A week in Tweets: 22-28 August 2010

Another week, another twittering of Tweets and other connective coincidences of the … oh, whatever you want to call it. Usual categories, usual possibly-useful items, usual ‘Read more…’ link:

Enterprise architecture, business-architecture, strategy, dynamics, directions and other such stuff:

  • SAlhir: “purpose of org is to enable ordinary humans to do extraordinary things” Drucker (via @richardveryard @roundtrip @gagan_s) http://bit.ly/cWq0GE <quote is in an interesting and insightful post by Richard Veryard
  • SAlhir: RT @umairh: Chinese shoe counterfeiter on 20th century marketing: “the shoes are original. It’s just the brands that are fake”. Perfectly said. <that’s one way to put it, I guess… but the brands is a different entity than the shoe itself #entarch
  • tetradian: [post] Enabling enterprise-architecture conversations http://bit.ly/9S390R #entarch #bizarch #collaboration
  • oscarberg: RT @gigaom: Why Labor as a Service is as Cloudy as it Gets http://dlvr.it/46GMX <yes, but huge risks of rip-offs on a massive scale – e.g. Amazon’s Mechanical Turk often paying effective far below minimum-wage
  • theopengroup: RT @bmichelson: new post: You’re not really an enterprise architect if… http://bit.ly/aimxvC #entarch <nicely ironic insights about ‘the trade’ 🙂
  • SAlhir: RT @goonth: “Work is the manifestation of value…”—> HBR: Worry Isn’t Work http://j.mp/cNdcFm via @marketingveep  #career #orgarch
  • eatraining: A good decision is based on Enterprise Architecture http://hub.am/9T9yJV <@adrianrcampbell on #entarch as decision-support
  • SAlhir: RT @ChrisPRodgers: Behaviour in orgs is, at the same time, patterned & unique; structured & emergent; predictable & unpredictable #complexity
  • eatraining: U.S. GAO – Organizational Transformation: A Framework for Assessing and Improving Enterprise Architecture Management (V2.0, Aug 2010) http://bit.ly/bFstAJ <maturity-model etc for FEAF #itarch #entarch #bizarch
  • trevorsnaith: HBR: The Four Phases of Design Thinking http://bit.ly/dweckc <curiosity, care, connect, commit #bizarch #entarch – note also insightful comments from Peter Evans Greenwood, Bob Sutton and other key players
  • SAlhir: RT @jorgebarba: RT @coopscience: WSJ: Who holds the key to innovation. The answer: #Innovation Communities http://bit.ly/cGPYR5 <some useful how-to notes and case-examples, but still horribly Taylorist/top-down in nature…
  • aojensen: RT @ChuckHall: RT @aritikka Ackoff 1974: Participation in design succeeds if: 1 it makes difference for participants, 2 implementation is likely 3 it’s fun <cf WSJ article above – ‘we come here to work not play’ etc?
  • SAlhir: RT @umairh @allantear  i believe we need, more than ever, “minimum viable management” <agreed #entarch #bizarch
  • oscarberg: (via @letterpress_se @wacka) Customer Service Manifesto: Consumer Satisfaction is the Future of Business http://bit.ly/cgYEbW <otherwise org is creating anti-clients #bizarch #entarch
  • aojensen: One word: enterprise modelling as an emergent, autopoietic process of self-design. Key concept of thesis yet to write. #entarch
  • oscarberg: Seth’s Blog: Moving on http://bit.ly/bnn7J7 “Linchpin will be the last book I publish in a traditional way” <reason is not to ‘go electronic’ etc, but the slow slow process of conventional book-edit/book-launch #bizarch #entarch
  • SystemsWiki: Yes, the map is not the territory though I find Comapping quite helpful in sorting out the journey. http://lnkd.in/6vScbk <useful reference on the Comapping collaborative-mindmap tool
  • SAlhir: RT @saugustine RT @lithespeed: David Bulkin: User Story versus Requirement and Specification http://bit.ly/a0PTrk #agile #lean
  • toddbiske: RT @mikerollings: New blog post “Uncertainty is the key that opens a closed mind” http://bit.ly/cIEFdP #entarch #gartnerea #transformation #innovation
  • hebsgaard: It’s A Cultural Thing (You Wouldn’t Understand) http://tinyurl.com/2a4k4q4 <brands: start with why on #socmedia #bizarch
  • ChristineArena: Blog post: Trust and Consequences http://bit.ly/aD6hGK <your reputation is owned by others.. #entarch #bizarch
  • SAlhir: RT @umairh: if U haven’t read it,check @profhamel’s “hole in soul of management”. one of the best biz blog posts ever. http://bit.ly/59kfSB <from early 2010, but well worth revisiting #entarch
  • AG_Mag: RT @cdetzel: EAs: Eat Your Own Dog Food | Forrester Blogs http://bit.ly/c0ZiUt #EntArch #CTO #IT #EATools <recommend
  • jdevoo: Ecosystem service taxonomy by Millennium Ecosystems Assessment http://bit.ly/cDXkFs <see esp. ch. 2: ecosystem as #soa #entarch
  • oscarberg: RT @cecildijoux: Four Keys to Managing Emergence – MIT Sloan Management Review (2006) http://goo.gl/TWjT #entarch #bizarch
  • oscarberg: #Wikileaks business idea is extreme openness, but to operate they need to be masters at keeping secrets <interesting extreme example of #bizarch constraints
  • pallega: Blog: Future State First, Current State Last http://tinyurl.com/2frh2cr #entarch #GartnerEA <insightful, practical, useful
  • pallega: How you would hope that every Board Chairman and CEO would talk about IT http://bit.ly/9mU0xb Mark shows it’s all about the business outcome <note also use of #bizstory to assist understanding of #change
