A week in Tweets: 13-19 March 2011

Badly behind schedule again, mainly for reasons that are explained here. Never mind: here’s another week’s collection of Tweets and links, usual categories and so on. Over to you?

Enterprise-architecture, business-architecture, business strategy, innovation and suchlike concerns:

  • greblhad: The Art of Enterprise Architecture – Section Eight – Variation in tactics http://wp.me/p7ejN-9Z <another item in Jurgen’s long-running adaptation of Sun Tzu’s ‘The Art of War’ to enterprise-architecture
  • SAlhir: RT @Digitaltonto: The Modesty Manifesto – NYTimes.com http://nyti.ms/f79AK0 <US-oriented, but relevant elsewhere: when self-esteem within a nation turns to noxious narcissism #culture #society
  • SAlhir: “healthy culture companies enjoy a 12% advantage in employee productivity and performance” http://bit.ly/gICxOp <identifiable impacts on ROI for the type of change-work typically guided by whole-enterprise EA #entarch
  • greblhad: Reflections on the missing location concept in #Archimate http://wp.me/p7ejN-aa #entarch
  • simonbrown: Everybody is an architect, except when they’re not http://bit.ly/gpWMn8 #itdev <recommend – applies also to #entarch etc
  • theopengroup: #EA to architect the business; digital identity ecosystems; impact of #Cloud: @The Open Group Conference, London http://ow.ly/4dZb7 #oglon
  • nickmalik: Biggest risk to ongoing EA may be lack of skilled team managers who understand: #entarch methods, org politics, people mgmt
  • craighepburn: great point…unintended consequences of gamification can have a seriously negative impact as people can game the game #masupevent <on ‘gamification’ of #bmgen etc, on other evidence (e.g. performance-rewards) it’s not “can” but “will” game the game
  • craighepburn: good point that “game” and “play” symantics are very different but important. #mashupevent
  • craighepburn: …money is end goal of the game not necessarily a replacement 2 the game.Even the rich want kudos & respect through winning #mashupevent
  • trevorsnaith: The Social Crisis of Enterprise BPM http://bit.ly/fjJoNA <so what can #BPM _do_ with unstructured processes? – recommend #entarch
  • SAlhir: RT @customerthink Honor What Customers Care About http://bit.ly/fcwdvA <useful real-life case-study of employee-driven #bmgen, driven by feeling, respect and relationship rather than top-down calculation
  • greblhad: Setting the scope is important, but do not forget to set the scope in perspective to the bigger picture <essential #entarch
  • EnterprisingA: RT @bmichelson: new post: Enterprise Architecture Rant #4,892 : Elemental Links http://bit.ly/gM4vVp #entarch #ruckus <- Replied <“If you can’t answer ‘what is the purpose?’, that is an early warning indicator of folly, or worse.  This ‘utilitarian’ aspect is something I find myself circling back to more and more, especially in my work on business architecture.” – v.strong agree
  • SystemsWiki: Insight Maker, free web based modeling and simulation, causal loop diagrams, rich pictures, etc… http://bit.ly/cJcwGo
  • bartleeten: via @cebess  The enterprise architect’s role in our dynamic business world:  http://bit.ly/hvOBJQ <<YES! <+1
  • tetradian: By Ondrej Galik: Architecture of Responsibility: Case Study http://bit.ly/gwKDRB #entarch
  • jdevoo: RT @goonth: Ubiquitous computing… Biomimicry… Is the Internet over? http://bit.ly/hh3dGd #SXSWi >> try #netneutrality http://j.mp/fpGeUZ
  • EnterprisingA: #rebadged (9) Don’t call it “dumping all the difficult messy jobs onto everyone else”. Call it “LEANing my process” #itdev #entarch #economics
  • SAlhir: RT @_robin_sharma: The average person craves legitimacy. The exceptional person builds legacy. ||is true for orgs too #entarch
  • adrianrcampbell: The Value of  Enterprise Architecture  written in 2004 by Tony Brown but still valid as great insight today  http://bit.ly/faHJbG #EntArch || another explanation of ROI for EA without getting lost in the misleading pseudo-detail of most ROI attempts
  • vernaallee: RT @lindegaard: RT @liisap: Executing Innovation Strategy  http://tinyurl.com/4o3tx5b via @fastcompany
