A week in Tweets: 21-27 November 2010

Almost caught up with the backlog: another week’s-worth of Tweets and links, usual categories, after the usual ‘Read more…’ link:

Enterprise-architecture, business-architecture, business-strategy, innovation and other business-type stuff:

  • thoughttrans: RT @ThisIsSethsBlog Seth’s Blog: Groping for a marketing solution: TSA and security theater http://bit.ly/9P5fVx <agree: time for a serious rethink #bizarch
  • vernaallee: RT @Gartner_inc: Gartner Identifies Four Converging Trends That Will Change the Face of IT and Business: http://bit.ly/ckgEYl #GartnerSyd
  • SAlhir: RT @GrahamHill @timkastelle New blog post: Don’t Underestimate Business Models that Don’t Look Like Yours http://bit.ly/cUHTwX #innovation <about e-books vs print: would also suggest don’t over-estimate either – the specialist end of the US market is not the same as all print all over the world (e.g. last I heard, India still had vast investment in hot-metal letterpress, because it’s more recyclable than offset-litho)
  • kvistgaard: RT @thetoyotagal: Why is asking “WHY” so important in Problem Solving? #lean http://bit.ly/bmKqAZ
  • business_design: Video on ‘Global forces shaping the future of business and society’ by @McKQuarterly http://goo.gl/Zt93K
  • taotwit: From Doug McDavid’s: Enterprisology website: “I think what I am doing is playing cheerleader to any efforts to join up the C-Suite with good thinking in EA, while recognizing the unique skills and knowledge of various role-players, in synergy.  Good to see bright spots where this is already happening.  And not just in EA, but in other systems-thinking disciplines, as well”. enterprisology.com/node/249
  • taotwit: Fritjof Capra: The Web of Life  http://bit.ly/9U8JNx inter-relatedness & Systems Thinking
  • SAlhir: RT @lowresolution @sniukas ‘What is Service Design?’ http://ht.ly/30RXY (via @brucenussbaum) <grt companion to #ecanvas #entarch – strong recommend
  • oscarberg: RT @berkun: Why do big companies suck? http://bit.ly/5djbHC <see also many insightful comments #entarch #orgarch
  • SAlhir: RT @Jabaldaia We do not create culture of innovation with metrics! It builds on basis of values! http://bit.ly/bxC2kG <metrics are needed, but need to be built on and reflect the values #entarch
  • kvistgaard: KPIs: ‘he wrote 10 books’ v. ‘he wrote 1 book bought by 10mil’ v. ‘he wrote 1 book read by 100 people that changed the life of 1bil’ <excellent reminder of the why of metrics
  • Cybersal: Should it Scale? Non-scalability as a reality, not a problem to be solved.  http://bit.ly/cudvyr >>good reading for #entarch
  • taotwit: Is the role of EA fundamentally different in a post-M&A situation vs BAU? <my experience is yes, but as Chris Potts says [below], it’s more about the specific need rather than categories such as M&A vs BAU
  • chrisdpotts: @taotwit Contribution (role) of formal #entarch is different in each enterprise, ‘cos enterprise’s competence at informal ‘ea’ is different
  • taotwit: @chrisdpotts that echoes my thoughts
  • Cybersal: @taotwit Ideally EAs are involved througout M & A process and increase the likelihood of success.
  • kvistgaard: Another reason #entarch has low buy-in: IT represents say 5% of technology assets but in TA view it looks like 100% <yup…
  • kvistgaard: There are so many tasks for which the best tool is the most affordable one – a pencil #bpm #entarch <hooray – an advocate for realism! 🙂
  • SAlhir: RT @JenniferSertl Social enterprise hopes to break new ground with ‘hybrid co-operative’ business model http://ht.ly/3dlbl via @humannova #entarch #bizarch #bmgen
  • SAlhir: RT @forrester Paul Hagen: how to build a customer-centric culture http://forr.com/a1cQya #entarch #bizarch
  • oscarberg: “Do Less.” Not more with less, just less. http://tinyurl.com/2dgmnxh via @jimhighsmith @flowchainsensei #agile #lean #strategy #itarch #entarch
  • chrisdpotts: Great discussion yesterday with research orgn about impacts of #CIO playing zero-sum strategy with their own time/budget as the constraints // Tactical conundrum: what to do when your orgn has matured beyond having a separate strategy for IT, then the auditor demands to see one #CIO
  • SAlhir: Design Is Function With Cultural Content http://bit.ly/eRISOo <insightful FastCompany video #designthinking
