Structure in Threes: Tools Development

Organizational Design Tools Need Completion

Continuing to build out Enterprise Analysis and Design tools this morning along with a workflow to integrate the Modern IT Portfolio Management methodology. After finishing the Org Design Tool, the next steps will be to finish off the Portfolio Management Tool and then document the workflow for possible automation.

Strategy Analysis

Modern IT Portfolio Management

Digital Nervous System Architecture

It looks like I’m going to build out the original concepts I developed when discussing what and how Active Directory should be with Hans. I had presented to Hans an idea that Active Directory (SMS Server) could accomplish its mission through usage of federation and abstraction into logical units (see below late 1996 presentation). Added to that were the concepts I had been working on as a side research project during my employment at IBM the 80′s. This later became a white paper “The body enterprise” where I through the network could become an enterprise’s digital nervous system. Unfortunately, Hans and I could not get the funding to pursue going any further than simple IT product management. However, I continued -though through small pieces of other projects- to research how to build a management and control system. With my Modern IT Portfolio Management R&D at a foreseeable conclusion I’ll be able to build the CIO Workbench I had envisioned years ago.


The unfortunate aspect to this was both IBM and Microsoft had the opportunity to build this out a decade ago but failed to see the vision was achievable. I guess you can chalk it up to other missed opportunities that companies have for not reaching far enough in the future. I remember hearing internal chatter by Microsoft management when I departed for DMR Consulting this was a dream decades away, though BillG must not have through so or his Ghostwriter wouldn’t have spent so much time interviewing me to included in his book.

Filed under: Enterprise Architecture, IT Economics, Ontology, Portfolio Management, Technology Management Tagged: Active Directory, Business, IBM, Investing, IT portfolio management, Microsoft, Portfolio Management, Star Trek: Enterprise, White Paper, Workflow
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