A week in Tweets: 13-19 June 2010

Still on catch-up after recovering from the ‘technical hitch’, so this is almost a couple of weeks late – apologies. (It should have included all the tweets from the IRM Enterprise Architecture Conference, but that’s ‘old news’ by now – let me know if you would still want me to post them?) Same categories as usual, anyways.

Enterprise-architecture, business-architecture, business-strategy and all that kind of ‘big picture’ stuff:

  • richardveryard: @tetradian @DavidGurteen On the relevance of Cloud/Clock to SOA and EA, see my blog. http://tinyurl.com/29spvlg http://tinyurl.com/28sp3jf <useful commentaries on cloud, SOA and uncertainty going as far back as 2007
  • 5Di: RT @richardveryard: Essential messiness, trust & storytelling. on plurality of real-world organisations. http://tinyurl.com/2w29l2x <recommend – very useful summary of #VPECT and its role in understanding business communication
  • JohnPolgreen: San Fran #TOGAF cert course: Don’t use TOGAF out of the box – map to your established structures and processes. <yet another confirmation from an active practitioner that the TOGAF ‘standard’ isn’t a standard…
  • taotwit: RT @alan_inglis: 10 enterprise architecture pitfalls –  http://is.gd/cNGZy, summarized – http://is.gd/cNGTO >> some familiar anti-patterns <about #entarch in the health context – recommended
  • oscarberg: “Is Google losing the plot?” http://tinyurl.com/37xjeur by @gerrymcgovern via @axbom @letterpress_se > Agree 100% <good points about Google and the dangers of abandoning simplicity
  • CAEAP: Good article on EA: http://lnkd.in/YwfmJi <“EA does not belong in IT”: still somewhat IT-oriented, but not IT-centric as such – hooray! #entarch
  • CAEAP: Professional Practice Guide for Enterprise Architects: CLICK: http://lnkd.in/ZyZcZy <I haven’t yet read this in depth – 31pgs plus other ‘artifacts’ – important for development of #entarch profession
  • CreatvEmergence: Trends in Living Networks – http://bit.ly/cz7AlH (via @johnt) <Ross Dawson on business implications #entarch
  • taotwit: will spend this week  trying to convince a PM of value of stakeholder management (e.g. V and T sensitivity ) – wish me luck! #vpect #entarch <V=values, T=trust
  • hebsgaard: HBR: Beyond GDP – interesting take on happiness http://bit.ly/d95Hw7 <towards realistic, meaningful economic metrics #entarch
  • rotkapchen: Biz 2.0: Orchestrated Improvisation- great improvisation relies heavily on structure! #e20 #gov20 http://bit.ly/abTXia <strong recommend #entarch #bizarch
  • ironick: I favorited a YouTube video — RSA Animate – The Secret Powers of Time http://youtu.be/A3oIiH7BLmg?a <another in Britain’s nearest equivalent to the TED presentations!
  • oscarberg: RT @weknowmore: Rosabeth Moss Kanter, HBR: Ten Essentials for Getting Value from Values http://ow.ly/17JtKS <v.strong recommend #entarch #bizarch – “it’s not the words that make a difference, it’s the conversation”
  • CreatvEmergence: Awesome list of 150 Great Foresight Books – http://bit.ly/d2SEOJ via @VenessaMiemis
  • ironick: Panarchy cycle: convergence > divergence > reorganization http://bit.ly/8olkaj RT @Rapidinnovation Divergence follows Convergence. Always. <agree with @ironick – it’s essentially the same as the old ‘thesis, antithesis, synthesis’ [also logic tells us that we can’t have convergence until there’s space to converge in, which means that some kind of divergence has to happen first!]
  • rettema: If each element knew what was happening to the system as whole, all complexity would have to be present in that element – DARKNESS PRINCIPLE // [also] If a system is to be stable the number of states of its control mechanism must be >= to the number of states in the system being controlled. // There is no accurate representation of the system which is simpler than the system itself. – Cilliers 2005
  • CreatvEmergence: Complexity Science and Innovation | InnovationManagement – http://bit.ly/bHc3VA – RT @lisakimball
  • trevorsnaith: Eduardo Jezierski: Architecture, Mobiles, and Health: 10 pitfalls http://bit.ly/attkLP <all forms of #entarch, not just health – v.strong recommend
  • SAlhir: Zappos’ Tony Hsieh’s Delivering Happiness http://is.gd/cPwMR @dhbook // The brand is just a lagging indicator of a company’s culture.  // Make shortterm sacrifices (including lost revenue or profits) if longterm benefits R worth it. // Core values are essentially a formalized definition of a company’s culture.  // Your personal core values define who you are, … // … and a company’s core values ultimately define the company’s character and brand. // For individuals, character is destiny. For organizations, culture is destiny. // No matter what your past has been, you have a spotless future. (Author Unknown)
  • CreatvEmergence: Rethinking Transition as a Pattern Language – http://amplify.com/u/6w9u – via @opensource <apply also to #entarch business-transformation etc
  • oscarberg: The term “enterprise” implies “complex” => things need to be complex for people to consider them enterprise-worthy
  • CreatvEmergence: To the Improviser mistakes are invitations to create, the unknown is your bff, and the juice is in the journey <apply this to architectures (#entarch #bizarch etc), not just to improv theatre/comedy
  • taotwit: david byrne – on architectural context  http://bit.ly/cOj3wB >> how much time do EAs spend on context?
  • business_design: Like the simplicity RT @InnosightTeam: Check out Scott Anthony’s new HBR blog post, The 4 Ps of Innovation http://bit.ly/bVOuir <population, penetration, price, purchase-frequency – well, yes, yet perhaps a bit too simple?
