Episode 31 with Edzo Botjes

Episode # 31| 2021-01-13

Design for constant evolution

“Design for constant evolution” is the heuristic for our guest, Edzo Botjes. The heuristic is part of the Simon Wardley Doctrine repository (https://wardleypedia.org/mediawiki/index.php/Doctrine_Patterns#Design_for_constant_evolution). Edzo discusses resilient and antifragile systems as part of his research. We discuss how organisations are addressing these topics, and what are the current market needs, given that it is a complex topic.

Edzo suggests:

  • Foundations of Enterprise Governance and Enterprise Engineering from Jan A.P. Hoogervorst
  • Rethinking the Fifth Discipline from Robert Louis Flood

Edzo Botjes (@edzob) is an Enterprise Engineer with more than 15+ years’ experience. He believes that Enterprise Engineering covers Enterprise Architecture and the skills needed to implement innovation, governance, and architecture realistically. This implies that Group Psychology, IT Security Architecture, Technology Innovation, and Ethics are a few topics that should be included in the developing strategy and architecture. In 2020 Edzo wrote his Master titled “Defining Antifragility and the application on Organisation Design” and graduated with the highest distinction.

Edzo is currently working on the new version of DYA, a view on Enterprise Architecture. Edzo is since this year part of Xebia Security with specialisation on the resilient organisation.

Edzo Botjes (@edzob)
Design for constant evolution
Heuristic Source
Simon Wardley Doctrine


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