Back in Sept. of 2020 I decided to go back to school again and enroll for a course in Enterprise Architecture at the Open Universiteit in The Netherlands. Below are all blogs related to this course 🙂

35 – Enterprise Architecture – LU8

#begin Learning Unit (LU) 8 dives into the (social) mechanisms that ensure that EA practices are perceived to be useful to and by the actual stakeholders within the organization. Soft factors are essential for the success of EA because its organizational acceptance...

33 – Enterprise Architecture – LU6

#begin Learning Unit (LU) 6 dives deep into the trenches of strategic and operational changes that affect EA as a whole. We will look at how to manage changes, how to monitor the EA, and what beneficial purposes come with EA documentation and the dynamics of IS...

32 – Enterprise Architecture – LU5

#begin Learning Unit (LU) 5 focuses on embedding EA in the project life cycle and EA-compliant project execution and business challenges that occur in the process of realizing a planned EA using a set of architecture-aware projects. I think this LU was one of the most...

31 – Enterprise Architecture – LU4

#begin Learning Unit (LU) 4 required us to read yet another four research papers. LU 4 is all about aligning EA with the existing management practices guiding a company’s strategic and organizational development. Key takeaways are that EA has two crucial roles; 1) EA...

30 – Enterprise Architecture – LU3

#begin   Learning Unit (LU) 3 required us to read another four research papers. LU 3 dives deep into EA maturity models which are instruments to measure and govern the degree to which EA is used in an organization and how to build (dynamic) capabilities. Let's...

28 – Enterprise Architecture – LU2

#begin For Learning Unit (LU) 2 we again needed to read four research articles. LU2 is all about how to properly align Enterprise Architecture (EA) with senior management. It appears from the research that having C-level executives involved in the process is very...

27 – Enterprise Architecture – LU1

#begin   So for the Enterprise Architecture (EA) course I'm doing now we need to read a lot of scientific literature. This first learning unit (LU) is all about what EA actually means and why it is necessary for organizations to do EA. There are many different...

26 – Back to school, again…

#begin   A couple of weeks ago, during my performance interview, I got asked if I had done any studies or got some new certifications or diploma's. Education and studying is a big part of Dephion and I really like that. I told the person that was interviewing me...