A week in Tweets: 20-26 March 2011

Still on catchup. but getting close: the previous week’s collection of Tweets and links; usual categories, of course. (The Tweets from the Troux EA conference, which also took place during this week, are already posted here and here.) It’s all there, after the ‘Read more…’ link.

Enterprise-architecture, business-architecture, business-models and all manner of business-type stuff:

  • SianVanEs: @tetradian love Hybrid Thinking http://tinyurl.com/4dybrkw UK military: Hybrid = combat, security, stabilisation and economic restoration // Hybrid = military plus restoration and humanitarian support
  • kvistgaard: RT @christianwig: Enterprise Architecture IS About Technology: http://bit.ly/f8JgJE #entarch < disagree! Here http://bit.ly/fuUY1V a few reasons. There are many other. >strongly agree with @kvistgaard here
  • business_design: Alternative business model frameworks – Do your methodological shopping http://goo.gl/i5je <great infographic! #bmgen
  • SAlhir: RT @wimrampen: Why Customer Services isn’t always that important! http://bit.ly/ftlAmi #custserv #bizarch #bmgen
  • nickmalik: Sharing [post] http://bit.ly/gWaVlQ Ondrej Galik shares Mission Statement for #entarch — worth a read >great discussion too
  • ironick: difference b/w “getting it” & creating culture that actually does it is NOT buying an IT product to help you do it. @cshirky… #entarch
  • ironick: CIOs’ biggest impact in the near future: the social network they host for their corporate cultures @cshirky #GartnerCIO >agree
  • Bonifer: and the CIO’s biggest challenge: understanding the difference betw info and narrative RT @cshirky @tetradian @ironick >good point…
  • taotwit: RT @valueconsultant: How important is trust when taking strategic decisions http://wp.me/pYKcJ-7L #vpect #entarch
  • oscarberg: Reorganizations are rarely aimed at improving work, but rather to shift the balance of power – and demonstrate power >presumably ‘power as ability to avoid work’ rather than ‘ability to do work’…
  • business_design: ‘design thinking = people (desirable) + business (viable) + technology (feasibility)’ Tom Kelley
  • ironick: “stupid manager” theory of why companies collapse doesn’t explain why whole set of leading cos collapse at once // pursuit of profit by market leaders [inevitably] leads to their fall @claychristensen #GartnerCIO
  • ironick: “customer rarely buys what company thinks it’s selling” @claychristensen quoting Drucker. Must do ethnography! #designthinking #GartnerCIO
  • jdevoo: RT @davidcoethica @sustainableSAP: Few Companies Prepared for Effective #Sustainability Management http://bit.ly/gZYTvB via @greenbiz #csr #entarch
  • mikejwalker: IQ Isn’t Enough. Enterprise Architects Must Balance with EQ Driven Approaches http://bit.ly/eDZoqE >strong agree #entarch
  • valuenetworks: Mapping quality with VNA http://www.jarche.com/2011/03/mapping-quality-with-vna/ – takeaways from @panklam at NetWorkShop via @hjarche
  • EAatWork: Enjoying “Lost in Translation” http://amzn.to/gu4Rpu recommended by @adrianrcampbell #entarch #vpect >will also recommend! 🙂
  • SAlhir: RT @ArnoldBeekes Service Value Chain – Accenture_The_Service_Value_Chain.pdf Download file Posted via email from THE… http://tumblr.com/xtx1uihle8 #entarch
  • SAlhir: Silicon Valley’s latest buzzword is the “pivot” RT @umairh “Fail Bigger Cheaper: A Three Word Manifesto” http://ow.ly/4jdM7 #bmgen #bizarch
  • tetradian: TheAge [Melbourne]: After the tsunami, news still came out – the old-fashioned way http://bit.ly/hWZVxH #bizcontinuity #entarch
  • tetradian: TheAge [Melbourne]: Piracy: Are we being conned? http://bit.ly/emthRm >music-downloads etc – fudging the ‘losses’ #bizarch #economics
  • toddbiske: post from @chrisonea was timely as I’m working on #entarch principles right now.  Good food for thought: http://bit.ly/eHtIWx >can see the point, but I suspect I disagree on principle… 🙂
  • Eclectopedic: RT @HarvardBiz Fail Bigger Cheaper: A Three Word Manifesto http://s.hbr.org/eRJVW3 /This is one of Umair Haque’s (@umairh) best pieces yet.
  • fer_ananda: Stats about #prosumers, consumption patterns of the conscious http://ow.ly/4jArW >useful on #economics drivers #bizarch #entarch
