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Building Blocks

For my Togaf certification. A Building Block is a package of functionality defined to meet business needs across an organisation. A Building Block is one of ( I tend to think “such as”) Actor Business Service ( a derivative of

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TOGAF

I am belatedly studying for my togaf practioner certification.  The open group just call it level 2, but in essence it is practioner level.  So I thought I would combine my studying with posting a few articles that may be more generally interesting. 

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Agile V/S Waterfall Development

Originally posted on Software and Web development Articles:
What Is Agile Development? Agile programming  is a thought or technique that includes iterative advancement in short cycles. It incorporates a large amount of cooperation with clients or business agent, and its…

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Business Architecture Techniques

My work in IT Strategy and Enterprise Architecture always required a firm understanding of the company’s, or more accurately, the enterprise’s business architecture.  Much of this is straightforward to uncover, but gathering sufficient clarity and depth of business strategies and objectives

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Assumptions and Risks

I have just tried to read a book on Risk Management, and failed. My interest had been stirred by some new thinking  (to me anyway) on risk that I picked up from a recent Prince2 training course.  This is addition

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IT Enabled Change

Investment in IT can enable new ways for companies to do business and I have listed a few examples below.  But think hard regarding the realisation of value and I hope you will recognise that these are fundamentally CHANGE initiatives,

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Change Management with IT Implementations

In a previous post I shared a diagram showing the connections between a Change Management and IT Systems Development Methodology. I shared it with you to illustrate a very important point.  By the way, both parts of the diagram are

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Change Management for IT Implementations

The diagram shows how my old consulting firm mapped their Change Management methodology onto it’s Systems Development method.

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Critical Success Factors

The above is a term you may have come across, but in my experience it is widely misunderstood. It seems to me everyone has a different interpretation of the term. So I thought I would put my own view down

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Workshop Idea

There’s a term used in Education I’d like to introduce you to as I think it may be relevant to your work as a Project Manager  –  it’s “Formative Assessment”.  As a teacher one thing you need to do is

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