We live in a world where the rate of change, the sources of change and the potential impact of change is greater than it ever was before. Strategic decisions have to be taken in the face of a considerable degree of uncertainty, so we have to learn the art of building the management of uncertainty into our strategies.
Great theories come in two sorts: the type that is so fundamentally foreign to one’s existing worldview that it’s a major effort to get your head round it (think Special Relativity here); and the type that is so staringly obvious that you can’t believe you didn’t think of it yourself – but you didn’t.
I’ve seen quite a few discussions over the last couple of years about whether enterprise architecture (EA) is amenable to disciplined, rigorous methods – sometimes described as a scientific approach. A lot of what I’ve seen strikes me as anything but scientific.
Winter is life. Winter is alive. That’s enough words. I’ll get propositional about this some other time. Here are a few amateur happy snaps taken over the last month. Click on them for full size (if you want). And here’s some music you might want to listen to while you watch: […]
Oliver’s Question My friend Oliver Baier (@OliverBaier) recently tweeted: “Has #RBPEA just become bigger and more urgent in 2016? People seeking (and buying) ever simpler answers to ever bigger problems”. The hashtag RBPEA was coined by Tom Graves (@Tetradian) and means Really Big Picture Enterprise Architecture. It says that to understand an enterprise one increasingly […]
Back in November we said goodbye to a lovely guy and one of the finest musicians I’ve ever played with, Ifor Baynes. Most people who’ll read this have probably never heard of him. Would that the world were different. Ifor actually died in April but this was a memorial organized by some of his closest […]