A week in Tweets: 17-23 October 2010

A slightly skimpier collection of Tweets and links this week – partly because the bulk of the Tweets were about the Open Group Enterprise Architecture conference in Amsterdam, which I posted earlier, and partly also because I’d been ‘on the sprint’ getting ready for and in transit to an EA development-project in Mexico. Usual categories, anyway, after the usual ‘Read more…’ link.

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

  • SAlhir: The definition and history of change management http://bit.ly/cq98yX
  • SAlhir: RT @VenessaMiemis The New Marketing Paradigms: Social Networks, Chaos and Memes http://bit.ly/9ymhgP via @spirospiliadis @timkastelle #bmgen #socmedia
  • SAlhir: RT @jcoignard @OpenForum: What Your Employees’ Personal Branding Means to Your Company http://bit.ly/cVUBM5 <balancing the individual and the collective #collab #bizarch
  • tetradian: [post] Enterprise-architect as generalist (for @StevenvtVeld) http://bit.ly/b64Lic #entarch #bizarch #itarch
  • Cybersal: RT @DougMcDavid   …My concept of EA is a unified architecture helping address MANY probs >> Yes, agree-including ones not thought of yet
  • oscarberg: RT @Soulsailor: Hybrid Organisations, closer than you think, more valuable than you imagine! http://bit.ly/9SIwkO <important initiative from Microsoft UK #entarch
  • taotwit: RT @TCagley: SPaMCAST 104: Interview with Nigel Green @taotwit – Lost In Translation http://bit.ly/d7bZIv (revd link) #entarch
  • SAlhir: RT @emergentinsight @storiedstrategy @berendjan: Connected Company – #Complexity http://bit.ly/cJ8BZb #entarch
  • SAlhir: RT @jorgebarba The economics of great customer service http://icio.us/y51pmp #bizarch
  • ironick: Yea! Brand’s pace layers (aka shearing layers). Wikipedia: http://bit.ly/c7zQto Gartner: http://bit.ly/bH8rp5 <yes! #entarch
  • thoughttrans: RT @oscarberg  Finance dept is the least dynamic work environment, so why should it decide about IT investments for business agility? <WOW
  • CreatvEmergence: RT @jhagel: From Push to Pull: How to Navigate the ‘Big Shift’ Reshaping the World – my interview in Consulting Magazine http://bit.lhttp://bit.ly/a #bizarch
  • business_design: practicing prototyping, accepting failure, and learning iteratively are a prerequisite for successful business model innovation #bmgen
  • vernaallee: #foti15 @nilofer suggests we get just as good at “murder boarding” as “white boarding” – the decision process of where to focus is critical.
  • caro_buck: Emotion is what drives the business, isn´t it? <supposedly obvious but often forgotten… #entarch #bizarch
  • thoughttrans: @caro_buck yes…emotion is the key many forget to consider. read The Switch by the Heath Bros.
  • caro_buck: Tom Debevoise described how to enrich business processes with event processing discussing four different scenarios: http://bit.ly/aECQKf
  • kdierc: “RT krismeukens: Although architecture is “the” prime enabler of agility, architecture itself is that what is inherently not agile. #entarch
  • oscarberg: RT @flowchainsensei: The more structured the system (or organisation), the less variation in demand it will be able to absorb, and the slower to sense, respond.
  • business_design: Emerging markets entrepreneurship: Two of my friends (Kamal & Bright) are portrayed in this interesting #Economist piece http://goo.gl/Q987
  • chrisdpotts: RT @gotze: Studying EA? Get your teacher to contact me; we are setting up a global network of students, starting with Australia, Singapore and Denmark
  • business_design: absolutely! RT @RosabethKanter: Doing well vs. doing good is a false choice http://bit.ly/cLIb2C #CSR [Via @MITSloan #Management Review]
  • thoughttrans: RT @josephg5: @MiamiCIO 99.999% availability means nothing to #bizarch. This is only self serving the IT interests. #entarch
  • jdevoo: RT @gfriend: Janine Benyus: Biomimicry is bringing biologists to the design table & “rewriting the story of stuff” #GBinnovation
  • jdevoo: RT @adamwerbach @virginia_cramer: New study says China is leading in clean energy, will close 100 #coal plants http://ow.ly/2VRdL
