAN frame to map out, make sense of and take action on complexity.

            Business-generalist and business-anarchist

            Two key roles in enterprise architecture
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              This anthology from the Tetradian weblog introduces two essential yet often-misunderstood roles in enterprise-architecture and for the enterprise as a whole: the business-generalist, and the business-anarchist.

              This book includes about 35 posts and 50 images from the weblog. These posts are split into four groups:

              • Generalist: The Role Of The Generalist - explores how generalists connect across the enterprise, and why it would fall apart without their work.
              • Generalist: No Jobs For Generalists - describes why it is so hard to get a job as a business-generalist, and the cultural background that underpins this problem.
              • Generalist: The Role Of The Business-Anarchist - outlines the role and function of the business-anarchist, showing how to tackle inherent-uncertainty in the enterprise.
              • Generalist: The Clash With Specialism - reviews how an over-focus on specialism can cause clashes across the organisation, and can put the viability of the enterprise at risk.

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