Agility and Architectural Engineering – A New Knowledge Base Page

A few weeks ago I kicked off a new project aiming at closing the knowledge gap related to architectural concepts and methods, and how to integrate them with agile practices (see the blog post On Agility and Architectural Engineering). Today I released the first version of a dedicated knowledge base page consisting of selected resources … Continue reading Agility and Architectural Engineering – A New Knowledge Base Page

On Agility and Architectural Engineering

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. [1]). 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

A Framework for Developing IoT-related Solution Architecture Blueprints

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

The Myth of Digital Transformation

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

The Open Group Introduced New Standards Supporting Risk Management

At the latest The Open Group conference in London the Security Forum introduced version 2.0 of the Risk Taxonomy (O-RT) technical standard and released the new technical standard Risk Analysis (O-RA). The new version of the Risk Taxonomy standard incorporates some minor updates based on the feedback by practitioners that have been using it. As … Continue reading The Open Group Introduced New Standards Supporting Risk Management

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

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