  • pallega: More proof that there’s life in EA – It’s not dying!: The Rise of the Chief Architect – Computerworld http://bit.ly/d2l5DU #entarch <waaahh!! – proper title is ‘Rise of Chief IT Architect’, not ‘Chief Architect’ – this is IT-architecture, not enterprise-architecture… 🙁
  • AG_Mag: New blog post from @gparasEA: CIO’s and EA – Leadership Challenges in IT: http://bit.ly/bE4Yrt #entarch #CIO <more signs of EA breakout from IT – though only to the CIO context here
  • trevorsnaith: Architects are fed up with people in the technology field using their title http://bit.ly/8YQvXd <an understandable irritation…
  • oscarberg: RT @raesmaa: Economist: An interview with C.K. Prahalad “Conventional strategy didn’t even consider individuals.” http://bit.ly/dlxx2e
  • via @oscarberg @raesmaa: Strategy+Business: ‘Life’s Work Of A Thought-Leader’ – interview with CK Prahalad http://bit.ly/dqQFPr <the complete interview from above: strong recommend #entarch #bizarch #society #strategy
  • Cybersal: Fast Company:IDEO’s axioms for starting disruptive new businesses http://bit.ly/cNflhu <patterns/ideas for #bizarch & #entarch
  • SAlhir: RT @innovate: 10 Questions to Determine Your Innovation Style – http://su.pr/6iCpQj – Luis Solis #innovation #strategy #process #style #mgmt
  • toddbiske: Good short PDF by Linda Catlin on what an organizational anthropologist does http://bit.ly/9tCGmb <also xref to #entarch etc
  • trevorsnaith: Should an Enterprise Architect Have an MBA? http://bit.ly/b5Stwn <summary: useful but not required
  • toddbiske: Back on the MBA thread… instead of enrolling in an MBA, what are good books for #entarch to read to build business acumen?
  • AG_Mag: RT @gparasEA: 7 Truths About Change to Lead By http://bit.ly/cTixKY – Good advice for Ent Architects and other change agents #entarch #cio <nice one-liners from Rosabeth Moss Kanter
  • SAlhir: How Diversity Overcomes “Fixedness” in Problem Solving http://bit.ly/9TKt2P via @SemiraSK @joegerstandt @hypios <identify type of diversity needed, in #entarch etc
  • aojensen: In the debate on efficiency vs. effectiveness—where is efficacy? #peterdrucker <hmm… good point… #entarch etc
  • adrianrcampbell: Evolution of the Business Model concept http://tinyurl.com/27jcy8l #BMgen #BizArch #EntArch <recommend++ – a really useful infographic from The Business Model Database
  • SystemsWiki: Developing a systemic perspective (reposted as it evolves) http://lnkd.in/9hW4CE <useful systems-thinking resource
  • via @SystemsWiki: “In the end, it seems that power has less to do with pushing leverage points than it does with strategically, profoundly, madly letting go.” – Donella Meadows
  • via @SystemsWiki: Donella Meadows ’12 Points to Intervene in a System’ (1999) [PDF] http://bit.ly/wuiXA Wikipedia summary http://bit.ly/c0slAU
  • taotwit: Reflecting on a client meeting last night: I think I’m seeing a trend towards ‘Event-&-Flow-centric’ Information Architecture – hooray! <hooray indeed! 🙂 #entarch
  • eatraining: How coaching does/does not fit in the Enterprise Architecture http://bit.ly/9DVtpT <soft-skills for #entarch
  • Eclectopedic: Interesting piece on economic signaling vs. the Dunning-Kruger effect: http://bit.ly/9VMj2L <delusions of competence (or of non-competence) also have implications for players other than self in an economic system
  • eatraining: Who is the CIO (Chief Innovation Officer)? http://bit.ly/dgVNjK <some good points here – worth a read
  • BillIves: Useful post on creating a great customer experience? http://t.co/XFyBx8a <business-case for enterprise-architecture #entarch
  • kcoreresearch: Thought provoking read from 2004 – does technology really matter anymore? http://bit.ly/9e5r6O #Km #KMers <“How you use technology, not the technology itself, is the crucial variable.” #entarch #bizarch #itarch
  • SAlhir: Think Different http://youtu.be/No1MxAnHuJM per @arnoldbeekes <classic Apple advert: “Here’s to the crazy ones” – always worth a revisit
  • davidcushman: Thinking about biz models which are less about aggressive growth and more about delivering joy for all parties. <yup – a key difference between standard-issue #bizarch and real whole-of-scope #entarch
  • SAlhir: RT @VenessaMiemis: Business Models Beyond Profit – Social Entrepreneurship lecture [slideshare] http://slidesha.re/brQT76 <useful/practical slidedeck by @business_design
  • SAlhir: RT @mikemyatt @thinkBIG_blog: Marketing is a department. Branding is a culture. > All about Identity – who are We… <brands as ‘aspirational assets’ – collectively owned-by/defines a shared-culture – responsibility-based ownership, not ‘possessed’ by the org
  • SAlhir: The Creative Ethos: Powering the great ongoing changes of our time is the rise of human creativity as the defining feature of economic life. // Creativity is essential to the way we live and work today, and in many senses always has been. // Human creativity is multifaceted and multidimensional. // The Biggest issue at stake in this emerging age is the ongoing tension between creativity and organization. <some key themes in current developments in #entarch etc

