A week in Tweets: 27 Sept – 3 Oct 09

The current week’s-worth of Twitter notes and links, on the usual subject-themes – click on the ‘Read more…’ link for more.

Collaboration, ‘Enterprise 2.0’ and social-media:

  • oscarberg: The task to find (or discover) a person is key to collaboration // We must look beyond the obvious intentions behind looking for people to understand how important it is // Social media has made it easier to find and discover interesting people // In fact, it is often easier to find people to collaborate with outside your org than inside // Finding a name is not the same thing as finding a person – don’t get this wrong
  • hebsgaard: Dion Hinchcliffe’s Focusing the power of people and today’s network on opportunity #e20 http://tinyurl.com/yb8nf7v <good overview of current Web 2.0 etc software-architectures
  • hebsgaard: Deep Focus on Mature or not: social media is not yet mature #socialmedia http://tinyurl.com/y98gokz
  • oscarberg: RT @skjekkeland In case u missed it; PPT summarizing AIIMs Enterprise2.0 research from 400+ orgs; http://bit.ly/2VpkUI #e20
  • tomoye: When Collaboration is Literally Life or Death… Oliver Marks ZDNet Blog http://bit.ly/y5ZNc <(link points to an aggregation page – follow the link on that page to the actual article on ZDNet)
  • hebsgaard: RT @nahumg: RT @dhinchcliffe Community management-‘essential’ capability of successful Enterprise 2.0 efforts #e20 http://bit.ly/V2Phs <another really important article from Dion Hinchcliffe
  • hebsgaard: Defining Knowledge Management and Enterprise 2.0 – Sharing Your Story. #e20 http://bit.ly/zHb95 <important summary by Luis Suares (elsua.net) with a beautifully succinct video by Nick Milton on data, information and knowledge
  • hebsgaard: Stunning post by @kevindjones “Why Social Networking is So Important” (http://is.gd/3MOSr) #km #e20 #socialnetworking (via @elsua) <useful additional take on the Luis Suares/Nick Milton piece above
  • hebsgaard: Social IRM – Influencer Relationship Management Pt 1. #socilamedia http://bit.ly/SBjYg <social media: using social-networks in conscious support of brand
  • oscarberg: RT @carolyndouglas: Unified collaboration on your intranet http://tinyurl.com/y8kdadv <– great article (via @letterpress_se)
  • hebsgaard: Adoption – 5 Stages of Media Grief — #FORD #pr http://tinyurl.com/yefelm9
  • oscarberg: RT @dhinchcliffe An Intro to Google Wave: Up and Running: http://bit.ly/VmXG4 Excellent chapter of new O’Reilly book from Andrés Ferraté
  • oscarberg: “Invitations will not be sent immediately. We have a lot of stamps to lick.” Google re delay of #GoogleWave invites
  • hebsgaard: Enterprise 2.0: It is about the PEOPLE! support your social media community in #E20 by @dHinchcliffe http://bit.ly/4uHsZW (via @webtechman)
  • oscarberg: Blogged: This week in links – week 40, 2009 http://bit.ly/Bz5nG <Oscar’s usual collection of valuable hints and tips from around the ‘Enterprise 2.0’ world
  • hebsgaard: Revised list — 70 #ECM #ERM and #e20 blogs to watch… http://tinyurl.com/yekfqw4

Knowledge-management and skills-development:

  • miket0181: Thinking about this “10,000 hours to master a complex skill” theory. Surely other conditions must also be met. E.g. Frequency, intensity.. // ..availability of expert coaching, interest level , etc. etc. <short answer: of course that’s true – it’s only a useful guideline, not a ‘rule’!
  • DavidGurteen: Are You Using the Wrong Leadership Competencies? http://bit.ly/ALSpW #KM #KCAFE <useful critique by Stephen Billings
  • hebsgaard: The Destination and The Conversation #pr http://tinyurl.com/ycum2bz
  • hebsgaard: Personality and Knowledge Management Behavior [The Big Five Theory of Personality] http://ow.ly/rzLt (via @weknowmore) #km <“Openness, Conscientiousness, Extraversion, Agreeableness, Neuroticism: This research has shown that two of the five factors influenced knowledge behavior: Openness and Extraversion.”
  • tetradian: <post> “Let them eat the cake of knowledge” #KM #EA http://bit.ly/pA0yS
  • DavidGurteen: Focus on immediate personal impact http://bit.ly/4CPEd
  • unorder: Some excellent advice on how to tell a story (3 min video) http://is.gd/3Rs3A <presenter Scott Simon from NPR (National Public Radio) in US
  • tetradian: (via @EdNadrotowicz) “Ex-Employees, Social Networks, and Reverse Flow of Knowledge” http://bit.ly/4eNhYK <importance of trust
  • craighepburn: Im becoming increasingly interested in the whole subject of “Flow” as a mental state http://is.gd/3Uwuh) anyone else? #flow <(note: resolved link needs extra ‘)’ for correct page in Wikipedia)

