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Adrian Grigoriu

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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...
The moment we start searching for an Enterprise Architecture (EA)example we begin realising that something is fishy. There is hardly any. Yet, the media abounds in stories about the experiences we had in working towards achieving EA. Some claim success without ever showing an outcome a...
In 12 'best practices' IT should avoid at all costs, Bob Lewis, CIO columnist, says that   "industry best practices are sure to sink your chances of IT success"... "What makes IT organizations fail? Often, it’s the adoption of what’s described as “indus...
In 12 'best practices' IT should avoid at all costs, Bob Lewis, CIO columnist, says that   "industry best practices are sure to sink your chances of IT success"... "What makes IT organizations fail? Often, it’s the adoption of what’s described as “indus...
In 12 'best practices' IT should avoid at all costs, Bob Lewis, CIO columnist, says that  "industry best practices are sure to sink your chances of IT success"... "What makes IT organizations fail? Often, it’s the adoption of what’s described as “industry be...
In 12 'best practices' IT should avoid at all costs, Bob Lewis, CIO columnist, says that "industry best practices are sure to sink your chances of IT success"... "What makes IT organizations fail? Often, it’s the adoption of what’s described as “industry best pra...
In 12 'best practices' IT should avoid at all costs, Bob Lewis, CIO columnist, says that  "industry best practices are sure to sink your chances of IT success"...  "What makes IT organizations fail? Often, it’s the adoption of what’s described as “...
continuing from When 'collaboration' slows down your work 
continuing from When 'collaboration' slows down your work  Deep versus Shallow work 
continuing from When 'collaboration' slows down your work Deep versus Shallow work   The problem is that, in the enterprise, the Deep and Shallow work compete for the same r
 continuing from  When 'collaboration' slows down your work   In the 'Want to Create Things That Matter? Be Lazy', Cal Newport defines the concepts of Deep and Sh
Deep work is what produces the things that matter in the world. Shallow work is just a glue.
Julie Goran, Laura LaBerge and Ramesh Srinivasan of McKInsey Quarterly, published in July 2017 Culture for a digital age in which they state that "in a digital world, solving these cultural problems - Risk aversion, weak customer focus, and siloed mind-sets - is no longe...
Culture, a barrier to
continuing from On digital maturity, research from Sloan MIT and Deloitte   - 4. “Becoming talent magnets.”  Sure we have that in every recruitment newsletter and strategy discussion. But not quite implemented in practice. Does Digital add anything new though...
The "findings from the 2017 digital business global executive study and research project", a Deloitte collaboration with MIT Sloan Management Review, "based on a global survey of more than 3,500 managers and executives and 15 interviews with executives and thought leaders",&n...
continuing from Why are neither the customers of EA nor the architects happy   In the absence of a clear EA deliverable, no stakeholder in the enterprise really understands what the architects are doing. The architect then feels obliged to repeatedly prove the EA case to the ...
EA makes all stakeholders unhappy today...   Customers are unhappy because EA deliverables, when any, are not helping them do their jobs better, that is, speak the same language, coordinate their work, align their strategies, lighten decision making, invest more wisely, evalu...
Enterprise Architecture is the integrated, consistent and navigable diagrammatic description of the enterprise. An EA method should offer an Enterprise Modelling framework at least, a development process and the architecture principles that guide the coherent enterprise change and stra...
The idea of Business Process Architecture (BPA) was mentioned  quite a few times in the year past. Often though, in the subsequent paragraphs, it was shortened to Business Architecture. The concept, typically, comes from the process Business Process Management (BPM) comm...
In “Lessons from the Field: The Adaptable LeBusiness Architect” Dean Heltemes, the Business Architecture leader at Cargill, addresses the Business Architect role in the enterprise.   continuing from
In “Lessons from the Field: The Adaptable LeBusiness Architect” Dean Heltemes, the Business Architecture leader at Cargill, addresses the Business Architect role in the enterprise.   continuing from What a Business Architect is and is not
In “Lessons from the Field: The Adaptable LeBusiness Architect” Dean Heltemes, the Business Architecture leader at Cargill, addresses the Business Architect role in the enterprise.
continuing from The CIO in the Cloud era The IT issue and the Cloud solution (i) The transition to Shadow IT and the Cloud (ii)
continuing from The CIO in the Cloud era The IT issue and the Cloud solution (i) The transition to Shadow IT and the Cloud (ii)
continuing from The CIO in the Cloud era The IT issue and the Cloud solution (i) The transition to Shadow IT and the Cloud (ii)