DOTS, the enterprise structure in POET-PEAF EA method, which is GODS
In POET-PEAF…, a proprietary Enterprise Architecture method, Kevin Smith has published DOTS, a standard enterprise structure here
The DOTS concept is practically the same, with the exception of two letters in the abbreviation, with the GODS enterprise structuring paradigm I proposed beginning ten years or so, ago.
GODS stands for Governance – Operations – Development – Support while
DOTS stands for Direction – Operations – Transformation – Support
with practically the same meaning for terms. Please compare, see for yourself.
GODS was first published by Trafford in 2006 in the first edition of “An Enterprise Architecture Development Framework” paper book at
” A Comparison of Common Business Modeling Approaches to GODS…”
The GODS concept was also posted and discussed in a few LinkedIn threads, now archived, from the October and November, 2010 timeframe, in the Enterprise Architecture Network group.
Please do google with “grigoriu gods” for many more blogs and references.
Moreover Kevin’s site is licensing this POET… framework and indeed DOTS for commercial purposes. It is hard for me to understand how this happened.
But who knows what else I may discover since I have never thought to check before, that is, until I discovered on LinkedIn Pulse the post, now disappeared, “EA – far too important to be left to IT” that effectively described GODS under the name of DOTS.
Kevin do remove the DOTS structure from POET… framework and other materials until proper credit is given under Creative Commons.
By the way, I remember a company I used to work for where colleagues told me beforehand that anything of value I show in a meeting, I would get to see soon after in someone else’s presentation. It was true. The company failed soon after.
But this is what impedes progress in this EA field of ours or in any discipline for that matter.
But what does the enterprise and business professional community has to say about this?