A week in Tweets: 23-29 May 2010

Another public-holiday long-weekend in Britain, hence it’s (of course?) even more than usually cold, windy, grey, damp and dull. So you may as well stay in and wander through another week’s-worth of Tweets and links, perhaps? Usual categories, usual ‘Read more…’ link, anyway.

Enterprise-architecture, business-architecture, business-strategy and other ‘big-picture’ business themes:

  • CreatvEmergence: Video: Tim Brown of IDEO – shift from consumers to participants: http://youtu.be/VTyvnLQUP1c?a (via @technoshaman) <brief (1 min) but valuable for #bizarch #entarch
  • (via @iyigun) ‘Open Enterprise Manifesto’ http://bit.ly/aUuDqp <interesting but (IMO) flawed attempt to rethink key business themes #entarch
  • iyigun: <post> Open Architecture Manifesto from BetterMeans http://goo.gl/qWIU <useful critique of Open Enterprise Manifesto #entarch
  • CreatvEmergence: Honored to be mentioned, Maya! RT @enigmaya – Play. Adapt. Create. – http://bit.ly/acuZk2 <good development/expansion of Michelle’s work on paralleling improv-theatre and business – PR, in this case
  • CreatvEmergence: RT @wanderingalan: check out this article….Imagination Trumps Knowledge – http://www.leftyparent.com/blog/2010/05/22/imagination-trumps-knowledge/ <useful crosslink to the ‘business-anarchist’ theme
  • smbounds: The boundary of culture is when “we” becomes “they” <(not sure I agree in detail, but is a good place to start)
  • smbounds: @tetradian> “a culture” rather than “culture” is prob more accurate.  Fluid m/ship of multiple nested or overlapping cultures is the norm
  • jdevoo: Transition Nelson: transition culture catches on http://bit.ly/d86FG9 <good example of Transition Town movement #entarch
  • adrianrcampbell: Should the IS/IT tail wag the EA dog? http://wp.me/p1p9N-1C <some useful questions on #entarch
  • CreatvEmergence: There is a difference between middle way (compromise) and ‘third way’ (emergent) // I use “3rd way” 2 mean the emergence in co-creating, whole greater than sum of parts, transcending & including ‘mine vs. yours’ into something new <v.important in #entarch #bizarch etc
  • Cybersal: RT @PG_Rule Did Taiichi Ohno really say ‘do not codify processes’? What was Ohno’s attitude to tools..? http://amplify.com/u/6cwv <detailed set of quotes from Ohno’s book, summarising the concept of ‘autonomation’ – describing a production-line in terms of an autonomic nervous system, using the best blend of machine-based and people-based decision-making #entarch #opsarch
  • ChristineArena: Why every biz needs a chief inspired protagonist [podcast] http://bit.ly/cqSovX via @tobiaswebb76 >great interview! #csr
  • SAlhir: We are always in a state/transition of becoming. Forgetting this leads to resisting change. <same is true for orgs #entarch
  • thoughttrans: RT @SirKenRobinson My new TED talk “Bring on the learning revolution” http://tinyurl.com/24qxfl4 <applies to orgs too #entarch – strong recommend
  • SAlhir: Arrogant to think we can create the future, we can only shape it as it unfolds, and we are only able to do so because we are a part of it. <definitely applies to #entarch #bizarch etc
  • toddbiske: RT @mikerollings: Blog post re Make EA disappear… Contextualize to the decisions and the people who make them  http://blogs.gartner.com/mike-rollings #entarch
  • ProfilingPro: Quote: “A culture of accountability makes a good organization great and a great organization unstoppable.” Carol Morrison <where #csr meets #entarch
  • bartleeten: RT @breadedcod: RT @wilm: Want to model organisation and engage people about it? Open Source #archi tool 0.9 is out now: http://bit.ly/9FkR4H #archimate #ea <looks good – though note the name-clash with the former Archi that underlies the properietary EA toolsets Agilense and Promis
  • 5Di: RT @ch9 Talking Architects with Richard Veryard http://ch9.ms/BP6P <video [21mins] on org.intelligence vs org.stupidity #entarch
  • thefullkernick: 14 principles for (scientific) innovation. Relevance for enterprise architecture, business design? http://bit.ly/crQ118 <comments on the ‘Big Potatoes’ manifesto
  • tetradian: (via @thefullkernick) ‘Big Potatoes: London Manifesto for Innovation’ http://www.bigpotatoes.org/ <interesting, yet oddly riddled with a kind of ‘we know what’s best for you’ arrogance…?
  • smbounds: RT @Metaphorage: Thought provoking: The Future of Knowledge Work: http://bit.ly/cTBttY Via: @PARCinc #km #entarch #futurist <v.useful scenario-study by Xerox PARC
  • chrisdpotts: @tetradian Rather than moving ‘beyond-EA’ we’re seeing the end of ‘before-EA’ (in which we’ve found out what EA isn’t).
  • kdierc: RT @estephen: real value of Enterprise Architecture not making better architectures..it’s in making better enterprises” #quote Gary Doucet,
  • hebsgaard: Building a Culture of Innovation From the Inside Out http://tinyurl.com/3xdbgm7 <detailed worked-examples at US healthcare giant Kaiser Permanente
  • chrisdpotts: Forget about business-IT alignment. Focus on a strategy of convergence instead. http://bit.ly/dhSjm9 via @MartijnVeldkamp #CIO <some very good examples (though note that this does not mean that IT runs the business, or that the business exists for IT’s benefit alone!!!)
  • chrisdpotts: To converge IT decision-making with the wider business, first divide “IT” into its business competencies http://bit.ly/dDu3PG #CIO
  • chrisdpotts: Integrate (converge, fuse, etc) IT with the business?  It already is, but are you? http://bit.ly/dDu3PG
  • chrisdpotts: @tetradian How to make IT-related decisions integral to the wider business is a design theme in the enterprise’s architecture #entarch
  • davidcushman: FasterFuture Zappos Tony on the importance of happiness: Tony Hsieh is a legend among the twitterati. He’s built a… http://bit.ly/crXdid <v.important for #entarch – work-life integration, culture as the core of the organisation
  • rettema: How do you monetize free? http://bit.ly/cOaO2i #BMGEN
  • bergmart: Trying to finalize set of EA and business architecture definitions knowing they are never final <the age-old #entarch dilemma! 🙂
  • adrianrcampbell: Interesting article ‘Is there really an #entarch market?’ at http://tinyurl.com/335bb7g good to see Gartner plans to revamp EA quadrant
  • getstoried: RT @m_mas: RT brandchannelhub: Troubled Brands Should Learn From Domino’s. Agree? http://bit.ly/d2JMI1 <for #bizarch also
  • hebsgaard: Engaging Citizens A Key Theme For Governments http://tinyurl.com/3xok6w3 <bizarrely, this is actually little more than a pitch for a software package – the classic ‘solution before requirements’, or ‘here’s our solution, how can we force your problem to fit it?’
  • Bonifer: Eight Empty Arguments:  http://bit.ly/cpABxh #gamechangers <v.strong recommend #entarch #bizarch #e20 #collaboration – also includes good examples of how to use improvisation concepts and storytelling-analysis in a business context
  • joyce_hostyn: to find opportunities to delight, look for moments of anxiety http://bit.ly/c7rQ1c #ux #cx <a useful slidedeck on user-experience design – how would we apply this to #entarch #bizarch?

