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EA Tools  - A Pragmatic Approach to Selection and Adoption

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Volume May 2017

 

Format: 120 pages /

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Publisher:Pragmatic EA Ltd

ISBN: 978-1-908424-54-9

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This book is presents the concepts required to understand an EA Modelling Tool, what it used for, what information must be modelled, and pragmatic methods for adoption and use.

Many Enterprises already have some kind of EA Modelling Tool, that are being actively used for the purpose of Enterprise Architecture, aka creating and maintaining Structural (Capability) and Transformational (Portfolio) Roadmaps. But those Enterprises are in the minority.

Many, many more have either no EA Modelling Tool at all, or they have one but have found that it has not lived up to expectations and sits gathering dust on the shelf or being used as glorified reporting tool and generally providing questionable (if any) returns.

Having witnessed many failures, this book sets out the Methods, Artefacts and Environment required to effectively choose and operate an EA Modelling Tool. It covers the key things that must be done to effectively and efficiently; choose a tool, and then to operate it in a sustainable way.

If the Management decides to choose (or replace) and operate an EA modelling tool effectively, then this book sets out all that is required to do so. Pragmatically.

 

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Run over 1 day and using this book, the first part of the workshop presents the concepts required to understand an EA Modelling Tool, what it used for, what information must be modelled, and pragmatic methods for adoption and use. The remainder of the day is a hands-on workshop where you will formulate your own tailored approach for selection, define which requirements are key to you, and develop a shortlist.

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EA on LinkedIn© - Arguments & Apologies, Diatribes & Debates

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Volume I - May 2017

 

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ISBN: 978-1-908424-51-8

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This book is volume 1 of a set, containing conversations the author has had with hundreds of people on LinkedIn© on the subject of Enterprise Architecture. Subsequent volumes continue the discussion from where it left of in the previous version.

There are no dates as such, but the set generally covers 2010 to 2014 at which point I stopped because I had been put on moderation or banned from most of the groups where discussions were going on that it was pointless to continue. They had won.

I have published it not necessarily so people can see the content (although that is useful in itself) but more because I think it’s useful for people to witness how these debates “work”. Perhaps it would be useful as a Psychology analysis regarding how online conversations are conducted. Also, parts of it are quite funny ;-)

No apologies are given for the numerous spelling mistakes and other grammatical faux pas! Who cares about grammar – it’s the debate that’s important.

People always talk about a civil level of discourse. Well, who is to say what a civil level of discourse is? Plenty of people enjoy the rough and tumble of debate. People enjoy tabloid journalism; people enjoy all different kinds of discourses. If group owners on LinkedIn© regulate how we can speak, the tone in which we can have debates, the language we can use, is going to find that all the interesting people, all the creatives, all the most fascinating personalities are going to leave.

 

Enterprise Debt - A Pragmatic Approach to Enterprise Transformation Governance

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V1.3 May 2017

 

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ISBN: 978-1-908424-48-8

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If the Management decides to control (manage) Enterprise Debt™, then this book sets out all that is required to do so. If the Management decides not to control (manage) Enterprise Debt™, then this book will provide an idea of the potential problems of not doing so.

Many Enterprises already have some kind of governance with respect to Enterprise Transformation. Sadly, many of the Methods (and Artefacts) employed are deeply flawed. Governance tends to be either a tick in the box exercise or a policing exercise. Having witnessed the failure of many Transformation/change initiatives over 35 years, I have created a new way of effecting Governance, with addition of the crucial Lobbying component that is missing in most Enterprises. The changes required to utilise Enterprise Debt™ are small but the effects can be truly game changing.

One thing is for sure. All Enterprises fit into one of two camps:

  • Either the Enterprise controls (manages) Enterprise Debt™, or

  • Enterprise Debt™ will control the Enterprise.

Which camp an Enterprise falls into,  is up to the Management to decide…

Why not book a 1 day Enterprise Debt Workshop?

Run over 1 day and using this book, the first part of the workshop presents the concepts required to understand Enterprise Debt™ and provides a detailed method for defining, measuring and managing it. The remainder of the day is a hands-on workshop where you will think about the principles that are applicable to your Enterprise, practice defining the Enterprise Debt™ when those principles are violated, and making decisions to accept the debt created or provide the resources required.

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Enterprise Transformation   - A Pragmatic approach using

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V1.3 September 2016

 

Format: 396 pages /

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Publisher: Pragmatic EA Ltd

ISBN: 978-1-908424-07-5

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"The only constant is change!" has been the battle cry for many years but just being able to deal with change is no longer enough. The new battle cry is "The only constant is the acceleration of change!".

How an Enterprise effects the whole of Transformation is becoming a Strategic Strength or a Strategic Weakness, where massive business opportunities can be gained or massive business problems will result.

POET allows those involved in the Transformation of Enterprises (from the "Chief Transformation Officer" to those physically deploying the changes, and all those in between) to take a coherent and holistic view (Methods, Artefacts, Culture and Environment) of the Transformation part of an Enterprise (from Strategy to Deployment) to allow Executive Management (by enabling informed decisions) to improve it.

Not the Transformation of Operations, but the Transformation of Transformation, to better enable the Transformation of Operations.

Who should read POET? Anyone and everyone that is involved in the Transformation of Enterprises.

More specifically, POET is of most use to the CEO, COO, CIO and CTO and the wider executive team for it is they who have the Accountability and Responsibility for the Efficient and Effective design of the Enterprise Transformation Processes. Ultimately the person who would get most benefit would be the Chief Transformation Officer (CXO) - a role that does not currently exist in 99.9% of all Enterprises.

 

Enterprise Architecture

 - A Pragmatic approach using      (Note that POET is a pre-requisite)

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V3.3 September 2016

 

Format: 374 pages /

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Publisher: Pragmatic EA Ltd

ISBN: 978-1-908424-10-5

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PEAF asserts that people working within the Strategising and Roadmapping phases of Transformation already know how to do what they do. The problem is not them. The problem is the context (Methods, Artefacts, Cultural and Environmental things) that they are forced to work within.

PEAF does not tell you how to be a CxO, Executive, Strategic Planner, Enterprise Architect, Business Architect, Solution Architect, Portfolio Planner, Portfolio Manager, etc, etc, etc.

What PEAF does do is expose a holistic environment and context of Methods, Artefacts, Culture and Environment that all of those people exist within. The glue that brings all the parts together into a choreographed whole which makes the whole so much more than just the summation of its parts.

PEAF aims to increase the maturity (effectiveness and efficiency) of that context, enabling people to achieve their full potential. Increasing the maturity of the context they work within, to one that supports, enables and makes their work easier rather than one which hinders, impedes and makes their work more difficult.

PEAF places its emphasis on the one practical issue that causes the most problems for EA efforts: how to get started and keep going, delivering real and verifiable results within the constraints and complex, challenging realities of any large Enterprise.

PEAF was born out of failure - out of identifying all the myriad of ways in which EA efforts fail in real business practice, and then devising ways to prevent these sources of failure from occurring.

PEAF (ISBN:978-1-908424-10-5) inherits and builds on POET (ISBN:978-1-908424-07-5). Therefore reading and understanding PEAF requires that you have previously read and understood POET.

 
Pragmatic Box Set- A 2 Book set consisting of POET and PEAF

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Publisher: Pragmatic EA Ltd

ISBN: 978-1-908424-28-0

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A box set of comprising POET and PEAF

 

 

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