A week in Tweets: 10-16 October 2010

Yes, it’s another week, which means there’s another set of Tweets and links to peruse, if you wish. Usual categories, preceded by the usual ‘Read more…’ link:

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

  • Cybersal: RT @pevansgreenwood Design without designers. (Don Norman) http://bit.ly/bZIiO7 (via @ralph_ohr) >> incremental v breakthrough innovation
  • taotwit: @Cybersal  This http://bit.ly/bZIiO7 helps explain why Business Change needs design before engineering #bcdesign #entarch #agile
  • SAlhir: RT @jorgebarba To Understand #Strategy, Look At What People Are DOING via @MyVenturePad http://icio.us/iaj5lh
  • taotwit: @tetradian WRT: Why strategies fail http://vimeo.com/15530252 this is making the case for multi-facetted #bcdesign and importance of alignment of VP and T of  #vpect:  A few sound-bytes :-  “Culture eats strategy for breakfast” – “Culture: Collective Values” – “Outcomes establish culture” – “Changing Behaviors” –  design “Effective execution” – “Culture of stress and disharmony lowers the probability of success” – “Values are how you act” – “Values are the guide-posts for the culture” -“Takes work: Values set the culture and are dictated by the leadership” – building trust – “putting values into action” – “Values aren’t just words on a wall”
  • tetradian: @taotwit re ‘why strategies fail’ and #bcdesign – yes, strongly agree – use #vpect to track values, and also its feedback as trust
  • basvg: new blogpost: living 2.0 – http://strategic-architecture.blogspot.com/2010/10/living-20.html (comments welcome) #entarch #bizarch
  • greblhad: It took >20 years of various thoughts, skills and experiences but now I’m sure of my way. Thus I shall tweet no more at #entarch just listen
  • tetradian: [post] Making sense of architecture roles http://bit.ly/aM95D7 #entarch #bizarch #itarch
  • oscarberg: Selling a solution to a problem & selling a product (solution looking for a problem) are different things // Consultant firms often sell like they’re selling products (resources looking for a need)
  • SAlhir: RT @EskoKilpi RT @ariegoldshlager: Products and Services as Co-Creative Engagement Platforms: Nike: http://bit.ly/aCt0xZ #collab #bizarch
  • thoughttrans: Just because #entarch is the topic of interest doesn’t mean everything or anyone is an #entarch
  • vernaallee: RT @EliseOlding: RT @brianblau: The Inherent Value Of Running Your Business Like A Serious Game http://j.mp/9qVtkJ Serious games r serious biz ops #Gartner #bizarch
  • practicingEA: EA Governance Processes – are they effective? EA Toolkit Pt 3 http://tinyurl.com/29lo6gr #entarch #itarch <good how-to
  • vernaallee: RT @valuenetworks: New blog post: Value Networks and Organizational Redesign – http://tiny.cc/i8bij. Related video: http://tiny.cc/lsmdd #entarch
  • visualinsight: Our Future of Talent interview with Verna Allee — the seminal thinker in Value Networks — now posted http://bit.ly/cAtq54 @valuenetworks #entarch
  • oscarberg: RT @humancapleague: Employee Engagement: “How Did Things Ever Get So Far Apart?” http://su.pr/28wrHK <for #e20 #entarch etc
  • SAlhir: RT @thinkBIG_blog: Guiding Principles of Karate for Business http://twurl.nl/zq3lvo via @PaulaGray #collab
  • thoughttrans: Business people assume you have the technical skills required. What they question most is your listening ability! #entarch #itarch
  • joyce_hostyn: RT @umairh: “most companies don’t take design seriously, but they damn well should”. http://bit.ly/9Cmlc1 <Umair Haque being Umair Haque, this time on the role of design in #bizarch #entarch etc
  • tetradian: [post] The ‘anti-want’ for enterprise-architecture http://bit.ly/bn4pHM #entarch #bizarch #itarch
  • toddbiske: Blog post: Architecture by Influence: Solution Architecture http://bit.ly/ahUgY7 #entarch <useful reminder abt real-world EA
  • CreatvEmergence: Adopt a Cow: Strategy as Improv Theater by @RosabethKanter – http://bit.ly/aZya8K – via @heidikraft @MrChiffre #entarch
  • pallega: New Blog – “The Rhetoric of “EA is Dead” is Dead: EA has Arrived at the Leadership Table” http://tinyurl.com/28kxwjo #entarch
  • oscarberg: 3 key skills of today’s CEO http://bit.ly/bWXvFe IBM report on business complexity
  • SAlhir: CRM + BPM: Raising the Customer Experience Bar http://bit.ly/cOjtE4 @ArnoldBeekes @jorgebarba #itarch #bizarch #entarch
  • ChristineArena: RT @NotGodinREPOSTs: What does ‘pro-business’ mean? http://ff.im/-rXPdd <recommend #bizarch #entarch
  • CreatvEmergence via @awakhlu: Meg Wheatley/Deb Frieze (2006): Using emergence to take social innovations to scale http://bit.ly/aD3jq
  • ChristineArena: Trust means actively looking out for other people’s interests http://ow.ly/2S0ks /via @CharlesHGreen #entarch #vpect