Business architecture, enterprise architecture and change-management:

  • jdevoo: “Business must be for profit but profit must also be for purpose” Mads Kjaer co-founder MYC4 <purpose is essential to the business-architecture
  • basvg: managing the CIO’s ego is part of IT strategy consulting http://bit.ly/leePW“It might on the surface look like a technology issue or perhaps a process problem but seriously – when you dig down – 9 times out of 10 it’s a people problem.  It boils down to a mixture of ego, ability, personality, capabilities, behaviors which then manifest themselves in all sorts of ways.”
  • florian: RT @jhagel: My web is bigger than yr enterprise – great slide deck on software architecture by @dhinchcliffe http://tinyurl.com/y8uul42 <strongly recommend as overview of current EA / tech-architecture challenges
  • Cybersal: #BPM2009 quote:Enterprise architecture is most difficult thing on planet to talk 2 business about
  • oscarberg: RT @weknowmore A comprehensive overview of #CHANGE TECHNIQUES http://ow.ly/rzLh <useful catalogue
  • hebsgaard: Managing #Innovation is about Managing #Change http://trunc.it/27l6z (via @sporing) <innovation and changes for customers, employees, suppliers, distribution, marketing, operations – uses example of impact of iPod as innovation
  • oscarberg: we don’t spend too much effort defining things, the problem is that we spend too little time on it // by defining things we can reach a shared understanding – it is the process of defining which is important, not the definition itself
  • kvistgaard: RT @ariscommunity: The Gap between Interest and Importance in the BPM Community, http://bit.ly/MuSrf, article by @ismiro, <must-read 4 BPMrs
  • taotwit: An exploration of Meaning using #vpect from @richardveryard and emerging Use Patterns http://bit.ly/1eLdRN <useful example of VPEC-T in action in an education context
  • oscarberg: RT @cdn RT @GuyKawasaki: The Seven Laws of Projects, and How to Break Them http://om.ly/JDYh (lessons learned from Mars Pathfinder project)
  • tetradian: <post> “Another note on Spiral Dynamics” http://bit.ly/4DigSC
  • taotwit: For those who’ve not yet seen – three #vpect Use Patterns described here http://bit.ly/2Ow4ub [PDF] – I’m re-using ‘The Bank’ pattern (with REST) <good summary with case-study examples
  • BillIves: How Social Media is Upending the Enterprise http://bit.ly/Qfxnw?
  • unorder: “The organization goes wherever its people perceive that the [leaders] needs and wants to go.” Art Kleiner
  • tetradian: <post> ‘Motivation to learn: “Love is a better master than duty”‘ http://bit.ly/1xR51z
  • kvistgaard: RT @stowers Successful Outcomes: Outside-In. The Change Imperative http://bit.ly/PSKPr <important for #EA
  • bartleeten: SOA Anti-Patterns When Building Services http://bit.ly/4B1owm <consider equivs at whole-enterprise scale
  • hebsgaard: Boundaries of Cloud Computing: World, Nation or Jurisdiction? #gov20 http://tinyurl.com/ybxj39l <important
  • rettema: Just read the businessmodelgeneration (osterwalder) funny and valuable book. Reminds me of the sketches of Frank Gehry // What I miss when using the analogy is that businesmodelgeneration is not enterprise architecture, why ? .. // businessmodelgeneration does not say anything about the construction of an enterprise, the viewpoint that architects love as Frank Gehry // The idea generation is very good, so for that part it is modelgeneration isgreat, but to really understand the essential construction of an Enterprise I stick to DEMO and understanding implementation Archimate. // Now with businessmodelgeneration, DEMO and Archimate we now can model, the business model, construction and implementation, thats great !! // I think the modeling approach of businessmodelgeneration is more practical than E3 Value, however E3 Value is more concise.
  • tetradian: <post> “Innovation in unexpected places” http://bit.ly/TZoMB
  • tetradian: ‘Origins of the Office’ – useful overview of impact of mgmt-theory on workspace, info-flow etc #EA http://bit.ly/ghjmy
  • tetradian: <post> “Which complexity?” http://bit.ly/qnQbt (response to @RSessions on IT-project complexity http://bit.ly/M0Z55)
  • Cybersal: Must-read blog for Enterprise and IT architects http://bit.ly/Dr8Zp by @tetradian. Wish I’d written it myself.
  • bergmart: Over the past 8 years many Enterprise+ IT-architects in the Netherlands have adopted the DYA way of doing architecture // The only way EA can be improved is to learn from cases in which EA has successfully contributed to achieve business goals

