Worksheet for 'mini-workshop' on insights from current developments and practice in enterprise-architecture (BCS-EA conference, London, October 2012)
This worksheet should be used in parallel with the associated presentation. The main part of the presentation is split into eight 'chunks', each tackling a single 'lesson-learnt' from trying to explain EA themes to others in real-world EA practice. Each 'chunk' is timed as around two minutes of background and overview (the bulk of the slides, between the respective 'Challenge' and 'Practice'), and then four minutes pair-discussion around the questions summarised on the respective 'Practice' slide. With two minutes at the start for overall lead-in, and ten minutes at the end for general discussion about what came up for participants during the Practice sections, this fits exactly into a one-hour time-slot. This worked very well for that conference, but do feel free to adapt the timings for your own needs as appropriate.
Use this worksheet to document the respective Practice sections. The large symbol in the middle of the open space below item #3 ("It depends...") represents a single service - of any kind, anywhere in the enterprise, and at any level, from business-service right down to low-level web-service - that you can use as a base from which to model relationships and interdependencies between services.
(See http://www.slideshare.net/tetradian/lessonslearnt-in-ea-articulation for the associated presentation.)