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160 Pragmatic, High Quality Definitions for Business and Data Analysts

Quality Practice Begins with Quality Definitions Sadly, in the worlds of business and data analysis and modeling good definitions are hard to find, bad definitions abound and misunderstanding and misuse of even the most fundamental terms is commonplace. I am a perfectionist. I am passionate about quality and want to deliver it to my clients […]

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EA: Enterprise Architecture or Egomaniacs Anonymous?

I used to think that ‘EA’ stood for Enterprise Architect. However, having been drowned in the torrent of hot air and hyperbole that flows from EA forums (or should that be fora?) on LinkedIn, I now suspect that ‘EA’ might stand for ‘Egomaniacs Anonymous’. Engagement Is Good, Right? Is it not good to see people […]

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Enterprise Architecture or Business Architecture?

On on-going discussion in Linkedin and other forums (or should that be ‘fora’?) is the difference between ‘Enterprise Architecture’ and ‘Business Architecture’. In a rational world they would both be seen as the same thing.  However, not all people who get involved in the ‘architecture’ worlds are rational! Words Matter The reason this discussion arises […]

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Does Capability Equate to Process?

Capability is a measure of the capacity of an organisation to provide a product or service that fulfills an existing or envisaged need to a customer or a market. In this sense, Capabilities are derived by bring together existing functions, data, services, products, technologies, skills, etc. to effect the delivery of the need in the […]

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Capability vs Requirement

A very common error in world of Enterprise Architecture (EA) or Strategic Enterprise Architecture (SEA) is to define “Capability” as “Requirement”. In order to resolve this confusion we need to take a brief diversion and say that the term “Requirement”, when used on its own, is quite meaningless.  To achieve clarity simply ask “who requires […]

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