Enterprise Architecture Stories

Category: Architecture in general

  • Strategy Execution

    Strategy Execution

    In today’s rapidly changing business landscape, it’s not enough to have a great strategy. It is equally important to be able to execute it effectively. Being able to execute the organizational strategy creates business value. And that’s where Enterprise Architecture comes in. By leveraging Enterprise Architecture, for example, organizations can concentrate on strategy execution. This…


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  • Value-driven Architecture

    Value-driven Architecture

    Values are a core part of how an organization operates. Making architectural decisions based on these values creates a value-driven architecture. Value-driven architecture is an approach to designing and implementing architectural solutions for systems and software that prioritizes delivering value to stakeholders. It places an emphasis on aligning architectural decisions with the goals and objectives…


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  • Dynamic Capabilities

    Dynamic Capabilities

    In the dynamic world of business, organizations must continuously evolve and adapt to remain competitive. The strategic management of capabilities is crucial for achieving this, with dynamic capabilities and original capabilities representing two fundamental paradigms. In this blog post, we delve into the concepts of dynamic capabilities from an architecture perspective, clarifying their similarities and…


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  • If AI decided on ArchiMate elements

    If AI decided on ArchiMate elements

    What would happen if AI decided on ArchiMate® elements; on the colors and icons (or symbols) of the modeling language? Nowadays, a question like this is easily answered. But before discussing how Artificial Intelligence responded to this question, let’s look at where the original colors came from and how they came to be. In order to capture…


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  • From Post-Its to Principles

    From Post-Its to Principles

    Some time ago, I’ve had the pleasure of sitting down with a group of knowledgeable people for the purpose of establishing basic principles for an organisation.  Of course, the Post-Its (sticky notes) were the first thing people reached for when I suggested expressing our thoughts regarding what was really important to the organisation. Sheets of…


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  • The need for capability-centric collaboration

    The need for capability-centric collaboration

    We all see it happening in our organisations: the formation of teams and working groups that pour their heart and soul into solving the next problem deemed important. From different units, key players are brought together to take up the current challenge with all available hands and resources and make it a success. It is…


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  • Making sense of strategy

    Making sense of strategy

    A lot of organisations are struggling with their strategy; more specifically, they are struggling with the translation of their strategy to its execution. Making sense of strategy is challenging. Last month, I presented a webinar, ‘Making sense of strategy‘, during which I showed the audience how one can get from strategy to execution by using real-world examples. For…


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