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Episode 18 – Working with recruiters: Jason Jovanis

Another episode of the podcast, and we are having a very interesting and entertaining conversation with Jason Jovanis about working with recruiters – either as a candidate, or as an organization who is looking for new talent. Jason came to his job after 20+ years as a sales leader, who in 2018 had the crazy […]

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Episode 17 – Organizational Change Management

Welcome to another episode of our podcast. Today’s topic is organizational change management, which is the counterpart to the previous episode of “Management of Change” where we spoke with Caspar Jans. This episode covers the “people side” of changes that are planned in your architecture and implementation projects, and we are covering the why, org […]

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Episode 16 – Management of Change

Managing change is hard – either managing organizational change or managing changes in the technology or architecture. In this episode of the podcast we are talking with Caspar Jans from Software AG about the latter and how to implement and operate a program to manage change. Caspar is a high-energy, fast learning and broad-skilled professional […]

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Episode 15 – Strategic process consulting in practice

Setting up a strategic process consulting practice or firm in our industry is not easy. On the one hand side you have the large system integrators/Big 4 companies, and on the other side you have the tool vendors helping setting up internal practices and capabilities. Finding your niche in that setup and build a sustainable […]

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Episode 14 – EA strategy and capabilities

EA strategy development is not done very often, but has many benefits. In this episode of the podcast, we are talking with Carlisle Gunn, an experienced Enterprise Architect, who we’ve worked with on past projects. Carlisle has worked in the Enterprise Architecture space for over 8 years with a focus on business and application architecture. […]

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The changing role of architects

Even though the discipline of architecture is decades old (and if you look at the discipline of process management, even hundreds of years), there is no consensus of what an architect actually defines. And the practitioners have not been helpful as well in their self-positioning. “Back in the day” a lot of architecture groups held […]

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Episode 13 – Solution lifecycle

Welcome to the first episode of our podcast season 2! Today we are talking about the Solution Lifecycle in architecture – what it is and why it is important to you. Architecture development and analysis does not happen in a vacuum, but are embedded in a lifecycle. New tools like Process Mining and Task Mining […]

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What’s Your Baseline Podcast – Season 2 Trailer

Thank you so much for supporting and growing this podcast over our first 6 months. In Season 1, we covered foundational topics like how to implement an architecture tool and dipped our toes into interviews with thought leaders in the architecture and process management field. And now, welcome to season 2 of the What’s Your […]

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Episode 12 – Ten things I’ve learned

Here it is – the end (of season 1 … no worries, we’re back with the podcast in January 2022). In this episode we are mixing up the format a bit and are talking about the 10 things that we learned in 25 years of architecture and process management. Approach / strategy segment Let’s talk […]

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Episode 11 – Governance design

Ahh, governance – the topic that is boring to death and had complete EA groups being fired. Love it or not, setting up the “rules of engagement” is still an important piece in an organization. And you can do it while having some fun when you remember the points that we are talking about in […]

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Model import into your architecture tool (part 2)

As mentioned in part 1 of this series, a model import as part of the implementation of an architecture tool can be a crucial success factor to get a new program off the ground and act as an accelerator for future projects. We discussed the first two phases (preparation and initial import) and will have […]

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Import of existing content (part 1) – a blessing or recipe for chaos?

One major point of the implementation of an architecture tool is the import of existing content. Organizations have years and sometimes decades of content in various formats available, that might be in various statuses – from “current” to “horribly incorrect”, “cannot be found anymore”, or “outdated”. However, it might be a worthwhile exercise to get […]