  • vernaallee: RT @dustinmattison: How does work really get accomplished in organizations? http://bit.ly/gKnNo6 <recommend #orgarch #entarch
  • EnterprisingA: #EAMantra (29) Make your enterprise architecture practical AND attractive – it may not be a building but people will have to live in it #entarch
  • CreatvEmergence: RT @rossdawson: The pace of change and dealing with unpredictability: 4 factors http://bit.ly/f5Ycj4 #entarch #agility
  • business_design: On top of the list of people I want to meet this year: @janchip on mobile in Afghanistan – We love Frog Design! http://ow.ly/4fMNf <research for #bmgen validation under (v.)difficult conditions
  • aojensen: RT @systemtheorie: (RT @basemadi) The problem of social order and morality: Comparing the views of Erving Goffman and Niklas Luhmann http://tinyurl.com/5rs34y8 #entarch
  • jdevoo: Create your own sustainability report http://monk.ly/fJw8om (via @TomRaftery) ||practical tools from HP #entarch #csr
  • oscarberg: Warning sign: your former colleagues know more about what is really happening within your org than you do <yup, that’s a real warning-sign… 🙂 #entarch
  • SAlhir: RT @MarkOOakes Trying to Create a Personal Brand? Don’t. http://bit.ly/eWH3qN <- Solid Points/Wisdom #bizarch
  • jdevoo: A Co-creation Primer – The Conversation http://bit.ly/e55Dtv #HBR via @dcarli ||practical how-to #bmgen #bizarch
  • business_design: Ripe for disruption: “Five Ways Banks Could Learn From Apple’s iPad” #WSJ http://goo.gl/hmesv via @Paul4innovating #bmgen #bizarch
  • thoughttrans: RT @bentleygtcspeed: Ask client what an improved condition would look like, how would they know, & what’s it worth? There is your fee basis. #entarch
  • business_design: RT @alaindebotton: Work only starts when the fear of doing nothing finally exceeds the fear of doing something badly. >>ouch… painfully accurate… 🙁
  • oscarberg: RT @raesmaa: Great post by @tar1na: Why Companies Need to be More Transparent: The Customer Orientation Perspective http://bit.ly/gtxLKC
  • rtolido: Wax On, Wax Off: a discussion unfolds about BPM maturity, now on http://www.noprocess.org http://bit.ly/hPbXCr >recommend #bpm
  • oscarberg: RT @gkrue: What Henry Ford Knew That Many CEOs Have Forgotten http://bit.ly/hBo0K9 *new on #BIGGSUCCESS >surprising (to say the least) – a very different contemporary view of Ford #economics #collab #entarch
  • davidsprott: Beware the new silos! Are you coordinating EA, SOA, Business Design, BPM, Business Capability Management & SOAM  http://tinyurl.com/492q72q
  • taotwit: #vpect gets a mention here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Business_analysis and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trust_(social_sciences) >one of the most useful tools to action #entarch etc
  • toddbiske: RT @chrisonea: RT @leodesousa: @toddbiske  says “How do #entarchs create a seat at the table? ”  #entarch < Demonstrate we can offer real $$ value? >yes, exactly…
  • toddbiske: Context of #ea2011 comment abt getting a seat at table is that it is a challenge. More challenging is when the table doesn’t exist. #entarch >also ‘yes, exactly…’
  • taotwit: Iyigun: On Technical Debt http://iyigun.wordpress.com/2010/12/07/technical-debt/ #vpect #entarch
  • aojensen: RT @richardveryard: Emergent Architecture: What is emergent architecture, and what practices… http://bit.ly/i2mfaL #entarch >”The primary activity of architects is therefore following not a design loop but an intelligence loop.” – recommend, as usual 🙂
  • thoughttrans: RT @BentleyGTCSpeed: The competition doesn’t determine your strategy, YOU do. Work toward your own objectives. #bmgen
  • vernaallee: The New Capitalist Manifesto [by HBR columnist Umair Haque]: A book Review http://bit.ly/ihrNnH – solid ground for why intangibles and value creation must be addressed. #bmgen #bizarch #entarch
  • EnterprisingA: How to spot a #badarchitect (5) They think a complex architecture is better than a simple one and a good one costs more than a bad one #entarch
  • business_design: Nice, but the business model’s missing. big mistake! RT @vpsingh: How to really make something http://slidesha.re/8YS1XK >agree – nice presentation, but Alex is right about the absence of business-model

