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Adrian Grigoriu

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The CIO is effectively an operations manager while the CDO is a de facto digital strategy and architecture lead.
The success of our economy depends on companies we do not really understand (i
Let me paraphrase here The World Depends on Technology No One Understands. The premise: "Samuel Arbesman, a complexity scientist and writer, who published Overcomplicated: Technology at the Limits of Comprehension." &
Some say that Digital is only about the Web. Take for instance the demands for Digital Architects for Web applications. Yet, Digital is much more.  Some say that Digital is about Mobility, Big Data, Social Media... the few big fads. Yet, that does not explain the urgency because w...
Here is a selection of posts from 2015 that look still as valid today as they were in 2015:   Lessons from an IT transformation failure (i) people interviewed for the report described “managers managing managers, managing managers". That is, a tall management structure....
continuing The role of Enterprise Modelling in the evolution to Digital   Enterprise Architecture is just a tier of Enterprise Modelling, focusing on the IT architecture.  
Enterprise Modelling, is a key asset in managing the enterprise, its evolution and resilience.
continuing from Gartner Top Strategic Predictions for 2018 and Beyond  Gartner's predictions for next year and beyond 
continuing from Gartner Top Strategic Predictions for 2018 and Beyond  Gartner's predictions for next year and beyond 
Gartner Top Strategic Predictions for 2018 and Beyond.  Here they are, commented. But to me they sound like the de facto situation of today. 1.      Consumers Favor Visual and Voice Search That was on the cards for a some time now with th
continuing from IT4IT in no time at all   The value stream "Requirement to Deploy" hardly sounds  like a Build operation. Perhaps it should be named "From Requirement to Deployment", because it is not really a requirement but an end-to-end process which starts from requi...
IT4IT in no time at
continuing from Gartner's event driven business strategy, the "secret sauce..."   CIOs must define an event-centric digital business strategy says Gartner in the title
Event-driven architecture will become an essential skill in supporting digital business transformation by 2018
Presently, we have all these diagrams stored in various places in the enterprise but no two are linked together or consistent. They do not employ the same components, connections, notations or tool. Yet, we need to assemble all models in an EA, the integrated picture of all models...
To avoid the ever debate on Enterprise Architecture scope, i.e. IT versus the whole enterprise business, technology and people, I call the enterprise wide architecture Enterprise Model (EM), rather than Enterprise Architecture (EA), and Enterprise Modelling the Enterpris...
The FFLV Enterprise Architecture Framework
Enterprise Modelling in posters. continuing from Enterprise Modelling in a few posters   3. The Models Poster  illustrates the key models
What architects can do with a single page Business Architecture
Here it is a concise Enterprise Modelling (EM) guide in posters.    1. System Modelling Poster  Since the Enterprise is a system, this poster lays the foundations for the Enterprise Modelling approach. A system is modelled in a sequence of diagrams begin
continuing from How to improve Company Boards' technology driven decision making   The Board and top management should not have to graduate a polytechnical course but rather understand the impacts the new digitally enabled technology may have on the business and its new busin...
Bridging the boardroom?s technology gap
The Meaning of the Digital Transformation
continuing from The Preparation of the Enterprise for the Digital Transformation   4). Do model the target Enterprise around services (SOA, APIs, web services, even microservices... so that complexity is hidden from stakeholders inside services. The SOA and APIs paradigm bundles c...
continuing from The Preparation of the Enterprise for the Digital Transformation    3). To cope with the increasing complexity and change, any enterprise is confronted increasingly with, the enterprise, have to be gradually virtualised starting with the IT. Virtualisation int...
It is good to prepare the enterprise for the incoming digital transformation. Because it may have a brutal pace. Here are six proposed best practices for rendering the Enterprise ready for the Digital Transformation. Failing to apply them may delay accomplishment, fail the transformati...
continuing from The Digital enables us today to outsource the Digital problem   The Shadow IT solution, which appeared as a response to the unresponsiveness of the IT department, added even more IT to the enterprise, introduced duplication, unnecessary variation and maintenance an...
In the not so far past, when companies were adopting a new IT technology, they hired the necessary IT skills in the enterprise. But today, the Digital pace makes keeping up with the technology change a challenge.   The enterprise Big Issue today is the rapid Digital evol...
Views are representations of aspects of a system, usually illustrated as partial architecture diagrams. Views filter EA to show only the aspect of interest. They look like slices, sections or computerised scans through a three dimensional architecture representation.   Most diagra...
"The MBA degree originated in the United States in the early 20th century when the country industrialized and companies sought scientific approaches to management.The core courses in an MBA program cover various areas of business such as accounting, finance, marketing, human resou...
continuing from Is EA going anywhere?   Enterprise Architecture (EA) will be increasingly required by stakeholders. For instance, once shareholders, the owners of the company, understand its value, they would want the blueprint of the enterprise to understand its operation, its s...
This is a legitimate question after so many years of status quo.There is no proof that EA, as the Enterprise Model, exists today. There is no EA model, I could see, we can inspect and navigate but stories about the hard EA experience.   There is no proper Body of Knowledge (BoK) b...
continuing from   The method to model your system, GODS  (i).
 continuing from  If your Business Architecture framework does not return results follow this   The most recent large attempt to model a system took place in software with Object Oriented (OO) methodologies. Unfortunately UML, the ultimate outcome, stopped at the notatio...
Today there is no proper method to model your enterprise, no matter what they say. We haven't seen so far in the public domain models that illustrate the architecture of an enterprise so that you  can understand what you would get as EA. Moreover, two different teams would usually...