A week in Tweets: 21-27 Feb 2010

It’s another week. Which means another exciting (or somesuch) collection of Tweets and links. Which – yes, as you’d no doubt expect – means the usual categories preceded by the usual ‘Read more…’ link.

Over to you if you’re interested, anyway. 🙂

Enterprise-architecture, business-architecture and general business-ish matters:

  • unorder: RT @davidbrewster: Astonishing insight into the Canberra public service from a (short term) insider. http://ow.ly/19xBo <is it really as bad as that??? – ouch…
  • allygill: 5 Facets of Change – Lead it, Communicate it, Manage it, Deal with it, and Relate to it. http://bit.ly/cfiBxe <useful framework for change-management
  • tetradian: <post> ‘More on chaos and Cynefin’ http://bit.ly/dslQyB #cynefin #methodology
  • AussiMike: Amazing to see major government programs struggling with this RT @totalcio: Common Language for Enterprise Architecture http://post.ly/Ozll <has been urgent for too many years already.. #entarch
  • SAlhir: RT @Kallokain: Boyd archive at Project White horse http://bit.ly/d7cudY < Boyd, the Father of Agility // RT @Kallokain: The full Boyd http://bit.ly/bCl9EU < Boyd, the Father of Agility <links to two resource-archives for the work of John Boyd – see also Wikipedia on OODA (observe, orient, decide, act), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OODA_loop
  • rtolido: Simplifying applications just requires some architectural thinking. Simplifying the organisation at the same time is the real conundrum. // ‘Conundrum’ is not a simple word, by the way
  • chrisdpotts: Customer experiences. People have experiences in life. Your enterprise contributes to some of them, but is not ‘the experience’.
  • davidsprott: thriving on chaos? http://tinyurl.com/yc9zz7k <excellent reminder from Tom Peters on governance #entarch #bizarch
  • chrisdpotts: I’d love to see a model of an enterprise that is equivalent to models that buildings architect create: http://bit.ly/6084gy <a great challenge for #entarch?
  • business_design: The Business Model Innovation Hub2.0 is opening for business now. Join it and shape it http://bit.ly/9eHrYE <v.important for #bizarch #entarch
  • business_design: Game changers hop on! RT @davegray: Check out the Knowledge Games wiki http://www.knowledgegames.net/wiki/ #kgames <v.useful for #entarch #bizarch #km #e20
  • chrisdpotts: RT @richardveryard: @RSessions Bad architects try to force/constrain people to use/occupy space in predetermined ways. Good architects create positive space.
  • rettema: My word of the day: Syntegration // Syntegration is a structured, non-hierarchical process for highly effective and efficient dialogue that leads to much faster, .. // …much more informed outcomes and aligns people behind the resulting decisions, mssgs and action plans with a high chance for implementation // So Syntegration is my word of the day http://twurl.nl/l4qlbl
  • hebsgaard: RT @hebsgaard: #Innovation From the Inside Out http://bit.ly/dgmOhs <important for values-driven #entarch #bizarch
  • joyce_hostyn: RT @zappos What you can learn from a pizza business’s company culture http://bit.ly/5VLolR <v.important for #entarch!
  • christinearena: Ben & Jerry’s – Unilever merger: a cautionary tale http://3bl.me/8yermw via @JeffHollender <<good advice from someone who knows.
  • chrisdpotts: RT @PhilipHellyer: {RT @richardveryard: Architecture is about creating space for business/people/projects to be successful.} True in EA & in buildings, both. <strongly agree
  • cybersal: RT @richardveryard: I strongly recommend Morgan’s Images of Organization to business analysts, enterprise architects, planners, consultants and everyone else.
  • joyce_hostyn: design-driven innovation, process based on relational assets with key interpreters http://tinyurl.com/ybj8zm6 via @GrahamHill // Focus on people & context of life, not users. Design-driven Innovation by Roberto Verganiti worth reading! <first time I’ve seen someone else use the term ‘relational assets’
  • rlimbanda: RT @designthinkers Can we first design a cultural model and then the business model? Can a culture be the business model? <I would say ‘yes’ – a specific type of ‘value-proposition’, anyway
  • enterprisearchs: Where does workforce architecture fit within the Enterprise Architecture story? ie EA = process & technology. What about people? <yup – I’ve argued for this point for a long time too
