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Archives for October, 2010

Demonstrating EA and IT Value is not Theoretical

by Mike Rollings  |  October 29, 2010  |  5 Comments

Recently, Twitter #entarch has erupted in the recurring discussion about the value of enterprise architecture. I say ‘recurring’ because illustrating value is a constant challenge for IT and especially for EA practitioners.  This particular Twitter value discussion falls mainly into two piles: Value theory Value realities Value theorists describe how value “should” work in an […]


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CFO Resignation Exemplifies Data Stewardship

by Mike Rollings  |  October 27, 2010  |  2 Comments

In Loraine Lawson’s post “CFO Resigns After ‘Data Integration Glitch’” she reports that TUI Travel CFO Paul Bowtell resigned last week after the company announced it had overstated revenues. Loraine states that the press release and the UK articles all note this problem was “the accounting error in the integration of IT systems in its […]


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Enterprise architects are mad as hell and not going to take this anymore

by Mike Rollings  |  October 22, 2010  |  2 Comments

Okay, enterprise architects, this is your chance to join a fellow architect and go scream out the window.  Just like in the movie Network where longtime news anchor Howard Beale delivers a live rant claiming that life is ‘BS’, architects can join @chrisvenable as he screams along with other enterprise architects… “I’m as mad as […]


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Creative destruction: A Lesson in Innovation

by Mike Rollings  |  October 20, 2010  |  2 Comments

I have several creative friends.  Some are musicians, some photographers, one a playwright, and one friend in particular (Tim) is a performance artist.  Tim’s art comes in many forms.  He works with autistic children, he tends bar, he plays a manual typewriter and recites as part of jazz improvisation, and he creates sculpture with metal […]


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Blinders: Better to be Curious than Certain

by Mike Rollings  |  October 11, 2010  |  Comments Off

Certainty restricts an organization’s vision about the future and limits the range of expression required for a co-creative environment.  Like a blinders for a horse they prevent an organization from noticing what is going on around them and to adapt to what lies outside their limited view. Perception is a creation of the mind and […]

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