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The first three articles below are recommended as background reading for our training courses.

 

·        The emergence of EA

·        Positioning EA (the CEO and the EA)

·        The architecture work space (enterprise and solution architect roles)

·        Agile architecture

·        An architecture value stream

·        On technical debt

·        EA principles

·        Business architecture in EA

·        What TOGAF is not

·        Microservices: things to know

 

Books

The books you’ve been waiting for, even if you didn’t know it, are nearly finished, and should be published in the first half of 2022.

Systems Thinking Renewed

Applying Systems Thinking to EA

 

1 DESCRIBING REALITY  
. Some ideas to get us started  

  
2 SYSTEMS 
. Basic system ideas  
. General system theory
. Cybernetics
. System dynamics 
. Soft systems thinkers
. Enterprise architecture  
. Purposes (aims)

  
3 THINKING  
. Ways of looking at thinking 
. A new model for systems thinking

  
4 SYSTEMS THINKING  
. Abstract systems as soft systems  
. Social entities and activity systems  
. Social entity thinking 
. Activity systems thinking  
. Stability, change and self-organization 


5 RELATED IDEAS 
. Causality 
. What makes people special
. Complexity
. On abstraction
. On abstraction of systems
. On the hierarchy of sciences  

 

1 ENTERPRISE ARCHITECTURE BASICS  
. The emergence of EA  
. Positioning EA
. The architecture work space 
. An architecture value stream


2 SYSTEMS THINKING BASICS
. Basic systems thinking ideas  
. A new model for systems thinking
. Social entities and activity systems  
. Purposes (aims


 3 ACTIVITY SYSTEM THINKING and EA 
. Activity systems thinking (AST)
. EA modelling principles  
. Abstraction of system description 
. Design patterns for interaction
. Business composition hierarchies  
. Other business architecture terms
. AST in business architecture  
. AST in data architecture 
. Software patterns associated with data architecture
. AST in applications architecture  
. A few more software design patterns
. AST in technology architecture


4 SOCIAL ENTITY THINKING and EA 
. Social entity thinking (SET)  
. Sociological viewpoints  
. Management science viewpoints  
. Organization structures  
. Specific aims
. General principles
. Psycho-social factors


5 COMPLEX ADAPTIVE SYSTEMS 
. The concept 
. Principles for agility  
. Business agility  
. Technical agility



Other topics on this web site

·       Human factors in management hierarchies

·       Complexity, agility and adaptive architecture

·        Rules and patterns in entity and event models

·       Data architecture questions