Friday, 19 July 2013

The power may be smart, but what about the neckwear? Man with brain-frying bow-tie talks about local energy markets

The organizers of the Technology Strategy Board's 'Collaboration Nation for Smart Power' event kindly let me explain three minutes' worth of what I've been doing in local energy markets with Swanbarton and IPL over the past year. Here's the video. The video quality is excellent, whatever you may think of the content or of the apparel.

Monday, 8 July 2013

TOGAF++ principle 23: the architect doesn’t know best

I’ve commented before on the charmingly Utopian architectural principles that The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF) suggests.

There’s an unwritten central dogma in the TOGAF literature, demonstrated in the attitudes of many architects, that the flow of control is inevitably from the architect to the implementors. Yet in my experience as an architect, the flow only seems to work that way in exceptional circumstances.