  • BillIves: post Supporting Economic Recovery Through Software Innovation http://bit.ly/ifdUj4
  • davidcushman: RT @digitalwaveride: The power of “Open Data” – Tim Berners-Lee TED talk (6 minutes… worth watching) http://bit.ly/hEvfXh
  • ironick: @tetradian here’s a good desc of hourglass, which is a structure (the narrow waist) w/o limits (open-ended top/bottom): http://bit.ly/htHpUd #itarch #entarch
  • DavidGurteen: Microtask splits dull, repetitive tasks into tiny pieces and distributes them over the Internet.  http://nyti.ms/g1VQ9l /clever >…but huge danger of exploitative business-models…?
  • thoughttrans: RT @sniukas: Visualize your Business Model in 15 Minutes http://bit.ly/hI0PBi by @thulme of #ideo #bmi #businessmodel #bmgen >hmm… yet another ‘business model ontology’ that starts from ‘consumer’ and ‘what is my value-proposition I can sell’… oh well… [watching it again later, yes it’s nice, but parts of this are dangerously incomplete and misleading compared to Business Model Canvas, let alone the full scope of Enterprise Canvas… and yet this is IDEO, the grand-masters of idea-development…]
  • davidsprott: researching BPM maturity models – first blush says they are very inward looking. http://tinyurl.com/492q72q >interesting – note also that this is an IT guy who places #entarch as part of the business…
  • ChristineArena: RT @OgilvyEarth Nestle chairman emphasizes profiting from doing good http://reut.rs/dGcY1c http://fb.me/Sk2GLdny >now that’s a turn-round, if true…
  • ChristineArena: Patagonia’s Footprint Chronicles: one of the most effective supply chain stories ever told http://bit.ly/f0ceQa #CSRChat >also highly relevant to #entarch etc
  • vernaallee: Values vs. Value in Strategy+Business debunks the myth of the ethical consumer. http://bit.ly/elf02p #bmgen #bizarch #csr
  • SAlhir: RT @benjaminellis Resounding theme from #sbs2011: Business is moving from process driven to pattern driven model. >what about outcomes-driven?
  • davidsprott: Just how common is BPM based myopia I wonder? http://tinyurl.com/6gawb4d >yikes… impacts on #entarch etc
  • CreatvEmergence: Design Thinking Isn’t a Miracle Cure, But Here’s How It Helps | Co.Design http://bit.ly/hUB1Xs via @johntodor
  • toddbiske: Architecture Fit and Fitness http://bit.ly/gDG2Wt >recommend #entarch #bizarch #itarch
  • seabird20: @toddbiske also make the exec assistants friends of EA. They provide knowledge and access when all other methods fail #entarch
  • taotwit: RT @richardveryard: The Wisdom of the Tomato http://bit.ly/dY9o5l : me: – love it! LOL >very neat analysis… 🙂
  • oscarberg: The connected company by Dave Gray @davegray #sbs2011 http://j.mp/gD21aV < great notes by @driessen #entarch #bizarch
  • tetradian: [post] Tweets from Troux 2011 conference: day 1 http://bit.ly/go0yid // Tweets from Troux 2011 conference, day 2 http://bit.ly/dNSamh #Troux2011 #entarch
  • jdevoo: RT @orgnet: Hmmm… this may be the kind of social network — http://reut.rs/ig4RGW I was talking about here — http://bit.ly/aTljTG #bmgen #mobile
  • jdevoo: RT @OurWorld20 @grist: RIO+20: Toward a new green economy—or a green-washed old economy? http://bit.ly/gDsk7D >> making of blue economy? >#entarch etc at whole-of-economy scale
  • jdevoo: RT @makower: Cache is king: Why Quality Information is Key to Greener Buildings @Kilrwat http://grn.bz/eTvXvP cc @green_goddess
  • taotwit: Where to start with an Enterprise Architecture? Focusing the team on three P’s: Principles, Patterns and Policies seems to work
  • JohnPolgreen: RT @soafaq Arch Decisions as Reusable Design Assets | Olaf Zimmermann | InfoQ ::: http://soaq.de/u9Z :: << SOA Decision-Modeling Framework #itarch
  • EAatWork: RT @chrisonea: Post/Rant: Architecture is Not a Vendor Product http://bit.ly/fOFChn #entarch #itarch #cio #cto >strong agree!
  • SAlhir: RT @complexified @ComplexitySol Bill Rodger talks about complexity thinking applied to business env – http://bit.ly/ed4kEd #complexity
  • SystemsWiki: Ackoff said “The thinking we use to redesign society stems from three essential concepts: doing the right thing, focusing on what we want, and thinking systemically”. http://lnkd.in/ueP38G >useful #systemsthinking discussion – apply to #entarch