  • gkathan: RT @nickmalik Improving how you measure the maturity of a business capability http://bit.ly/923LWH <useful in #bizarch #entarch
  • taotwit: Short video from LiTs editor Dan Woods, introducing VPEC-T: http://youtu.be/YTgIi2iP_Vg #vpect <useful short intro for #bizarch, summarising the ‘Lost In Translation’ book on VPEC-T
  • SAlhir: RT @umairh: strive for elegance, in everything you do. simplicity in harmony is the mark of true mastery. <key drivers for effectiveness
  • SAlhir: Commit-to-Do-or-Complete-X or Commit-to-Do-Your-Best-to-Do-or-Complete-X — Major difference! #agile #lean #kanban #scrum // Without commitment-based accountability, is there authentic commitment! // Without commitment-based accountability, is there legitimate accountability! <also key to responsibility-based enterprise-architectures and economies
  • kdierc: (Environment, purpose, themes, selfmade expression, structure, spaces) = enterprise architecture (dixit @chrisdpotts) #IRMEAC
  • Bonifer: The Power of Pull (by @jhagel john seely brown and lang davison) An appreciation: http://bit.ly/ck32N5 #gamechangers #entarch
  • CreatvEmergence: Essential Skills for 21st Century Survival, Part 4: Foresight, by @venessamiemis http://ow.ly/1Zhq0 <thorough as usual!
  • unorder: I see Atul Gawande’s new bestseller, Checklist Manifesto, attributes what is essentially the Cynefin framework to Profs in York & Toronto. <interesting… but it’s a common theme anyway
  • taotwit: RT @roygrubb: Impact of methods of communication on Trust http://bit.ly/cjJyO5 #vpect
  • oscarberg: RT @umairh: If you must attack, attack the vision, never the enemy. That’s Apple’s secret – hacking the “why”, not just the “who”.
  • oscarberg: Seth Godin: Goodbye to the office http://bit.ly/9akYjn <agree, mostly, yet there are other twists – this one needs a blog-article Real Soon Now…
  • business_design: official #bmgen [book ‘Business Model Generation’] release date by Wiley: July 12 (find them across the US, e.g. at Barnes & Noble, Borders, Amazon/ 8-12 later in Europe 🙁
  • ironick: RT @milouness @Karl_Lagerfeld: Designers must be conscious & unconscious at the same time. Clear thinking at the wrong moment can stifle inspiration/talent. <very true…
  • bartleeten: The Dangers of “Checklist” Architecture http://j.mp/culmus <checklists fail when there’s no connection to ‘why’ #entarch
  • enterprisearchs: Business Architecture: The missing link between Business Strategy & Enterprise Architecture http://bit.ly/cEc1oN <huh?? OMG’s SOA Consortium have finally discovered the need for business-architecture?? this is bizarre… content is good, but it’s at least five years late… #entarch
  • erikproper: @enterprisearchs How can a subset (BA is a subset of EA) be a missing link? <it’s ‘missing’ if you don’t know it exists… #entarch
  • erikproper: @tetradian  @enterprisearchs Then its not a missing link, but a gap that needs to be filled. A link suggests its something new.
  • tetradian: @erikproper it seems ‘new’ if you’ve not seen it before… (cf. colonial powers ‘discovering’ countries – not new to those who lived there!)
  • thoughttrans: RT @bmichelson: ‘Street-smart’ enterprise architects: EA still too fixated on technology, versus business | ZDNet http://bit.ly/aRUiYv
  • thoughttrans: RT @breadedcod: RT @bergmart: Is it the EA’s role to safeguard the enterprise? #IRMEAC < from themselves, yes probably #entarch
  • thoughttrans: RT @gapingvoid RT @thinkBIG_blog: “If your content isn’t anticipated it just becomes noise.” <WOW! #entarch #bizarch
  • enterprisearchs: Street-smart’ enterprise architects: EA still too fixated on technology, versus business http://bit.ly/cK0b3y #entarch
  • hebsgaard: Robert Brands: Ownership of Innovation http://tinyurl.com/3ycrb2s <‘own’ as responsibility, not possession! #entarch #bizarch
  • SAlhir: The critical elements for business success (review of Tony Hsieh’s ‘Delivering Happiness’ [Zappos] http://is.gd/cTp9T #entarch
  • scottwambler: @flowchainsensei @tetradian @chrisdpotts Architecture should first be about supporting the business effectively <agree
  • gagan_s: Architecture is firstly about aesthetics, then engineering @chrisdpotts #entarch /via @tetradian << Ergo, Architects need to wear both hats.
  • craighepburn: RT @armano: Mitch Lieberman: The value of good employees in the age of social business http://bit.ly/aiwDcW #bizarch
  • bartleeten: Architectural Agency http://bit.ly/deHjTx <“architects [should] take the responsibility to make their creations come to life”
  • business_design: Harvard Working Knowledge: The Hard Work of Measuring Social Impact’ http://bit.ly/cPO7Nn <esp. useful for nonprofits
  • oscarberg: RT @joepine: Amen! RT @papillonc: The Business Case For Co-Creation http://bit.ly/cifsBM by @dannywong1190 #masscustom #CCCR
  • MBoskovic: Job 1 is to remove from the enterprise ‘energy vampires’ – people who are always negative – http://bit.ly/bLSBaX #entarch <excellent article on staff-overload in IT departments
  • MartinHowitt: @tetradian really hate describing of ppl as “negative”. Most of these ppl needed to fix faults cos happy-clappies won’t engage with problems
  • tetradian: @MartinHowitt point taken, yet also many who ‘prop self up by putting other down’ etc – see http://bit.ly/aet8a , http://bit.ly/aLPXCc
  • SAlhir: RT @joegerstandt: RT @LaKotipelto: Promising practices of organizational change: networking in spite of the silos! -HBR http://bit.ly/cH5NzQ <business-anarchist theme – deliberate shake-up to limit ‘corporate cholesterol’
  • davidcushman: RT @presans: Open innovation and industrial secrets #openinnovation http://bit.ly/9OvOpN <links to ‘lessons learned’ from US defence context