  • SAlhir: FastCompany: Is Customer Service the New Marketing? http://bit.ly/gJPnbU <recommend #entarch #bizarch
  • SAlhir: Corporate Character:  The Value of Purpose and the Purpose of Values http://bit.ly/ecAdWr // Service is Not a Strategy; It’s an Ethic http://bit.ly/fE6iTU <two more useful and insightful articles from the archive of David Lapin #entarch #orgarch #bizarch
  • bartleeten: Kruchten: Technical Debt – Workshop, paper, game, presentation http://j.mp/hEMmkK <useful links etc on technical-debt #itarch #entarch
  • SAlhir: The Power of Culture http://bit.ly/gsoEV7 <another insightful post on large-scale org-culture, from PraxisPeace Institute [PDF]
  • chrisdpotts: Seminar: exploring the fundamental differences between a finance mindset and an investment one #CIO #entarch
  • kvistgaard: @chrisdpotts Isn’t it similar to that between entrepreneur’s and accountant’s one? Between choosing and recording, future and history.
  • BeyondEA: Business IT Management Rocks!! http://bit.ly/hFdWFm <nice conference-report – the importance of culture/ambience to create space for conversation and change
  • business_design: Extremely powerful stuff (as usual 😉 RT @sgblank: When It’s Darkest Men See the Stars http://wp.me/prGQZ-1SX #bizarch
  • basvg: Business Process Management (BPM) – The Business Process Management DNA, a need for the “big picture” http://bit.ly/dfoqPO <= good read !
  • heidikraft: Good time to practice reflection this weekend! RT @HarvardBiz: Making Room for Reflection Is a Strategic Imperative http://s.hbr.org/h39yzq #entarch #orgarch
  • ironick: [US] DepDir DOE Intel & CntrIntel calls 4 glbl “foresight commons” 4 #hybridthinking saper vedere http://bit.ly/euIHVe via @milouness @sebpaquet #futures
  • vernaallee: RT @WestPeter: [Article] Markets as networks: implications for strategy-making http://is.gd/hJ4fC (J Academy of Marketing Science) #KM
  • thoughttrans: RT @ThisIsSethsBlog Seth’s Blog: Where do ideas come from? http://bit.ly/fO6rVr <useful reminder and checklist
  • adrianrcampbell: Neil Ward-Dutton: Enterprise Architecture: heroes and hairballs – Opinion – CIO UK Magazine http://shar.es/XXfa0 <recommend #entarch
  • joyce_hostyn: “Service in the industry is not a product feature but a business model” http://slidesha.re/gqY84p #designthinking <recommend #bizarch #bmgen
  • joyce_hostyn: service as investment RT @fredzimny Service: The Overlooked Customer Engagement Opportunity – http://Forbes.com #custsrv #cem http://ow.ly/3fgKp <Forbes article by Amex draws on key distinction between ‘efficient’ vs ‘effective’
  • joyce_hostyn: RT @tdebaillon: RT @Jabaldaia: Combining innovation, business & art http://bit.ly/80SlsM “Seek 2 facilitate learning new behavior is not changing behavior”
  • SAlhir: strategy execution process RT @stephenlynch The disconnect between strategy and execution – http://bit.ly/hvW2gz #entarch
  • iyigun: RT @ScarletCoral: via #BPM Institute: Capabilities & Value Streams: Business Architecture’s Essential Alliance http://j.mp/eFKERy #BizArch
  • chrisdpotts: Markets are abundant with enterprise.  What does your business bring to the party? #entarch #bizarch
  • basvg: Presentation on Strategic architecture. Comments welcome http://slidesha.re/i7QgqW #entarch <useful on relns b/w strategy & arch
  • joyce_hostyn: RT @rotkapchen: RT @klatergoud Design thinking isn’t about thinking. It’s about doing http://bit.ly/eD4xWa by @guidostompff
  • SAlhir: RT @Jabaldaia Innovation-Convergence, simplicity and elegance! http://bit.ly/9fDWCz <another insightful post from Jose Baldaia
  • SAlhir: RT @JenniferSertl Habits of a systems thinker http://bit.ly/hiENbr <v.useful infographic + links #entarch #bizarch etc
  • SAlhir: RT @wimrampen RT @HYVE_CoCreation: “From Piloting to Continuous Co-Creation” http://bit.ly/hJdqfd #entarch #bizarch
  • iyigun: RT @skemsley: A Practical Framework for Business Process Modeling [PDF] http://j.mp/eH5KRt <info-centric but useful #entarch
  • business_design: successful innovators see failure not as an endpoint, but as a starting point! // Brilliant take on failure RT @jdpuva Innovate on Purpose: Failure must always be an option http://bit.ly/cZJczo

A nice question about explaining the value of enterprise-architecture:

