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Architecting Change as a Core Competency In a recent article for Forbes I wrote that enterprise architects (EAs) should be less agents of change as architects of change. In response, several EAs commented that what they had been doing all along looked quite a bit like architecting change. After all, dealing with change has always been a top priority for enterprise architecture. There's more to architecting change than managing change, however. In order to deal with disruptive business environments - as well as introducing disruption intentionally to shake up the competition - organizations must become better at dealing with change generally. In other words, change itself must become a core competency. Furthermore, the EA should play a central role in this pursuit of greater business agility, as there are many different types of change that require different approach... (more)

Bursting Gartner’s ‘Algorithm Economy’ Bubble | @CloudExpo #Cloud #MachineLearning

Remember Mad Libs? You'd get a book that contained paragraphs with key words missing, replaced with hints as to what might fill the blanks. You and your friends would come up with silly words to complete the sentences, with predictably hilarious results. Well, it's time for some Gartner Mad Libs. For this game, the same word belongs in all the blanks. See if you can figure out what the missing word is (here's the source if you can't resist peeking). The current software ecosystem allows only whole products to be commercialized - not functions or features.... While the number of e... (more)

Threads of Digital Architecture | @CloudExpo #IoT #M2M #DigitalTransformation

In last week's Cortex newsletter, I introduced the following diagram of a customer-centric digital architecture, where digital architecture is shorthand for enterprise architecture that's laser focused on driving digital transformation.   Customer-Centric Digital Architecture In the diagram above, the traditional architectural layers (represented here as concentric bands) have been grayed out in favor of customer journeys that cut across user interface, process, technology infrastructure, and data concerns, instead focusing on the preferences and behavior of individual custom... (more)

Your Digital Architecture | @CloudExpo #BigData #IoT #DevOps #DigitalArchitecture

Digital transformation impacts all corners of the business, and perhaps the most important corner to us here at Intellyx is the dark cul-de-sac where the enterprise architects huddle. Because of their unique capability to maintain and communicate the big picture of enterprise transformation, EAs can be critical to the success of a digital initiative - but only if they slough off the paperwork-laden, gatekeeper-centric thinking of the EA of days past. Instead, EAs must empower their organization to achieve success with digital efforts through the proper use of digital architecture... (more)

DevOps Is Paving New Inroads | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #Microservices

In my last Cortex newsletter I explained that the trimodal pattern from Value Chain Mapping wouldn't fix the well-known issues with bimodal IT. I've also gone on the record taking issue with Gartner's questionable advice to let slow go slow. Instead, my advice for getting out of the bimodal IT trap is to fix slow. Fix slow, you say? Easier said than done! After all, enterprises have been struggling with legacy modernization and migration initiatives for decades, with woefully limited success. Why should we expect any better luck this time around? Even if we did have some magic ... (more)