  • vernaallee: RT @HarvardBiz: When Your Customers Leave Your Business Model Behind http://s.hbr.org/asBG32 #bmgen #bizarch
  • vernaallee: RT @TalentSynch: Fem-nomics – business leadership and women AND men by @nilofer – http://post.ly/13KDT <on skills, design for business-growth and the irrelevance (mostly) of gender #bmgen #entrepreneur
  • CreatvEmergence: Old paradigm: analysis, strategy only. New: those PLUS storytellng, improvisation, movement/embodiment & visual thinking. #entarch #improv #bizstory #designthinking
  • blomr: Experiencing that the method of cost allocation can be a relevant factor in #entarch . Talk with controllers and managers to get details!
  • thoughttrans: This directory of services/products that mesh is REALLY good: http://meshing.it/ #meshingit #entarch #bizarch
  • oscarberg: WSJ.com – Branch Networks http://on.wsj.com/bt86f1 <“The rise of social media is fundamentally changing the way businesses are run” #e20 #socmedia #entarch
  • joyce_hostyn: RT @KathyHanbury: By @meghscase: 4 Web Project Problems Content Strategy Can Solve http://j.mp/dgmYNC, part of @johnnyholland CS Week <practical how-to
  • pallega: RT @dakilla2002: RT @joeshepley: Thieme – An enterprise architecture exists whether you planned it or not, whether you even know it or not #entarch
  • TheNetworkGang: #Networks Creating Value through Networks | ValueNetworks.com: Even as individuals we rely on a web of network con… http://bit.ly/aapD9b <useful summary of basics of value-networks
  • business_design: RT @Gert_S: #bmgen example: paint target customer, set value prop, prototype, tune cust relationship http://bit.ly/dmwb9P <good example of a case where ‘first-mover advantage’ did not apply
  • oscarberg: RT @ariegoldshlager: The Economist: The business of sharing: http://bit.ly/bxzWyI <shift from products to products-as-services
  • jdevoo: Day 2 on sustainable development. Interesting to observe the shift in focus on the limiting resource over time from $ to natural resource. // From sustainable development of states to sustainability of firms: a new non-functional requirement for enterprise architects? #entarch
  • vernaallee: RT @skap5: Innovation Lessons From Bees http://bit.ly/b344ZL #bizarch #sustainability
  • taotwit: Combining BPMN and VPEC-T models into a business-friendly “Fact Sheet”  model for client #vpect #bcdesign – they like! // I will publish the BPMN/VPEC-T technique as part of the ‘ABCD Style’ @ the Business Change Design blog when I find time #vpect #bcdesign
    [Combining BPMN and VPEC-T in post M&A situation. This involves mapping the AS-IS and merged TO-BE using a business-friendly Fact Sheet-based model for my client. These fact-sheets capture VPEC-T information for each Activity/Service/Capability along e2E business process in the ‘Threads and Beads’ style described in ‘Lost In translation’ (Ch4 page 80 ‘Analyzing End-to-End Processes’ onwards)]
  • practicingEA: Nice one RT @cmooreforrester: Biggest failure in process transformation is failure to change the org structure #bpm
  • tetradian: [post] ‘Enterprise architecture: bring on the clowns?’ (for @thoughttrans) http://bit.ly/aoQFv4 #entarch
  • business_design: RT @PaulSweeney: IF Nokia Pitched Like Apple; compulsory reading for Tech people? http://bit.ly/aJVCxO #storytelling <excellent example to contrast story-based versus feature-based marketing etc #bizarch
  • SAlhir: RT @tedcoine RT @ken_gonzalez: RT @strategictalk: Leadership vs. Management. http://bit.ly/ahCuc3 #leadbiz << nice, short post #entarch #orgarch
  • vernaallee: Industry Week: The Future of Adaptive case management http://bit.ly/aP5axT a trend to watch and I also recommend following @swensonkeith <see also @sig’s http://thingamy.com and ‘Barely Repeatable Processes’
  • vernaallee: Highly recommended book and website! Judy Estrin and Closing the Innovation Gap http://www.theinnovationgap.com/ #innovation #bmgen
  • eatraining: Joe McKendrick: How to move to business architecture, and a ‘bigger picture’ for SOA | ZDNet  http://zd.net/9GHt3c <SOA as a business design concept more than an IT one
  • CreatvEmergence: TEDxTalk – Dr. S. Bodhanya – Science, Complexity & Organisation- http://amplify.com/u/cuid (via @Rapidinnovation) <good questions on complexity and complex adaptive systems
  • vernaallee: RT @mikemyatt How Dumb Is Your Business? http://bit.ly/M74n8 <good reminder on #bizarch #bmgen #orgarch
  • valuenetworks: New from @CRozwell – Considering the Values of Collaboration. http://tiny.cc/oydxhttp://tiny.cc/oydxp #collab #values #entarch
  • SAlhir: RT @GreatestQuotes “There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.” – Peter Drucker <that describes most of the so-called ‘developed world’, doesn’t it? 🙁

