Posts by Craig Martin

Designing the Agile Organisation

Some of you might remember Peter Senge’s great piece of work on the Fifth Discipline. It was one of the published works that first introduced me to systems thinking. One of the key topics from this piece of work was around complexity and how to deal with it. Dealing with complexity requires a shift in your mental model. A move away from concrete analytical thinking that is quite linear in nature, to more intuitive and abstract thinking that is more multi-dimensional in nature.

Webinar: Re-positioning the Value of the Architecture Practice

On Tuesday 7th October 2014, I delivered a webinar entitled ‘Re-positioning the Value of the Architecture Practice’. If you missed the opportunity to participate, I have provided a summary of the presentation and the recorded webinar video below.

Webinar: Driving Your BA Career

On Monday 29th September 2014, I delivered a webinar entitled ‘Driving Your BA Career – From BA to BA’. If you missed the opportunity to participate, I have provided a summary of the presentation and the recorded webinar video below.

Webinar: Business by Design

On Tuesday the 29th of April 2014 I delivered a webinar in conjunction with our US partner IAG Consulting. If you missed the opportunity to participate, I have provided a summary of the presentation and the recorded webinar video below.

Webinar: Using Business Architecture to Enable Customer Experience and Value Strategies

On Friday the 21st of February 2014, I delivered an Open Group webinar titled ‘Using Business Architecture to Enable Customer Experience and Value Strategies’.

Discovering Business Architecture Through Work & Play

I have two children, a boy and a girl, both under 10 years old, and we often play games together. It’s an extra treat for me since I am also fascinated by the mental processes that people go through when they perform certain activities. Nowhere is this more evident than in children and their learning and problem solving abilities.

Webinar: Discovering Business Architecture

An introduction into the design of business using business architecture

On Tuesday the 24th of September 2013, I delivered an Open Group webinar titled ‘Discovering Business Architecture’. I have received a number of queries and would therefore like to address some of these with a summary of the presentation which includes the webinar slide pack (via Slide Share) and the webinar video recording.  In this presentation, I provide you with a fairly accelerated overview into some of the tools, language, techniques and basic principles for defining core artefacts for the business architecture discipline.

The Business Motivation Model – a Key Tool for Talking Business

When I discuss business issues with the C-suite I often find they are deeply concerned with a disconnect between strategy and execution. In my experience this fragmentation and loss of coherency boils down to a single problem: poor communication. Not just a shortcoming in verbal communication but inconsistency in how different parts of the organisation describe issues and relationships within and beyond their business domains and accountabilities.

Webinar: Architecture for the Masses

On Thursday the 13th of June 2013 I delivered an Open Group webinar titled ‘Bringing TOGAF® awareness to a much broader audience, inside and outside of the enterprise’. I’d like to follow up with a summary of the presentation and provide you with the slide pack via Slide Share and the recorded webinar video.

Craig Martin’s Open Group Conference Plenary

Craig Martin’s Open Group Conference Plenary slide pack and on demand live stream video here. The presentation focusses on using business motivation models, strategic scenario planning and capability based planning techniques to provide input into the strategic planning process. It will also highlight some of the output examples from engagements.