Tag Archives: Levels of design

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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Design Principles that guide the design

I have already completed three blogs on the topic of design principles – design principles – how to get good ones, more on design principles and understanding design principles  .   But I was recently approached by my son, who is … Continue reading

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Business process hierarchy and operating models

Here are three charts that I have stolen from Paul Harmon’s blog at BP Trends.   Paul I have not asked permission, but if you object, I will take them out and just refer people to your site.   So please go … 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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Do small companies have operating models?

The following is stolen from a post by Peter Murchland in a discussion group in LinkeIn’s The Enterprise Architecture Network. Thank you Peter and apologies for the changes I have made to your insightful comments. In a new organisation, the … Continue reading

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Levels and actors in the design process

I was stimulated by two recent inputs.  One was my two day course Designing Operating Models which ran at the end of April.   Great inputs from participants.  The second is a discussion on LinkedIn about the difference between architects and … Continue reading

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Levels of design and dimensions of design

In the last week I have been wrestling with levels and dimensions – all part of ongoing work on the Operating Model Canvas.   Here is where I have got to. There seem to be five levels of design 1. Strategic … Continue reading

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Designing top down and bottom up

It is not possible to design everything at once. So should you start at the top and work down or start at the bottom and work up? Form follows function suggests that you should start at the top – what … Continue reading

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