A week in Tweets: 14-20 Mar 2010

Another week’s collection of Tweets and links, for general amusement, interest or suchlike. Usual categories, and various comments added as usual in italics and preceded by a ‘<’ marker <like this. More after the ‘Read more…’ link, anyway.

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

  • enterprisearchs: RT @madgreek65: SOA: Does size matter? http://goo.gl/fb/PIof <success in #entarch depends on people not tech – agree
  • SAlhir: Culture Types http://bit.ly/9yjC5i <summarises 4 culture-types: Clan, Adhocracy, Hierarchy, Market #entarch #bizarch
  • SAlhir: RT @snowded: Chaos, as constraints kick in, patterns form, randomness ceases, becomes non deterministic agent or system level <is probably technically-correct, but does not describe what actually happens in real-world ‘market-of-one’ contexts
  • oscarberg: The best way to understand the present and where we are heading is to look at the past // studying what has changed between the past and the present is key to understanding the present <for #entarch etc
  • getstoried: Totally brilliant!! @creatvemergence article on Improv and Complex Adaptive Systems – http://bit.ly/8cQCLo #creativity <v.strong recommend for #bizarch (Business Anarchist theme)
  • SAlhir: RT @zappos: “It turns out we’re all taking different paths in pursuit of the same goal: happiness.” – @dhbook – http://bit.ly/cvrJtC <blog/website for upcoming book ‘Delivering Happiness’ by Tony Hsieh, CEO of famed US shoe-retailer Zappos
  • SAlhir: A “pragmatic view of agility” is needed by all! RT @mcottmeyer @kschlab: Is Agile Community Being Unreasonable? [InfoQ] http://ow.ly/1lnam <main article is interesting, but Dave Nicolette’s comment ‘Heresy’ nails it brilliantly – a real understanding of projects versus Agile
  • Cybersal: Is this the way every organisation should be run?  http://bit.ly/bLxEDM <insightful Guardian article on John Lewis Partnership (British employee-owned large retailer) #entarch #bizarch
  • oscarberg: “The efficiency focus of best practice harms effectiveness ’cause it assumes repeatable past patterns of cause & effect” @snowded via @johnt
  • joyce_hostyn: What are the implications of designing with the social brain in mind? [new blog post] http://bit.ly/cNbAXu #designthinking
  • joyce_hostyn: RT @ironick: Gartner embraces #designthinking as a major theme @ upcoming EA Summit, via @pallega http://bit.ly/aq2pGy <Gartner finally recognises that #entarch has moved out of the IT-centric space – “need to find a balance between analysts and intuitive thinkers”
  • thoughttrans: RT @SirKenRobinson ‘Why teaching is not like making motorcars’ http://buzzup.com/qnd8 <same is true for orgs #entarch – clear and to-the-point critique
  • SAlhir: To deal with the “noise”, don’t create more Structure on the Means, but foster more Focus on the Ends. <+1 #entarch #bizarch
  • SAlhir: “People centered business network ecosystem development” RT @VenessaMiemis http://bit.ly/cS6DDZ #complexity #economy #entarch | (joyce_hostyn comment) info transparency + people centered + action focus = emergent ecosystem adaptation #designthinking
  • A really useful set of ‘trading-card’ summaries of techniques for user-experience (UX) modelling and other design/architecture processes: http://nform.ca/tradingcards/
  • greblhad: RT @timkastelle New blog post: You Have to Break Connections to Get Your Idea to Spread http://bit.ly/djTGsT < #bizarch #bmgen #entarch <importance of Ron Tolido’s ‘intentional destruction’ again
  • thoughttrans: RT @sniukas ‘Tarzan Economics’: If Music Is Free, How Do Artists Get Paid? – Knowledge@Wharton http://ow.ly/1oaWF <not just for artists <again illustrates the dysfunctionality of the money-based economy and the problem of ‘monetisation’
  • CreatvEmergence: RT @Bizprov: “6 Secrets Comedians Know that Will Help Your Business” – http://bit.ly/dfWEzl <real-time #bizarch
  • hebsgaard: Ideas vs. Execution #socialmedia http://tinyurl.com/yepeqsv <applies to #entarch #bizarch #km etc too – an important reminder on realities of practice from Mitch Joel
  • aojensen: is chuckling at the ‘useful’ academic material posted at http://coherencyarchitect.com/ [from 15 Mar 2010 back] <agreed, some is fairly basic, but actually is useful to help IT-centric architects to start thinking in business/whole-of-enterprise terms: includes content from a seminar by Chris Potts at IT University Copenhagen
  • joyce_hostyn: motivate & coordinate real change through games #designthinking http://bit.ly/cQ9bLQ <points to insightful slidedeck on Slideshare – ‘Design Intersections: How Games Can Help Us Solve the World’s Biggest Problems’
  • oscarberg: In our society we are all programmed for efficiency, not for effectiveness // The purpose of every information system is to support decision-making // If efficiency is management and effectiveness is leadership, then we are lacking… /via @LeeJCarey // Advice: Make knowledge sharing as easy as possible. If it still doesn’t happen, you have a culture failure to address #e20
  • oscarberg: blogged: 3 types of collab: creative, connective and compounding http://wp.me/p823O-5a (@gov20blog @eantunes) /via @deb_lavoy
  • oscarberg: CSC case study: To Be a Better Leader, Give Up Authority  – Harvard Business Review: http://bit.ly/8rguH7 /via @CoBPEZ
  • bartleeten: RT @softmodeling: RT @atomweaver: Enterprise Modeling – What we have learned, what we have not http://j.mp/d5nt3P #entarch <v.important – definitely not IT-centric
  • SAlhir: Value is Extrinsic (a result in context) while Quality is Intrinsic (aspects of the result). // Values and Vision/Purpose constrain Behavior as much as Capabilities and Capacity.

