Category Archives: Enterprise Architecture

How does the API-economy differ from the SOA approach of the past? An ArchiMate answer.

These days, there is a lot of talk about the ‘API Economy’: a world filled with systems providing services to other systems using (above all RESTful) services. It would be easy to miss the fact that this isn’t new at … Continue reading

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Modelling Self-Service in #ArchiMate

I wrote a post on Chess and the Art of Enterprise Architecture about ways to look at self-service from an architectural perspective: “I, Robot” – there is no such thing as ‘Customer Self-Service’.  In it, I argue that saying that … Continue reading

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New Enterprise Architecture Column: On Slippery Ice

Principles and guidelines are not architecture, and if your main product is principles and guidelines, you’re not an architect. Continue reading

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#ArchiMate is overrated (and underrated)

In every field of inquiry, it is true that all things should be made as simple as possible – but no simpler — often attributed to Albert Einstein but coined that way by journalist Sydney. J.Harris in 1964. I’m going … Continue reading

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Why Enterprise Architecture – Animation

This YouTube video has proven to be useful to explain to organisations why Enterprise Architecture is useful. Description from the YouTube page: Meet Michael, he works at a your company. He needs support from IT to do his job, so … Continue reading

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