Category Archives: Controversial

Hello world…

…although I’m not sure whether anybody will be reading this. I can’t believe it’s nearly a year since I last posted here… *flaps a cloth around and sneezes at the disturbed dust* I first started this blog to help analyse … Continue reading

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Let it go… and let it break

I guess our business is much like any enterprise in the sense that the pressure to find that extra saving, that extra efficiency is always present. When combined with the increasing sophistication of end user computing (EUC) tools this can … Continue reading

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Analysis and architecture

Note: I originally titled this post “Analysis vs. architecture” but deliberately changed it based on the tone of the post as it emerged. So, I’m not quite sure what inspired this postĀ from Nick Malik but it certainly provoked reactions! Kevin … 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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Processes are NOT part of a business architecture

Well, there you go. I promised you some controversial views on this blog and here’s one of them. I believe that processes are NOT part of a business architecture model and here’s why. I strongly believe that business architecture models … Continue reading

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Noun-verb, verb-noun… whatevs

In the “good ole days”(TM) there was this rule that process diagrams should use a verb-noun combination e.g. Send Invoice, Load Customer etc. As BPM and SOA matured these conventions came along with. However, because these IT components had to … Continue reading

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