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

  • unorder: Anecdote: Action-oriented communities of practice http://retwt.me/1xltb Many people have found this a useful model to run a CoP
  • oscarberg: 5 ways your community manager is the glue of your organisation – http://bit.ly/aO1jl8 via @Akostic  @aponcier #km #e20
  • joyce_hostyn: “use gentle nudges, subtle tweaks, and quiet prompts to summon better behavior” blog: http://bit.ly/chKDIA via @CreatvEmergence <Alana Conner: ‘Subtle nudges for greater good’ – summary of PopTech conf, with videos of presentations – useful and actionable
  • hebsgaard: The problem of incentives in knowledge work #km http://tinyurl.com/yho4so9 <good discussion of the issues, with worked-examples
  • CreatvEmergence: Insightful TED talk: power of not knowing, truth emerging from creative source & story creation: http://on.ted.com/8D1X <“Where does creative inspiration spring from? Hollywood/Bollywood director Shekhar Kapur pinpoints his source of creativity: sheer, utter panic.”

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

  • SAlhir: Infancy – Childhood – Adolescence – Adulthood RT @zenext: the 4 developmental stages of networks http://bit.ly/dAUXOM <recommend – important for #e20 #entarch #collaboration etc
  • BillIves: RT @hopenic: RT @dhinchcliffe: Performance Management in an Enterprise 2.0 Context http://bit.ly/d6SAZy <v.useful detail
  • SAlhir: RT @anywhere: Announcing our @ platform! http://blog.twitter.com/2010/03/anywhere.html #sxsw <important tech-development to watch: Twitter-compatible microblogging from any website
  • hebsgaard: Is enterprise 2.0 possible without positive thinking ? #e20 http://bit.ly/asCK8M <usefully philosophical article by Bernard Duperrin
  • BillIves: judging a company in the age of social media from @sympmarc http://ow.ly/1ncsZ <idea is ‘see how long they take to reply to a problem-tweet with their handle in it’
  • oscarberg: Checking out really cool free tool from SAP that embeds Twitter in PowerPoint (via @timoelliot) http://bit.ly/b2lH3Y
  • hebsgaard: Enterprise 2.0: efficiency, effectiveness, blame and responsibility http://tinyurl.com/yfg6vt9 <“efficiency, blame OUT; effectiveness, responsibility IN” – spot-on advice by Dennis Howlett for #e20 #entarch #bizarch etc