A back-and-forth on the relationship between enterprise-architecture and technology-management:

  • aleksb6: @bmichelson #entarch is part of Biz/Tech Management, but #pfmo, #bizarch, and a bevy of other acronyms might claim a role, too! #troux2011
  • tetradian: @aleksb6: “#entarch is part of Biz/Tech Management” – more precisely, Biz/Tech Mgmt is merely one part of #entarch #troux2011
  • aleksb6: @tetradian are you suggesting #entarch subsumes other established disciplines (e.g. #pfmo)? shouldn’t EA play well w/ others? #troux2011
  • tetradian: @aleksb6 apols, 140char limit again – no, not suggesting #entarch subsumes, strongly agree it must ‘play well’ w others… // ..disciplines are often orthogonal to each other, intersect, address ‘different parts of the puzzle’ etc #troux2011
  • aleksb6: @tetradian Perhaps the key is in the active design and mgmt of the integration between disciplines – that’s the job of #entarch #troux2011
  • tetradian: @aleksb6 strongly agree #entarch has/can have a key role to play in integration b/w disciplines – ie. is a ‘linker’ discipline // in some ways #entarch should not ‘do’ design, but leave that to other disciplines eg. #itarch #bpm #cloud #bizarch etc #troux2011
  • aleksb6: @tetradian agreed, #entarch can & should optimize the interface points between the other disciplines – focus on lines, not boxes! #troux2011
  • rotkapchen: @tetradian @aleksb6 in how many cases does a company support all those roles vs. any of them?
  • aleksb6: @rotkapchen @tetradian probably applicable in all cases, big or small. All these boxes exist – whether actively or passively managed // focusing #entarch on integration b/w the boxes might highlight deficiencies in formality of their definitions
  • tetradian: @senseagility cc @aleksb6 @rotkapchen “I’d argue in all cases .. all those “boxes” happen – whether actively or passively” >strong agree

Another quick back-and-forth on a ‘project’-style view of business-transformation:

  • oscarberg: Know of any org that has #collaboration experts working as change agents in business? Haven’t seen/heard much about it // In my experience, most orgs are more interested in projects, solutions & features than in continuous improvement of practices // The danger of projects is to think the work (change -> value) is done when the project is closed
  • oscarberg: RT @masonqld: obsession with projects is related to ego and identity rather than doing the work of continuous impr. Eg reorg mania
  • JohnPolgreen: RT @tetradian RT @oscarberg: danger of projects is to think work is done when the project is closed > esp. in #entarch! < risk w #TOGAF ADM
  • JohnPolgreen: expanding on @oscarberg, risk of losing #entarch holism through “project” focus is mitigated by use of “partition” and “level” in #TOGAF 9

Narrative-knowledge, knowledge-management and the general ‘human’ side of business:

  • oscarberg: Information overload and innovation http://flpbd.it/Svnr < interesting analysis >suggests overload is from increasing retention of data, not volume of new-info as such
  • heidikraft: Wise words @simonsinek: Passion vs. process. Which is more important? http://bit.ly/fUYmW9
  • oscarberg: RT @MikeGotta: How to influence & promote interpersonal trust in knowledge management behavior http://bit.ly/f7BcRp >useful!
  • DavidGurteen: Listening Is Critical in Today’s Multicultural Workplace http://bit.ly/fRmqKA #GoodToTalk
  • oscarberg: Today: predefined, formal, hierarchic & static teams. Tomorrow: purpose-driven, networked, emergent & dynamic teams #collab #orgarch #entarch
  • oscarberg: RT @Peopleink: How to Build a Corporate Culture of Trust http://ow.ly/4hpCc >another useful how-to #collab #entarch
  • SAlhir: RT @hjarche “every single organization has an informal network where 70% of the work takes place” http://ur1.ca/3md2v #collab km #entarch
  • Bonifer: yesbutters = communication transfat  http://huff.to/dHzFea #gamechangers >recommend #collab
  • KMskunkworks: Think about this: Three Questions that Will Kill Innovation: http://bit.ly/hsWoFt or 3 Qs that can kill #KM? #kmobservatory #kcube
  • oscarberg: RT @jsaaby: RT @collabguy: “Invest in People, Not Ideas” – An Investor’s Rule #collaboration #useradoption http://bit.ly/fOogp5 #bmgen #bizarch #collab
  • KMskunkworks: KM: The ROI Myth http://wp.me/pUfyy-2T >ROI as an unhelpful distraction… (much the same applies to e.g. #entarch and #e20 )
  • CreatvEmergence: Diffrnce bet. need to be right & need to be true: former maintains a finite world; latter engages an infinite one
  • heidikraft: WSJ: The quest for purpose and meaning trumps happiness. http://on.wsj.com/iadho6 >also cf. Dan Pink on motivation? #entarch
  • unorder: RT @jorgebarba: How The Best Bosses Develop Empathy for Customer Needs: Statistics Aren’t Enough | Psychology Today http://bit.ly/dTFMn2 by @work_matters
  • unorder: We manage THINGS and we lead PEOPLE – Graham Walker, Gartner >should be obvious, usually isn’t…
  • DavidGurteen: ‘Don’t do KM’- then let’s not have a term called- KM! http://bit.ly/fQOgv1 #KM // A little more on not doing KM http://bit.ly/cgwhJk #KM #DontDoKM
  • heidikraft: RT @HalleyBock: why CIOs need to get out of their heads: Seven Leadership Skills CIOs Need to Drive Results http://bit.ly/ek36TU
  • CreatvEmergence: W/positive emotion cognitv abilities & success rates go up – HBR article: http://bit.ly/getrdf via @wdeggers
  • bonifer: RT @Leadershipfreak: Most conversations are simply monologues delivered in the presence of a witness. #communication  Margaret Millar >ouch… 🙂
  • SAlhir: RT @DavidHolzmer Using Stories to Persuade: http://bit.ly/gKjzEu RT @CoachingLeaders
  • DavidGurteen: RT @PalgraveJournal: Creating the #KM mindset: why is it so difficult? http://cot.ag/fXACaY >how-to for #entarch too?

