A week in Tweets: 10-16 Jan 2010

And the usual stack of Tweets and links collected during this week. Same old categories, same old ‘Read more…’ link – explore more as you may wish. 🙂

Enterprise architecture, business architecture and the over ‘big picture’ for business and the like:

  • oscarberg: RT @ariegoldshlager: [Reiterate] Simplicity is always a disruptive innovation: http://bit.ly/4OzW2G #innovation
  • business_design: oh, I forgot that @Sundelin recommended Roger Martin’s presentation on design thinking http://is.gd/5XBvx – up on the machine! Yiiiha <video “Why Design Thinking Is The Next Competitive Advantage” – most of these ideas are presented better in Cynefin
  • SAlhir: “Culture trumps Strategy” RT @jeffdachis: Tony Hsieh on the crucial importance of company culture at Zappos: http://bit.ly/5K9hbW (@zappos) <strong recommend – v.important for #entarch #bizarch
  • SAlhir: RT @davidzinger: Great employee engagement resources from connecting strongly to work-family engagement. http://bit.ly/5tKCCG
  • SAlhir: RT @PaulSloane: Often better to build on strengths rather than to fix weaknesses http://bit.ly/eApDs <“focus on what went right”
  • (via @SALhir @jeremydumont) HBR: “The Decade in Management Ideas” http://bit.ly/5lQCBf <recommended #entarch #bizarch – also read comments
  • SAlhir: Presence – Whole is entirely present in any of its parts http://bit.ly/2lD9Fl “Everything is in everything” http://bit.ly/5BRrx6 <systems-theory concept of ‘reflexion’ – book ‘Presence’ by Peter Senge (5th Discipline) and others
  • bartleeten: RT @BurtonGroupIT: Marginalizing Enterprise Architecture http://bit.ly/4ZJCxM #burtongroup <important shift for #entarch
  • greblhad: Most organizations don’t want architects they want architecture // ITIL references four architectures environmental, application, data and technology architecture. Where does the business arch go? // Most architects I’ve met is openly inclusive on other frameworks and methods, most ITIL people I’ve met don’t know what architecture is
  • oscarberg: for many people, calling customer service is probably their last resort // Many organizations build a wall of stupidity (customer service) to protect them from customers in need // the future of customer service is self-service & customers serving each other
  • DavidGurteen: If traditional incentives can have a negative impact, what’s the workaround http://bit.ly/8ZJ3Pq #KM <#norewards
  • oscarberg: “You can create the conditions that encourage intrinsic motivation, but you cannot motivate people” http://www.killingtrain.com/node/557 <#norewards
  • DavidGurteen: KM Bribery http://bit.ly/6oX6xV /of course I agree! <#norewards
  • SAlhir: RT @timkastelle: Their 4 rules are excellent RT @GrahamHill: IDEO: Don’t wait for perfection–launch and learn(pdf) http://tinyurl.com/nxqq8z
  • SAlhir: RT @GrahamHill: @timkastelle Rules aren’t enough. You need a proven framework. http://tinyurl.com/yevduz5 and http://tinyurl.com/c6dl2j
  • greblhad: Enterprise Architecture is not about divide & conquer it is about connect & communicate <agree #entarch
  • thoughttrans: RT @pauljansen Our talents, time, attention, ideas, knowledge and networks are ours and our responsibility. #e20 #entarch http://bit.ly/8wajpS <‘EQnomy’ manifesto – recommended #entarch #economics etc
  • Cybersal: RT @cbdi: RT @richardveryard Business Design Choices: …… http://bit.ly/6A75WK >>Good dialogue on SOA consortium business-architecture paper #bizarch
  • theopengroup: RT @pauljansen: ‘Architecture’ is noun nor verb but rather the description of a very distinct consciousness that people experience. #entarch
  • DavidGurteen: Lesson from two lemonade stands http://bit.ly/8fxksB <great example of links b/w Transaction, Attention & Trust #entarch
  • BillIves: mistakes IT makes in terms of relationship with business http://bit.ly/4JbUY2 via @gartner <useful summary and suggestions
  • hebsgaard: RT @dhinchcliffe: A New Vision for SOA Governance: A Focus on the Social Aspect: http://bit.ly/8e4vjz Includes major new governance map. <#soa meets #e20 meets #entarch + essential ‘people-stuff’!
  • hebsgaard: The Great Race To The Middle http://tinyurl.com/yf3qwfa <digital collectivism can lead to ‘digital mush’ #e20 – important article
  • hebsgaard: Should you be measuring ROR instead of ROI? http://tinyurl.com/yck5ut5 <ROR=return on relationship
  • basvg: architecture vs ‘implementation’ or ‘design’ is a tricky discussion w no absolutes. It’s personal and context-dependent #entarch
  • tetradian: r @basvg architecture and design are flipsides of same coin: architecture faces big-picture, design faces real-world detail (implementation)
  • kvistgaard: RT @Ihnatko: China commits cybercrime against Google & others; company responds by ending censorship of Google.cn. http://bit.ly/5IMr90 Big! <important – real example of company having to make decisions based on core-values – see also http://www.techcrunch.com/2010/01/12/google’s-china-stance-more-about-business-than-thwarting-evil/ and http://scobleizer.com/2010/01/12/the-push-and-pull-of-china/
