Tetradian Books

New developments on theory, principles and practice of whole-of-enterprise architecture

The enterprise as story

Business Strategy
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.

RRP £25.00
132 pages
ISBN-13 : 978-1906681340
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Tools for Change-mapping

Business Strategy
Tools for Change-mapping introduces twenty new Tetradian strategy tools to gather ideas, information and insights. This book expands on the basic tool-set shown in the first Change-mapping book. Inside you will find full instructions and how and when to use the tools to explore, address or resolve change issues. Every tool is shown in use with a real-world scenario, instructions how to use the the tool and how to connect with other tools inside Change-mapping. In addition you will find full colour diagrams and illustrations to help you get the most out of the tools.
Part of the Change-mapping series..

RRP £12.95
126 pages
ISBN-13 : 978-1906681425






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Change-mapping

Business Strategy
A new way to connect business tools
Change-mapping is a new system developed to link unconnected business tools to explore or resolve an issue affected by change. 
This easy to use book demonstrates a simple system which can 'plug-in' any existing business tool, so that an issue can be seen at the 'big-picture' scale down to the finest detail. Change-mapping uses a clear mapping method which allows the user to see what parts of the issue have or haven't been explored or resolved.

Featuring basic theory, clear colour diagrams and easy to use timed exercises the book helps the reader explore or resolve issues affected by change.


RRP £12.95
124 pages
ISBN-13 : 978-1906681401


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Everyday enterprise architecture

Business Strategy
All of architecture comes down to one simple idea: things work better when they work together, with clarity, with elegance, on purpose. Yet how do we express that ‘one idea’ in practice, within our organisations? With what results, and for what business-value? This book describes the down-to-earth detail of everyday enterprise architecture, to show what architects actually do to deliver value fast, across the entire enterprise.

Working step by step through a real ten-day architecture-project, this book explores the activities that underpin sense-making, strategy, structures and solutions in the real-time turmoil of an enterprise-architect’s everyday work.

RRP £25.00
186 pages
ISBN-13 : 978-1906681241



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Real Enterprise Architecture

Business Strategy
Enterprise architecture started as a formal business discipline some years ago as a means to rein in the cost and complexity of IT systems. Yet whilst enterprise-architects are still most often found in IT departments, and most frameworks such as Zachman, FEAF and TOGAF are strictly IT-centric, it does not belong under IT at all. In practice, real enterprise architecture is concerned with the structure of the entire enterprise – the integration of everything the enterprise is and does.

This book introduces a new approach to tackle the much broader scope of enterprise-scale architecture, using a systematic, iterative process for architecture development with a framework based on the well-known Group Dynamics project 
life-cycle.

RRP £25.00
144 pages
ISBN-13 : 978-1906681005
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Changes (out soon)

Business novel
This upcoming book has two roles. One is that it's a human story about business, about what happens in businesses, and how we can guide meaningful change in how a business works. It's also a practical introduction to the Tetradian suite of tools for business change - tools to improve effectiveness across the whole of a business, at every scope and scale.

“It takes a very different approach to most other books on the topic of EA, where Tom sets about painting a picture of a fictional, but all-too-familiar enterprise environment as it goes through a period of change. With some rich and thoughtful character development, a twisting and turning plot to capture the reader’s attention, and some great explanations of his work on understanding and architecting enterprises, it provides a compelling way to see EA in action.”
Darryl Carr-Enterprise Architecture Professional Journal

Doing Enterprise Architecture

Business Strategy
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, frameworks and methodologies 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.

RRP £25.00
188 pages
ISBN-13 : 978-1906681180
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SEMPER and SCORE

Business Strategy
Traditional management texts focus most of their attention on ways to improve local efficiency. Yet the real goal is enhancing enterprise effectiveness – for which an over-emphasis on efficiency alone can cause more harm than good. As enterprise architects, tasked with creating enterprise structures and capabilities that are ‘efficient on purpose’, we need some means to keep aware of the whole enterprise at all times, right down into the details of day-to-day work.

This book introduces SEMPER, which not only provides a rapid diagnostic to measure enterprise effectiveness, but automatically identifies appropriate interventions for change; and SCORE, a versatile replacement for SWOT analysis.

RRP £25.00
147 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1-906681-10-4
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The service-oriented enterprise

Business Strategy
A service-oriented architecture is fundamental to many new IT applications, from Web 2.0 to social software and cloud-computing. Yet everything is a service: we can apply the same principles to every aspect of the service-oriented enterprise.

This book explores how enterprise architecture and viable services link together to create a simpler yet far more powerful view of the enterprise, as a dynamic, unified whole. The techniques described can be used in business transformation, workflow mapping, system design and much else besides, in every type of enterprise – including those in which there is little or no IT at all.

RRP £25.00
152 pages
ISBN-13 : 978-1906681166
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