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On enterprise-architecture practice

Concepts and guidance to underpin practice

About the Book

This anthology from the Tetradian weblog explores core principles and guidance for real-world practice for enterprise-architecture and its related disciplines.

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

  • Practice: Essential Principles - outlines some essential guiding-principles for working on enterprise-architectures and more.
  • Practice: Guidance - presents practical guidelines and guidance for use in change-projects of all kinds.
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Tom Graves
Tom Graves

Tom Graves has been an independent consultant for more than four decades, in business transformation, enterprise architecture and knowledge management. His clients in Europe, Australasia and the Americas cover a broad range of industries including small-business, banking, utilities, manufacturing, logistics, engineering, media, telecoms, research, defence and government. He has a special interest in whole-enterprise architectures for non-profit, social, government and commercial enterprises.

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Table of Contents

  • I don’t know
  • “It depends…”
  • Just Enough Detail
  • Working with ‘I don’t know’
  • On working with uncertainty
  • On not eating the elephant
  • Transparency
  • How do you think?
  • Methods, mechanics, approaches
  • There’s no short-cut to experience
  • Enterprise architecture and the ‘small countries’
  • VPEC-T
  • Enterprise-architecture: Bring on the clowns?
  • More on business-models
  • Why business-model to enterprise-architecture?
  • Enterprise-architecture and the Cloud
  • The Cloud is in the cloud
  • Decision-making – belief, fact, theory and practice
    • It gets complicated…
    • Implications for enterprise-architecture
  • Don’t start with How
  • On chaos in enterprise-architecture
  • Control, complex, chaotic
  • Best practices – adapt, then adopt
  • Scalability and uniqueness
    • Practical implications for enterprise-architecture
  • Models and reasoning-processes in enterprise-architecture
  • Starting-friction
  • Putting capabilities to use
  • CRUD, CRUDE and other action-acronyms
  • Product, service and trust
  • An enterprise-architects’ mantra
  • Why the ‘why’ matters
    • Practical implications
  • Toolsets for associative modelling
  • Catching ideas in flight
  • Enterprise-architecture - it’s about (much) more than just IT
  • IT - it’s about (much) more than just ‘digital-stuff’
  • Digital-transformation - it’s about (much) more than just digital
  • The Performance Paradox
  • Architecting the shadows
  • Against fragmentation
  • Why I write long posts

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