  • taotwit: spent today looking at what really happens in a business  operation  and the IT that supports –  impedance  mismatch ! // ill-defined language – failure to reflect business semantics( meaning) is the root cause of many IT failures -what we call things matters! // Chinese proverb: You start the journey to wisdom when you call things by the right name #entarch #bcdesign
  • scottwambler: @flowchainsensei @tetradian @taotwit Too many IT projects get hung up with data analysis paralysis IDing the right names. Context counts
  • bartleeten: Richard Veryard: Wisdom of Confucius http://j.mp/cB35i3 <on the importance of names, and other matters
  • taotwit: Wisdom of Confucius http://j.mp/cB35i3 >> no absolute truth – the ‘Right Name’ is defined by  values, context, events and time #entarch
  • adrianrcampbell: Modelling Behaviour  http://ingenia.wordpress.com/2010/10/19/modelling-behaviour/ #EntArch #BizArch #ArchiMate
  • CreatvEmergence: RT @Cnvrgnc: What are you in the business of? http://bit.lyhttp://bit.ly/9doN7s <fundamental to #entarch #bizarch
  • pallega: Many #GartnerSym conversations reflecting stupidity of single #entarch framework/method – selective goodness in many, but not the one.
  • SAlhir: RT @NewMindMirror: The trick is to realize that everything is perfect while continually fixing those things that clearly are not perfect. <probably a nice adage for #entarch as well?
  • taotwit: Apologies to all of you waiting to see more on  the ABCD Style – client work has to take priority (I have a scaling problem!) 🙁
  • taotwit: Can I encourage  anyone who listens to @TCagley ‘s :Interview w me  to leave comments on the SPaMCAST blog  http://bit.ly/d7bZIv ? thx
  • bartleeten: 5 Reasons Consumer Innovations Outpace the Enterprise http://j.mp/cA3SN5 <ref to #itarch #entarch #e20 etc
  • taotwit: VPEC-T the basic lens: http://bit.ly/bXhOKf and discussion about Systems Thinking/VPEC-T http://bit.ly/pPVXt #vpect #bcdesign <core technique for eliciting descriptions of flows in #entarch #bizarch #itarch
  • ChristineArena RT @Koann: @Timberland_Jeff  “Productivity up 40% when workers feel jobs contribute to greater good” http://bit.ly/adPNLK #entarch
  • vernaallee: RT @timkastelle: This could put me out of business…. but it’s good! Dan Pink: The Four-Word MBA http://bit.ly/cJMZLS <nice… 🙂
  • davidcushman: From the ashes of job cuts – a new model for regeneration powered by platform government http://ow.ly/1rd3nl #entarch #bizarch #govt #economics #society
  • taotwit: likes http://bit.ly/cFNLQF #systemsthinking <the SystemsWiki website – useful resource
  • unorder: RT @MireilleJansma: Please mention Cynthia Kurtz as co-author of the Cynefin model? <agreed – attribution is important in this
  • SAlhir: RT @prwpmp: RT @disneyinstitute: Programming Director, Bruce Jones, discusses the business behind the magic. | http://bit.ly/bizmagic #entarch #bizarch
  • SAlhir: RT @BNET: Coming up with ideas is easy. Executing on them is the hard part. How to Make Your Business Dream a Reality http://bnet.io/aeQxK4 <useful how-to on strategy execution – applies also to #entarch #bizarch etc
  • AussiMike: @tetradian Big Architecture..watching a great interview with John Perry Barlow on the role the EFF plays in the architecture of the Internet
  • AussiMike: @tetradian…A quote from one of the founders of EFF Mitch Kapor…Architecture is Politics….absolutely !!
  • terrybone: #gartnersym When the standard of love overcomes the love of standards, the enterprise will know architecture – Nick Gall. LUUUUUV THIS!
  • ironick: RT @terrybone: #gartnersym Design thinking is finding the sweet spot between analytical and intuitive thinking. Empathetic, emotional, optimistic…
  • vernaallee: RT @jaycross: Social network diagrams don’t show the work. So why not model the work itself? That’s what value networks do. @ValueNetworks #foti2015
  • bartleeten: Wicked Problems http://j.mp/c4eYNL #entarch #itarch etc
  • bartleeten: Complexity versus Lean http://j.mp/ceEi68 <great slidedeck by Jurgen Appel
  • toddbiske: RT @chrisvenable: @mikerollings If EA is so important, why must it do everything through influence? No one ever says that to the CIO…