A brief discussion on various continuous-action/continuous-improvement frames:

  • aojensen: Wondering why #johnseddon chose Check->Plan->Do rather than Deming’s PDCA cycle. #mystified
  • glynlumley: @aojensen  #mystified  Seddon says “Deming wrote about PDCA in the assumption managers who started at ‘plan’ were already systems thinkers” // Seddon goes on to say “I start at ‘check’ because the managers first need to ‘see’ things they cannot currently see’
  • richardveryard: @aojensen @glynlumley Also compare #PDCA with Boyd’s #OODA , which includes orientation (=sensemaking). #Deming #JohnSeddon #orgintelligence
  • aojensen: Suffering from identity crisis. OODA should have been integrated at an earlier stage in my thesis. I mainly touch upon #johnseddon. #fail

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

  • SAlhir: RT @davelogan1: only people who say “let’s drill down on this” are the people with the drill. Paraphrase of an interview with Peter Block
  • CreatvEmergence: to cultivate creativity – an organic process – in an org, we need to let go of mechanistic words to describe the process < #entarch #e20
  • SAlhir: The Storytelling Organization – Mechanistic and Organic – http://bit.ly/a1DA59 <possibly useful resource, though irritatingly academic ‘clever/cutesy’ in style…
  • kcoreresearch: ‘Human and Organization Studies: The Discipline of Human Resource Development’ http://icio.us/p0zahn <academic paper (PDF, 113kb) on reframing of HRD #orgarch
  • Cybersal: @taotwit I have the first edition of Back of the Napkin. Dan Roam’s website is good, too  http://bit.ly/M2H3j
  • kcoreresearch: ‘Organizational models for collaboration in the new economy’ (2002) http://icio.us/xb4oau <old but relevant academic paper
  • CreatvEmergence: Obligatory responsibility maintains. Resonant responsibility – wh/comes w/commitment to larger purpose – creates.
  • CreatvEmergence: Glossary of Improv Terms: http://bit.ly/cHQtrO – relateable to all of life <relevant in eg. real-time client-response? #bizarch #processarch
  • Bonifer: @CreatvEmergence  Narrative = the flow of events over time.  A scene is a snapshot of narrative at a moment in time. < #storyb4br?
  • unorder: @tetradian @bonifer @creatvemergence a scene can be a full story in small ‘s’ storytelling. Makes up majority of stories told in workplace
  • Bonifer: @unorder not differentiating betw scene and story, but betw scene and narrative, scene (beg/mid/end) is newtonian, narrative (flow) quantum
  • CreatvEmergence: 25 Definitions of Innovation – http://bit.ly/dqJ3TS <in relation to business-model, creativity etc
  • Eclectopedic: Innovation Grows Among Older Workers http://bit.ly/bIDdgM /This is a surprise? #bizarch #innovation
  • unorder: Difference between story and opinion: people will repeat their opinion in a sitting over and over; a story is only told once.
  • oscarberg: We’ve all been programmed that work is something visible, repeatable & something you can learn by reading a manual // Fact is, when I think of “work” (in general) I picture a factory worker. Is there any way I can delete this image in my mind?
  • CreatvEmergence: Yes! Huff post article: Temporarily Unplug to Foster Creativity – http://huff.to/cm1wYZ (via @shareideas)
  • Bonifer: #gamechangers glossary A to G http://bit.ly/cy7MHz // H to N http://bit.ly/bnF9mc // O to Z http://bit.ly/9PPzGM <useful resource on #change #bizimprov