A brief back-and-forth on the dangers of relying on logic alone:

  • greblhad: Enterprise Architects fail because of their reliance on logic as their single means of persuasion. #entarch <ouch… painfully accurate…
  • ironick: only mathematicians convinced by logic RT @tetradian @greblhad: Ent Archs fail cuz they rely on logic as only means of persuasion. #entarch
  • michael_keen: @ironick @tetradian @greblhad I’ve said it a thousand times, most EntArchs are afraid of the “dragon gap” and can’t think abstractly
  • taotwit: RT @CarlChilley: #entarch lots of talk about logic but the world is all about noise and chaos, the very things consumers of EA do not want to deal with
  • taotwit: RT @CarlChilley: @laurentOstiz we cannot architect people but we can and should ensure that they and their foibles are accounted for within the EA #entarch
  • chrisdpotts: RT @CarlChilley: @richardveryard I would prefer to ask the consumers and victims of EntArch of they found it useful rather than the practitioners #entarch
  • BeyondEA: RT @krismeukens: RT @chrisdpotts: @richardveryard Another approach is to conclude what #entarch must truly be, and find who is actually doing it << yes!

Another discussion about where people fit – if at all – in an enterprise-architecture description:

  • BeyondEA: New Post: The Human Touch http://bit.ly/9CD1L4 <about ‘Who’ – too-often forgotten dimension of #entarch
  • CarlChilley: @tetradian I am confused. How can any #entarch ignore the most potent and confusing element in an org’s weaponry – people? Always core.
  • tetradian: @CarlChilley “How can any any #entarch ignore people?” – blunt fact: most existing ‘EA’ frameworks do. That’s the problem. 🙁
  • CarlChilley: @tetradian Sad that you are right on the #entarch frameworks and people front. Life and people are chaotic and non deterministic, ergo…
  • DougMcDavid: @CarlChilley Glad to bring some amusement ! #entarch that acknowledges the human & social aspects is lots more fun than endless definition
  • richardveryard: @tetradian @BeyondEA Zachman has WHO – people as objects. Missing dimension FOR WHOM – people as subjects. #entarch
  • leodesousa: @tetradian wouldn’t FOR WHOM be covered in WHAT and possibly in WHY?
  • tetradian: @leodesousa agree – in fact I disagree with Richard, I place a _link_ to people in What (‘relational-asset’), but no people in arch itself.. // ..people are not ‘assets’!!! – we need to include them in the arch, but _only_ by reference, usually as abstract-collective
  • richardveryard: @leodesousa @tetradian I briefly explained the importance / difference of FOR WHOM on my blog. http://tinyurl.com/3xkdpko #entarch
  • richardveryard: @tetradian @leodesousa The slogan “Our people are our greatest asset.” is is almost a quote from Stalin. (He used the word “cadres”.)
  • leodesousa: @tetradian I don’t  categorize people as physical assets – too literal.  FOR WHOM strikes me as strategy so the WHY column works
  • richardveryard: @tetradian @leodesousa If I visit Chartres am I “in the architecture”? Is Chartres there for me, even when I’m not physically present? // I’m not arguing about what you include “in the architecture”, I’m saying pay attention to whom architecture is for. // You can collapse FOR WHOM into WHY only if you have a unified and centralized strategy – all for one and one for all.
  • tetradian: @leodesousa people are people: the asset is the relationship, not the person http://sidewise.biz/2009/07/relationship-as-asset/ #entarch
  • tetradian: RT @richardveryard: “not arguing about what you include ‘in the architecture’, I’m saying pay attention to whom architecture is for” – agree
  • practicingEA: @tetradian @DougMcDavid @chrisdpotts Agreed and ability to collaborate is a must-have skill for EAs

