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Adrian Grigoriu

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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)
continuing from The CIO in the Cloud era The IT issue and the Cloud solution (i)   The revolution started with the shadow IT. Business felt satiated with the perpetual IT excuses and delays of the type "can't", "not now", "we are so busy...",  "it
continuing from The CIO in the Cloud era   Yet, business is not too happy with the IT department. I cannot imagine why, you may say. Well, IT costs a big deal in comparison with rest of a business. Consider the numbing operationa expenditure on servers, applications, licences, mai...
There are plenty of articles floating around about the role of the CIO today. Clearly, something is on people's mind. What is the problem though? The questions appear to be about the CIO’s relationship to CMO (Marketing) and CFO (Finance) chief officers and&nb...
Would you like a concise and highly visual guide to your Enterprise Modelling and Strategy Planning? This kindle book supplies an end to end method to achieve just that. It is also a reference and aide memoire for your daily work.  It exhibits -  an one page generic...
continuing Yet another definition for Business Architecture (i) Yet another definition for Business Architecture    From  
“Business Architecture represents holistic, multidimensional business views of: capabilities, end-to- end value delivery, information, and organizational structure; and the relationships among these business views and strategies, products, policies, initiatives, and stakeholders....
“Business Architecture represents holistic, multidimensional business views of: capabilities, end-to- end value delivery, information, and organizational structure; and the relationships among these business views and strategies, products, policies, initiatives, and stakeholders....
In The Evolving Role of a Cloud Architect Gunnar Menzel, Vice President & Chief Architect @ Cloud Infra, Cap Gemini Global states that "a cloud architect is responsible for making sure a cloud solution is structurally sound and fit for purpose"   continuing...
In The Evolving Role of a Cloud Architect Gunnar Menzel, Vice President & Chief Architect @ Cloud Infra, Cap Gemini Global states that "a cloud architect is responsible for making sure a cloud solution is structurally sound and fit for purpose"   continuing...
The Cloud Architect
Martin Owen, Vice President of Product Management at ERwin, posts on LinkedIn that "Enterprise Architecture is arguably one of those jobs that isn't ever finished. But I'd argue that over analysis is just as damaging to a business as the opposite. Speed is key in ac...
Martin Owen, Vice President of Product Management at ERwin, posts on LinkedIn that "Enterprise Architecture is arguably one of those jobs that isn't ever finished. But I'd argue that over analysis is just as damaging to a business as the opposite. Speed is key in ac...
continuing The Value of Architecture, Reference Architecture and Architecture Framework   Any system has an architecture. An enterprise does as well. For instance there are Bus and Star styles of architectures. One of these architecture patterns must be chosen beforehand. To optim...
There are many common sense reasons, such as predictability, repeatability, consistency, standardization etc., for the use of models, templates, standards, paterns, frameworks, reference or/and generic architectures. A class in OO (Object Oriented) is a template, for ins...
In "Design thinking vs the lean startup: which one should you use?"  Graham van der Made, editor of Ventureburn, the "Start up news for investment markets", discusses the design thinking and the lean startup methods.   continuing from
Lean Start-up or Design
In "Architecture is Dying – Why EA and Agile isn’t enough to stop Shadow IT", Barry O'Reilly writes for IASA, "an association for all IT architects", that "architecture is dying"...   continuing from
continuing from Enterprise Architecture and Agile do muddy the waters of Digital Transformation   In "Architecture is Dying – Why EA and Agile isn’t enough to stop Shadow IT
In "Architecture is Dying – Why EA and Agile isn’t enough to stop Shadow IT", Barry O'Reilly writes for IASA, "an association for all IT architects", that "architecture is dying"... Barry expects though a backlash for saying this "horrible "truth".   Yet, I agree
continuing from Gartner predicts that Enterprise Architecture will focus on Digital platforms   Gartner says that by 2