Monthly Archives: May 2016

Parallelspace PowerPoint Template for ArchiMate 2.1

[Scroll down to see an experimental version of the PowerPoint template for modeling Conceptual, Logical and Physical architectures using ArchiMate symbols.]

Standard PowerPoint Template

Click here to open or download a copy of my Parallelspace PowerPoint Template for ArchiMate 2.1 version 1.1 (file version 1-0-12).  For Microsoft Office, there are Visio templates for ArchiMate but I’m not aware of there being any PowerPoint templates. See below for an example.

Please post your feedback in the comments …good or otherwise.  Please let me know what you think and, more importantly, how are these helping you and what you would like to see next?

Enjoy.

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Here’s a simple PPT use case/example:

Parallelspace ArchiMate Concepts 1-0-12-Example

Experimental PowerPoint Template (Conceptual, Logical and Physical Architecture Modeling)

Click here to open or download a copy of an experimental version of my Parallelspace PowerPoint Template for ArchiMate 2.1 version 2.0 (file version 1-0-14) containing experimental conceptual, logical and physical renderings of the ArchiMate Business Architecture, Application Architecture and Physical Architecture concepts.

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Best regards,
Michael Herman (Toronto)

*ArchiMate is a registered trademark of The Open Group.

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[Enterprise Architecture, Big Data, CRM, ERP, …] Tools and Methods Don’t Generate Business Value

[Updated: April 23, 2017]

Enterprise architecture and other tools and methods don’t generate business value – plain and simple; at least, not direct business value. This applies to many categories of enterprise software including but not limited to:

  • business intelligence
  • big data
  • enterprise analytics
  • CRM
  • ERP, etc.

It’s true. You don’t have to think about. You disagree? …or otherwise, want proof? Read on…

Read on…

At best, these tools and methods can enable or aid in the creation of increased business value.  This is actually pretty simple (in hindsight).

Real business value is only realized when an organization’s operational strategies, systems, assets, and processes experience measurable, positive Transformative Change – whether enabled by the use of a particular tool or method; or not.

Here’s the diagram… (click on any of these figures to enlarge them)

Parallelspace-Business Value from Transformative Change1

Figure 1. Enterprise Architecture Management

Here is some additional information on the ModelMate Continuous Transformation Framework as well as where and how business value is created.

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Figure 2a. Continuous Transformation Framework

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Figure 2b. Continuous Transformation Framework

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Figure 2c. Continuous Transformation Framework

Here’s a more recent elaboration on the Continuous Transformation Framework described above.

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Figure 3. Continuous Transformation Framework (updated)

The articles below go further to identify and define the gap that exists between the enterprise architecture reference model for the organization and the organization’s operational systems, assets and processes as the Enterprise Architecture Chasm. (Similarly, there is a gap between the strategy and reality is called the Strategy Chasm).

Related Articles

Best regards,
Michael Herman (Toronto)
mwherman@parallelspace.net

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Is there an Industry or Microsoft definition for Hyperscalability?

Is anyone aware of an industry or Microsoft definition for Hyperscalability? …for example, from an Internet of Things (IoT) perspective?

How about something like this?

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Best regards,

Michael Herman (Toronto)
Parallelspace Corporation
mwherman@parallelspace.net

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How do we think about how we work?

How do we think about how we work? We rely on a few simple processes. Here is a list:

  • Progressive Improvement & Learning Process (PILP)
  • Continuous Transformation Process (CTP)
  • Deliverable Review: Initiate, Create, Review, Validate & Approve Process (ICRVA Process – “I crave a” Process)

Many thanks go to Alison Williams for helping me to clarify the Continuous Transformation Process (CTP).

Michael Herman (Toronto)

Progressive Improvement through Continuous Transformation

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Progressive Improvement & Learning Process (PILP)

Progressive Improvement A 1-0-1

Progressive Improvement B 1-0-1

Continuous Transformation Process (CTP)

Parallelspace Continuous Transformation 2-0-1

Deliverable Review: Initiate, Create, Review, Validate & Approve Process (ICRVA Process – “I crave a” Process)

Parallelspace ICRVA v12-0-2

Parallelspace ICRVA v12-0-2 Complete

The roles in the ICRVA process are based on the RACI matrix of responsibilities.

Best regards,
Michael Herman (Toronto)
Parallelspace Corporation
mwherman@parallelspace.net

 

 

 

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Microsoft Cortana Connected Car Demo (aka Vehicle Telemetry Analytics Solution): Deep Dive

I finally found the documentation for the Microsoft Cortana Suite (aka Vehicle Telemetry Analytics Solution).  You can find it here: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/cortana-analytics-playbook-vehicle-telemetry-deep-dive/

In addition, Matthew Roche had an excellent presentation at the MS Build 2016 Conference on the same topic/solution: Cortana Analytics Suite and Information Management

Michael Herman (Toronto)

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FYHumor: A list of humorous Internet of Things (IoT) and other sightings

Rather than pollute my blog with several FYHumor IoT postings, I’ll gather them here into this single article (reverse chronological order).  Some of these listing might be a bit on the “colorful” side …even judged in poor taste by some.  Others might judged to not even be funny. Caveat Emptor

4. This was tweeted yesterday…

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3. Just took the socks out of the dryer: Does anyone know of an Event/IoT Hub and Machine Learning module that will sort and fold socks?

2. “If you don’t have a real office, does that make you an Internet Thing?”  Michael Herman, April 2016.

Have a great day wherever you are and to whatever you’re connect to.

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1.  External IoT gone too far …

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Microsoft Azure Service Landscape – May 4, 2016

The following landscape views depict which Azure Services are deployed to or are available from each of Microsoft’s Regional Sites (aka Data Centers).  Enjoy.

Azure World Wide Regional Site Hierarchy (S00)

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Virtual Machine Services Regional Sites (1/2) (S001)

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Virtual Machine Services Regional Sites (2/2) (S006)

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Cloud Services Regional Sites (S013)

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Other Compute Services Regional Sites (S018)

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App Service Regional Sites (S023)

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Other Web and Mobile Services Regional Sites (S027)

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SQL Database Services Regional Sites (S031)

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Storage Services Regional Sites (S033)

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Other Data and Storage Services Regional Sites (S036)

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Cognitive (Intelligence) Services Regional Sites (S043)

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HDInsight Services Sites (S052)

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Analytics Services Regional Sites (S053)

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Internet of Things (IoT) Services Regional Sites (S059)

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Networking Services Regional Sites (S064)

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Media Services Regional Sites (S071)

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Other Media and CDN Services Regional Sites (S073)

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Hybrid Integration Regional Sites (S074)

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Identity and Access Management Services Regional Sites (S078)

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Visual Studio Team Services Regional Sites (S083)

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Other Developer Services Regional Sites (S085)

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Other Management Services Regional Sites (S090)

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Michael Herman (Toronto)

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