Fragility of Markets and Architecture Failure

As the NASDAQ exchange came to a grinding halt this past week, I, as well as many of you perhaps thought about system failure and what was the series of events and initial conditions that preceded the shutdown. Did a human did something strange that set a series of events in motion that jeopardized the…

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Deep Thinking on The Architecture of Architecture: Meta-Architecture

As many of you have already have known, Enterprise Architecture and Architecture within the context of sociotechnical organization is going through what I believe a renaissance period.   The architecture field is moving to more of an interdisciplinary art and science.    Also many architects, myself included, have been trained on producing goal oriented systems.  This teleological approach based…

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Addressing the Multi-Dimensionality Challenge on Thinking of The Enterprise as a System

Last week I had the pleasure of attending and presenting at the Open Group conference in Newport Beach, California.  I find these conferences enlightening as I enjoyed the dialog with fellow professions who share similar point of views on the discipline of Enterprise Architecture.   I have made the following observations: We have a huge challenge in…

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The Antifragile Enterprise: Complexity Exists, but Let’s Not Overcomplicate it or IT.

The Enterprise is a complex system.  I have accepted that fact.   I think many of us in the enterprise architecture profession have also accepted this fact as well, or at least I hope we have.   But then again there is natural response to things in which we do in order to address “complexity.”  There is a tendancy to…

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