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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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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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The Role of SOA within Enterprise Architecture

September 22, 2010

One of the most intriguing sessions this tuesday of Oracle OpenWorld 2010 was the one about ‘The role of SOA in Enterprise Architecture’. Service Oriented Architecture is, in my point of view, simply a technology that offers us the possibility to combine business processes and system integration, but one thing it’s not: Enterprise Architecture. It’s […]

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