  • toddbiske: Hmm.  A lot to think about with this leadership theme around #entarch, too much to put in 140 characters.  Need to blog.
  • pallega: There is no such thing as IT projects, they are all business change projects #entarch #bizarch #enterprisearchitecture
  • pallega: @toddbiske @mikerollings @chrisvenable  Collaborative and facilitated leadership works well – not as timely as mandate though #entarch
  • toddbiske: i have to admit, where I’ve seen “leaders” use things that were clearly mandates, it was usually done when things were out of control. // In those situations, the mandates typically didn’t help, unless the leader making them was someone who just joined the company. // Issuing mandates doesn’t fix the inherent governance problems. For someone new, that’s a risky approach and may only yield short term gains. // Simple phrase keep coming to mind: “We will” and “We must” instead of “You will” and “You must” // hmm. Both “mandate” and “direction” have “An authoritative indication; an order or command” as listed definitions. hrumpf. // and guidance says: “leadership, instruction, or direction.” Doh. // Influence: A power affecting a person, thing, or course of events, especially one that operates without any direct or apparent effort
  • toddbiske: Did some blogging over lunch.  New post: Architecture by Influence: Leadership http://www.biske.com/blog/?p=802 #entarch
  • toddbiske: RT @bmichelson: Enterprise Architect Thought for the Day: Execution is Great Unaddressed Issue : Elemental Links http://bit.ly/bDhttp://bit.ly/bDQntf <ouch… painfully accurate… #entarch
  • SAlhir: RT @JenniferSertl More on the intersection between business & spirituality. Beyond the Elevator Pitch http://bit.ly/a2WOaQ
  • SAlhir: RT @jorgebarba: To Win, Create What’s Scarce – Harvard Business Review – #strategy http://icio.us/yimorg <another usefully thought-provoking Seth Godin piece
  • business_design: Part I: merging #CustDev & #bmgen – 1st iteration / @sgblank, @thinksmith, Bob Dorf, @MaxMarmer, and me http://post.ly/16SI9 // RT @business_design: part II: mapping #CustDev into the #bmgen #canvas w/ @sgblank @thinksmith, Bob Dorf, @MaxMarmer, & me http://post.ly/16Rjx
  • DavidGurteen: Euan Semple: The soft stuff is the hard stuff http://bit.ly/bVDOwx /its all about relationships #entarch #e20
  • oscarberg: RT @cflanagan: Slidedeck by @jowyang Keynote: Three Ways Social Business Must Scale http://slidesha.re/dezr7J #bizarch
  • business_design: Customer Development #CustDev is essentially design thinking applied without the fuzzy talk. cc @sgblank <hmm… possibly, but I suspect there’s a lot that’s not being noticed in the ‘fuzzy talk’… #bmgen
  • business_design: RT @RobVanderRoest: The real measure of your wealth is how much you’d be worth if you lost all your money. <exact same is true of organisations… #bizarch #entarch
  • SAlhir: RT @Agotthelf: How Design Triggers Transformation via @ariegoldshlager @wimrampen #scrm #design #change http://fb.me/xGmARyhx << Must see! <“why do you think you can be competitive doing same things as your competitors?” – from a Microsoft conference hosted by frog design
  • SAlhir: Transformation must be holistic to be real! Its not top-down or bottom-up, its all-way or no real transformation at all. <same applies to #entarch etc – the form is spiral-out, in which everywhere and nowhere is ‘the centre’
  • SAlhir: RT @ThisIsSethsBlog: Seth’s Blog: Efficiency is free http://bit.ly/cY4Nvb << Outside of any context(time,etc.), indeed, *everything* is free. <‘efficiency’ here is comparison of short-term saving vs. true long-term cost
  • SAlhir: Agility3R (by @JenniferSertl) & Agility Distilled http://bit.ly/diImnU #entarch #bizarch #orgarch #collab
  • robsanders1: Mijn iPad nu omgetoverd tot iMac en Windows pc. Zie bijgevoegd hoe Bizzdesign Architect er uitziet op de iPad! http://yfrog.com/jbrwjkfj <first example I’ve seen of an existing EA toolset ported to a next-generation platform (iPad, in this case)
  • SAlhir: We used to talk about value-add, now we talk about monetization, what does that say about perspective! <agree.. money is one representation of value, not value itself #bizarch