Narrative-knowledge, knowledge-management and anything to do with in-person collaboration:

  • CreatvEmergence: I thnk we shuld have 1 work day a week that’s all non-verbal, inviting us 2 use more of our brains 2 think, act & communicate
  • unorder: Via Anecdote: Storytelling in the wild and the need for chit chat http://is.gd/cRbiL <more great advice on stories and meaning
  • SAlhir: RT @zenext @elbarneshouse Yes connectivity, intentions, and responsibilities are choices, and our ecology of connections can enrich each
  • DavidGurteen: Dave Snowden’s slides from KM UK 2010 http://bit.ly/cihhsS #KM #KMUK10
  • getstoried: Best darn slides on #storytelling and #pr I’ve ever seen. Bravo @LouHoffman http://bit.ly/dAD0da
  • oscarberg: RT @johnt: Playing games with KM incentives by @nickknoco http://icio.us/nbfqgm > good anecdotes of ‘gaming’ of KM incentive-schemes
  • oscarberg: RT @johnt: Latest tumblr post: Talent and influence transcends hierarchy http://bit.ly/9INrv5 <useful visualisation of real-world example
  • oscarberg: RT @j4ngis: “Can we improve organizational intelligence?”  http://bit.ly/aGi1Fa (by @richardveryard)
  • SAlhir: RT @CoCreatr: #TEDTalk, Erin McKean “The internet is actually made up of words and enthusiasm.” http://u.nu/6t95c cc @VenessaMiemis <nice bright bubbly TED-video on the nature of language

’Enterprise 2.0’, social-media, user-experience and online-collaboration:

