Business

Reasons why smart people struggle communicating

Posted on 17/05/2010. Filed under: Business |

This is a very insightful article. Even for the good communicators here is a few reminders to refresh your skill with.

Please follow the link for the full story: Leader.co.za.

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How Natie Kirsh built his global business

Posted on 06/04/2010. Filed under: Business | Tags: |

This is truly an inspirational story for me as a fellow South African. It is a real-life demonstration of what is achievable when you put your dreams into practice. Keeping in mind that he is not the only South African to accomplish so much, neither will he be the last!

It also contains some valuable life lessons if you can manage to read between the lines.

Here is the link to Leader.co.za, enjoy!

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What is Business Architecture?

Posted on 13/01/2010. Filed under: Business, Business Architecture, Enterprise Architecture |

“What is business architecture?”, a client asked me the other day. [tweetmeme source=”EmunaConsulting” only_single=false]

Business architecture is a profession and artifacts. A business architect is the professional who create the designs, models and frameworks also known as artifacts.

The Object Management Group‘s define business architecture as: “A blueprint of the enterprise that provides a common understanding of the organization and is used to align strategic objectives and tactical demands.

Business architecture articulate the enterprise in terms of what, how, where, who, when and why as the Zachman Framework categorize columns.

  • What – the organization capabilities
  • How – the business processes
  • Where – the place where business operates
  • Who – the organization’s human composition
  • When – the timing of the events within the organization
  • Why – the business strategy

Business architecture incorporate all actors internal and external to the organization in the artifacts.

The value business architecture brings to the enterprise is by increasing the organizational effectiveness. It also increase accountability and improve decision-making. The models and maps of the organization’s vision and business strategy achieve this.

This is a short description on business architecture. More posts to follow around business architecture views, business strategy and business architecture frameworks.

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Know your personality type

Posted on 20/11/2009. Filed under: Business, Enterprise Architecture |

I’m a fieldmarshal!

Knowing you personality type will assist you in understanding what you are good at. Knowing the personality types of the people you work with will assist you in understanding what makes them tick, how you could utilize their inner strengths to get the best of both worlds – theirs and business.

Here is a link and some steps to follow.

It takes only 10min.

Do the test.

Once you clicked the “score it” button at the end

Click on the “ENTJ type description by D.Keirsey” link. (it is the first link in the centre of the page)

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10 Traits of great leader

Posted on 20/11/2009. Filed under: Business, Enterprise Architecture |

What makes a good leader?

Enterprise Architects need to have good leadership skills.

Enterprise Architects need to lead IT-, Application-, Data- and Information Architects.

Enterprise Architects needs to lead their managers in understanding the most suitable solution for business.

David Javitch at Leader.co.za has release an article that pin-points the items that should be in your leadership hat. His article can be read here.

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