1 comment on “Lifecycle Management – Let the Sunshine in”

Lifecycle Management – Let the Sunshine in

Standardisation/rationalisation is a tool and a wish of many enterprise and it architects, focused as they are on simplification of the complex. But while superficially you can be very standardised, lifecycle events of all the parts can still turn the landscape into a 'hard problem'. Managing lifecycles is something organisations wrestle with because of the complexities. A model to manage lifecycles of items in your landscape — called Daylight Lifecycle Management — is described.

1 comment on “Vertical Integration versus (horizontal) standardisation”

Vertical Integration versus (horizontal) standardisation

Over on Enterprise Architecture Professional Journal I've just posted a column about 'vertical integration', where it comes from, how it drives certain developments (e.g. it is one of the drivers for the cloud) and how it is in conflict with…

7 comments on “Is ArchiMate® an Open Standard? Not really.”

Is ArchiMate® an Open Standard? Not really.

ArchiMate, the enterprise architecture modelling language, is a standard from The Open Group (TOG). Most people infer from this that ArchiMate is an open standard (I did once) and often assume The Open Group is some sort of a not-for-profit…

2 comments on “Presentation Chess and the Art of EA available on YouTube”

Presentation Chess and the Art of EA available on YouTube

I have given presentations of my story several times in the last years. From guest lectures at a university to conferences (3 hours) to presentations such as the Gartner Enterprise Architecture Summit (45 minutes). I've recorded an audio track with the…

0 comments on “Chess and the Art of Enterprise Architecture and Mastering ArchiMate Edition II (both PDF) now available as bundle”

Chess and the Art of Enterprise Architecture and Mastering ArchiMate Edition II (both PDF) now available as bundle

Chess and the Art of Enterprise Architecture and Mastering ArchiMate Edition II (both PDF) are now available as a bundle purchase with a discount of €5 for the two together. Please visit either the Chess and the Art of Enterprise…