  • CreatvEmergence: Information is free. Knowledge is acquired. Wisdom is earned. Creativity is cultivated.
  • SAlhir: RT @zenext: RT @valdiskrebs Information does NOT want to be free, it wants to be re-combined! Yea man
  • SAlhir: NPR: Autism Gives Woman An ‘Alien View’ Of Social Brains http://n.pr/9lopvi <interesting ‘outsider’ view of social networks and social processes – relevant to e.g. #socmedia, #e20 & #orgarch
  • getstoried: Bringing Your Back-Story into the Light http://bit.ly/c69Vg3 < #bizstory
  • taotwit: RT @DavidMillen2: This has @dtapscott written all over it..Very cool video. 21st Century Education http://youtu.be/EjJg9NfTXos <educational underpinnings for #e20 #socmedia #entarch etc
  • via @taotwit: Nice collection of ‘moral-tale’ stories with a business-oriented interpretation to each. http://bit.ly/4m4hE2 #bizstory
  • tebbo: I quite like this little tale. Brings ‘millennials’ to life: http://bit.ly/bPRs1x from @pgillin <insightful #orgarch #e20
  • getstoried: RT @greggvm: @getstoried Right up your alley with #storytelling & chocolate. http://j.mp/bwyvhb <corporate-video done right – an emphasis on the human-ness of the business-story #bizarch #entarch
  • (via @getstoried) many #entarch / #bizarch insights in this video on architecture-firm Roman&Williams http://vimeo.com/10452010 <“It’s a shame to only have dreams at night. You should have a few opportunities during the day.” – the importance of texture, sounds, touch, interaction
  • getstoried: Provocative vid on publishing/truth/perception, and the Gutenberg Parenthesis – http://t.co/ZqBXxXT #storytelling via @jim_jacobs <insightful – though read the comments, too
  • Bonifer: analysis of the Trapped Chilean Miner Game http://bit.ly/cHgN7k #improvisation <real-time #bizarch / #bizstory over the long term … challenging yet insightful
  • SAlhir: RT @GoCollaboration: Mike Gotta: The Human Network: Adding Social Context To EA http://bit.ly/9qx22m <more signs of recovery from ‘conventional’ IT-centrism #entarch #bizarch
  • oscarberg: RT @KRCraft: Defining Data, Content, Experience, Information And Knowledge: http://tinyurl.com/25octwu > aha, you found that old post 🙂 <may be ‘old’ (2007) but still solid good sense – well worth a (re-)read #entarch #e20
  • oscarberg: RT @KRCraft: …we can’t manage knowledge, but we can conceptualize information & present it so users apply it as knowledge << Precisely!
  • DavidGurteen: RT @vernaallee Conversations are the songs we “sing” for the same reason flocks of birds do it – food, family, fighting, fun, flirting!
  • Cybersal: RT @tquinlan Making sense of thousands of stories…. http://bit.ly/a2FfJ3 >on Cognitive Edge approach to examining complexity <interesting, but who decides on the axes to be used for mapping? – useful visualisation tool, but built-in liability to prejudgments may make it misleading in practice
  • CreatvEmergence: Play – The Elixir of Creativity – http://bit.ly/9veP2g via @bizprov @pmeyerphd #improv #bizstory #entarch
  • CreatvEmergence: RT @lindanaiman @artizencoaching @DanielleLaPorte: What do people thank you for most often? (therein lies your genius.) <- Nice! <applies at org-scale too #bizarch
  • SAlhir: RT @GrahamHill @ariegoldshlager: Collaboration, Co-Creation, & #Innovation Jams: http://bit.ly/bmVrkE Via: @liamcleaver #openinnovation