A long but useful back-and-forth on the role of enterprise-architecture, and the relationship between IT-architecture and broader-scope enterprise-architecture:

  • gleganza: FORR’s Top tech trends: Free: Blog http://ow.ly/2U1jV ZDNet http://ow.ly/2U1rS . FORR clients or article-buyers: http://ow.ly/2U1pD
  • thoughttrans: RT @ironick: @gleganza given where #entarch wants to go, isn’t “top business trends EAs should watch” more important than top tech trends?
  • gleganza: @ironick @tetradian Snarky, & quite possibly true. But since I work at an IT advisory co., I had tech experts to tap, not MBAs. And… // …ironically, last year’s tech trends doc was the most read Forrester doc OF THE YEAR by our EA clients. Go figure…
  • tetradian: @gleganza snark definitely not intended! 🙁 – am mainly echoing current OpenGroup theme that EA needs to be more biz-focussed/biz-driven… // …tech is still v.important (of course) but what matters more is interaction b/w IT-trends & biz-trends to guide #itarch #entarch
  • gleganza: @tetradian No offense taken-if you can’t be snarky on Twitter, why bother tweeting? Seriously, it’s a worthwhile observation, and … // …if we published a doc on biz trends for EAs, it would probably be popular but not near as popular as tech trends. But… // …business architecture docs are very hot, so that is probably changing.
  • tetradian: @gleganza People *like* tech-trends – whether they’re actually *useful* is a different question! 🙂 – will be at #ogams next week on that.. // …intersection of eg. #e20 #socmedia #sustainability #bizprov #bizstory #bmgen bringing many changes to #bizarch #entarch // Another good example of intersection is @sig rinde’s work on Thingamy http://thingamy.com and Barely Repeatable Processes
  • gleganza: @tetradian True. I spoke w/an EA lead yesterday who had an MBA & came from the biz. VERY productive perspective merging biz & tech.
  • tetradian: @gleganza New variants of #entarch need to extend even beyond MBA etc (where OG is arriving now) eg. crowdsource, anti-client risks etc
  • ironick: @gleganza not trying 2B snarky; Gartner has had same tech bias wrt #entarch; as it becomes biz disc. perhaps biz advisory firms more suited
  • gleganza: @ironick Tech bias wrt #entarch by IT advisory firms reflects our clients’ needs. I expect to see EA advice by biz consultants & in B school
  • ironick: Me too. But don’t see much. May mean #entarch still not as biz relvnt as we’d like? RT @gleganza I expect to see EA advice by biz conslts & in B sch
  • ironick: @glenganza @tetradian @thoughttrans RelatedQ:why is #entarch discussed more in IT circles than biz circles & #designthinking is the reverse?
  • tetradian: @ironick “why #entarch in IT, #designthinking in biz?” – b/c IT hijacked ‘entarch’-term to mean IT-only, biz etc forced to use other term
  • thoughttrans: @ironick cause the biz doesn’t understand the term #entarch #bizarch they understand biz results … a gap in communication btween 2 circles
  • ironick: @thoughttrans wish it was as simple as swapping “business” for “enterprise”, ie #entarch -> #bizarch; I think it’s “arch” that’s the problem
  • gleganza: Will take time. Movement of ppl fm IT to biz and biz to IT will help RT @ironick: …May mean #entarch still not as biz relvnt as we’d like?
  • thoughttrans: @ironick agreed…never use term in biz company meant the prob applies to both
  • practicingEA: @tetradian @dougnewdick Should EA divest itself of Tech selection then. Seems part of E is T so the TA part of EA should still b involved..?
  • tetradian: @practicingEA: “Seems part of E is T so the TA part of EA should still b involved..?” #entarch – yes, of course: tech is part of enterprise
  • practicingEA: @tetradian begs further ?… Is TA part or separate from EA. My vote….no. EA team should have reps from all domains BA DA AA TA
  • tetradian: @practicingEA: “EA team should have reps from all domains BA DA AA TA” – yes: and many other domains too (BA is not ‘everything not-IT’!)
  • StevenvtVeld: @practicingEA So if there are reps from all domains, who is the enterprise architect? Is EA the one with all of specialisms? @tetradian
  • practicingEA: @StevenvtVeld that’s the debate. No right answer. IMO works best when team as focus area but all have enterprise as primary.
  • tetradian: @StevenvtVeld “if there are reps from all domains, is EA the one with all of specialisms?” – EA is the *generalist* that links all together
  • StevenvtVeld: @practicingEA So, is there a difference between the notion of “Enterprise Architect” and the CITO? @tetradian
  • tetradian: @StevenvtVeld: “is there a difference between the EA & the CITO?” – lots! 🙂 CITO decision-maker in IT, EA is decision-support across org
  • StevenvtVeld: @tetradian How do you create such a generalist? Current #entarch are IT-specialist. What is his/her task? So: what is differnce btwn EA&CITO
  • StevenvtVeld: @tetradian Agree: IT-manager versus supporting professionals. Still cannot find the “generalist”. #entarch
  • ironick: no. reflects their comfort zone, not their needs RT @gleganza: @ironick Tech bias wrt #entarch by IT adv firms reflects our clients’ needs
  • iansthomas: @gleganza @tetradian not sure can sep biz trends & tech trends as interplay complex; #entarch needs 2 deliver context 4 exploring synthesis
  • ironick: Bingo! RT @CarlChilley: is this cuz #entarch is from technology whereas #designthinking is not? It focuses on social not mechanistic issues
  • ironick: Both: #entarch analysts’ and enterprise architects’ comfort zones RT @richardveryard: @ironick @gleganza Whose comfort zone?

