Category Archives: Enterprise architects and operating models

Value chains, IT4IT and reference models

I have recently had a most rewarding exchange with Mark Smalley, who is part of a group working on IT4IT (this includes an information architecture to help IT tools interact with each other and a reference model – “an IT … Continue reading

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What is “architecture” in business design?

The IT community use the terms Business Architecture and Enterprise Architecture to describe the activity of “setting up” the business or the IT systems.   As a business strategist I have always found this language difficult.   I first came across it … Continue reading

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More on Business Models and Business Architecture

I thought it would be helpful to add some of the further comment from the LinkedIn thread on diagrams for operating models. This is for those interested in the issue of language.  See the first blog on this. In the … Continue reading

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Comparing Business Model and Business Architecture

In a recent LinkedIn discussion within the LinkedIn group “Operating Models” there has been a good thread about ways of drawing operating models, methods used to draw operating models and the definition of what is an operating model.  I recommend … Continue reading

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Enterprise architecture, frameworks and operating models?

There has been a long discussion on LinkedIn about Enterprise Architecture and TOGAF – more than 400 comments!    What follows is stolen mainly from a comment by John Tieso – thank you John.  For those who do not normally use … Continue reading

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Thoughts about the Open Group’s new Business Reference Model

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An enterprise architect’s view of capability maps

A good chunk of this post has been nicked from a blog by Chris Aitken from Enterprise Architects. Chris I hope you don’t mind. Copying is flattery! Chris’s blog is titled “Business Function: Does it have a place in Enterprise … Continue reading

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More on business models and operating models

I recently came across Deloitte’s framework for business models and operating models (see exhibit below).   I was quite taken by the framework and began to think about what it is missing and why or whether my framework is better.   It … Continue reading

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Can enterprise architects help lean experts?

I was reading a blog from BiZZdesign by Marc Lankhorst & Peter Matthijssen, and it got me thinking … clearly a good blog. The core message in the blog is that lean experts should involve enterprise architects (people who have … Continue reading

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