Category Archives: Delivery Mode

Functional Dependency Map – Follow Up

We’ve used a Functional Dependency Map for quite some while now to track risks and dependencies across our roadmap. Once every 4 weeks we get the full project management team together for an hour to run through the dependencies with … Continue reading

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Analysts and architects

In a previous post I talked about how we segregate the roles and accountabilities of business analysts and architects in our organisation. I also stated my belief that the “business analyst and architect role are not quite as far apart … 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 post from Nick Malik but it certainly provoked reactions! Kevin … Continue reading

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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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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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The Project Manager is your team-mate not your enemy

One of my favourite Americanisms is “where the rubber meets the road” and this is just as true for architecture as it is for anything else. Real architecture happens “where the rubber meets the road”. This is assuming, of course, … Continue reading

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