  • oscarberg: RT @webtechman: MIT’s Handbook of Collective Intelligence http://bit.ly/3sh0ui via @ariegoldshlager #e20 <useful wiki-based resource from MIT
  • joyce_hostyn: People are the heart of a conference experience: conversation by design http://bit.ly/bgBjJ2 [new post] #OTCW <practical advice on design of conference website and backchannel to support ongoing pre-/post-conference engagement
  • joyce_hostyn: RT @dhinchcliffe: RT @mikealber: By @cameron_chapman: Applying “A Pattern Language” To Online Community Design http://bit.ly/8Z7fPv <strong recommend – comprehensive, definitely also applicable to #entarch #bizarch etc
  • oscarberg: Enterprise 2.0 – Vision, discipline or toolbox? #e20 http://lnkd.in/8AYamZ
  • oscarberg: RT @axbom: “If we want users to like our software, we should design it to behave like a likeable person.”- Alan Cooper #uxquotes
  • oscarberg: RT @absolutesubzero: Enterprise 2.0 & Social CRM converge towards Collaborative Enterprise http://bit.ly/a2vwFa #e20 #entarch
  • hebsgaard: What Does Government Transformation Mean, Exactly? #gov20 http://tinyurl.com/2uw9oro <some good points from Gartner’s Andrea DiMaio
  • hebsgaard: John Bell: Simple Measurement Formulas for Social Media #sm http://tinyurl.com/28mlsel
  • jdevoo: RT @jowyang: Need a primer on social media? See this document: http://bit.ly/aujMPB <useful overview of #e20 etc
  • davidcushman: RT @dtapscott: Introducing a new concept, class of software and management challenge.  Collaboration Decision Management.  http://bit.ly/dvgkyA <PDF – eventually is only a sales-pitch, but some good discussion earlier in the paper
  • jdevoo: RT @jmancini77: Great source of social policies — @cboudreaux — Social Media Governance —  http://bit.ly/WDeZO

ITarchitecture and IT themes in general:

  • trevorsnaith: The Open Group: TOGAF 9 Template Artifacts and Deliverable  free download http://bit.ly/a90SqH
  • taotwit: RT @pevansgreenwood: Some new rules for IT http://bit.ly/cYFUOn « Not the first time I’ve seen aePit-crew analogy – new 4 ± 2 spot-on IMO
  • bergmart: Reading Berkeley white paper: Above the cloud. Excellent paper! http://twurl.nl/wbg3f8 <useful clarity, refreshingly hype-free
  • theopengroup: RT @petersq: Serge Thorn’s IT Blog has an interesting take on the relationship between TOGAF and Solution Archs. http://ow.ly/1VOKO ^gb <actually about “Enterprise Architecture vs Enterprise Analysis” – TOGAF is still too IT-oriented to be usable for #entarch on the scale described here
  • nickmalik: One reason it is hard to change software: Software reflects the people who create it, but once it is running, people change to match
  • bartleeten: BOOM — Berkeley Orders of Magnitude — Declarative Languages And Systems #yam http://icio.us/xrtfuf <IT-architecture for very large scale distributed-computing #itarch
  • trevorsnaith: How to Encourage Smarter Use of IT http://lnkd.in/HXnA-9 <nice use of the Knowledge Genes site – see http://www.knowledgegenes.com/home.aspx
  • trevorsnaith: RT @theopengroup: RT @togaftm: Interested in writing a white paper on TOGAF to be in Open Group WP collection? For information see http://ow.ly/1LZ4v ^gb

Society, culture, business social responsibility and other broad social themes:

  • CreatvEmergence: When you expand your view of what it means to be creative, you can discover your role as a creator in the big picture
  • chrisdpotts: RT @abbielundberg: groups seek stability & meaning. once achieved, easier to distort new data by denial, rationalization than change basic assumptions. -Schein
  • jdevoo: The Uncommon Insight of Elinor Ostrom by Ted Bergstrom <pdf> http://bit.ly/d8gysw #econ #nobel #commons <recommend #entarch etc – a Nobel prizewinner who does understand the limitations of the notion of property ‘rights’ in the real world
  • jdevoo: Important terms for tomorrow: satiety and frugality
  • ironick: +1 RT @tberno: Management doesn’t want enlightment, it wants anesthesia…John Fly@ #rethinkdesign
  • craighepburn: would it not make more sense 2 allow #BP & Hayward 2 focus on stopping the oil over the US obsession w/ hearings! They can happen later! <yup. but that involves thinking. something that politicians especially are not exactly good at doing…

And, as always, the magnificent miscellany:

  • CreatvEmergence: RT @johnniemoore: “More important than our ability to predict is our ability to respond.” http://bit.ly/cO0ZF7 <that’s why it’s called ‘response-ability’…
  • jdevoo: Neat timeline service called Preceden http://bit.ly/bWLszg #visualization e.g. cybernetics timeline http://bit.ly/8YUij3
  • kvistgaard: RT @MatthewEGreen: Need to find power  while in an airport…this site can help  http://airpower.jeffsandquist.com/airpower/ – #travel #tip << nice, hope it’ll grow
  • davidriveroll: Drag and drop websites | Web design software – http://bit.ly/bWmi9R Could be nice for those who design but don’t code
  • thoughttrans: I just setup @EzineArticles to tweet my newly published articles: http://Twitter.EzineArticles.com/ #publishing
  • thoughttrans: RT @copyblogger Four Steps to Finding Your Ideal Writing Voice http://bit.ly/9vT2k4 <okay, apply that to finding the ‘enterprise voice’…
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