November 15th, 2023, by
The Lead Architect as Amazon

About metaphors, lead architect as horseman or amazon, Lipizzaners, Skala, Bloom Taxonomy, educational framework

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October 23rd, 2023, by
The modern enterprise architect must make room for creativity

A while ago I was interviewed about the new developments regarding DYA and our new way of looking at our own role as architects.

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September 1st, 2023, by
Choosing the Right Integration Protocol: REST vs. SOAP in Integration

When it comes to designing and implementing integration solutions, choosing the appropriate protocol is crucial.

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July 20th, 2023, by
Comparing moral values using metaphors

I have found that there are three very relevant metaphors. The garden, river and clock. What can I and my digital and virtual writing companion come up with regarding core values?

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July 13th, 2023, by
Growing our understanding of metaphors

With the garden metaphor, we can highlight the role of the enterprise architect in designing, planning, and managing the organisation's structure and components to create a thriving and harmonious ecosystem.

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May 31st, 2023, by
Deep diving with metaphors

Using metaphors is an essential part of sensemaking, of making sense of your environment, to create a shared vision about what you are as an organisation. It helps you deal with complexity. An essential instrument in the toolbox of a sensemaking architect.

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May 25th, 2023, by
Sensemaking and (re)discovering the value of metaphors

As enterprise architects, we need to be aware of the plethora of available metaphors. Be extremely aware of the effect they have on our way of working, our mind-set, our deliverables and our effect on the organisations we create and support.

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January 18th, 2023, by
Fundamentals for architecture principles (part3)

This third and final blog in this series, is about ethics and their relation to architecture principles.

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January 4th, 2023, by
Fundamentals for architecture principles (part2)

With this basic understanding of what architecture principles are, the next question to be answered is, how are they created and used? Read about this in part 2 of this series.

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December 19th, 2022, by
Fundamentals for architecture principles (part1)

Focussing on the architecture principles, can we explain something about their working? How does an organisation get to a workable, effective set of principles? Let’s dig in…

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November 2nd, 2022, by
Principle-based approach in Enterprise Architecture practice – a DYA whitepaper by Sogeti

This paper gives more insight in the differences between principle-based and rule-based architecture approaches as well as the implications of choosing one over the other. The objective of this paper is to provide a sound basis for organisations to develop a well-informed perspective on how to effectively apply architecture principles within their own specific context. This paper was first released in 2016. Because the content is in line with our vision on Sensemaking Architecture, it has been restyled and added to the series of white papers on Sensemaking Architecture.

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April 29th, 2022, by
GitOps Primer

With the rise of cloud, cloud-native and a lot of other buzzwords, we also see the rise of all kinds of Dev(fill here)Ops practices. While I'm an avid advocate of the DevOps mindset, all the buzz around pipelines sounds old-school to me.

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