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

  • SAlhir: I’m not transforming anyone or anything, I’m just fostering the conditions wherein individuals and collectives may transform themselves. // Don’t be so arrogant to think you or I or anyone transforms another. <agree: we can’t teach anything, we can only provide conditions where others may learn
  • heidikraft: Good simple read for this morning.  Love the concept of Chief Energy Officer. @tonyschwartz   http://bit.ly/biR8Jg
  • heidikraft: RT @the99percent: What Motivates Us To Do Great Work? http://the99percent.com/articles/6943/what-motivates-us-to-do-great-work
  • heidikraft: Every employee is their own business – autonomy.   @HarvardBiz: What Not to Spend Your Time On http://s.hbr.org/dAvXF0
  • vernaallee: RT @SameerPatel: #foti15 @nilofer “collaboration is really co-laboring. we are going to disagree as well but were solving together”
  • unorder: Sometimes you just need a couple of simple pointers to get started. Here’s a few for mentoring http://bit.ly/c1wj4E <how-to
  • SAlhir: RT @mbauwens: Leadership, Strategy, and the Soul –  calls for ‘transleaders’ for new transorganisations http://bit.ly/bn6YXm @JenniferSertl
  • CreatvEmergence: RT @pmeyerphd: List of great books on “Artistic Thinking: Play & Visual Exercises” http://ht.ly/2Uhttp://ht.ly/2UjAP
  • oscarberg: “The key to delivering both operational excellence and innovation is having networks of informal collaboration” – http://sloanreview.mit.edu/the-magazine/articles/2010/fall/52121/the-collaborative-organization-how-to-make-employee-networks-really-work/ #yam
  • vernaallee: Foti2015 research shows internal talent sharing is very ad hoc and not systematically managed.
  • getstoried: Nice! RT @brainpicker: @projeqt – brilliant new platform 4 creative #storytelling, Tumblr x Slideshare x Cargo Collective http://is.gd/g7JBM
  • oscarberg: RT @gyehuda: Blog post #e20 Three Forces That Drive Social Behavior http://ow.ly/19w4x5 <also applies to #entarch etc
  • vernaallee: #Foti2015 finds a lack of strategies and planning for using external and contigent workers. Need to rethink what “employee”really means.
  • BillIves: Sustaining Behavior Change: “Go on Green” http://bit.ly/bq5ztK another good read from @theforumcorp #collab #sustainability
  • vernaallee: In enthusiasm for cross boundary teams there is risk of unfairness in ad hoc resourcing tapping only people we already know. #foti2015
  • StevenForth: @vernaallee And beyond internal talent sharing today’s organization needs to share talent across its value web
  • getstoried: Nice #storytelling RT @LIVESTRONGCEO: Check out the @livestrong core values – now on the wall @livestronghq http://post.ly/15deh
  • getstoried: Wowers is right! RT @brainpicker: If you don’t yet know wonderful @historypin, guarantee you’ll love it: http://is.gd/g8y1K #storytelling
  • business_design: quote of the day RT @melissamatlins: Wujec – prototyping is the conversation you have with your ideas #Gbinnovation
  • CreatvEmergence: Guy Kawasaki interview w Nancy Duarte on How to Resonate With Your Audience http://bit.ly/9gfbS0 <useful how-to
  • CreatvEmergence: Organizations and Complexity – http://bit.ly/abO2cW by @jharche (via @timkastelle) Yes to Emergent Practices!
  • thoughttrans: RT @simonsinek When we’re nice 2 people, it’s amazing how much they’ll go out of their way 2 help us.Such a simple idea so often forgotten.
  • getstoried: Cool video from @jerrymichalski on how ideas travel – Nuggets, Narrative, and POV – http://youtu.be/EmId2x6JSQE #storytelling
  • SAlhir: RT @ArnoldBeekes: Amanda Peyton:  The ‘Do What You’re Passionate About’ Mantra Is Cheesey, But It Works http://huff.to/btNQun <same applies to orgs #entarch
  • CreatvEmergence: Some (of many) creativity tips from improv: Yes-and, heighten & explore, color & advance, keep the energy going… #entarch #collab
  • CreatvEmergence: RT @zenext: RT @curtisogden “#Emergence is when everybody takes something away that nobody came with.” -Chris Corrigan #IISC
  • SAlhir: at the core – metacognition RT @jorgebarba: Resilience Training in the U.S. Army (HBR) – #leadership http://icio.us/flzlgh
  • SAlhir: when you stop thinking of yourself as an ordinary person…Passion and Drive Can Destroy Good Leaders http://bit.ly/cQEMLI #collab
  • oscarberg: RT @oscarberg @humancapleague: The Key to Engaging Others? Listen. http://su.pr/30qvff #collab #leadership
  • SAlhir: Being meaningful is necessary but not sufficient; … // … being purposeful is necessary but not sufficient; … // … only being meaningfully purposeful is necessary, sufficient, and essential.
  • DavidGurteen: Open space: the law of two feet http://bit.ly/9mv5ZK #km <also applies to #collab #orgarch #bizarch #bmgen

