A week in Tweets: 7-13 Mar 2010

Almost springtime in cold, grey, damp, dreary England. Another season, another week, which means it’s time for another collection of Tweets and links. More after the ‘Read more…’ link.

Enterprise-architecture, business-architecture and structure-of-business in general:

  • kvistgaard: RT @gaz4695:Finally some serious talk abt ‘B. Process Portfolio’ instead of ‘IT Portfolio’. http://bit.ly/9S2lQZ http://tinyurl.com/y9x7kux <Cutter Consortium post about merging of ‘Applications’ and ‘Infrastructure’, and a more business-oriented view of IT
  • (via thoughttrans) Seth Godin: ‘Losing Andrew Carnegie’ http://bit.ly/9eDmoV <fundamentals of #entarch #bizarch
  • oscarberg: RT @stephtara: Do Your Controls Create Complexity? http://bit.ly/9FFX60 > Essential read!
  • oscarberg: RT @lindegaard: Good Reads and Discussions on Innovation http://bit.ly/cYfjnm > Great list, must find more time to read
  • EnterprisingA: Thought for today: Real business change comes not from changing processes; it comes from changing attitudes.
  • CBAtInnovation: RT @myfear: Lessons from Amazon’s Success http://bit.ly/aF7NBU
  • oscarberg: Blogged: So simple, so true! http://goo.gl/fb/saEe <’How To Retain Talent In A Recovery’: HBR and Seth Godin agree, but is anyone in business listening?
  • JohnPolgreen: do we really think like architects, or are we engineers in hipper clothing? #entarch #TOGAF <ouch.. painful but important question..
  • oscarberg: RT @HarvardBiz: Post-Crisis Strategy: A Question of Trust http://s.hbr.org/9PJBOD <but this from an investment banker, we note…?
  • tetradian: <post> ‘Context-space mapping and the Chaotic domain’ http://bit.ly/d9UllN #entarch #bizarch #km #csmap #in (for @pauljansen @cybersal)
  • Mule_Kick: Business Model vs Business Plan http://bit.ly/cxO0xx <good summary of crucial distinction #bizarch
  • thoughttrans: RT @jasonlittle: successfully converted 1 person in referring to people as PEOPLE, not resources.  He is now infecting others with this.
  • JohnPolgreen: using #TOGAF wisely – not as a cookbook – we can represent ‘whole of enterprise’ architectures, not just IT architectures. #entarch
  • JohnPolgreen: #TOGAF (which I love) takes its def of architecture from EE. Analogy: City Planning as subfield of Civil Engineering. Must change. <agreed
  • thoughttrans: RT @sniukas The Future Of Work http://ow.ly/1g0by <It’s happening faster than you think. <nice overview on Slideshare, but perhaps glossing over some of the real problems?
  • jdevoo: Vlatko Vedral talks about information theory at the quantum level http://twurl.nl/w2lbzv (via @nimble_monkey) <information is probability; everything is information
  • chrisdpotts: Thinking about a campaign for free-spiritedness in Enterprise Architecture <count me in on that! 🙂
  • oscarberg: Rules everyone should follow: 37Signals’ 13 Simple Rules for Success in Business – http://bit.ly/az6uHI /via @thejordanrules > Amen to that!
  • SAlhir: RT @loopdiloop: Modeling the Creative Organization  http://ow.ly/1giGh <very useful case-study #entarch #bizarch
  • oscarberg: Humans are social beings, and social beings are adaptable. Most orgs are not. They need to become more social, more human
  • chrisdpotts: @JohnPolgreen The connections are the architecture – very physically, in this case [‘Atomium’ building in Belgium], as well as in styles and metaphors http://bit.ly/biY1yd
  • JohnPolgreen: So here are some of the things that separate EAs from engineers: Different philosophy, higher level of abstraction, use of imagination…. // …Attention to connection between things, styles and metaphors; thinking that is less reductionist, more holistic and integrative – more?
  • thinksmith: “A map of the world that does not include Utopia is not worth even glancing at.” – Oscar Wilde <apply this to #entarch too?
  • toddbiske: Do these 3 categories of #entarch content make sense: produced (we create), managed (we manage, other create), consumed (we need to do job)?
  • oscarberg: RT @DeltaKnowledge: Managers: When you say “Human Capital”, your employees hear “Human Cattle”. Just sayin’ <ouch… #bizarch
  • (via @unorder) ‘Influencer – The Power to Change Anything’ http://bit.ly/bfBPHS <v.practcal model / checklists for #changemanagement
  • SAlhir: RT @pdncoach: Profit is a by-product of value creation. The reverse is NOT true. <Very well said.. <central to #entarch #bizarch
  • tetradian: Sigurd Rinde: ‘Enterprise Apps User Interface – the wrong discussion’ http://bit.ly/9YcHPc <build enterprise-apps UIs like games #entarch
  • tebbo: public sector can’t say ( ht @stephendale ): Deep dive, Low hanging fruit, Webinar, Autonomous, Best Practice, Capacity, Challenge, Champion // Compact, Embedded, Guidelines, Initiative, Interface, Peer, Practitioners, Priority, Protocol // Quick Win, Sustainable, Taxonomy, Transparency, Value-added, Visionary. [[ Unbelievable ]]
  • chrisdpotts: Talking about ‘business’ and ‘IT’ being divorced suggests that IT can somehow exist on its own!  http://bit.ly/cF9qGh via @PeterKretzman <Chris’ point is true, but it’s a useful article about #itarch trends
  • adrianrcampbell: RT @adrianrcampbell: @tetradian Sparxs EA v7.5 does include ArchiMate now. Togaf add on from MDG see Sparxs web site <tools for #entarch
  • craighepburn: RT @fastcompany: Logos Are Losing Their Way in the Supermarket, Here’s Why http://bit.ly/cMAJpc <changing brand-relationships b/w manufacturer and retailer; also includes pointer to Oscar-winning animation-short ‘Logorama’
  • joyce_hostyn: Build #designthinking into organizational DNA to infuse delight into customers lives [new blog post] http://bit.ly/97gHsp <useful ‘linky’ summary of design-thinking in a variety of large orgs
  • joyce_hostyn: customer experience journey mapping – because deeper value lies in the story http://tinyurl.com/ykg9qwb by @designthinkers <v.important for #entarch #bizarch
  • hebsgaard: Are You Catering to your Customers’ Anxieties? http://bit.ly/cjb6cn <useful HBR piece on non-money-based value-propositions to the extended-enterprise (also references Liberty Mutual’s The Responsibility Project)
  • hebsgaard: The Performance Paradox #innovation http://bit.ly/a6hHu8 <v.important for #entarch #bizarch
  • craighepburn: Forget about offering new products and services, create new innovative business models! http://post.ly/SKtJ <points to useful Economist article on business-models
  • bartleeten: RT @MartijnVeldkamp: RT @joshcorman: Truth: “Best Practices” rarely are. More often just North of chaos. I prefer “Good Practice”, room for Better, Best.
  • greblhad: The real difference between EA and any other architecture is that in EA you should be able to CRUD any level without disrupting the whole <may only apply to #itarch, not true #entarch?
  • basvg: RT @pauljansen: Enterprise implies Adventure. Bold Adventure even. So why are so many preoccupied with eliminating the adventurous? #entarch

