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Enterprise Architecture: Architecture by Conversation
Aloof Schipperke (Aloof Architecture) has hit the nail of the head, where is the conversation? “As I continued to ponder the topic, I came up with a list which reflects part of the problem. • Projects are not conversations • Meetings are not conversations • Presentations are not conversations • Email storms are not conversations Hmm... Too bad we're talking about the lynchpins of modern business.” So, we have newer smarter ways of having a one-sided conversation. I remember many years back I sat ......

Posted On Thursday, October 25, 2007 4:41 PM

DDD6 (DeveloperDeveloperDeveloper) Day registration is now open ... so be quick!


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I look forward to seeing you there.

Posted On Wednesday, October 24, 2007 2:24 PM

Swearing at Work is Good for Business!
It comes as no surprise to me but swearing at work is good according to a study by researcher at the University of East Anglia, UK (UAE) "The study found regular use of profanity to express and reinforce solidarity among staff, enabling them to express their feelings, such as frustration, and develop social relationships. The results of the study, Swearing at work and permissive leadership culture: when anti-social becomes social and incivility is acceptable, are published in the current issue of ......

Posted On Tuesday, October 23, 2007 4:51 PM

Isn't it time we got this sorted?
If the IT industry had a school report it would say ‘Must Try Harder’ and that’s simply because we haven’t worked hard enough to sort out perceptions. Let me give you an example, how often do you hear comments from your help-desk saying “Have you tried switching you PC off and on again?” Isn’t it about time we got this sorted? Even the perception? Now I know that a lot of things can make this sort of thing happen, well for my mind its just laziness why we haven’t sort out all the reasons yet! Another ......

Posted On Tuesday, October 23, 2007 3:04 PM

Enterprise Architecture: Thoughts on IT & Business Alignment
Thank you James McGovern for creating a post out of the comments left on your blog. Now I'm going to add a bit more meat to the bones. The age old battle between Formalism (Creating a system of rules that can determine the outcome of any case, without reference to external norms) and Hermeneutics (interpretation and understanding of social events by analysing their meanings to the human participants and their culture) is played out everyday in businesses, board-room and bus-stops all over the world ......

Posted On Monday, October 22, 2007 9:15 PM

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Posted On Monday, October 22, 2007 4:11 PM

DDD 6 Session Voting is Now open ...
HERE ! Barry Dorrans has some very interesting sessions this time round, I am intrigued by the Web Services one, so I'm voting for that! Other sessions that caught my eye are, Guy Smith-Ferrier doing a session on Astoria, Chris Seary has a session on 'Security for Software Vendors' which I can sense is going to be a popular one and where would DDD be without a session from Dave and Rich ... Swaggily Fortunes from NxtGenUG's answer to Ant & Dec! I can't wait ......

Posted On Friday, October 12, 2007 10:27 PM

Lara Croft must die! Escapist Video Game Review.

A bit of Friday fun here. Funny video review that begs the question ... do we really need a Lara Croft remake? Enjoy!

Posted On Friday, October 12, 2007 10:15 PM

Facebook, killer app or pleasant distraction?
I'm on Facebook but I'm not all that fussed about it. Yep, it's great to hang-out there, meet people, stay in touch and all that but I know I'm just not going to be using it for long. To my mind it's just a pleasant distraction, just like dealy-boppers and roller-blades I'm sure I will move on to the next craze when it emerges. As for the Facebook applications, well, what a waste of time! The ones I have tried so far have just been plain rubbish, so I'm not inspired to try anymore. I'm going to actively ......

Posted On Thursday, October 11, 2007 11:12 PM

SOA is getting killed!
Zapthink's recent article on Who's Killing SOA? hit the nail on the head to the reasons why SOA is not succeeding! However, reading the article I think that Zapthink has missed the two main reasons why SOA is currently not succeeding. 1) Education - I believe that people in Business & IT are not completely clued up on what SOA is in enough detail to implement it. 2) United Vision - People in Business and IT do not have a united vision of what SOA is and do not have a complete enough understanding ......

Posted On Tuesday, October 9, 2007 10:49 PM

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