Monthly Archives: July 2011

The art of compromise: Designing deliverable architectures

You’re initiating a new project: you’ve mapped it against your strategy contribution framework; you’ve done your capability mapping and updated your knitting pattern; you’ve planned your architecture increments; updated your functional dependency map; adjusted your road map; you’ve provided a … Continue reading

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Business Architecture: How long?

Interesting article from Jeff Scott at Forrester. The headline for me was “63% [of survey respondents] thought they could create the core business architecture in less than two years” followed up by his caution that this was over-optimistic. I have a lot … Continue reading

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Help needed – How tactical should my architecture be?

Yeah, the title of this post probably didn’t give you much to go on did it? Let me explain… We’re in a service business where our key customers are corporate customers rather than individuals. Our strategy calls for us to … Continue reading

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EBA and the Program Office

I recently had a chance to look into the detail of the P3O work being done by the Office for Government Commerce here in the UK. Now, while I don’t agree with everything they propose as best practice (more on … Continue reading

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Functional Dependency Map

Edit: We’re currently reviewing our FDM to see if it can be improved.   How can you ensure that your road-map of projects stays robust and on target to deliver against your strategy? The one thing we can be certain about is … Continue reading

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