A brief back-and-forth on modelling of the enterprise-as-enterprise:

  • business_design: Now we need to sketch it out on a #bmgen Canvas… RT @om: Why the Future of Hardware Is Services http://bit.ly/hXK9yu
  • tetradian: @business_design ‘future of hardware is services’, ‘sketch on #bmgen Canvas’  – p’raps take a look at the Mapping The Enterprise book again?
  • pbmobi: @tetradian @business_design I think the future is (now) on connected services => we need panoramic #bmgen for that
  • tetradian: @pbmobi “we need panoramic #bmgen for that” – interested: more detail on ‘panoramic bmgen’, please? any links/sources? – thanks
  • pbmobi: @tetradian just an idea based on Mesdag http://bit.ly/fOdTDO: painting #bmgen’s without borders  could be done in #Prezi or Compendium
  • tetradian: @pbmobi we need to talk! 🙂 – I’ve had very similar ideas about modelling with my Enterprise Canvas http://bit.ly/evyGQa in Prezi-like form
  • pbmobi: @tetradian I think Compendium http://bit.ly/hMUhrd or Cohere http://bit.ly/ed6paZ are easier then #prezi (don’t like the path system) // But really great visualizations can be made with #Processing, e..g. look at http://bit.ly/icMLPP from @aaronkoblin #entarch
  • tetradian: @pbmobi many thanks for links to Compendium, Cohere, Aaron Koblin – v.useful, much-appreciated, will follow-up

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

  • oscarberg: Digital Tonto – How to Make Better Decisions http://bit.ly/fhO5pd < Great read <useful summary of psych etc
  • thoughttrans: Be careful how you ask “why.” It is the most important question but your tone will determine if the other puts up a barrier to answer.
  • erikproper: @thoughttrans Make it into a “what” question? What was the reason/motivation/drive for … ?
  • SAlhir: RT @flowchainsensei: Aspects of Chaordic mindset reported in this Facebook case study http://goo.gl/XKEUd <people, process, culture
  • oscarberg: “Real leadership is dreaming bigger for others than they dream for themselves”. http://wp.me/pJAk6-12V #collab
  • ChristineArena: RT @dstangis @JohnFriedman @VaultCSR: Why aren’t more cos. measuring #employee engagement? http://bit.ly/hEQKIx #csr #sustainability #HR #entarch
  • SAlhir: RT @BizCulture Tony Hsieh talks with Warren Bennis @ USC and answers how employees can upgrade their business culture. http://bit.ly/hPMjHw #collab #orgculture #entarch
  • BillIves: RT @outstart: Skills for collaboration by @jackvinson  http://bit.ly/i6ZrLi
  • CreatvEmergence: MBTI, Keirsey Temperaments and Creativity – on my blog – http://shar.es/39iAf
  • jdevoo: RT @frogdesign: most attractive thing you can have for your employee is the feeling to be part of something says Blake Mycoskie. #sxsw #entarch
  • ironick: good list of traits RT @metamorphoptics: The Creative Personality: Ten paradoxical traits of the creative personality: http://bit.ly/fnTIks
  • oscarberg: Introducing discussions in Google Docs http://j.mp/hSHdgF < Good. Content is just something to talk about. #collab
  • CreatvEmergence: Inspired Vocation diagram – on my blog – http://bit.ly/hBbt23 – evoke, provoke, invoke #collab
  • BillIves: RT @perryhewitt: Irene Greif on Psych of Collaboration: Examining limits of collaborating thru SW http://bit.ly/gpE6Ri #e20 #entarch
  • oscarberg: RT @weknowmore: Ricky Gervais on Not Having a Real Job http://ow.ly/1bODEs >>many insights on #orgarch #collab etc
  • CreatvEmergence: Facilitating knowledge organizes the known. Facilitating creativity cultivates the unknown. >enables #bizimprov too
  • hebsgaard: Help Wanted: A Few Good Generalists http://bit.ly/hkr0gU >systems-thinking/whole-enterprise in marketing
  • DavidGurteen: HBR: Free Your Staff to Think by Richard McDermott http://bit.ly/idIXZx #KM >transaction-costs for search etc haven’t gone away, they’ve been passed from (former) librarians to already-time-poor professionals…
  • unorder: Some reflection on a retreat http://post.ly/1m70C #bizstory #bizimprov