  • unorder: “Error Management (not banishment) Promotes Success” Some fascinating ideas about introducing errors into training to enhance learning http://is.gd/6aevl <note also implications for #entarch
  • modera6072: RT @totalcio: “Making progress in one’s work…is more frequently associated with positive emotions & high motivation than any other workday event.” (HBR)
  • SAlhir: RT @Brioneja: To succeed, Agile software development should use Lean manufacturing principles http://bit.ly/7yaFke #prodmgmt <as usual, same applies to #entarch
  • SAlhir: Much focus on Agile and Lean in the last decade, more focus on Resilience in the next decade. #in
  • SAlhir: self-discipline is a prerequisite for self-organization (via @Kallokain @jimhighsmith) http://bit.ly/7s5fIi <agree – essential for #bizarch
  • jdevoo: RT @cleantechnws: Why the Triple Bottom Line Matters More Than Ever (Source: GreenBiz.com) http://bit.ly/7PFZ0V <vital for sustainable #entarch
  • kvistgaard: IEEE-1471 extended http://bit.ly/5RI9S and the way it defines EA discussed here – http://bit.ly/6tlL9O <- i.e. ISO/IEC 42010:2007 #entarch <points to two valuable posts by Nick Malik
  • rlimbanda: Life Cycle of a Silver Bullet http://bit.ly/8gsZvx <ouch… old (2003) but still painfully accurate… #entarch #bizarch etc!
  • unorder: Interesting how no 1 can think of an Australian company that has the customer at the heart of everything it does. I hope there are some egs
  • unorder: Westpac delivers antithesis to customer-focused service http://post.ly/IV7A <how not to do it! #entarch #bizarch #fail
  • oscarberg: RT @ideahive Traditional economy vs. Knowledge economy http://bit.ly/4rlUrO also c @dhinchcliffe ’22 Power Laws of the Emerging Social Economy’ http://bit.ly/7oZqU5 /via @johnt // now that we’re connecting ideas across time, place & culture, the real dynamics of globalization will appear // The greatest challenge we face has to do with learning – efficient & effective learning will be THE success factor
  • oscarberg: Familiar with Outside/In process? What’s your opinion about it? http://h-ym.com/outsidein.htm
  • tetradian: @oscarberg Outside/In is same model (‘enterprise-first’) I use for whole-of-enterprise architecture. Also see Thingamy http://thingamy.com/
  • EnterprisingA: #EAMantra (22) Don’t get so caught up in the journey that you forget the destination <ouch… all too easy to do…
  • bartleeten: Decisions by Design: stop deciding start designing http://icio.us/ox5evn <might be useful to xref this with Cynefin domains?
  • unorder: New post (a very short one) Creating humanistic workplaces http://bit.ly/7KjiKa <brief but important #entarch
  • SAlhir: Iimits vs limit-less RT @zenext: conversations re accountability & standards are weak; conversations re passion & vision have power <need to explore that one – some strong crosslinks to SEMPER concept of power as ‘ability to do work’, and also to the trust-economy
  • oscarberg: RT @wacka Reading: Top CIOs Say Social Networks Now Drive Innovation http://bit.ly/8eBarU <“IT departments need to recast their roles, from strictly technologists to enablers of innovation” – recommend
  • greblhad: Have you ever experienced regional character in the expression of #entarch ?
  • tetradian: r @greblhad: “Have you experienced regional character in expression of #entarch?” IT ‘ent-arch’, not really; whole-of-ent arch, huge diffs
  • greblhad: @tetradian can you share some insight as to what these diffs in WofEA where?
  • tetradian: @greblhad regional impact on EA: mainly phys.environment + region-culture + region-politics/economics – more detail in post later today
  • tetradian: <post> “How do regional differences impact EA?” (for @greblhad) #entarch http://bit.ly/5MH6ZV
  • business_design: RT @tor: The Porter Value Chain – a business model canvas view: http://bit.ly/7X9J4L /@lfeuerstein #bmgen
  • (via @business_design) BM|Designer – free online tool for Business Model Canvas http://bmdesigner.com/ #bmgen #entarch
  • SAlhir: Every organization is “values-driven.” The only question is, what values are in the driver’s seat? (Gary Hamel) http://bit.ly/6SetLW <xref to Beer’s POSIWID etc #entarch
  • SAlhir: RT @SAlhir: High-performance orgs: Strategy, Leadership, Talent, Culture and Market http://bit.ly/7NetHc #orgdesign (@GrahamHill @DrAlisonEyring) <‘Five Domains of High Performance’ – useful #entarch #bizarch
  • SAlhir: The concept of the “legal” Organizations is dying, and the concept of the “social” Enterprises is emerging (1);… // … The concept of Teams/Team-sourcing is dying, and the concept of Crowds/Crowd-sourcing is emerging (2);… // … The concept of Process is dying, and the concept of the Network is emerging (3);… // … all focused-on Purpose and driven-by Self-Organization (4). #entarch
  • SAlhir: Complex Systems (Complex Adaptive Systems) form the foundational paradigm for all things “social” (Individuals,Teams,Crowds,Communities…)

