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On enterprise and solution architecture

Enterprise and solution architecture (13,000)

Agile Architecture (5,000)

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Enterprise architecture history and realities (4,000)

Architect roles and other resources


On software architecture

Microservices  (13,000)

SOA and the Bezos mandate (3,000)


On business architecture

The science of business architecture (functions need capabilities)

The practice of business architecture (roles and concepts


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Human factors in management hierarchies

Complexity, agility and adaptive architecture

Rules and patterns in entity and event models

On TOGAF, ArchiMate etc.

Mapping TOGAF to NAF (4,000)

Mapping TOGAF functions to capabilities (3,000)

Mapping TOGAF to ArchiMate (2,000)

Mapping TOGAF to IAF

Mapping TOGAF and ArchiMate to SOA

TOGAF’s architecture levels and other things

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TOGAF & ArchiMate summaries & analyses (2,000)

TOGAF® ArchiMate® are registered trademarks of The Open Group


On systems thinking

Introducing systems thinkers (3,000)

Systems thinking approaches (2,000)

Beer’s ideas (4,000)

Ackoff's ideas (2,000)

The philosophy of systems (3,000)

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System theory for architects (3,000)

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