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) [video: Guardian interview] <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 [video on YouTube]
- matttrichards: For those who don’t know about metacurrency.org http://bit.ly/9mIvnt [video] #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: