Cloud transformation is a continuous journey of adopting cloud computing concepts and services and reaping the benefits of using them. The benefits of cloud computing can be identified and ensured in a systematic, predictable, repeatable, and cost-effective way by leveraging existing and proven architectural concepts and practices. These concepts and practices can also be used to identify and define a cloud transformation roadmap which aims at achieving specific business and technical benefits for an individual organization.
A few weeks ago I kicked off a new research endeavor 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 … Continue reading Agility and Architectural Engineering – A New Knowledge Base Page
Agile Concepts and Methods are All the Rage Social media and market 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 industry focus. At first, they were deployed on … Continue reading On Agility and Architectural Engineering
Some time ago I discovered the Slidedoc concept developed by Nancy Duarte. A Slidedoc is a document which was developed using presentation software and uses visuals and words to convey well-structured content without the attendance of a presenter. It is a medium that can be read easily and digested more quickly than either a document … Continue reading My First Slidedoc
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
Lately I figured out that I haven't covered resources on the topic of Smart, Connected Devices (aka Internet of Things (IoT)) in the knowledge base. As the topic spreads across multiple architectural domains (business, application and infrastructure), I've updated several knowledge base pages. Please note that the current resources are just a start. Views on the Business … Continue reading Architectural Reference Models related to Smart, Connected Devices
The Exploration, Mining, Metals and Minerals (EMMM) Forum of The Open Group developed a business reference model that has been approved as an Open Group Technical Standard (see The Open Group Blog post here). The reference model focuses on the natural resources industry, i.e. the high-level business processes of different mining organisations dealing with all … Continue reading The Open Group Released a Business Reference Model for the Natural Resources Industry
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!