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

  • oscarberg: RT @seanrnicholson: Employees are like ants…..but in a REALLY good way. The power of collaboration http://bit.ly/bqr7QR
  • oscarberg: An environment designed for compliance kills passion. Passion for rules is not passion, it’s fear of breaking status quo <there’s also passion for the certainty that ‘following the rules’ can bring, though – a different kind of fear, perhaps?
  • AnaDataGirl: “Leaders establish [corp culture] not by what they say but by the actions they reward & behavior they punish” @charleneli | Open Leadership
  • Bonifer: ‘Act Three Begins’: Trapped Chilean Miners scene analysis, cont’d http://bit.ly/9Uzhff #gamechangers <interesting analysis..
  • SAlhir: RT @jorgebarba @ralph_ohr: RT @philippevayssac: Why corporate culture is key to radical #innovation in firms http://bit.ly/b3JPyd
  • SAlhir: RT @GrahamHill @rachelbotsman: “We don’t grow into creativity, we grow out of it.” http://sirkenrobinson.com <not so much grow out of it as have it ‘educated’ out of us… yes, exactly… 🙁
  • unorder: RT @tanedgar: For organisations thinking of developing their own #KM strategy  – http://bit.ly/b3O8e5 <KM Planning Canvas video demo by Patrick Lambe
  • oscarberg: RT @WritersGroup: Female Character Stereotype Chart  http://ht.ly/2RV6F <story-stereotypes: I like it! (now, where’s the male version? 🙂 ) #storytelling
  • kvistgaard: Is knowledge management (KM) too 90s? Aren’t pro social networks just KM or is it again the means 2 name the thing not what it does? <“the name of the thing” – we’re seeing much the same problem in #entarch
  • CreatvEmergence: The more the creative spirit is engaged, the less the ego needs 2 take the reins. The ego can then support the process instead of usurp it. // & the more the right brain is engaged, the less left brain needs 2 take over. Left brn can then support cre8tv process instead of usurp it.
  • jeremyutley: “The most creative environments allow for repeated failure, wastes of time and resources.” This and other great insights: http://j.mp/bG5HFK <“Where ideas come from” – Wired discussion with Kevin Kelly and Steven Johnson
  • CreatvEmergence: Groupthink (reduces): whole < sum of parts. Group Cocreation (expands): whole > sum of parts. #collab
  • getstoried: RT @SharleneSones: The world is perfectly designed for #storytelling. Interview w/futurist Nick Bilton http://ht.ly/2SyNK #society #socmedia
  • getstoried: RT @torbenb: Ushering in a renaissance http://bit.ly/doWmOB #reinvention #storytelling
  • oscarberg: Thinking about social objects: http://j.mp/dsgze2 by @jobsworth via @raesmaa <though-provoking: recommend
  • SAlhir: RT @tdebaillon: @VenessaMiemis @CoCreatr Value disconnected from ‘price’. Price is market-based but value is community-based. <key to understanding how #bmgen #bizarch really work…
  • oscarberg: “People will follow the rules of influence more than they will follow rulers”  brilliant post by @JDeragon http://bit.ly/afywDI #collab #leadership #socmedia
  • unorder: Anecdote: Leadership at all levels http://bit.ly/bIUDht <good example of individual ‘wholeness-responsibility’ in an org