IT and technical-architecture:

  • theopengroup: Cloud computing: misunderstood, but really not that complicated a concept http://ow.ly/rYWV
  • blomr: Open Group scheduled a webinar on modelling language ArchiMate and how it relates to #togaf http://bit.ly/RdRRs << interesting
  • RSessions: There are many reasons IT projects fail. The most important: complexity. Why? My latest blog: http://bit.ly/M0Z55

A brief exchange on the notion of ‘technical debt’:

  • bergmart: Had a good discussion about added value of software certification for software delivery projects. // Currently most of our clients prefer time and money over maintainability of software. Should we then pay attention and maybe risk overruns?
  • tetradian: .@bergmart: “most of our clients prefer time and money over maintainability of software” – need to explain concept of ‘technical debt’?
  • bergmart: @tetradian Yeah, good point. But no one seems to worry about technical debt. We need good software architects.
  • tetradian: @bergmart good software architects / architecture won’t help unless mgmt *do* allow them to minimise / reduce technical-debt! 🙂
  • bergmart: @tetradian Yeah, fully agree!!
  • MartijnVeldkamp: @bergmart @tetradian Is dealing with technical debt such an issue? Make people aware and put it on the issuelist/backlog/designdecision doc
  • tetradian: @MartijnVeldkamp @bergmart like any other debt, technical-debt becomes problem if you let it keep piling up – esp. if equiv of interest..
  • RSessions: @tetradian @MartijnVeldkamp @bergmart Sounds like the IT Law of Entropy: Systems naturally deteriorate into increasing complexity.
  • tetradian: @RSessions “IT Law of Entropy” – technical-debt is more like front-loading the complexity and hoping it’ll disappear..
  • RSessions: @tetradian Sounds like the IT equivalent to believing in Santa Claus.
  • tetradian: @RSessions ‘Santa Claus’ indeed! 🙂 – so who’s gonna tell the IT kiddies (and managers) that Santa Claus don’t exist?
  • thoughttrans: @tetradian WHAT?!?! No SC?!?!? How do you explain all the coal in IT’s stockings? http://bit.ly/2zQYlh
  • tetradian: @thoughttrans the coal was put there by the Tooth Fairy 🙂

A handful of particularly nice art-related links:

  • thinksmith: Mind Bending, simple, beautiful, and wonderfully human conceptual art: http://is.gd/3J07P
  • rettema: Large marionette puppets in Berlin very cool pics http://bit.ly/xHVPA
  • kvistgaard: Amazing sand drawing… http://bit.ly/GxoC1 (video) <storytelling via real-time drawing – recommended

And the usual miscellaneous items, including social themes and general tech:

  • oscarberg: COOL: convert a file of virtually any format to a file of any other format http://www.youconvertit.com/ (via @stefanronge)
  • rtolido: patents very often mean bad news for the innovation power of the industry <that’s hardly news, but worth reiterating on a regular basis
  • thoughttrans: Why are so many people turned off by the amount of work it takes to better themselves? // People want the reward but not the work involved to reach it. Why is that?
  • oscarberg: Blogged: Resist printing! (and save the world) http://bit.ly/ocoRB
  • weknowmore: TED video: Barry Schwartz on our loss of #wisdom http://ow.ly/rFb2 #KM
  • christinearena: Wal-Mart’s Matt Kistler says many companies procrastinating, not taking incremental steps toward sustainable future. #rmi09 // Texas Instrument’s Paul Westbrook says corporate peer pressure plays big role in building sustainable strategy momentum. #rmi09 // Tony Malkin (developer, Emp. State Building) says his co’s green efforts are geared toward making money, which makes them irrefutable #rmi09 // Now listening to real estate tycoon Tony Malkin’s talk green at #rmi09. Pretty progressive guy http://bit.ly/NjKfy // Hewlett-Packard’s Bonnie Nixon says reuse, repurpose, biomimicry issues among company’s top considerations #rmi09 // Texas Instrument’s Paul Westbrook uses @raycanderson as the ultimate example of a corporate peer pressure success story. #rmi09
  • christinearena: If the success or failure of this planet depends on who you are & what you do, then ask: who are you, and what do you do? #rmi09
  • christinearena: Catherine Zoi (US Dept. of Energy) We need to capture Nation’s hearts & minds, portray industrial revolution with a human face. #rmi09 // We have the technologies [to get off oil]. This is not a technology problem. This is a mobilization problem. #rmi09 // Just like in health care, energy reformers running up against hard political process. Everyone needs to help bust barriers. #rmi09
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