  • nickmalik: What is the most compelling answer that an #entarch or #bizarch provides to a business or #cio? <good question: ideas, folks?
  • emovere: @tetradian @nickmalik This is where we STAND for… This is where we GO for.
  • krismeukens: @tetradian @nickmalik architecture fixates the enterprise’s principles // or busines’s principles #bizarch
  • samarin: RT @tetradian @nickmalik what is the most compelling answer… #entarch or #bizarch – enable business to evolve/innovate with its own pace
  • clifn: @tetradian easy,  structure and quality in planning, trusted advisor and hopefully a feeling of being on top of things
  • EnterprisingA: RT @nickmalik: What is the most compelling answer that an #entarch or #bizarch provides to a business or #cio? <- “Yes”

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

  • SAlhir: RT @brucenussbaum The art of hearing and being heard: Kristian Simsarian and Design Consultantship http://bit.ly/drhq2N
  • unorder: RT @kevinsbishop: Anecdote: How Story Collection Won the War http://bit.ly/fybodR
  • DavidGurteen: Nick Milton: The problem of the persistence of false knowledge http://bit.ly/gM3302 #KM <recommend, as usual
  • SAlhir: RT @LeadToday If you don’t care about your employees then don’t be surprised when they don’t care about your customers. #entarch
  • SAlhir: Developing a Company Culture that Works:  “OR” vs. “AND” http://bit.ly/hcTJgS <recommend – need to *apply* values in #entarch
  • SAlhir: via @CoCreatr @jennifersertl: By @timkastelle: Connecting is the Fundamental Creative Act in #Innovation http://bit.ly/cJ8r17 <review and commentary on TED talk by Jeff Bezos on experimentation and innovation #entarch #bizarch
  • KMskunkworks: Good 3min video illustrating information saturation http://wp.me/pUfyy-2i <‘information fluency’ – strong recommend
  • joyce_hostyn: lizard brain in action: Employees See Death When You Change Their Routines – HBR http://bit.ly/fghThB via @kencooperusa <important in #orgarch #entarch
  • business_design: Excellent! RT @jhagel: The Eight Irresistible Principles of Fun – I am especially partial to number four http://bit.ly/eXemie
  • SAlhir: RT @VenessaMiemis OpenIDEO – Collaborative Design: Better Together http://bit.ly/co-creativity via @futurescape @wimrampen
  • getstoried: This is so cool! RT @stevedenning: RT @jhagel: The Future of #storytelling – @shiftctrlesc http://bit.ly/hoOYZK via @liparone @umairh <nice ‘manifesto’
  • SAlhir: RT @Jabaldaia “Creativity – An idea is a gift without fears! #Behavior – http://bit.ly/hB3MS9
  • SAlhir: RT @DavidHolzmer “Hierarchy of Imagination” http://risd.cc/gWw84a @pattibrennan via @johnmaeda @steelepierce [Recalls Bloom’s Taxonomy, no?] <also recalls Causal Layered Analysis: see Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Causal_layered_analysis
  • DavidGurteen: Accept Defeat: The Neuroscience of Screwing Up http://bit.ly/g828J6 /fascinating <2009 Wired article on process of scientific enquiry
  • SAlhir: RT @tom_peters @Billy_Cox Leaders aren’t allowed to have bad days–especially on bad days. <key in #orgarch etc (example: Tony Hayward “I want my life back” – now ex-CEO of BP)

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

  • oscarberg: Internal comms at IBM shift from creation to curation http://bit.ly/bOYsdI via @bduperrin #km #e20
  • oscarberg: RT @drmcewan: Enterprise 2.0? Social business? Smart Working! http://bit.ly/abb5Bm < +++1 #e20 #social
  • CreatvEmergence: The Tube: IDEO Builds a Collaboration System That Inspires through Passion: http://ht.ly/3du4P RT @thinktank_ #collab #e20
  • oscarberg: What’s info quality? At work, it’s info that helps me build the knowledge I need to make the right decisions & take the proper actions // Having someone else, who does not know what I need, to decide what info quality is & removing “non-quality” info is a foolish strategy // Librarians are still needed to organize the info with proven value, but other info with no assigned value yet also needs to exist // Some intranet people still say the intranet should be a place “ruled” by librarians, not people // If one could build a library that could offer every book every published, it would be in human interest to do so #GoogleBooks // The main reason physical libraries have to select which books to offer is lack of space
  • BillIves: E2.0: Enabling Digital Realities, Embracing Myths > great post by @rotkapchen http://bit.ly/fYUeGs <also applies to #entarch – strong recommend
  • BillIves: Making HR Software More Human http://bit.ly/fT4ote
  • oscarberg: The Hardest E2.0 Problem – Culture http://j.mp/fIuzuK by @bsandie #e20 <hardest problem for #entarch also

