Welcome to R&A

Logo-RnA-100dpi.jpgR&A is the vehicle for Gerben Wierda’s ‘extracurricular activities’ (what he does next to his day job and family life — or what’s left of that). Mostly writing and sometimes a bit of training or consultancy. R&A is also the publisher of Mastering ArchiMate and Chess and the Art of Enterprise Architecture.

This site combines the previous separate content of masteringarchimate.com and enterprisechess.com.

Recent Posts

Perspectives on the Information Revolution

What is the information revolution doing to us humans? A very condensed journey from essences of digital technology and human intelligence to the role of talk, trust and the impact of IT on society.

Key posts on IT

(What I consider to be) my key articles on (governance and fundamentals of) IT and EA in general. Easily accessible from here.

Don’t become an Enterprise/IT Architect…

With increasing IT volumes in the world, landscape change is getting harder and harder, and we need to adapt to that fact. Upper management is very slow to adapt and the Enterprise/IT Architect/Strategist’s position becomes more frustrating as a result.

Flexplekmaffia

Dit verhaal gaat over een nieuwe hype over ‘Het Nieuwe Werken’. Maar we gaan eerst even ver terug in de tijd. En schijnbaar naar een volstrekt ongerelateerd onderwerp. Logisch klinkende simplistische onzin Ergens in 1999 waren ‘wij’ zwanger van onze…

How well does your top management understand IT?

I am proposing a way to ‘measure’ the ‘understanding’ the top of an organisation has — how capable it is of making informed strategic decisions — on a subject, e.g. legal, finance, or what is my particular interest: IT.

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