Social-media, ‘enterprise 2.0’ and anything to do with online-collaboration:

  • fer_ananda: Brian Solis: The rise of the social consumer http://ow.ly/4jtiQ
  • Bonifer: My grandmother was a witch..so she said:  http://bit.ly/fHhkyu #gamechangers >recommend #narrativekm #socmedia
  • jdevoo: RT @Competia: Generation C — connected, communicating, content-centric, computerized, community-oriented, always clicking
  • oscarberg: RT @jwillie: RT @maidam1: Collaborating Takes More than Technology – Technology Review http://bit.ly/fVXzws #collab #entarch
  • oscarberg: How much productivity is lost every time MS redesigns MS Office & people have to relearn how to do basic tasks? // I bet MS Word 2.0 was just as efficient (if not more) for word processing as MS Word 2010 >agree: I hate the new ‘ribbon interface’ that eats up ridiculous amounts of vertical screen real-estate on an already vertically-compressed wide-screen format…
  • BillIves: post on Supporting the Human Side of Content Monitoring http://bit.ly/ic1Mzf #content #collab #orgarch

IT-architecture, IT-development and anything else to do with IT, really:

  • Cybersal: RT @jjn1: Downsides of the “Internet of Things” >> The Observer http://bit.ly/gD1FSV >good points on unacknowledged risks – much like #cloud etc
  • jdevoo: RT @bergmart: Launch of Sogeti & IBM book Seize the Cloud. Here you can download it http://twurl.nl/kc70le cc @bakir_ch
  • agueeva: DroidDraw is a lifesaver when it comes to tedious GUI coding! http://www.droiddraw.org/ #android #itdev
  • EAatWork: Business actors & roles in #archimate and why they are often incorrect used #entarch http://tinyurl.com/eaatwork-actors-roles
  • bergmart: A lot of debate yesterday at cloud event. Some people disagreed with me as I told that EA is precondition for successfully adopting cloud >strongly agree on necessity for proper EA here #entarch
  • rtolido: Application Landscape Report 2011: average company has at least 20% redundant applications http://bit.ly/dHO5ag #itarch
  • toddbiske: From Forrester call on #entarch management suites… successful customers collect data for repository prior to tool selection/implementation
  • EnterprisingA: Thought for the day: Why would I listen to a cloud evangelist who stores everything on their hard drive and uses only thick client apps? #itarch
  • rtolido: creative destruction of IT, Gartner style http://bit.ly/haQs0P But why forget about creative destruction of application portfolios …?
  • simonbrown: RT @rebeccawb: New blog entry…the role of architecture in the agile “tween” years… http://tinyurl.com/4rz5fpu >is #swarch , but also applies to #entarch
  • BillIves: RT @gyehuda: Understanding motivation of software developers on Open Source projects http://bit.ly/ik0eF2
  • BeyondEA: Good Decisions Require Good Data http://bit.ly/fszCzL #EntArch  #CIO >more #itarch than #entarch, but same principles apply in latter

