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Adrian Grigoriu: June 2014 Archives

The enterprise is stable at its core. It has been so for centuries. The invariability of value chains and process frameworks stand proof of that. Key business strategies are also few and well known: diversification, expansion in markets and creation of new products.The abstract business operation of an enterprise changes... Read More..
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Good employees get engaged if they feel they have a contribution, that they are empowered.Besides, they have to feel that the company has vision and direction and listens to them.Employees have first to respect the company, not so much for its brand but for its culture. For that, the company... Read More..
Conflict at work often appears when competent people come to challenge the status quo, the inertia, amongst other reasons.Also a factor is the poor organisation of the enterprise with confusing roles and overlaying responsibilities that create tension in decision making and execution since it is unclear who is in charge... Read More..
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In this article of HBR, Roger Martin argues that "Strategy is iterative protyping". Is it really so?If strategy is considered at the product level prototyping is rather normal practice. In any serious enterprise, there usually are different environments for development, testing and staging of new features, capabilities, products... so that development does... Read More..
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The three "options", "diversify", "develop new services" and "expand globally" are rather standard generic, academic, business school choices, valid for and considered by most enterprises.They look like strategy categories rather than strategies themselves. The devil (the real strategies in this case), is in the detail though, that is in the... Read More..

Adrian Grigoriu blogs about everything relating to enterprise and business architecture, SOA, frameworks, design, planning, execution, organization and related issues.

Adrian Grigoriu

Adrian is an executive consultant in enterprise architecture, former head of enterprise architecture at Ofcom, the spectrum and broadcasting U.K. regulatory agency and chief architect at TM Forum, an organization providing a reference integrated business architecture framework, best practices and standards for the telecommunications and digital media industries. He also was a high technology, enterprise architecture and strategy senior manager at Accenture and Vodafone, and a principal consultant and lead architect at Qantas, Logica, Lucent Bell Labs and Nokia. He is the author of two books on enterprise architecture development available on Kindle and published articles with BPTrends, the Microsoft Architecture Journal and the EI magazine. Shortlisted by Computer Weekly for the IT Industry blogger of the year 2011.

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