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

  • oscarberg: RT @tdoyon: “@jameskobielus: “Six Definitions of Smart Content” (http://bit.lhttp://bit.ly/9K8yCflog by (cont) http://tl.gd/6gvncvhttp://tl.gd/6gvncv #km #e20
  • oscarberg: RT @ConnectIrmeli: “…The more interactive the social object, the more opportunities for connection.” http://bit.ly/caljJhttp://bit.ly/caljJSvia @saarikko <interesting workshop-exercise to model social-media interactions
  • oscarberg: RT @tdoyon: @oscarberg @joachimniemeier @itinsider Consider this a rant from a recovering statistical analyst 🙂  http://tinyuhttp://tinyurl.com/2dne5ww <the futility of trying to ‘prove’ cause-effect links to ROI for #e20 #socmedia etc
  • oscarberg: Describing Twitter as a sharing & networking platform is better for understanding than simply calling it micro-blogging <agree #e20
  • oscarberg: RT @eric_andersen: “Twitter is more vague, more surprising, less personal…but often more relevant than what you get from Facebook” http://j.mp/9q7kOe
  • BillIves: RT @gyehuda: Blog post #e20 Three Forces That Drive Social Behavior http://ow.ly/19w4x5
  • CreatvEmergence: 31 Digital Storytelling Sites – http://diigo.com/0d82y – via @bjnichols
  • oscarberg: RT @weknowmore: Social Media Strategy Framework http://ow.ly/2VFhttp://ow.ly/2VF0o
  • getstoried: RT @clementyeung: Tweets are about the moment. The moment changes constantly. They’re not about being wrong or right. They’re about sharing the moment.
  • getstoried: Love this!!! RT @goonth: My Keynote on Transmedia & #Storytelling in the New World Economy #Gulltaggen 2010 http://post.ly/15h6F <long (1hr+) but useful video
  • oscarberg: Blogged: Facebook and Twitter are completely different creatures http://goo.gl/fb/8VA5z #socmedia
  • joemckendrick: The Four Stages of Social Commerce http://bit.ly/aZpG4F #bizarch #entarch #socmedia
  • SAlhir: RT @fastcompany: Princeton Researchers Develop a New Way to Map Influence http://bit.ly/a8iBtl
  • SAlhir: Less really is more… RT @loopdiloop: Less is More: Simplifying your User Experience   http://ow.ly/2XvHS

IT-architecture, IT-development and related themes:

