Roger T. Burlton, Ronald G. Ross & John
A. Zachman have published The Business Agility Manifesto. The Principles in this
Manifesto are not technology “more of the same.” These Principles are DIFFERENT. They are BUSINESS Principles.
on Peter Drucker who in 1998
said: “The next ... information revolution is well underway. But it is not
happening where information scientists, information executives, and the information
industry in general are looking for it. It is not a revolution in technology,
machinery, techniques, software, or speed. It
is a revolution in CONCEPTS.” Burlton, Ross and Zachman’s assertion is that
every new implementation opportunity must aggressively embrace and tenaciously
commit to the Manifesto Principles if we are ever to change the CONCEPTS of our
practices. The change has to take place deliberately, iteratively and
incrementally. It’s urgent that we do it. The
time to undertake it is NOW.
“Agricultural Age companies couldn’t compete
in the Industrial Age. Industrial Age companies cannot compete in the Knowledge
Age. The question is not whether a revolution is happening. It IS happening.
The question is, what are you going to do about it? Providing the pathway
forward is the purpose of this Manifesto”, they explain.
you can read and download the Manifesto