  • enterprisearchs: RT @avenlea: RT @sreardon: HBR: The Secrets to Successful Strategy Execution http://bit.ly/bw4kgl
  • business_design: New blogpost: Social Media and Business Models http://bit.ly/csjSaA <#entarch #bizarch #e20
  • davidcushman: RT @gleonhard: Nice whitepaper on “the Outernet” via TrendONE (eng & german) http://ow.ly/18IBC <‘the internet of things’ again – white-paper with business emphasis #entarch #bizarch #futures
  • business_design: Sellaband’s bankruptcy doesn’t necessarily mean their model was wrong – it could be the business model, bad implementation, or mismanagement <(SellABand was one of the examples used in the BMGen book)
  • business_design: Tell us what you would like to get out of an open business model community http://bit.ly/dA6aKF <#bizarch #entarch
  • bartleeten: The Enterprise Data Cloud: Why Information Power Is The Future of Business #yam http://icio.us/btkdej <#entarch #itarch
  • AussiMike: Mentorship is a critical community development activity …much need in #entarch. Great post by Leo de Sousa !! http://tinyurl.com/yfq8z4d
  • enterprisearchs: Good blog article: http://bit.ly/azRXWS What does the brand of “Enterprise Architect” stand for? #entarch <a worthwhile rant from Nick Malik
  • SAlhir: Companies blt on communities: comp offr platfrms, orchestrate conv amng passionate users,who invent use/innovate. http://bit.ly/djanMr #tlcc <“you don’t need organizations to be organized, to achieve large and complex tasks”
  • davidcushman: RT @ccarfi: a good update on #vrm: http://www.mycustomer.com/topic/customer-intelligence/doc-searls-vrm-and-new-tools-engagement <VRM=’vendor relationship management’, the buyer-oriented inverse of CRM – very relevant for #entarch etc
  • business_design: Made it easier to download a free Business Model Canvas poster in case you don’t have it yet http://bit.ly/5Tlqbz
  • chrisdpotts: Opposing forces are the essence of architecture. If all forces in an architecture were aligned, construction would collapse. #entarch
  • tetradian: <post> “Using ‘Cynefin-like’ cross-maps” (part of ‘beyond-Cynefin’ series) http://bit.ly/aXspwp #entarch #km #in
  • CBAtInnovations: RT @skemsley: Blog:  Building a Lean Six Sigma and Process Excellence Culture http://goo.gl/fb/0iFQ #iqpcbpm #sixsigma #lsspi <also explores importance of culture and reasons why LSS may fail
  • chrisdpotts: If the CIO treats innovation versus maintenance as a zero-sum calculation then it’s likely everyone else will too. #CIO // In a non-zero-sum strategy (eg innovation) a zero-sum game plan (eg prioritizing a ‘set’ IT budget) is a disadvantage #CIO
  • oscarberg: RT @stangarfield: Communities Manifesto – 10 principles for successful communities of practice http://bit.ly/apFC2L #KM <yes! – fundamentally important for #entarch – consider ‘community’ here as a type of enterprise, intersecting with organisation
  • SAlhir: RT @jorgebarba: Futures Thinking: Writing Scenarios | Open The Future | FastCompany http://ff.im/-gxa60 <useful intro to futures
  • oscarberg: Hamel: How can you create a company where the spirit of community, rather than the machinery of bureaucracy, binds people together? // bureaucracy should spell bureauCRAZY // Hamel: When compared to bureaucracies, communities tend to be undermanaged. That…is why they are amplifiers of human capability // Hamel: Asking a manager to manage less is a bit like asking a carpenter to pound fewer nails – this is what these people DO // Hamel: If you wring all the slack out of a company, you’ll wring out all of the innovation as well
  • SAlhir: Agility is not abt collocation, its abt proximity. Proximity in focus/feedback/balance in a near-enough (coincidental/correlated) timeframe. // Mutuality endures: when adorned w/ commitment, accountability, responsibility, & authority, a win-win emerges, else a lose-lose.No win-lose.
  • tetradian: <post> ‘Some more ‘Cynefin-like’ cross-maps’ (‘beyond-Cynefin’ series) http://bit.ly/a4HCNS #entarch #bizarch #km #in
  • oscarberg: RT @cshirky: “The war between engineers and marketers has been ended at craigslist by the simple expedient of having no marketers.” http://bit.ly/yws8N <excellent Wired article on Craigslist
  • oscarberg: RT @VenessaMiemis: The top 5 new rules of productivity http://ff.im/-gndde via @adeliyannis <important #entarch #bizarch etc
  • SAlhir: “Purpose & principle, clearly understood,articulated,commonly shared R the genetic code any healthy organization” http://tinyurl.com/yc7g3x2 <nice/useful extended quote by Dee Hock

