Publications

Articles

Enterprise Engineering Manifesto

Dietz, J.L.G.

The Enterprise Engineering Manifesto presents the focal topics and objectives of the emerging discipline of enterprise engineering, as it is currently theorized and developed within the CIAO! Network (www.ciaonetwork.org). The manifesto comprises seven postulates, which collectively constitute the Enterprise Engineering Paradigm (EEP).
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The Discipline of Enterprise Engineering

Dietz, J.L.G., Hoogervorst, J.A.P. et al

In this founding article, the history of Enterprise Engineering is sketched, going back to Frederick Taylor. After this introduction, the need for Enterprise Engineering is discussed, in particular it three general goals: Intellectual Manageability, Organisational Concinnity, and Social Devotion. The discipline is firmly rooted in a coherent and consistent set of theories. They are briefly discussed and categorized in four groups: philosophical, ontological, technological, and ideological. Based on these theories, five fundamental enterprise engineering principles are formulated.
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An Enterprise Engineering based Examination of TOGAF

Dietz, J.L.G., Hoogervorst, J.A.P.

Everything you’ve always wanted to know about TOGAF but were afraid to ask.
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Books

Rode tuinkabouters bestaan niet

Dietz, J.L.G.

Dit boekje, getiteld “Rode tuinkabouters bestaan niet – een menselijke blik op organisatie en ICT”, is de gemakkelijkste inleiding in Enterprise Engineering en in de DEMO-methodiek. Maar laat u niet misleiden door de speelse opzet. De boodschap is serieus en het lezen zal soms ook moeite kosten. Maar de beloning is groot: u begrijpt de essentie van organisatie en de rol van ICT daarin.
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Red Garden Gnomes Don’t Exist

Dietz, J.L.G.

This book is one of the two volumes that constitute the DEMO Basis. The other one is titled “The Essence of Organisation”, authored by Alicia P.C. Perinforma. The DEMO Basis elucidates the role of ICT (Information and Communication Technology) in organisations, and offers an easy introduction in the emerging discipline of enterprise engineering. It is intended for everyone who feels the need for a coherent, consistent, comprehensive, and yet concise understanding of organisation and ICT. The DEMO Basis aims in particular at professionals in organisation and ICT, like enterprise and information architects, business process managers, and information system designers.
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The Essence of Organisation

Perinforma, A.P.C.

This book is one of the two books that constitute the DEMO basis. The other one is titled “Red garden gnomes don’t exist”, authored by Jan L.G. Dietz. The DEMO basis elucidates the role of ICT (Information and Communication Technology) in organisations, and it offers an easy introduction in the emerging discipline of enterprise engineering. It is meant for everyone who feels the need for a coherent, consistent, comprehensive, and yet concise understanding of organisation and ICT. The DEMO basis aims in particular at professionals in organisation and ICT, like enterprise architects, business process managers, and information system designers.
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Architecture – building strategy into design

Dietz, J.L.G.

Architecture is omnipresent and natural. Every child applies it, and it will keep doing so as a grown-up. Both Salvador Dali and Vincent van Gogh were guided by functional and constructional principles. Examples of functional principles for them were to shock or to please. Examples of constructional principles were to use oil color or water color.

These principles are the operational shape of architecture, which is defined as the creative usage of the design freedom that is left after all requirements are met. The question  is: how are you going to use it? Throughout the history of mankind, people have answered the question in much the same way; they use this design freedom for expressing their individual or collective vision on the subject matter.

In Enterprise Architecture, design principles serve to achieve organizational concinnity or, as the title of the book says: to build strategy into design.
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Films

Enterprise Engineering animation

This is a short and easy introduction into the discipline of Enterprise Engineering and into the DEMO methodology, but it is also a comprehensive one. After having understood the contents, you have a good idea of what the discipline is about and how DEMO works.
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