Doing enterprise architecture
When you're doing enterprise architecture, what should you actually do, in what sequence, for what business purpose? What skills and leadership do you need? What results should you expect? And how can you prove the business value of what you do? For process and practice in the real enterprise, methodologies and frameworks such as TOGAF, FEAF and Zachman will all help, but it's these practical concerns that often matter most. And that's what this book will show you.
Paperback: 188 pages
Change-mapping is a structured method to guide change affecting organisations. Inside this book you will find how to use Change-mapping to explore or resolve issues affected by change. The book introduces Change-mapping and takes you step by step through a basic mission to map change.
In addition there are a complete set of tool-sheets ready to be used in your own Change-mapping missions and a brief guide to using Change-mapping to explore or resolve larger scale and complex issues.
Paperback: 124 pages
“Change-mapping’ deserves to be part of the start-up kit of every cross-functional team that is about to tackle a complex business challenge - be it a business model adjustment, organisational change or operational problem.”
Daniel Poso, PhD - Global Head, Digital Transformation Strategy,
Product Development, Roche AG
The enterprise as story
Most current approaches to enterprise-architecture describe everything in terms of structure. Yet people work better with story than with structure - and people are the enterprise. As we expand the architecture towards a true whole-of-enterprise scope, we need to describe the enterprise as story. Story is everywhere in the architecture - even the enterprise itself is a story. This ground-breaking book places story at centre-stage for the architecture, itself using a narrative structure to explore the role of narrative in enterprise-architecture. Via business story-structures such as the Market-Cycle, and genres such as We Sell Certainty, it shows how stories underpin every aspect of the enterprise - and how we can use story within the architecture to enhance overall enterprise effectiveness.
Paperback: 132 pages