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Enterprise Architecture

Organizational Culture and the influence on Enterprise Architecture

May 16, 2012

When looking into the topic of Enterprise Architecture it’s a common mistake that it is only about the rational element of change within an organisation. Enterprise culture and the will to change cannot be forgotten in the equation. The past few weeks we’ve been talking about the maturity of Service-Oriented Architecture and creating Roadmaps in […]

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SOA Maturity Models

May 15, 2012

The past few weeks we’ve been talking about Service-Oriented Architecture and Maturity. But how do we do assessments to measure the maturity? What models are there that we can use. In a presentation I will talk about two major models that are here today that we can use. A model from The Open Group and […]

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The Maturity of a Service-Oriented Architecture

March 6, 2012

When talking Service-Oriented Architecture, we all have our specific view on things. This perception means that we can never have a full blown focus on where the complete architecture is headed to. Going from ‘service bus centric development’ to the utopia that’s a context-driven, event based organization. SOA isn’t something we achieve overnight. It isn’t […]

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Principles of Service-Oriented Architecture

February 21, 2012

Today I hosted a session on the Principles of Service-Oriented Architecture for my colleagues at Capgemini. A very interesting session because everyone had a very clear view on the Oracle SOA Suite and a technical background. What we wanted to do was creating a common view on what a Service-Oriented Architecture is, what the benefits […]

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Standardized IT-platforms are essential for Business Agility

February 21, 2012

There’s a lot to do about Business Agility in our line of work (I realize I do a large assumption here, but I guess a save one). Software Development is more and more about facilitating change for the business. This is, as I see it, an essential move forward. But when looking at agility, we […]

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Agility as a Goal, not as Means

December 14, 2010

Agile. Within the Software Development business we look at the principle mostly as a way to deliver functional solutions to the business. Agile Software Development. But rarely we look at the solution itself to be agile. Is this the right way to look at our business? Isn’t the solution itself the highest goal? (Which, in […]

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