Technology Strategy Patterns: Architecture as Strategy
Technologists who want their ideas heard, understood, and funded are often told to speak the language of business—without really knowing what that is. This book’s toolkit provides architects, product managers, technology managers, and executives with a shared language—in the form of repeatable, practical patterns and templates—to produce great technology strategies.
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To keep the long story short, this is a collection of simple techniques to communicate enterprise architecture in the simplest, most clear & effective way. It is NOT about technology, not about people or processes - it's all ab ...more
Ebin dedicates a great deal of detailed chapters to explain core strategy tools in ...more
I would not recommend this book to a junior developer who would like to suggest a new framework on a project, but a mid-career architect / se ...more
The beginning of this book has some wonderful insights and perspectives on software architecture and the role in business and there really are some great patterns outlined that I’ll probably refer back to time to time, but it was quite a slog reading this cover-to-cover. I ended up skimming after I got to the 10th pattern or so. It is also aimed more at executive-level architects at more traditional businesses, so was a bit dry and stodgy i ...more
1) Capability Mapping (People, process, technology etc)
2) Enterprise architecture (business, data, information, application)
3) Vision and principles
4) Operating model design
5) Business process and value stream mapping (lean 6 sigma)
It is a great book shows the way from strategy to execution in a "very" practical approach. However, it does not forget to link practicals to philosophy and fundamental logic.
My takeaways; I've been using similar methods and tools for a very long time. This book shows some new ones and news ways to use the old ones.
There are some missing point. For example; it'd be better to have template for SBM.
The book is dedicated to the particular area of strategy development, so don’t get confused by the title - it is not about technology. Instead, you will find a set of helpful patterns that may foster your strategy development efforts, and you will be guided on how to use this knowledge. If you are developing an IT strategy, this book will give you all you need to succeed.
The target audience is Architect ...more
Pretty basic collection of tools and techniques related to software and organisation building. In fact trying to some extent to map one onto the other. Interesting and can help organising things a bit better. Of limited value. You'd better invest your time elsewhere. ...more
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