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Systems thinking / enterprise architecture: perspectives on enterprise architecture and systems thinking

21 October 2014 10:00–16:00
, United Kingdom
Event type:
Open Meeting
Event access:
All welcome

Systems thinking / enterprise architecture: perspectives on enterprise architecture and systems thinking

EA/ST day bringing the viable systems model and systems thinking together with enterprise architecture. Convener, Jiri Ludvik Book via email to

When increasing the scope of enterprise architecture to business architecture and business change, enterprise architects often find that traditional enterprise architecture methods fail to address the degree of complexity present in socio-technical systems. While not a  'silver bullet',  systems thinking addresses some of these by helping its practitioners to focus on connections and purposes as well as objects and flows, identify boundary-spanning patterns, appreciate stakeholder perspectives and their underlying worldviews, and understand emergent implications and possibilities.  

Event Resources

Value in utilising systemic thinking in the field of enterprise architecture and vice versa
Klaus Ostergaard will explore what can enterprise architects can gain by using systemic thinking, and the added value enterprise architecture methods can bring to systems thinkers. Klaus is a lecturer on enterprise architecture and information technology governance at the information technology univ... Read more
Language and meta-language of enterprise architecture
Enterprise architects spent most of their time asking or answering hard questions regarding the structure of the enterprise without realising that the language (or modelling approaches) used predispose us towards a particular set of questions and answers. Dr. Ivo Velitchkov will explain why the choi... Read more
Navigating barriers to the adoption of EA/ST methods
Philip Hellyer will facilitate a workshop focused on identifying barriers to the adoption of enterprise architecture / systems thinking methods by organisations, and effective methods of overcoming them. Philip helps entrepreneurs and heads of department think more clearly about their businesses, pr... Read more
Enterprise canvas and systems thinking
Tom Graves will provide an overview of a tool bridging between and integrating enterprise architecture tools such as Zachman and business model canvas, systems-thinking tools such as the viable systems model, and other holistic frameworks such five elements [Chinese: 'wu-xing’] and illustrate his ex... Read more
21 October 2014 10:00–16:00

United Kingdom

£10 - cash on the door please