Narrative-knowledge, knowledge-management and in-person collaboration:

  • unorder: “Experience is inevitable, learning is not.” Turning experience to learning involves an intentional, reflective process http://bit.ly/c6UiuL <recommend #km #e20 #collaboration
  • getstoried: ‘Pop Culture as Competitive Advantage: Embracing the Chief Culture Officer’ http://bit.ly/dxibud <important #entarch #km
  • getstoried: RT @kayeporter: “If u want to learn about a culture listen to the stories. If u want to change a culture, change the stories.” @getstoried
  • oscarberg: RT @fdomon: Harold Jarche » A framework for social learning in the enterprise http://dlvr.it/2c4k <interesting… #km etc – definitely useful, yet feels like the distinction between ‘organisation’ and ‘enterprise’ might be useful here…
  • thoughttrans: Relevant Article: #in You’re stuck on an airplane for hours http://is.gd/6QxKB <nice reminder on importance of conversation
  • BillIves: RT @socialmedia2day: Moving beyond the industrial society http://bit.ly/bM2pxC #socialmedia <deep social/societal change
  • SAlhir: Continuous renewal is the living process. w/out it, organizations, relationships, & individuals die. From it emerges resilience.
  • unorder: RT @unorder: A change story need to illustrate impact on society, on the customer, on the company, on the team & on the person.  Aiken & Keller
  • unorder: RT @Storyteller: Free Article: “How to Tell A Story” http://storytip.net/howtotellastory #symc2010 <basic but useful summary
  • DavidGurteen: Becoming A Brand: The Experience Of Robin Good http://bit.ly/9BhPzT #km #e20

Social-media, ‘enterprise 2.0’ and on-line collaboration:

  • SAlhir: RT @VenessaMiemis: Tapping the Network to Facilitate #Innovation http://bit.ly/d8TdoO #sociallearning #sna #e20 #km <recommend
  • unorder: RT @4KM: RT @jaybaer: Interesting. Kodak is hiring a Chief Listener position to connect the social chatter dots. #oms10
  • oscarberg: The Machiavellian Guide to Enterprise 2.0 http://kuex.us/7f3b <very useful collection of important articles by key players in the E2.0 space
  • (via @craighepburn) Mashable: ‘The Science of Building Trust With Social Media’ http://bit.ly/bPTHIY < social-media and reputation-economy
  • oscarberg: Social Media has evolved into “rather standard ways to share information.”  – US Navy CIO Robert Carey http://kuex.us/8164 #e20 <interesting summary of US military’s knowledge-priorities

Technical architecture and software architecture:

Society, culture and corporate social responsibility:

  • jdevoo: New American Environmentalism and New Economy http://bit.ly/d9s4jj <global/nation-scale #entarch
  • SAlhir: RT @Annemcx: How different cultures shape the brain – @Viewsflow http://ff.im/-gpRUS <interesting… hmm… in some ways not a surprise, but also interesting how Western-centric assumptions have shaped our views of ‘normal’ brain-activity
  • SAlhir: Real crisis is inside us. how we make sense of the world, what motivates us, what we value. It is culture. RT @umairh: http://bit.ly/bR5iVR <another great piece by Umair Haque
  • davidriveroll: A great animation video about the great deal “stuff” is, and some other stories too. It’s really awesome – http://www.storyofstuff.com/

Miscellaneous technical matters:

  • craighepburn: Set Up Your iPhone or iPod Touch for Google Sync : Mail, Calendar, & Contacts Setup – Mobile Help: http://bit.ly/6HBfh
  • davidriveroll: RT @wptavern: RT @markmcwilliams: Amazing Compilation Of Links To WordPress Resources And Tips http://bit.ly/b8bLib #wordpress
  • (via @davidriveroll) http://typewith.me/ <free, very simple ‘shared-document’ service (powered by Google EtherPad – simpler vers of GWave)

And the perhaps-not-actually-magical-but-always-interesting miscellania:

  • josvanoosten: RT @Artfire: Incredible shot of a bamboo forest http://cot.ag/9JDauI
  • SAlhir: Commitment without Accountability is Empty, Accountability against anything but Commitment is less than Healthy. #in
  • davidriveroll: 10 plantas de interior que limpian el aire http://bit.ly/91t5zE /cc @feedly <10 plants that clean the air within buildings (in Spanish, but easily translated, and Latin plant-names are provided)
  • Cybersal: Ackoff: ‘Good teachers produce skeptics who ask questions and find their own answers;management gurus produce only unquestioning disciples’
  • SAlhir: Spirit vs. Letter (as in “Spirit /Letter of the Law”): Spirit is defined by Values and Principles while Letter is define by Practices.
  • oscarberg: We really need these types of trains in Sweden http://youtu.be/MBq6falYI4U <very nice video of snowplough at full-speed! 🙂
  • SAlhir: RT @davidrock101: The brain reacting to unfairness: http://bit.ly/9ZtUip <interesting, though if this ‘proves’ that selflessness is a built-in human trait, I’d like to see the experiment repeated with Ayn Rand believers… 🙁

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