IT-architecture, IT-development and IT-systems in general:

  • aojensen: RT @mentalizer: RT @sastier: “A SQL query walks into a bar. He approaches two tables and says, Mind if I join you?” <apologies, but this was one appalling in-joke that I could not miss… 🙂
  • EnterprisingA: Thought for the day: Before you unify your IT solutions first unify your business <YES!! – emphasise in TOGAF #entarch
  • kvistgaard: A non-IT centric #entarch is not anti-IT, it’s in fact pro-IT, big time. So, relax.. and support. <very strongly agree
  • ArchiTool: Another new feature coming soon in Archi 1.5 – Templates. Watch the movie http://bit.ly/g9VGYh #archimate #itarch #entarch
  • j_watt: RT @alissonvale @alshalloway: Kanban is successful not because it was adopted by early adopters, but because it’s designed for late adopters <good point: so how do we do the same in #entarch etc?
  • oscarberg: RT @KRCraft: Google gets inside MS Office: http://bit.ly/fTbviQ >On the Google Cloud Connect release. Sync btwn Office 2003/07 & GoogleDocs in real time

Society, culture, economics, corporate social responsibility and related themes:

  • SAlhir: RT @umairh: the problem with too big to fail is that it tends to produce systems that are too dumb to survive. #economics #culture #entarch
  • SAlhir: RT @MrAlanCooper The more laws we have, the less morality we have. // The more rules we have, the less ethical we need to be. <…to which the anarchist in me would say that the only ethical stance is to have no rules, just mutual-responsibilities
  • SAlhir: RT @GrahamHill: @VenessaMiemis only sceptical of ideas that do not take into account long slog required to change the status quo. // heard all revolutionary talk many times before. Yet things usually only change slowly.Welcome2REALITY // have spent over 20 years trying 2effect transformational change. REALLY TOUGH. that is what makes it fun. 🙂 // @goonth LOL. The only thing we learn from history is that we learn nothing from history.
  • SAlhir: RT @tobiasmayer @jurgenappelo self-org doesn’t mean create a libertarian and selfish society, each person in it for what they can get. <a very big difference between US-style ‘libertarianism’ (aka ‘kiddies’ anarchy’) and a functional anarchy based on mutual responsibility
  • business_design: an hour isn’t an hour RT @instituteofyou: The Value of an Hour of Work: http://bit.ly/cywjxY (via @GOOD) <interesting but meaningless, because GDP is largely meaningless as a measure of a country’s true economics
  • alphalo: Overview of our self-organizing gift circle network project & how it can transform communities  http://bit.ly/feaP71 #society #economics
  • SAlhir: RT @DavidHolzmer On gratitude & well-being WSJ: http://on.wsj.com/i1tIFj RT @steelepierce <Happy Thanksgiving, folks! 🙂
  • Eclectopedic: RT @diane1859: Blog post – sense and nonsense about happiness: an economist rants http://is.gd/hKqyL #economics #culture
  • jdevoo: PlanIT Valley in Portugal: Systems thinking applied to property development http://bit.ly/efcW9f #citizensensing
  • business_design: mind boggling RT @alleyinsider: 15 appalling facts about wealth and inequality in America http://read.bi/ea0u75 <not unexpected, but sobering – illustrates the sheer scale of the life-theft…
  • fer_ananda: RT @yodelheck: support the emergence of a wise economy. Spott positive, powerful solutions and patterns: http://bit.ly/9Rh78Q <project for documentary on new #economics – role of #socmedia etc

And, of course, the mellifluous miscellany:

  • vernaallee: More for the “Well, duh!” file from @jorgebarba New Study Suggests Humans Have Psychic Powers http://aol.it/cXjV1R via @AOL
  • oscarberg: Jag har favoritmarkerat ett videoklipp på YouTube — Silent Star Wars http://youtu.be/8mBDQXWflbM?a <definitely a fun item 🙂
  • ArchiTool: Some of Tom Graves’ (@tetradian) books are online and free.  http://bit.ly/bMDbNM #entarch #magick We like free Xmas reading!
  • vernaallee: RT @hrheingold: Solitude is essential to my creativity, as is being hyperconnected. It’s taken years to learn to tune the balance.
  • adrianrcampbell: London School of Business puts whole MBA course on Facebook http://shar.es/XXvTz useful for #EntArch #BizArch
  • SAlhir: RT @WorldsofGood A unique experience to witness the scale of the universe. http://ht.ly/3dFVM <from 10^-35M to just under 10^27M
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