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Relationship based visualizations in EA

Why are clusters, graphs and other relations so popular in EA? Very common in Enterprise Architecture are relationship based visualizations. This is in contrast to many other management disciplines. Most other management visualizations often come down to some sort of … Continue reading

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My profile is getting American

Just recognized today, that most of my LinkedIn profile viewers are from the USA: Ok, it is LinkedIn, whereas everybody in Germany uses XING, and I still have more contacts at XING than LinkedIn (522:471). Yet interesting to see where … Continue reading

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Enterprise Architecture is like Going Green

Starting with Enterprise Architecture is like Going Green: You will replace things that are working – but the replacement is better You will change gradually – as interdependencies are HUGE It is a long term commitment – maybe with some … Continue reading

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EA Visualization – Roadmap/Gantt Chart/Life-Cycle

A popular visualization within Enterprise Architecture is the Roadmap or Gantt Chart. Sometimes also called a Masterplan or Timeline. The roadmap diagram presents a timeline showing periods and status information of e.g. applications, projects, servers or business units. Sometimes the … Continue reading

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The power of visualizations in Enterprise Architecture

The central drivers for Enterprise Architecture Management are the goals and areas of concern of your stakeholders. Valuable tools for answering stakeholder questions are visualizations and reports. Visualizations allow you to see different information combined in one view, often much quicker … Continue reading

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Alignment in the EA Tool Market

Inspired from Seth’s Blog: Alignment: Seth Godin made me think about the alignment of iteraplan – the OpenSource EA Tool and the rest of EA Tools in the market. So here are my thoughts on it – the good side: … Continue reading

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It’s a reading day and links for you

Since most of today I spent in trains it was a reading day (with lots of t3n.de and news in google reader )and therefore here some links describing my findings of the day: Prezi – the new way of presenting … Continue reading

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From Scrum to Kanban

Great read: From Scrum to Kanban – good and bad reasons to switch. Currently at iteratec we do Kanban for the development of the first OpenSource EA Tool iteraplan. Now for a bit more than a year already. It helps … Continue reading

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WTF: Windows Phone 7 Browser based on IE7

Just read that the internet browser of the just released Windows Phone 7 is based on IE7?? WTF???? Not so smart phone 😉

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