The Role of the Enterprise Architect as a Sherpa

When thinking of the role of an enterprise architect, I came up with the idea of comparing the enterprise architect with the role of a sherpa. In government, a sherpa is a person who represents a head of state or government and prepares international summits, especially the G8 summit. Sherpas meet before the official summits … Continue reading The Role of the Enterprise Architect as a Sherpa

Mastering ArchiMate Edition I by Gerben Wierda

During The Open Group conference in Barcelona Gerben Wierda released his book Mastering ArchiMate Edition I. It contains an introduction to the ArchiMate language and documents his practical experience using the language within the financial domain. The book is available freely under a ‘begware’ license and I suggest that you donate or buy a licence if you use it commercially.

No Politics, Just Great Architecture

A few days ago a friend of mine changed the short description of his business on his Linkedin page to the slogan: 'No politics, just delivery.'. What a brilliant slogan! He's working in the IT project business for many years and I assume that he's tired of all these projects that are heavily influenced by … Continue reading No Politics, Just Great Architecture

The Open Group has been released ArchiMate 2.0

The ArchiMate Forum members had the new version on their desk for quite some time. I think The Open Group coordinated the release intentionally with its ongoing  conference in San Franscisco and let me wait for it 😉 Anyway the version 2.0 contains the main enhancements as I expected: The motivation and implementation/migration extensions are … Continue reading The Open Group has been released ArchiMate 2.0

Upcoming Webinar on Working with Flexible EA Metamodels

Avolution will host a webinar on behalf of the The Open Group entitled: 'Hybrid EA frameworks – TOGAF® 9.1 + ArchiMate® + BPMN + MoDAF/DoDAF = TOGAF®+?'. Join this hands-on webinar to learn how easy your EA metamodel can be extended and changed when using Avolution's enterprise modelling solution ABACUS®. I've been using the solution … Continue reading Upcoming Webinar on Working with Flexible EA Metamodels

TOGAF 9.1 released

The Open Group released Version 9.1 of TOGAF. According to this post of Andrew Josey and Garry Doherty version 9.1 is no major release but a maintenance update which includes over 450 changes to the standard. It is assumed to be upward compatible with version 9.0. Andrew Josey's and Garry Doherty's post summarizes some of the … Continue reading TOGAF 9.1 released

Frameworks and Conceptual Models for Documenting Business Models and Strategy-related Parts of an Enterprise Architecture

A fews weeks ago Nick Malik released version 3.5 of the Enterprise Business Motivation Model (EBMM) (see his corresponding blog post here). On the occasion of that new release I reflected the list of frameworks and conceptual models I know for documenting business models and strategy-related parts of an enterprise architecture. Actually this list is manifold. The … Continue reading Frameworks and Conceptual Models for Documenting Business Models and Strategy-related Parts of an Enterprise Architecture

Welcome to the Architectural Change Management Blog!

My name is Dr. Stefan Malich and I devote myself to the disciplines of enterprise and software architecture. I started my career as a freelance IT consultant and software developer. In 2001 I joined the global management consulting company Accenture. Within the consulting business I developed many architectures and led several architecture teams mainly in … Continue reading Welcome to the Architectural Change Management Blog!