Another discussion about the role and knowledge of the enterprise-architect:

  • AussiMike: Noted some of your comments recently on how you feel more of a facilitator than the creator of an EA when working with a client // Question is how relevant/important is it for the consultant EA to have deep industry/sector knowledge in order to fulfil that role?
  • tetradian: <post> “How much should an enterprise-architect know and do?” (for @AussiMike) http://bit.ly/578h6u
  • flowchainsensei: @tetradian When you discuss EA I never know if your talking about EA(1) or EA(2). What’s your default context?
  • tetradian: @flowchainsensei which are ‘EA(1)’ vs ‘EA(2)’? my default context is architecture vs design – how things fit together vs implement’n-detail // same principles apply at every scale of ‘EA’, from detail-level IT-infrastructure to whole-of-enterprise // I guess my real ‘default context’ in EA is methodology – ie. design of practice, rather than details of practice outcomes
  • flowchainsensei: @tetradian Distinction: EA(1) concerned with arch of org wrt “information flow”; EA(2) concerned with arch of org wrt “value flow”
  • tetradian: @flowchainsensei probly more EA(2) value-flow (‘cos that’s what business wants) – but ideally EA(3), arch of interweaving of *all* flows.., // …(info, value, things, people-relns etc) + links to overall values + static/dynamic structures etc to support these… // ..ie. architecture of enterprise *as a whole*, not solely of one part (eg. info/value-flow) or one domain (eg. IT)
  • bvanzomeren: @tetradian enjoyed yr ea knowledge blog. do you think it’s wise to combine architect (global) and designer (detail) in 1 person in projects?
  • tetradian: @bvanzomeren combining architect and designer in 1 person: usually have to in small projects! but increasingly unwise as projects get larger // …’design’ & ‘architect’ need different mindsets/tasks – eg. analysis vs synthesis – gets harder to balance w increased scale
  • bvanzomeren: @tetradian my experience: many discussions are about details (design), not about architecture .
  • tetradian: @bvanzomeren “discussions are about details” – agreed, and must be, because detail-design is how we realise (make real) the architecture
  • breadedcod: @tetradian Put simply, it’s the ideas and not the tools.
  • tetradian: r @breadedcod ‘ideas, not tools’ – #entarch is just one idea, really: that things work better when we think about how they work together 🙂
  • breadedcod: @tetradian Lego Bricks: work best when you have an idea & think of how they might work together. Still need skill to build something tho’ 🙂
  • tetradian: r @breadedcod huh? skill? who needs skill? that’s what computers is for, ain’t it? built-in ‘best-practice’ an’ all tha’? 🙂

Knowledge-management, narrative-knowledge and in-person collaboration:

  • oscarberg: RT @VanessaMiemis: an all around excellent blog collecting information that matters – Essential 21st Century Knowledge http://bit.ly/aCr7s
  • unorder: New post: A story designed to change your mind. http://www.anecdote.com.au/archives/2010/01/an_example_of_a_1.html
  • DavidGurteen: “Guerilla Knowledge Management: How To Be a KM Revolutionary” http://bit.ly/6YTI1q #KM <‘business-anarchist’ #entarch
  • DavidGurteen: Conversational writing kicks formal writing’s ass http://bit.ly/7mmK8Q /oldie but goldie
  • tebbo: via @johnt – a link to: “focus on knowledge seeking and knowledge re-use, not just knowledge sharing” at http://icio.us/d23mh2 by Knoco
  • unorder: RT @tweetmeme Anecdote: Imbuing your workplace with stories http://retwt.me/1wNib
  • Cybersal: Interesting blog on professional identity (via @drmcewan) http://bit.ly/6HHP3w #km <reminds of #entarch identity-wars!
  • DavidGurteen: Dave Snowden on Knowledge sharing across silos: Part II http://bit.ly/8ZIgC2 <a worthwhile read, as usual
  • oscarberg: RT @hjarche: Social media let us share our tacit knowledge through conversations to collaboratively develop emergent work practices http://u.nu/9v8j4 <‘work is learning, learning work’ – insightful
  • oscarberg: RT @j4ngis: “How should we foster….”,   “How should we create….”  <– How about inspire?  “more pull than push”
  • unorder: If you want to use plain language, only use words that are in songs. <narrative-knowledge
  • SAlhir: RT @New_Play_Blog: Theatre, ritual, storytelling is Essential to culture around the world, it’s a way to negotiate the complexity of culture

‘Enterprise 2.0’, social-media and online-collaboration:

  • oscarberg: Today, blogging is a key driver in my quest for knowledge & learning. It’s now embedded in my daily activities. #e20 // Once learning is embedded in your daily activities, you no longer see it as an effort. It’s just something you do, like eating or sleeping.
  • jdevoo: RT @orgnet: My slides from 20th Anniversary in Social Network Analysis http://bit.ly/5OLV4K >> gaining insights from connectedness // Analysis of kinship relations with Pajek <pdf>http://bit.ly/4p3rJg (social science computer review)
  • DavidGurteen: 6 reasons to encourage enterprise conversations with collaborative platforms http://bit.ly/6Dfc7R <likewise for #entarch
  • DavidGurteen: Blogging for knowledge workers: incubating ideas http://bit.ly/74HgNG /great stuff from Lilia <v.useful summary
  • BillIves: RT @davorin: 10 Stages of Social Media Business Integration http://tinyurl.com/yb9kopc via @mashable
  • BillIves: Can an organization not be ‘ready’ for Enterprise 2.0? http://bit.ly/8jxML5 from @joemckendrick <short answer is ‘yes’ – the issues are primarily cultural, not technical
  • BillIves: RT @gyehuda: Enterprise 2.0 initiatives & corporate culture awareness http://bit.ly/4Hsmfr <same applies to culture & #entarch
  • DavidGurteen: Chris Brogan: Deepen Your Networks http://bit.ly/7DuboJ #KM
  • hebsgaard: Get Your “Head” Out of Social! http://tinyurl.com/y8tybxk <“Thinking about intent comes from the heart rather than the head”
  • oscarberg: Using flows to describe solutions -> less focus on features & more focus on mechanisms to support the flows #e20
  • oscarberg: Socialising with corporate communications stakeholders http://bit.ly/6QUf9Q by @RichardDennison
  • You_Me_Us: In Defense of Social: Enterprise 2.0 Social Technologies Are Critical, Not Casual http://bit.ly/7QYrJh // Interesting post – 4 Benefits of Social Computing: Do Companies Know They Need These?. http://bit.ly/91wLW6
  • DavidGurteen: How Conceptual Metaphors are Stunting Web Innovation http://bit.ly/5sf2EF <particular reference to the ‘document’ metaphor in user-interfaces etc
  • oscarberg: An org can’t own social networks, only encourage & empower employees to use their networks for value creation // Whether an org should own info about its employees’ social networks or not is irrelevant – accessing & using is relevant
  • oscarberg: RT @alphalo: People need information to self-organize ; transparency in an organization allows that information to flow. // It’s not the #e20 techn that’s important, but the #e20 design principles to apply for solutions/tools, org, practices, culture…

Technology-architecture and miscellaneous matters technical:

  • toddbiske: RT @bmichelson: new post: SOA Consortium Community Insights: Services, Sprawl, Marketplaces, Bazaars and Port. Mgmt. http://bit.ly/72uo4J <IT-oriented and somewhat technical, but useful for #entarch and possibly for #bizarch
  • (indirect via @hebsgaard): http://lifehacker.com/5443857/get-free-access-to-pay+walled-content-with-a-simple-google-hack <useful, but use sparingly
  • hebsgaard: Google Docs: Now for Storage as much as Collaboration http://tinyurl.com/yb5xqm5
  • oscarberg: Finally, “GDrive” is coming (part of Google Docs) http://kuex.us/60a6 #google // $25/year for 100 GB seems like a v very competitive offer http://kuex.us/60a6 #googledocs
  • oscarberg: Apple Tablet means game over for e-Readers http://kuex.us/60a9 (via @GeorgeDearing) <summarises current crop of e-readers
  • toddbiske: New blog post: Governance Needs for Cloud Services http://www.biske.com/blog/?p=744 // My blog post is a response to the “Cloud Computing kills Design Time Governance” debate. #entarch #governance http://bit.ly/6qo6fK
  • theopengroup: Using a SOA and TOGAF environment for increased productivity: Part 1: Introduction to the TOGAF Enterprise Continuum http://ow.ly/WocM #EA <useful tech-oriented article #ITarch
  • bartleeten: AWS- Architecting for the Cloud: Best Practices http://icio.us/ieyzp5 <PDF from Amazon on their AWS cloud-services – #ITarch
  • bergmart: I was wondering if there is any organization worldwide that is happy with their Service Oriented Architecture. Is there anybody???? <no apparent answers…

Corporate social responsibility, culture and social themes in general:

  • smbounds: via @socialtechno: Mental illnesses are culturally transmitted – must read if u care about how ppl think http://tinyurl.com/ycclvoy
  • EnterprisingA: Thought for today: The banking industry didn’t fail; it simply failed us. These are not the same thing.
  • oscarberg: When the owner/founder of a service I use says “the age of privacy is over”, my trust in that service decreases
  • DavidGurteen: RSA [Royal Society of Arts, London]: Schools – back to basics http://bit.ly/85EiIp #education
  • kvistgaard: “Even though one in 10 Americans is out of a job, those who are employed are increasingly dissatisfied.” http://snipurl.com/u23d8 <current US employee-satisfaction studies
  • ChristineArena: I nominate @tetradian for a Shorty Award in #csr because he instigates intellectual debates on key issues. http://bit.ly/shorty <much appreciated – thanks!
  • unorder: @tetradian I know you have an interest in power. What do you make of this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tkjz5JMCU1A (Demos.tv – Demos Institute, UK)
  • tetradian: r @unorder “power=resilience, power=agency” – ie. resilience is internal, agency external, yet both are forms of ‘work’… // …remainder of vid is confused/confusing mix of power-over vs power-with vs power-from-within… //  …eg. if ‘power belongs to everyone’, what is ‘belongs’? diff b/w responsibility (power-with) vs abuse (power-over etc)? … // … overall, vid http://bit.ly/8thE9p is nice woolly intro to blurry Western notions of power, but that’s about it 🙂

And the usual amazement of uncategorisables:

  • oscarberg: RT @webtechman: “Power is about what you can control. Freedom is about what you can unleash” ~Harriet Rubin #quote via @Vincent_Ang
  • DavidGurteen: Video: The 8 irresistible principles of fun http://bit.ly/74YxQ9 /love it <nice – I need to remember this!
  • SAlhir: Energy originates in the Individual, Synergy originates in the Collective, Flow, Synchronicity, etc. toward Purpose.
  • DavidGurteen: “Between the subject and the object lies the value.” Robert M. Pirsig #quote http://bit.ly/8X47cY
  • DavidGurteen: Twitter & Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs http://bit.ly/7SYGlj /interesting
  • oscarberg: RT @rotkapchen: Fabby! RT @jhagel Relationships and dynamics – exploring patterns of perceptions http://tinyurl.com/ygsu92g <important – see also JHagel’s ‘Pursuing Passion’ at http://edgeperspectives.typepad.com/edge_perspectives/2009/11/pursuing-passion.html
  • EnterprisingA: There is one IT virus that my antivirus software doesn’t seem to be able to remove: Outsourced Consultancy Mentality
  • EnterprisingA: Bad project manager + good team = unmeasured success. Good proj mgr + bad team = measured failure (why do people think the latter is good?)
  • SAlhir: RT @AffirmationSpot: Pessimism is committing arson against your own goals and dreams.
  • SAlhir: RT @zenext: Learning & doing follow caring…passion is the dog that wags the tail of performance
  • SAlhir: RT @chuckfrey: 8 recommended books on visual thinking: http://ow.ly/WMsQ #mindmap #creativity <useful summaries
  • oscarberg: RT @webtechman: AMAZING! Did you see this? Great Architecture and Data Visualization Collection http://bit.ly/7TkRdO #Fav <very useful list of resources on visual design, layout and info-presentation
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