  • unorder: 5 questions to work out your own story (from Lisa Bloom) // What would you do if….you won the lottery, no debts? // What were you passionate about during your childhood or young adult years? // When did you consistently feel good about what you do? A time, a job or a hobby where you woke up looking forward to the day // What makes you laugh? When was the last time you had a really serious bellyaching laugh? How often does it happen? // What do you want to remember when you look back. If you were writing your autobiography what would you want to say? #wwsw #bizstory
  • unorder: RT @work_matters: http://www.psychologytoday.com/node/49067 — Feeling Timid and Powerless?  Maybe It’s How You’re Sitting. <useful lesson from somatic-therapy etc #collab #leadership
  • unorder: The problem with telling parables in a business setting is that it forces you to use the story voice. // In business it’s better to find the anecdote that reflects the lessons of the parable rather than the other way around #bizstory
  • oscarberg: RT @roonoid: Collaboration is a behavior not a tool. <agreed: applies to people, IT, machines, anything…
  • Cybersal: RT @tquinlan Organisational amnesia – is it safe to let go yet? http://bit.ly/dqWNfb >> Good insight on reality of life inside orgs. <org. memory – recommend #entarch
  • SAlhir: RT @jhagel I Live Therefore I Learn: Living an Unschooling Life – learning principles to live by http://bit.ly/aSrV0Q via @ErickB <extend same principles to #collab learning with adults?
  • SAlhir: RT @davidzinger Positive Deviance: Fostering Employee Engagement From the Inside Out. http://bit.ly/bALm8s <seems like a useful cross-ref to my SEMPER diagnostic http://sempermetrics.com
  • SAlhir: RT @innovate The 9 Innovation Roles http://su.pr/2ZhIPH – Braden Kelley #innovation #psychology #mgmt #collaboration #teams – CustomerThink
  • CreatvEmergence: When PowerPoint attacks – and Improv fights back: http://bit.ly/bIh0xd via @lindanaiman @chrisguillebeau @pamslim #bizprov
  • BillIves: RT @TheForumCorp: The legend of the green fairy grows – a post on sustaining behavior change http://bit.ly/cMbO2B <practical how-to #collab #sustainability
  • rlimbanda: The social values of leaders drive loyalty http://tinyurl.com/32ps3sg #socialenterprise #entarch
  • CreatvEmergence: Yes! RT @bizprov @greggfraley Improv is a powerful tool 4 business problem solving: http://tinyurl.com/3ylhbjy
  • SAlhir: RT @stephenlynch: Van Gogh vs. Picasso – a marketing tale via @tomasacker http://bit.ly/94nhaP
  • SAlhir: RT @VenessaMiemis 7 Essential Skills You Didn’t Learn in College [wired] http://bit.ly/ayiMf2 via @meika <set of ‘university courses’ via Wired – recommend, especially implied xrefs to #entarch etc
  • Bonifer: The Chilean Miners Scene analyzed as improvisation http://bit.ly/cJjMoq #gamechangers <fascinating analysis – recommend re #bizprov #bizstory etc
  • oscarberg: RT @humancapleague: RT @humancapleague Inmates or Teammates: Rehumanizing the Workforce http://su.pr/2UA55B
  • SAlhir: “Embrace ambiguity” RT @innovate Treating the Complexity Complex – http://su.pr/1kcSLE #leadership #complexity #strategy #psychology #mgmt
  • oscarberg: RT @fdomon: Characteristics of Formal and Informal Learning by @iOTP http://icio.http://icio.us/1m45rj #km #collab

Social-media, ‘Enterprise 2.0’, interface design, user-experience and online-collaboration:

  • BillIves: RT @bduperrin: 5 steps to successful crisis management for airlines, in age of social media http://bit.ly/9qar7J <infographic
  • CreatvEmergence: RT @storytellin: emerging technologies for presentation and storytelling:  http://bit.ly/bSA97M <useful list of tools
  • oscarberg: RT @letterpress_se: Corporate Internal Communications: Did you ever learn to be a knowledge worker? http://t.co/0t7ysJE <very good point: recommend #entarch #e20
  • hebsgaard: What agent-based modeling and gov20 share: human centric and network savvy tools for dealing with complexity http://bit.ly/becuEH
  • oscarberg: RT @sprabu: Collaboration & community should be at the core of business tools. Not at the periphery http://bit.ly/bPbcyF #e20 #bizarch
  • SAlhir: RT @VenessaMiemis: Entering the Age of Personal Discovery http://bit.ly/bR10e8 via @jonasthanatos <personal-km – i.e. ‘discovery’ in the KM (knowledge-management) sense of the term
  • oscarberg: Blogged: Why apps play in favor of Enterprise 2.0 | Enterprise 2.0 Blogs http://t.co/BnsX4AP #e20 #mobile #AIIM
  • oscarberg: RT @macgirlsweden: Gov’t can embrace social media, collaboration, experts say http://shar.es/0xpk4 <examples from eg. US Dept of Defense
  • oscarberg: RT @raesmaa: Productivity in knowledge work? http://t.co/6JLekep /by @LaKotipelto” #e20 <importance of view over total system rather than sub-components
  • CreatvEmergence: The Rise of the Corporate Transmedia Storyteller – http://t.co/rM3Kjtr – RT @ArnoldBeekes @steverubel #bizstory
  • oscarberg: RT @beantin: RT @s2d_jamesr: Beware of simplistic intranet/internal rules and strategies http://bit.ly/dzgS2C #e20 #km
  • CreatvEmergence: RT @ProBlogger – How to Use Storyselling to Boost Sales http://bit.ly/dngr8w <practical how-to #bizstory
  • oscarberg: RT @rossdawson: Instapaper Inventor Links Inattentive Reading to Information Obesity http://bit.ly/bf7IIS
  • tetradian: BBC article on handling of #losmineros incident by media-savvy govmnt http://bbc.in/bVk4Vy – lessons on crisis-mgmt for business #socmedia
  • oscarberg: 15 Free Enterprise Collaboration Tools http://t.co/pckowbU #e20 <many variations on the basic Twitter/Facebook theme
  • joyce_hostyn: RT @jeffparks: Content Lifecycle: Closing the loop in content strategy http://bit.ly/c1ZUOc <strong recommend #km #ux
  • joyce_hostyn: problem with most metrics is they ignore context & miss real life #ux ‘using numbers to plan content’ http://bit.ly/bd4udN via @jeffparks
  • joyce_hostyn: oh that messy human element  – trend to eliminate designers “if you can’t put a number to it…” via @inquiettudes http://bit.ly/auRC6N
  • ChristineArena: RT @sparkUp_inc: “Engagement is the beginning of the end of business as usual.” http://bit.ly/a13BvD /via @chrisbrogan <good post by / interview with @briansolis on interaction of #socmedia and #bizarch – recommend
  • business_design: courage needed RT @skap5: Sad that our organization & personal voices are so different.  Why can’t the voice of an organization be personal? #collab #entarch
  • oscarberg: “As social tools remove constraints, businesses should remove the rules that came with the constraints” by @bduperrin http://aiimcommunities.org/e20/blog/social-toolsl-remove-constraints-businesses-should-remove-rules-came-constraints #e20 #collab #orgarch

IT-architecture, IT-system development and IT matters in general:

  • bartleeten: RT @ArchiTool: Archi version 1.3 now available. http://bit.ly/9qPLUL <useful open-source Archimate toolset #itarch #entarch
  • jdevoo: jPlayer – neat little component for light integration of on-demand and live media http://is.gd/fYmTM #jQuery
  • pallega: Blog: Gartner’s IT Market Clock & What Enterprise Architects Must Do With it http://tinyurl.com/24mb3dz #itarch #entarch #lifecycle (for life-of-type)
  • thoughttrans: Technologists guide to engaging … Parrotology Self Assessment Truths & Tips Free 8.5 min audio today http://dld.bz/wCcp
  • gkathan: Discussing Complexity:   This blog is for discussing the paper, Urban and Enterprise Architectures: A Cross-Disci… http://bit.ly/9yZe8V <pointer to a paper co-authored by Roger Sessions – worrying in that it purports that coherency is a ‘new concept’ in EA (the book on coherency by @gotze et al came out nearly two years ago) and that it pushes Roger’s concept of ‘simple iterative partitions’ as ‘the answer’ to complexity, which it isn’t…
  • joyce_hostyn: RT @EA_Consultant: Enterprise Architecture Relevance « From the Ivory Tower to the … http://bit.ly/axKzwY <good point about IT-centric EA driving itself to irrelevance – only a whole-of-enterprise view is relevant to business
  • eatraining: Joe McKendrick: Top 10 enterprise architecture trends, identified by Forrester | ZDNet http://zd.net/bnDwYr

