Agile Concepts and Methods are All the Rage Social media and various surveys indicate an increasing number of organizations reporting that they are applying agile practices (see e.g. ). Those practices are used by a wide range of organizations with different sizes, geographic locations, market roles and industries. At first, they were deployed on small- … Continue reading On Agility and Architectural Engineering
Smart, Connected Products enable Digital Transformation but Entail Challenges Smart, connected products (aka the Internet of Things (IoT)) amalgamate hardware assets, sensors, data storage, microprocessors, software and connectivity in various ways. They enable the digital transformation of asset- and product-related business operations and corresponding operational technologies. However, only a few solutions related to smart, connected … Continue reading A Framework for Developing IoT-related Solution Architecture Blueprints
Introduction It's been a while since I started to collect and review reference models for the domain of Smart, Connected Devices aka Internet of Things (IoT) (see this former blog post). A reference model is a standard decomposition of a known problem into parts that cooperatively solve the problem (see [BaCK2003, p. 24 ff.). It facilitates the transfer of knowledge … Continue reading Reference Models and Architectures related to Smart, Connected Devices and Internet of Things
At the moment Digital Transformation (sometimes also called Digitalization or just Digital) is a prevalent term used on the Internet, in research and various industries. The behemoths of the consulting business have shaped offerings around Digital Transformation (e.g. Accenture, PWC, CapGemini, McKinsey) and established research organizations have embraced the theme (e.g. MIT Center for Digital Business, Digital Business … Continue reading The Myth of Digital Transformation
Recently I found an interesting article by Hossein Derakhshan titled 'The Web We Have to Save'. Hossein was sentenced to jail because he blogged on Iran-related topics and motivated other Iranians to start blogging. After he spend six years in jail, he was abruptly pardoned and freed. During the time in jail he actually missed … Continue reading The Links and Knowledge We Have to Share
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
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
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!