Some assorted discussion around Gartner’s ‘hybrid thinking’ model:

  • ironick: Gartner’s inaugural note on hybrid thinking, free 4 limited time: http://bit.ly/aPYzup // Gartner’s hybrid thinking keynote too! http://bit.ly/9t77dF [50mins video] Hope the #designthinking community tolerates my meager ppt skills. #GartnerEA <seems to be what we would call #entarch?
  • (via @ironick)Fast Company: Dev Patnaik: ‘Forget Design Thinking and Try Hybrid Thinking’ http://bit.ly/16yzEP <useful original source-document for Gartner’s ‘new’ Hybrid Thinking
  • Cybersal: @ironick just viewed the replay of yr talk on HT/Human-centricity – couldn’t see any humans on your slides, though.  😉
  • ironick: @Cybersal agree there should be more people on slides, but there are some, eg 2nd slide has members of congress.
  • Cybersal: @ironick oh yes, of course. Being an architectural type, my attention was drawn to the building on the same slide.
  • (via @ironick) US Army: ‘Art of Design v2’ [PDF, 337pp] http://www.cgsc.edu/events/sams/ArtofDesign_v2.pdf #designthinking #bizarch <one of the key sources for Gartner’s ‘hybrid thinking’
  • tetradian: <post> ‘Hybrid-thinking, enterprise architecture and the US Army’ http://bit.ly/bxXd1g #entarch #gartner