An even quicker back-and-forth about modelling as a way to elicit conversation:

  • ArchiTool: I like @tetradian’s comment, “use architecture models as discussion-guides, not pseudo-executables”. Apply to IMS Learning Design?
  • scottbw: @ArchiTool @tetradian @wilm echoes there of Fowler’s “UML as sketch”: http://martinfowler.com/bliki/UmlAsSketch.html
  • tetradian: .@scottbw @ArchiTool @wilm good point re UMLasSketch http://martinfowler.com/bliki/UmlAsSketch.html – xref to Archimate-as-Sketch in Archi?  http://bit.ly/eppFCr
  • ArchiTool: @tetradian @scottbw @wilm Yes indeed. Would like to take the Archi Sketch view further, transform to constrained model(s)

The ‘big-picture’ of society, culture, economics, corporate social responsibility and the like:

  • hvaelama: As a species we overvalue control and undervalue natural unfolding of life – reduce control to get better life/business/society >strongly agree (the ‘business anarchist’ theme again)
  • fer_ananda: How the world feels about green businesses http://ow.ly/4ju9y #infographic #economics #bizarch
  • Eclectopedic: RT @moveyourmoney: US Uncut says Two-tier America has to go http://bit.ly/gpdXSa #moveyourmoney >increasing signs of US version of Arab-style revolt against corruption?
  • vernaallee: Free World Economic Forum Report on Personal Data: The Emergence of a New Asset Class http://bit.ly/fEnXO8 How will you manage your asset?
  • vernaallee: RT @MaryHodder: blog post on personal data and your information online: http://bit.ly/gaAdIS (the right to oblivion)
  • hvaelama: In complex world  Planners are not only systematically wrong; they miss the essence of the phenomenon.
  • JosvanOosten: Holographic Knowledge in a Complex System http://bit.ly/fOmci1 >”Every individual human is a shard of a broken hologram. Each of us contains a blurry picture of all mankind. We are all connected, and to some extent we are all the same.”
  • vernaallee: Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Knowledge Workers http://bit.ly/dGZqq0 from Andrew Mcafee #economics #bizarch
  • oscarberg: RT @dtapscott: This is why I’m both a transparency advocate and a privacy advocate. http://huff.to/aWpGlP >complexity applies both to corporations and to individuals
  • Eclectopedic: The Butterfly and the Boiling Point by Rebecca Solnit http://bit.ly/f9vM6t >strong recommend #society
  • BillIves: interesting blog by @DanielWRasmus  How You Think About the Future Is Dangerous http://bit.ly/ha7K9o #futures
  • DavidGurteen: Thought police? DARPA wants to know how stories influence human mind, actions http://bit.ly/fBodCQ #KM >oh dear, the dream of every dictator: perfect thought-control of ‘the masses’…
  • davidcushman: RT @KirkCheyfitz: As the rich in China get visible, govt fears backlash from 1bn+ workers & peasants. So luxury billboards are banned: http://bit.ly/fYeJX7 >trying to conceal the realities of the possession-economy? #society #economics
  • Eclectopedic: RT @commutiny: Toxic combination of privatized profits & socialized losses? @indy_johar Check out No-Nonsense Guide to Global Finance http://ow.ly/4mQoO #society #economics

And, of course, that magnificent microcosm of miscellanea:

  • CreatvEmergence: RT @the99percent: 5 Manifestos for Art, Life & Business: http://the99percent.com/articles/7005/5-Manifestos-for-Art-Life-Business >nice…
  • marcusleroux: OFT? RT @sampsonian . Looked up [Ryanair] fare yesterday, total £123. Returned today and fare is £237. Flushed cookies. Fare back to £123.
  • BillIves: post @Crocodoc Eases the Task of Working with Online Documents http://bit.ly/gBMJb2
  • davidriveroll: RT @wphash: How To Create a WordPress Theme: The Ultimate WordPress Theme Tutorial http://bit.ly/sshvV #wp
  • CreatvEmergence: Global Art  Project! Images telling powerful community stories: http://www.insideoutproject.net via @JulieAnnTurner
  • tetradian: BBC: The bizarre world of time-zones http://bbc.in/e2AwUy >nice interactive info-graphics 🙂
  • kvistgaard: “That that is, is. That that is not, is not. Is not that it? It is!” (imagine this w/o punctuation) #sensemaking
  • SAlhir: RT @julien 101 Revolutionary Ways to be Healthy http://www.revolutionaryact.com/101ways/ >okay, yes, I need to learn this list by heart – and do it, too… 🙂
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