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

  • oscarberg: RT @e_trude: Great: RT@CERTPOINT “A model of workplace learning” an interesting blog by Jay Cross http://ow.ly/4dOXy #elearning #mlearning #ltuk11
  • getstoried: Hot damn, I heart this refreshing video and web #storytelling from @epipheo – http://bit.ly/gkHWPj great way to do business-stories #bizstory
  • unorder: RT @JayOatway: Talk through the doc: Google Offers Advanced Chat for Collaborative Doc Editing – http://j.mp/el84gl
  • jdevoo: RT @bbaue: SAP, Natura, Timberland See http://bit.ly/cAQgiW RT @makower: What big companies are doing sustainability social media well? #entarch
  • BillIves: RT @outstart: RT @dhinchcliffe: Creating Social Intranet where Employees can Learn, Plan, Do: http://bit.ly/e2RJtz #socbiz ||good overview with some practical how-to

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

  • jdevoo: Better sustainability through better instrumentation: IBM Delivers New Software to Advance Industry Transformation http://bit.ly/fpzmlO #sysdev
  • greblhad: rt “@rossdawson: Very interesting: A Different Model For Building Software http://bit.ly/i2UiIl via @bynghall” <interesting way to do commercial development using transparency concepts from open-source #itdev #bmgen
  • jdevoo: RT @ushahidi: Announcing the Ushahidi Manual http://bit.ly/f9KzGX >> loads of great information; not a given for #floss projects #citizensensing #disasterrecovery
  • jdevoo: Scratched my #twitter itch. Result: download tweets http://pastie.org/1677771 and download favorites http://pastie.org/1677780 #python ||executable code to do those two tasks
  • toddbiske: RT @seabird20: @toddbiske  infatuation with the technology or framework is everywhere.  I see SAP projects., DB projects. Shld be biz projects #entarch

Society, culture, economics, corporate social responsibility and other ‘big-picture’ themes:

  • CreatvEmergence: RT @odemagazine A letter from Sendai | Blog | Ode Magazine http://bit.ly/hfAzTG <quietly reflective – a good illustration of a responsibility-based model in practice
  • Eclectopedic: RT @AlanRosenblith: On using biomimicry in design: http://on.ted.com/90Bf via @wwjimd @sheriherndon let’s do this for our economy as a whole #symbionomics <should be a key guideline, certainly
  • tetradian: [post] Responsibility versus anti-possession as response to disaster http://bit.ly/dTdv2j #society #economics #entarch
  • tetradian: HBR: The Plight of Young Males http://bit.ly/fqB14L <glad to see this is at last beginning to be acknowledged… a huge #culture risk…
  • vernaallee: RT @CRMStrategies: We Are Just Not Digging The Whole Anymore #trends #future  http://ow.ly/4fOzz /via @KRCraft | Great insights here || about fragmentation in the ‘sound-bite’ culture…
  • oscarberg: Losers don’t see any value in transparency, because then everybody can see that they’re losers <serious problem in organisational-recovery #entarch
  • oscarberg: Transparency is vital for trust, even if what you see isn’t positive ||’market-cycle’ fails w/out transparency/trust #entarch
  • oscarberg: Don’t be afraid to speak the truth – be afraid of what will happen if you don’t ||usually not quite as simple as that… 🙁
  • Eclectopedic: RT @umairh: It’s difficult to earn a living except through abuse, neglect, and harm. This is the lever by which we’ve been turned against one another. ||structural-abuse and mutual ‘export’ of abuse is a classic by-product of a possession-economy
  • CreatvEmergence: Gandhi’s Top 10 Fundamentals for Changing the World – http://bit.ly/htZJls – RT @Urbanverse @tiferetjournal
  • BillIves: Duck – Facial Recognition Is Going Social http://bit.ly/hwovZo .> scary ||scary indeed, especially the hands of those who believe in their ‘right’ to ‘control’ of all others…
  • Cybersal: RSA Audio: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires” http://bit.ly/hKZQvK Also read about Tim Wu here http://bit.ly/iiGPr4 >important challenges on freedom of communication #society
  • Eclectopedic: RT @OTOOLEFAN: RT @Emperor_Bob: A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both. ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower >key insight in any discussion on ‘rights’ etc
  • SAlhir: RT @DavidHolzmer: Leadership, Common Purpose and Shared Values http://goo.gl/mPrBV #CSR #sustainability RT @company2keepinc
  • SAlhir: RT @DavidHolzmer: “interesting in larger patterns, how things are connected” F Capra on Gregory Bateson http://bit.ly/eE841m RT @chumulu