Society, culture, economics, business social responsibility, sustainability and suchlike:

  • ComplexitySol: RT @johnpopham: RT @NatWei: New post up: the Great Transition – what it means for Local Authorities http://bit.ly/dh8JGB #sustainability #community
  • bartleeten: The Master Timeline and the Calendar of the Future http://j.mp/dl0axK <interesting… would affect not just #itarch or #entarch but business, culture and just about everything… thought-provoking.
  • CreatvEmergence: Article: Participatory systems – moving beyond 20th c. institutions: http://is.gd/fQWPA via @sheriherndon @jascharohr #society #culture #economics
  • jdevoo: CIVIC Process: Convening, Investigating, Visioning, Implementing and Charting progress. http://bit.ly/aj8W2M [PDF] #sustainaibility
  • alphalo: Intellectual resources on the gift economy http://opencollaboration.wordpress.com/2010/10/12/gift-economy-resources/ <links: “a list of references, papers and books relating to gift economies” #economics #society #entarch
  • smbounds: John Kay: “Good quangos take issues out of politics. Bad quangos are designed to put issues into politics.” http://tinyurl.com/26bpqmd <UK term: ‘quango’=QUasi-Autonomous Non-Government Organisation – often technical-expertise or review-body, usually government-funded but nominally independent of government policy #society #economics #politics
  • bartleeten: By @pevansgreenwood: A prediction: many companies will start shedding IT architects in the next 6-18 http://j.mp/cjVMmB
  • SAlhir: RT @technoshaman RT @tomatlee: Free online course on The Commons https://commoncourse.wikispaces.com #commons #society #economics
  • Bonifer: “We know a hell of a lot, but we understand very little.” ‘Barefoot economist’ Manfred Max-Neef http://bit.ly/aYL6Ae // “To bring butter from 20K kilometers to a place where you have the best butter in the world is colossal stupidity.” <video and transcript of (long) interview with Chilean economist Manfred Max-Neef – strong recommend #economics
  • CreatvEmergence: New RSA Animate – Changing Education Paradigms by @SirKenRobinson – http://ow.ly/1r8yAC via @thoughttrans <another in the always thought-provoking RSAnimate series
  • SAlhir: RT @technoshaman links & shared purpose among all efforts 4 #commons-based society http://bit.ly/boiNzP <meaningfully purposeful,great read! #society #culture #economics #responsibility
  • getstoried: RT @umairh: there’s no recovery b/c it’s not a recession. it’s the collapse of a ponziconomy–and it’s up to each of us to build a better one <yup, agreed – so how do we do it? in a possession-based economy, how do we not build a Ponzi-style model?

A brief back-and-forth on modelling for sustainability:

  • jdevoo: Modern schematic of sustainable development: pyramid in lieu of 3 intersecting circles adding governance and participation to soc/econ/env
  • tetradian: @jdevoo ‘pyramid’ – seems like a tetradian (tensegrity tetrahedron) – if so, what link-themes bridge the dimensions (ie what are vertices)?
  • jdevoo: @tetradian yes! I am going over my notes and thinking of correspondences to make… will see how far I get
  • tetradian: @jdevoo a tetradian-struct has 4 axes (dimensions), 6 vertices that act as bridges b/w dims: structure fails apart if bridges are weak

And, of course, the momentous miscellany:

  • oscarberg: Today it’s #101010, in 1 year #111111 & in 2 years #121212. Then it’ll be 988 years until the next exciting date #010101 #irony
  • davidcushman: RT @hrheingold: “Your scans are clear” have to be among the sweetest words in the English language. Enjoy each day, each breath, my friends.
  • oscarberg: The hardest thing to communicate successfully online is irony <yeah, right… 🙂
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