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Get your inspiring poster today!

November 14, 2013 Leave a comment

Life is shortFinally I made it happen and managed to start a really really small business with two simple tasks:

1. share inspiration & energize startups,

2. kick ass of rustic corporate cultures.

So here it comes, enlighten your walls with beautifull vibrant posters with quotes from famous entrepreneurs and thought leaders. Hope you enjoy it!

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Trends in banking for the next decade

November 1, 2013 Leave a comment

It seems that the wind of change is blowing on banks as well. As boring as it might seem, there are deffinitely disruptive innovations and trends going to shape banking business in the next decade. With great insights from Brett King we put together an infographics we are using at our bank to drive a business and IT transformation. Check it out and share your view!

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Help Wanted: Inspiration for an Engaging Workshop?

March 30, 2012 Leave a comment

It happened this day that I got a chance to conduct a workshop with business with the goal to clarify business strategy & needs to the level which helps us to define a target architecture (for now whatever a target architecture means). Put it simply, I expect a discussion about business strategy & needs, asking questions and trying to understand what characteristics a target architecture should have (for sure to be flexible and cheap, no question about that).

Now, the environment I am in is quite challenging, not always with a positive attitude among stakeholders or in general to the need of defining a target – let it be a certain future state or at least a direction – to this kind of discussion (“Read the strategy thoroughly and you’ll know what we need, stop bothering us” [over-exaggerating a bit here, just for illustration]). Yet I am not that skeptical though, so I am looking now for any inspiration that could help me lead such a strategic workshop with business that would exhibit the following:

  • Is really engaging for business representatives. Here I mean that they are willing to stand up, move, show interest, take a pen, sketch, discuss, think, creatively counter-argue… to literally participate and with positive attitude.
  • Creates “safe”, friendly and open atmosphere to express opinions and thoughts
  • Enables wider audience to take part – so we overcome the need for later alignment among core team members
  • Leaves the feeling that the workshop was useful, inspiring, perhaps even with a momentum for change, leaves a sort of emotional footprint that something was special and increases chances for commitment to further actions

More concretely, I am looking for ideas and inspiration on how to organize such a workshop, which “tools” to bring, how to moderate it, which ground rules to set and how to motivate certain collaborative attitude, perhaps a creative way of capturing stories, ideas (I assume business will talk more in terms of examples, experience or similar).

Anybody out there with a hands on experience willing to share few thoughts? (A piece of magic would do too!)

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Hello world!

February 1, 2011 Leave a comment

Welcome, random visitor! This blog is dedicated mainly to those interested in Enterprise Architecture (as the title suggests already). My intention is to publish from time to time my observations on architectural, political, cultural and social challenges of this job. I will be glad if you find any of that useful. Nice reading.

P.S. As you might have noticed already, English is not my mother tongue. I am sorry for some glitches that might annoy you while reading.

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