IT-architecture and software design:

  • b_architect: RT @ nicdesign “Desire Lines” observe how natural intuition carves paths. A MUST read for business and design via @jbaldaia @mrpaladin http://bit.ly/aLYfCE <user-interface design etc
  • jdevoo: RT @dan_power: New on the Hub Designs Blog: “Is It Taxonomy Season Already?” by Rob DuMoulin at http://wp.me/p5Tdn-jU <useful notes on data-architecture
  • simonbrown: RT @pavlobaron: Architects / devs must definitely spend some time operating / 1st-level-supporting their creations. So many would see what cr.. they produce
  • EnterprisingA: #whyidislike (14) The Cloud: Because it’s offered as the answer before you even get to ask the question <yup…
  • rtolido: Toyota does waterfall software developmt. Would agile have prevented problems? http://bit.ly/bvCJTU I Doubt that. Thx @flowchainsensei <very interesting warts-and-all description of Toyota’s current develoment-processes

Society, culture and business social-responsibility:

  • tetradian: <post> ‘Money as the ‘information-shavings’ of the economy’ http://bit.ly/aOxLiU #entarch #km #economics #in
  • miket0181: RT @VenessaMiemis: i might be crazy, but this could be most important thing i’ve ever written http://bit.ly/bw2Z0P #metathink <‘An idea worth spreading: The future is networks”
  • (via VenessaMiemis) I’view w Nobel prizewinner Elinor Ostrom: ‘The Woman Who Just Might Save the Planet’ http://bit.ly/acnnCj #economics
  • SAlhir: RT @bstuhlmuller: A world in which we dignify contribution as the currency of belonging. #TLCC <useful contribution to the ‘alternate currencies’ debate
  • thoughttrans: SBDi Tips Post: #in Student Vs Subject http://is.gd/8SzNz <another pointer to the Ken Robinson TED talk at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iG9CE55wbtY on education for creativity (and how the existing systems mostly crush it) – strong recommend
  • kdierc: RT @aleksb6: enjoy teaching my kids about travel, but..! http://bit.ly/9uDwAt (Playmobil Security Checkpoint) <read the Amazon customer-reviews – magnificently ironic!

And the multifarious miscellany:

  • AussiMike: Amahi Home Server – Making Home Networking Simple http://ff.im/-htMih <Linux-based ‘home server’, including remote-access VPN
  • SAlhir: RT @Billy_Cox: You must read this today and pass it on. Seth Godin  “YOU Matter” http://bit.ly/F4eRG <succinct, pithy and to the point: a typical well-structured piece from Seth Godin
  • EnterprisingA: Thought for today: There inevitably comes a point where talking about the problem is simply a way of avoiding solving it. <ouch… painfully accurate…
  • thoughttrans: RT @PFripp Selling 2 Sr Mgmt “Do”: Open with your conclusions. Don’t make your senior level audience wait to find out why you are there. <ouch… something I know I really need to work on… 🙁
  • (via oscarberg) Alan Webber: 4 challenges: 1: Don’t tell me what you’re against; tell me what you’re for. // 2: Don’t tell me who to blame; tell me what you’re working on. 3: Don’t tell me what’s wrong with “them”; tell me what’s going to work. // 4: Tell me the kind of change you’re championing and the commitment you’re ready to make to make it happen.
  • CBAtInnovations, @skemsley: Every time I’m on Vimeo looking for something, I play this. And feel good about the world http://j.mp/9BHcF9 <how one persistently happy idiot (and one patient camerawoman) can change the world for the better 🙂
  • aojensen: The Global Text Project: http://globaltext.terry.uga.edu/books?q=node/60 <useful public-domain reference-source
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