A quick discussion on the future of EA:

  • bergmart: Thinking what to do next. What is the next big challenge in EA? #entarch
  • tetradian: @bergmart ‘next challenge in EA’ – care to help me frame/describe how to re-use existing EA techniques to tackle whole-of-business problems?
  • thoughttrans: RT @bergmart Thinking what to do next. What is the next big challenge in EA? >building relationships w ppl not like you

Another brief discussion on the technical aspects of enterprise-architecture, using Archimate notation:

  • basvg: interesting ArchiMate modeling problem: how do you represent the fact that one process steers / governs another / a set of others? … // … the ‘uses’ relation isn’t really what’s going on. Seems like a combination of flow (information exchange) and trigger…
  • tetradian: @basvg Archimate – very good question! needs a ‘controls/directs’ relationship-type (as also implied by Model/View/Controller architecture)
  • josvanoosten: @basvg by defining the constraints it delivers to the other process and how these constraints look like…..?
  • basvg: @josvanoosten agreed. But ArchiMate doesn’t seem to have the right concepts to do it. Hence the question. SqEME’s chemistry helps here // it also touches upon the ‘domination’ concept in [SqEME] construction window I guess..

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

  • oscarberg: Three things that make you happy when working http://bit.ly/9CJ45t – I would add having fun, learning & // …being appreciated and belonging to a social context
  • unorder: <new post> Endings are important for how we remember experiences http://bit.ly/dfJc4x <for business-#storytelling etc
  • oscarberg: Rethinking How to Get Employees to Change http://bit.ly/aTv9YB via @hnauheimer <nice summary of Chip and Dan Heath’s book ‘Switch’, and the ‘elephant and rider’ metaphor
  • DavidGurteen: Learning From Failure – It’s Possible http://bit.ly/9zd30t #km <useful in-depth Nancy Dixon piece on lessons-learned processes
  • Cybersal: Today’s Radio4 Thought for Today:How ‘Lessons Learned’ exercises don’t tackle failures of imagination #KM http://bit.ly/9Qb4s4
  • oscarberg: Asking other people for advice must be seen as a strength, an ability – not a weakness
  • oscarberg: RT @hnauheimer: Trust is most important social capital of leaders in change situations. http://bit.ly/bgquvZ #changejourney <useful ‘trust vs agree’ matrix-model
  • oscarberg: RT @richardveryard: From Weak Ties to Weak Signals http://bit.ly/arAYLG <important points on asymmetric ‘weak ties’ – xref to ‘aspirational assets’
  • joyce_hostyn: How to trigger an epidemic of good – the power of positive gossip http://bit.ly/d1u77S < #km #entarch #storytelling
  • SAlhir: RT @drbret: Respectful engagement http://ow.ly/1gkYt <“respect is a gift we give ourselves by the way we treat others”
  • getstoried: Like: What a #personalbrand is NOT – by @UpBeatNow on TomPeters.com – http://bit.ly/aoRJ6U
  • oscarberg: KM is not just information delivery, and Just-in-Time is not enough http://bit.ly/9EcyYl by @johnt <very good in-depth review/extension of Patrick Lambe’s post ‘Knowledge and Tragedy: why we shouldn’t share knowledge’
  • simonbrown: [Agile development] Daily stand-ups can feel like micro-management; kanban visually pushes the responsibility back to the team members #qcon
  • oscarberg: smart piece on #km – Everything is connected … really … Putting meaning to work http://bit.ly/bl1BYy /via @VenessaMiemis

Social-media. ‘Enterprise 2.0’ and online collaboration:

  • oscarberg: RT @raesmaa A Common Sense Content Strategy http://bit.ly/awY8nP <useful…
  • oscarberg: Great intro / overview of “social” by Patti Anklam: http://bit.ly/bXY7EF
  • oscarberg: RT @JDeragon The Emergence of a Know Profile  http://bit.ly/9nm0if
  • oscarberg: the real-time enterprise needs to be built on connections, not transactions
  • hebsgaard: What Defines Social CRM? http://bit.ly/bXfImn
  • oscarberg: The Panic Status Board. Beautiful! http://uxa.se/panic (via @AdaptivePath) /via @axbom <very nice status-board, with implementation-details
  • oscarberg: RT @MikeGotta: think “culture of participation” vs. “architecture of participation” and you focus more on people, relationships & user experience vs tools
  • bartleeten: Design Thinking 2.0: How Web 2.0 Might Foster and Enable an Innovation Revolution http://icio.us/fe55sf
  • oscarberg: RT @radinclusion: The Practice & Power of Authentic Community Engagement http://bit.ly/a8ANoc
  • hebsgaard: Subject Matter Experts – good policy read for roles, IT vs. business owners #e20 #gov20 http://bit.ly/byRiRH <useful description of roles, responsibilities and service-level agreements in a health context
  • oscarberg: Elements for constructing social learning environments http://dlvr.it/CCMc /via @fdomon <includes graphic map of many appropriate free tools/services and their roles within a learning-environment

IT-architecture and suchlike:

  • jdevoo: RT @akosma: Found yet another framework for building iPhone apps without Objective-C: http://www.ipfaces.org/
  • oscarberg: A Visionary Enterprise 2.0 Framework http://bit.ly/cofOo3 <is #itarch, but also very impressive as a core component of #entarch

Society, culture and corporate social responsibility themes:

  • oscarberg: RT @LLiu: Social Capital is not Whuffie http://bit.ly/9be9ZN @VenessaMiemis > social capital does not equal reputation <+1
  • mcgoverntheory: Is investment banking nothing more than exploiting malleable clauses, bending rules, exploiting the unintended consequences of legislation? <very good question…
  • brianfrank: ‘Minds for Sale’ – disturbing webinar by Harvard Law lecturer  Jonathan Zittrain http://brianfrank.ca/2010/03/minds-for-sale/
  • oscarberg: Social capital is “the foundation upon which a healthy, collaborative society is built” http://kuex.us/870b <another great @VenessaMiemis conversation, “What could the future of money look like”
  • unorder: RT @Richard_Dawkins: Human Culture, an Evolutionary Force http://short.to/1994r <from NY Times: “genes and culture co-evolve”
  • SAlhir: Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi: Creativity, fulfillment and flow – “What makes a life worth living?” http://bit.ly/wL5xU #tlcc
  • matttrichards: For those who don’t know about metacurrency.org http://bit.ly/9mIvnt #economy #open <moves towards sustainable whole-economy #entarch
  • tetradian: <post> ‘Economics as enterprise-architecture’ http://bit.ly/bcef5d #economics #entarch #in

Miscellaneous technical stuff:

  • aojensen: Thinking Enterprise: Creating a Thesis Infrastructure (http://bit.ly/bK1ZLZ). <useful summary and checklist for using LaTeX for a thesis or other large cross-referenced text
  • hebsgaard: Email Notifications in Google Wave http://bit.ly/bPVXJi <useful note for people like me who forget to look at their Wave account

And, of course, the ‘none of the above’ miscellany:

  • jdevoo: Education: World Digital Library http://bit.ly/91EUf3 #visualization <nice collection of early maps and other images
  • BillIves: RT @michellemanafy: RT @mediatwit: Live-blogging tips for journalists http://bit.ly/cBbioE from @sandeep_NYC > thx

1 Comment on “A week in Tweets: 7-13 Mar 2010

  1. “springtime in cold, grey, damp, dreary England. Another season, another week, which means it’s time for another collection” We just had autumn storms, hail and flood. People were swimming in Flinders Street. Of course this means cyclones are hitting Queensland.

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