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.
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…
Is Your Consultant a Parasite?
Good consultants do exist. But so do parasitic ones. This story is about why they happen and how to spot them.
Yes, 2-speed IT is real, but not like you think
The idea of 2-speed IT has been doing the rounds for a while. It is now dying. But in a different way, it is actually a really important aspect of IT.
About ‘being right’ versus ‘being heeded’
[De Nederlandse versie van dit verhaal vind je hier] About 15 years ago, someone I knew left an organisation where they had an advisory role. When they left for another job, at the farewell-party, management said the following: "With [X],…
Over ‘gelijk hebben’ versus ‘gelijk krijgen’
[The English version of this story can be found here] Een jaar of 15 geleden vertrok iemand die ik kende bij een organisatie waar zij een adviserende functie had vervuld. Ze ging ergens anders werken. Bij haar afscheid zei het…
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.
Mastering ArchiMate 3.1 is now available
Hurrah! Mastering ArchiMate 3.1 is now live. You can read about it on the book's home page. And you can buy it there. All customers who bought the previous edition on or after 5 Nov 2019 (the date version 3.1…
Mastering ArchiMate 3.1 Free Excerpt is available
The free excerpt is the first part of the fourth edition to be released and it is compatible with ArchiMate 3.1. As before, it contains a full step-by-step introduction to the language. You really do not need anything else to…
Mastering ArchiMate 3.1 is done
YES!! Done. Finally. The free syntax excerpt will be released soon. The PDF version will follow shortly thereafter. The hardcover will follow after I've waited a few weeks to see if some glaring issues have been noted by readers. As…