  • rtolido: Oh well, I guess if you wait long enough any good idea will be copied. Like Slow IT ‘invented’ by Infoworld http://bit.ly/162iMB <Ron Tolido was writing about Slow IT probably at least a couple of years ago…
  • rtolido: a small write-up on SlowPlanet about InfoWorld’s ‘Slow Manifesto’ (oh, and buy the T-shirt) http://bit.ly/bIJIgP
  • practicingEA: Very cool cloud dev platform emerging Bloom treats data as dynamic http://tinyurl.com/2alsbtk
  • hebsgaard: 8 Information Management Strategy Factors http://tinyurl.com/34ddfho
  • joemckendrick: Roy Schulte: The future of SOA is events…   http://ow.ly/2W1tr
  • jdevoo: RT @dcarli: Polymaps: a JavaScript library for image- and vector-tiled maps using SVG http://bit.ly/bdXosy #visualization
  • pallega: Plotting #entarch maturity ITscore at #GartnerSym – matches recent survey: only 8% have EA metrics http://yfrog.com/n92zuej
  • bartleeten: RT @pevansgreenwood: How to cope with an IT transformation http://bit.ly/99JY36 http://bit.ly/99JY36
  • pallega: 76% of #CIO offices have an #entarch function, 8% of EA programs report outside IT. EA largest group after CIOs at #GartnerSym. Coincidence?
  • nickmalik: [blog] How to know if your application is “strategic” — http://bit.ly/dBGAaj #entarch #bizarch #itarch
  • rtolido: 2011: the year of Process on the Fly. Watch for example Google with new and easy business process support for Sites http://bit.ly/bfhtxW #itarch #processarch

Society, culture, business social responsibility and other context-type matters:

  • Eclectopedic: Great NYT piece by one of my favorite economists, Robert Frank: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/17/business/17view.html <US view: socioeconomic dangers of rising income-inequality
  • Eclectopedic: Think the US housing slump is bad? Try selling your house for 1/3 what you paid, 15 years after you bought it! http://nyti.ms/95Ezq7 <NYTimes op-ed on Japan and impact of deflation-economics – view ahead for US/UK etc? #economics #culture #entarch #bizarch
  • tebbo: TED video: Tim Jackson’s economic reality-check http://bit.ly/alyd0y <“We spend money we don’t have, on things we don’t need, to create impressions that won’t last, on people we don’t care about” – very strong recommend #economics, #society #entarch
  • getstoried: RT @jodibep: Great #reinvention story: From Melrose to Detroit, Filmmaker Focuses on Hope http://bit.ly/9fRMA0 cc @torbenb @appliedstory <recommend
  • davidcushman: Cuts on the scale [UK] govt has announced fail without transformative org-change. Business has the case studies. #entarch
  • ChristineArena: RT @susanmcp1: Kudos! Steelcase CSR: On Track to Cut Environmental Footprint 25% by 2012 http://bit.ly/aXXPAd via @TaigaCompany
  • SAlhir: RT @umairh: ponziconomy: the most concise summary of it i’ve read so far. http://bit.ly/cDZB5o
  • jdevoo: How Big is the Human Footprint on Earth? http://is.gd/gbPMS (via @syntonyquest)

And, of course, the not-to-be-missed miscellany:

  • tebbo: Look I’ve got to say it, even though it’s not new. I *love* Dropbox for collaborating on documents. So simple. http://bit.ly/6m0DM
  • thinksmith: I wish rocking out behind a computer was as socially acceptable as rocking out on stage… getting some #weirdlooks
  • unorder: Encouraged to deface http://post.ly/15US0 <making your mark – literally!
  • unorder: RT @ddonahoo: RT @prjct_synthesis: Write with your eyes http://ht.ly/2http://ht.ly/2UVBOent <extreme open-source development? – technology for the severely disabled
  • thoughttrans: RT @ducttape Bringing Your Presentations Into the Widescreen World http://bit.ly/9cpGMT – new format standard a must to consider <simple how-to on shifting presentations from old-standard 4:3 screen-ratio to new 16:9 screen-ratio
  • josvanoosten: TED: Benoit Mandelbrot and his legacy (video playlist) http://bit.ly/cyckKq
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