A discussion on so-called ‘roadmaps for change’ in architectures:

  • chrisdpotts: A crucial feature of any roadmap is that there is more than one road. #entarch
  • richardveryard: @chrisdpotts roadmap may have more than one (long-and-winding) road, but only one map. map is not territory. #entarch
  • chrisdpotts: @kdierc There may be many roadmaps representing the same roads differently. (Also railways, and flight paths).  Plus satellite images. // Like any good roadmap, one for EA will consist mainly of routes that already exist rather than have yet to be constructed  #entarch
  • thoughttrans: @chrisdpotts EA will consist mainly of routes that already exist. <<a good #entarch #bizarch help find/build new roads or clean up roadblocks
  • nickmalik: The word “Roadmap,” often used in Enterprise Arch discussions, is a terrible metaphor.  Assumes one driver on an empty road. #entarch
  • thoughttrans: @tetradian @nickmalik on roadmap metaphor: road directions maybe…roadmap shows different trails #entarch #bizarch

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

  • tebbo: Nick Milton @nickknoco proves that human memory is frail enough to be dangerous: “http://www.nickmilton.com/2010/05/forgetting-curve.html” #km
  • CreatvEmergence: Partnering w/my creative source feels like a flowing dance when I’m immersed in the connection & like a tightrope walk when I feel disconnected <agree: a really good description of the difference between those two spaces
  • DavidGurteen: Dave Pollard’s blog How to save the world: ‘The Hard Part is Finding People Who Care’ http://bit.ly/9GPw4J
  • unorder: Copying behaviours (memes) triggers innovation and learning. Real life and stories serve as the source material.
  • SAlhir: Degrees of Connectedness (Communication, Conversation, & Collaboration): Journey+Trajectory+Encounter+Proximity http://wp.me/pohx0-cf
  • basvg: RT @jackielauer Great call with client. Reminds me that Leaders that blame are whiners with authority. Real leaders take responsibility.
  • getstoried: RT @andyhoek: 5 laws of making a literary story complicated without creating an ungodly mess http://bit.ly/aYXSPC #storytelling <great discussion of the role of theme (vs plot or character) in story, using mainly SF examples, but applicable also to enterprise-as-story in #entarch
  • oscarberg: RT @SameerPatel: The changing nature of the employees in the forthcoming Organization 2.0 era http://ow.ly/1PIg2 > good stuff by @GautamGhosh
  • DavidGurteen: Seth Godin’s Simple five step plan for just about everyone and everything http://bit.ly/d13HS4 // The number of people you need to ask for permission keeps going down: // 1. Go, make something happen. // 2. Do work you’re proud of. // 3. Treat people with respect. // 4. Make big promises and keep them. // 5. Ship it out the door. // When in doubt, see #1.
  • unorder: Just wrote this post about listening, mentoring and storytelling http://bit.ly/92mLSZ #km #collaboration
  • CreatvEmergence: New ways of engaging -> new ways of thinking -> new ways of doing -> new unfoldings
  • CreatvEmergence: Yes! Orgs need to organize 4 tapping creative capacity: http://bit.ly/a2BOe3 – HBR article – via @ariegoldshlager @bhc3 <creating space for an workforce that’s creative overall – not just a special class of ‘creative leaders’

Shawn Callahan (@unorder) started a good thread around ‘engines of serendipity’ via the hashtag #thepowerofpull (applies to #km #entarch etc):

  • unorder: Twitter is my serendipity engine. #thepowerofpull <likewise – yet also focussed by selection of people to follow #km
  • unorder: @jhagel one way we increase our surfaces at Anecdote is via our newsletter. Lots of serendipitous encounters result. // The ANU library used to have shelves for new books ordered by date of arrival. Another serindipity engine #thepowerofpull @jhagel
  • CreatvEmergence: Saul Kaplan: 10 Take Aways from “The Power of Pull” – http://shar.es/mjhu6

‘Enterprise 2.0’, social-media and other themes around on-line collaboration:

  • jdevoo: Dynamic social network analysis: the importance of viewing changes across time http://on.ted.com/8L0i <TED video: Nicholas Christakis, ‘The Hidden Influence of Social Networks’, primarily influence on health
  • davidcushman: FasterFuture Slides and interview from Social Media In Business: I presented at Social Media In Business at the eB… http://bit.ly/9eSmW8
  • CreatvEmergence: RT @brainpicker: If you missed it :: The Creators Project – new platform for evolving our conception of what “artist” really means http://is.gd/cnyzs
  • oscarberg: Comparing Collaboration and Social Networks http://bit.ly/ck41ha /via @hebsgaard @bduperrin
  • joyce_hostyn: beyond usability->iPad about designing emotional experiences @fred_beecher via @usablelearning http://j.mp/awhiFO
  • hebsgaard: Similarities and Differences between Open Source and Enterprise 2.0. #e20 http://tinyurl.com/398xlkb <thought-provoking piece by Gil Yehuda
  • oscarberg: RT @johnt Enterprise 2.0: Harmonising formal processes & ad-hoc work http://bit.ly/dwLZlM <v.useful compilation #entarch

Technical-architectures of various kinds:

  • bartleeten: Scalability, Availability & Stability Patterns #yam http://icio.us/yislvo <slidedeck: exhaustive [197 slides] yet clear summary of trade-offs for IT-architectures

Society, culture, corporate social responsibility and related themes:

  • tetradian: <post> ‘MQ-8: Let Freedom Reign’ (’Mythquake’ series) http://bit.ly/bW0eGC #culture #society #change
  • tetradian: <post> ‘MQ-9: Possession’ (‘Mythquake’ series) http://bit.ly/byROtY #society #culture #change
  • CreatvEmergence: Evolution and Creativity – WSJ.com – http://on.wsj.com/9769PX – via @Jhagel
  • alphalo: How does your needs for approval affect your ability to access your own power // Imagine if u had no need for approval of any kind, what would you do, how would you go about doing it? // Visualise having no need for approval, is there any shift in your body’s sensations, esp. around the 3rd chakra? <interesting insights from Alpha’s work on somatic-economics
  • joyce_hostyn RT @VenessaMiemis: lol, love it. “The Outlaw Catalog of Cagey Optimism” http://bit.ly/b18Lzj <implications for #entarch #bizarch? 🙂 <brilliant ‘anti-DSM’ – a catalogue of optimistic rather than pathological mental-states and conditions

And, of course, the not-to-be-missed none-of-the-above non-category:

  • tebbo: My future plan is to help others grow their own skills and support them through the tough bits. The draft plan is here: http://bit.ly/bNGTeE <one of the great writers and journalists of the British IT-industry and related industries
  • bartleeten: A Tour through the Visualization Zoo – ACM Queue http://j.mp/a3e6mN <great exploration of different models/techniques
  • chrisdpotts: On the plane to Amsterdam I sat next to an opera singer, a baritone. Among other things we compared notes on performing before an audience. <useful skills for business-strategy consultants 🙂
  • CreatvEmergence: RT @tim_hurson: When something really looks weird, you may be truly seeing it for the first time. Often knowing blocks seeing.
  • jdevoo: RT @frescosecco: «Find a way or make one» If you’re in media, keep an eye on http://sourcefabric.org/ <Free, open source and multilingual content management system for news websites
  • davidcushman: @karllong: RT @kevinmarks: In honour of #towelday, do read Douglas Adams prescient 1999 essay ‘How to Stop Worrying and Learn to Love the Internet’ http://bit.ly/DA <brilliant – of course
  • hebsgaard: Nitro PDF Launches Free PDF Reader and PDF Creator http://tinyurl.com/2wa9wsn
  • hebsgaard: 17 Examples of Great Presentation Design http://tinyurl.com/2wacpz5
  • DavidGurteen: I just backed up my tweets because Twitter only shows the most recent ones. You should backup yours here http://backupmytweets.com
  • davidriveroll: RT @paulocoelho: Sometimes, certain of God’s blessings arrive by shattering all the windows <very true…
  • getstoried: RT @longformorg: What fragmented reading experiences do to neural circuitry http://bit.ly/bLuHpV (by Nicolas Carr, @Wired) #longform (via @StevenWalling) <interesting… scary…
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