Social-media, ‘enterprise 2.0’, user-experience and related matters of online-collaboration:

  • oscarberg: Intranets could (and probably should) serve as a hub for employee-to-employee interactions & exchange // A social intranet is a strategic component in an #e20-driven business transformation // It’s logical (and necessary) for intranet, KM, Collaboration, CRM & ECM disciplines to find common ground in #e20 <probably applies to #entarch #bizarch etc too
  • oscarberg: Blogged: The business case for social intranets http://goo.gl/fb/nzHNB <strong recommend #e20 #entarch
  • SAlhir: not immediacy… We are building connection, belonging, and shared meaning, and that takes time. Via @stoweboyd http://sto.ly/bmJ0EH <“It is not a waste of time, but the weight of time” #socmedia
  • hebsgaard: Mitch Joel: The End Of Conversation In Social Media http://tinyurl.com/2bs83b7 #socmedia #e20
  • hebsgaard: Bertrand Duperrin: Engage with customers. And then ? #e20 #crm http://tinyurl.com/39esvkt <whole-of-org engagement
  • oscarberg: RT @JoachimNiemeier: Enterprise 2.0 Team Dynamics – http://post.ly/tQeT #enterprise20 <insight/useful infographic
  • jdevoo: Steve Waddell’s blog Networking Action http://bit.ly/96p3PN #SNA #change <mainly social-networks, business too #bizarch #entarch
  • thoughttrans: I wonder how many companies lose great applicants because of their very bad online application app! WOW saw a really bad one today. < #ux impacts on #bizarch #entarch, even creates anti-clients
  • SAlhir: RT @bhc3 @bduperrin: Does your enterprise social network really make you more productive ? http://bit.ly/9qCLQP #e20 #orgarch
  • SAlhir: RT @VenessaMiemis @cole_tucker The #Junto Matrix. Vision Protocol & Interview w/ @gabrielshalom & @notthisbody http://bit.ly/biTh8G <further development on this important social-collaboration concept/tool
  • ChristineArena: Great post> RT @ScottMonty Why develop a social personality? Trust. That’s why. http://bit.ly/dmrMnz #e20 #socmedia – also #bizarch?
  • getstoried: Awesome free ebook supports social media #storytelling RT @pr2020 How 2 Build Ur Inbound Marketing GamePlan http://bit.ly/8qj0va #mediajedi <useful resource for #bizarch #strategy
  • oscarberg: RT @dineshtantri: A very balanced view on Enterprise 2.0 adoption – http://bit.ly/a11Pxk > “Readiness is vital” #e20 <good examples of when not to do an #e20 development
  • CreatvEmergence: RT @MartijnLinssen: The Evolving Social Organization by @hjarche & @tdebaillon http://bit.ly/cuNIJh #socmedia #e20
  • getstoried: Here’s a relevant perspective for #mediajedi RT @chrisbrogan Distribution Points for Your Blog http://bit.ly/cIlUly #socmedia
  • DavidGurteen: Sal Khan is Bill Gates’ favorite teacher http://bit.ly/d2eHco <simple yet practical use of tech in education