Another brief back-and-forth on ‘states’ in nature:

  • tetradian: [post] On being and becoming http://bit.ly/f2rtDI #entarch
  • t3dy: @tetradian I don’t see anything messy about the logic of nature. Would be perfectly predictable if we had a model. Clearly exists in states.
  • t3dy: @tetradian What’s your take on Bogost’s Unit Operations? He’s doing interesting stuff with operational ontology, monadology of input/outputs
  • tetradian: @t3dy “logic of nature .. clearly exists in states” – v.strongly disagree: apparent ‘state’ is mostly a perception, not ‘reality’
  • tetradian: @t3dy will admit I don’t know anything about Bogost’s Unit Operations, and probably should 🙂  – reference, please? – many thanks
  • t3dy: @tetradian there’s no evidence for that. probabilistic situations are still states, just perhaps not the way we’d like to analyze them.
  • t3dy: @tetradian http://www.bogost.com/books/unit_operations.shtml
  • t3dy: @tetradian I guess my problem is with your term “apparent state.” I’m not talking about what we “think” are states, but real conditions.
  • tetradian: @t3dy re condition-as-state: still feels like circular-reasoning to me, but will ‘agree to disagree’ – many thanks for Bogost ref, tho’ 🙂
  • t3dy: @tetradian perhaps we have a problem with term “State,” sounds to me like yr. saying there aren’t conditions which isn’t intelligible to me. // point I was trying to make is just b/c we don’t know how to quantize it/doesn’t mean reality doesn’t have a logic that’s ironclad

And could this be called complete without that magnificent miscellany culled from the crazed confusions of the Twitterverse?

  • Eclectopedic: Scariest First-Person Video of the Japan Tsunami Yet (via @Gizmodo) http://gizmodo.com/5781566/this-is-the-scariest-first+person-video-of-the-japan-tsunami-yet /@ 4 min. is where it starts to get REALLY scary.
  • aojensen: RT @le: twitter is a distressing mixture of news about devastation in japan & sxsw social media sponsored partying. can’t process
  • oscarberg: Great pictograms http://www.thenounproject.com/ || excellent free graphics resource – recommend
  • hebsgaard: Things on Blogging (Tim Bray on Blogging) http://j.mp/ecpbCN >useful how-to guidelines /reminders for all who blog
  • davidriveroll: 7 girls with bra sizes A to G make up the musical notes http://www.cupsizechoir.com/ #cupsizechoir < nice feeling to play a chick piano! >by bra-maker Senza: well, it’s one way to advertise bras, I guess…? :wrygrin:
  • CreatvEmergence: 5 Zen Habits of Balanced Living: http://www.zenhabits.net/balance <On that note, I’m done working for the day…
  • JosvanOosten: Travel Without Baggage http://bit.ly/h7OvlE >aka ‘the Zen of Minimalist Travel’? – nice – includes precise how-to
  • AussiMike: Digital life roller coaster …..being followed by someone famous….then gutted when they unfollow as they decide you are not “important”
  • business_design: Idea triggered: business model design reference poster RT @thulme: Nice quick reference poster on elements of design: http://bit.ly/hsD7FW >nice – useful design-concepts reference
  • EnterprisingA: Thought for the day: Why do people greet new ideas with “That’s obvious. I could have thought of that” but never wonder why they didn’t? >exactly…
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