IT-architecture, systems-architecture, software-development and related themes:

  • AussiMike: How to Use Amazon Web Services to Make a Video on Demand Service http://bit.ly/bvsSXW <practical how-to (though note caveat in comments) #itarch
  • jdevoo: RT @itraor @shanselman @redditflipboard: Some lesser known truths about programming. http://bit.ly/ab45Pv >> particularly good for non-tech
  • hebsgaard: How To Secure WordPress Against Disasters & Being Hacked http://bit.ly/9Gbjp9 <very useful how-to
  • kvistgaard: BPMN2 spec assumes all r well aware a/t WHY & HOW and just puts in the middle a clumsy WHAT #bpmn <also implications for #entarch #itarch, which may well use BPMN in part
  • eatraining: Managing the EA function http://bit.ly/cjmrfk <detailed how-to from Troux on #itarch-specific aspects of #entarch
  • josvanoosten: RT @SystemsThinker: Met Police IT … Doing more of the wrong thing quicker? http://bit.ly/dz8IRt Alternative view http://bit.ly/di41kO <standard #itarch – surely they should have done this before now? – and a great ‘bottom-up’ redesign based on proper systems-thinking #entarch

Society, culture, economics, corporate social responsibility and suchlike:

  • aojensen: RT @rosenstand: To most Christians, the Bible is like a software license. Nobody actually reads it. They just scroll to the bottom and click “I agree.” <would be true of many things, I guess – monetarist-economics is another…
  • CreatvEmergence: RSA Animate – 21st century enlightenment http://bit.ly/bABGF7 via @CoCreatr @mgusek555 <enlightening? 🙂 recommend #society #paradigm
  • oscarberg: “Evolution” is wrong way to describe today’s changes. We’re not just adding another level on the past – we’re rethinking it // If current changes were just a step in an evolution, why then are we so having such a hard time defining this step?
  • SAlhir: We are all prisoners of our paradigms. – Gary Hamel <what worries me is people who make *others* prisoners of their paradigms…
  • tetradian: [post] Margaret Mead on gender-equality http://bit.ly/br9JDh #society #gender #responsibility
  • jdevoo: RT @MorelFourman: http://tinyurl.com/35ce5gf “A City in the Cloud” Living PlanIT Redefines Cities as Software >> not too technocentric? <Wired article: not just solely ‘too technocentric’, but seems they haven’t heard of Amory Lovins on one side, or Le Corbusier’s disastrous ‘Machines for Living’ on the other…
  • tebbo: O2 explains its approach to planetary care. http://www.o2.co.uk/thinkbig/planet ht @altepper <sustainability at a UK telco
  • jdevoo: BP’s #CSR toolkit: AA1000, ISA100, GRI, ISO14001, UN GC and GHG Protocol. Did one of these give an early warning? Is there a study on this? < #entarch #sustainability
  • ChristineArena: RT @makower: Brewing possibilities: Do We Need a Green Tea Party? http://bit.ly/9aQbpx <insightful – the real meaning of ‘conservative’, perhaps? #politics #society #sustainability
  • Eclectopedic: RT @JacquesR: Eusocial behaviour can evolve through standard natural-selection processes. From Nature: http://is.gd/eEPY6 #society #nature

And, without further ado, the multitudinous masteries of the miscellaneous:

  • BillIves: RT @socialmedia2day: Top 19 Free Photo Sites For Bloggers http://goo.gl/fb/lVpux #sm
  • taotwit: must stop tweeting before awake… typo-feast! <yup, I know the feeling well… 🙁
  • kvistgaard: RT @brainpicker: 7 fascinating experimental music instruments – from solar guitars to salt songs http://is.gd/eyg1g
  • tebbo: Via @Sharedinterest – a small machine to get 1 litre oil from 1kg plastic http://bit.ly/bgpNo9 <hmm.. interesting indeed.. #co2
  • cfkurtz: Twitter is amazing. I have never before realized how little I have to say. <at last! – a sensible and honest one amongst us! 🙂
  • getstoried: RT @pushingsocial: Why You Must Write Your Boogie Man Post http://bit.ly/aKR3Fr Thanks @greggvm <edit for clarity not safety #bizstory
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