A week in Tweets: 05-11 June 2011

It’s a week. Another week. Gosh. This one starts from 5th June, as the page-header suggests. Make of it what you will. Usual categories, usual ‘Read more…’ link: what more could you ask?

Enterprise-architecture and any of the ‘business big-picture’ stuff:

  • CreatvEmergence: RT @the99percent: 5 Manifestos for Art, Life & Business :: http://bit.ly/eyigjT #99classics
  • Bebela239: RT @BernardMarr: Free white papers on balanced scorecard, strategy mapping and KPI development http://lnkd.in/CJbEtb #entarch #bizarch #bpm
  • DavidGurteen: When you think you control something, you’re wrong http://bit.ly/im9SOn via @johnniemoore #NoControl #entarch
  • greblhad: Management in general is about seeking the answer to two dimensional questions. // We offer H.E.L.P. (Holistic Enterprise Logic Presentations) for the masses. Reserve your ticket to ride, call now! // A beach is never more than a grain of sand. A grain of sand is not a beach, but it could be a whole world. // When the complexity of the methodology superseeds the capacity to perform, dump the methodology and start from the basic questions again
  • greblhad: A view on effects #entarch #bizarch #bmgen #cio http://wp.me/p7ejN-b1
  • carlomarcoli: Strategy VS Tactics in Enterprise Architecture, BPM and SOA ->   http://bit.ly/iPCUaG #entarch #bpm #soa #prezi >nice, but kinda assumes an IT-centric business world…
  • vernaallee: RT @JoukoSalonen: To bring innovations to market, to develop large gov proposals – you need phase changes, not stage gates! http://lnkd.in/2peVFi
  • thoughttrans: Why is 1st question on #entarch interview “what sw tools do u use”? Shouldnt it b “how will ur effort help my enterprise”? >yes… exactly…
  • vernaallee: RT @maryadamsICA: “Intangibles are only assets that create value” excellent one-minute explanation of #intangiblecapital by Baruch Lev http://bit.ly/mFrjCx >one of a great series of short ‘sound-bite’ interviews on intangible capital
  • SAlhir: RT @customerthink: What someone from dawn of Industrial Age could teach us about technology http://bit.ly/jJNviU >recommend #entarch
  • SAlhir: RT @j_rehm: Design the customer experience inside-out. Yes. http://bit.ly/l0AaaH >useful. #bizarch
  • oscarberg: Putting employees first => success. Common sense applied by Richard Branson http://bit.ly/jZ6MW3 #bizarch #entarch
  • business_design: Business Model Canvas page back up: download, plot and use your free poster http://goo.gl/NjHxo (translations coming soon) #bmgen #bizarch
  • CreatvEmergence: RT @HarvardBiz We Is Bigger Than Me http://s.hbr.org/j11P4N via @technoshaman >strong recommend #entarch
  • nickmalik (via @JohnPolgreen @Master_OBASHI): “On the Hunt for the One-Page View of an Enterprise” http://ow.ly/5ayqp #entarch #bizarch
  • jdevoo: A Smarter Planet Blog: From the Intelligent Cities Event in Washington D.C. http://bit.ly/kP6YQ4 >> the rebirth of Allende’s Cyberstride? #itarch #entarch #economics #culture
  • vernaallee: RT @valuenetworks: Steve Waddell, always worth reading – Networking Action http://bit.ly/msK124 – Networks, change and the 21st century
  • SAlhir: Community Is The Org http://bit.ly/lPU9OX – Purposeful Enterprise http://bit.ly/RUJYu and http://bit.ly/cpMvQ5 #entarch
  • BillIves: RT @amcafee: Truly amazing turnaround at Chrysler http://bit.ly/laM0TP >’miracle’ = darned hard work.. #entarch
  • EAatWork: RT @tetradian  #bmgen >rapidly becoming a standard reference for #bizarch #entarch <= Not only for innov. but also communication/alignment
  • theopengroup: RT @danwoodscito: Post on “How EA Raises IT’s Game” has good ideas from Len Fehskens of @theopengroup http://j.mp/kFaoxS >one of my favourite thinkers on #entarch
  • simonbrown: RT @smaxbrown: Loyalty doesn’t come because of the benefit package . . . it comes because of the way people are treated. #RealLeadership >a too-often-forgotten fundamental of #entarch…
  • rettema: Watching blood sweat and luxuries  http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00s6103 the unfair gap in the value chains of our business ecosystem #sustainability #bmgen // no one who can balance profits of value chains in business ecosystem ? #unfair
  • thoughttrans: Will a risk-avoidance management start an #entarch effort? >sometimes, yes (in my experience)
  • thoughttrans: Seth’s Blog: The game theory of discovery and the birth of the free-gap http://bit.ly/jyX2hC
  • jdevoo: RT @dcarli: BASF‘s Sustainability, Eco-Efficiency and Traceability (S.E.T) Initiative http://bit.ly/kH4L3x #entarch
  • Bebela239: RT @CFUVZ: Customer intimacy – what analytics miss when no time is spent in the field http://tinyurl.com/6z65le8
  • EAatWork: What good book would you recommend for #bizarch ? >me: start with ‘Business Model Generation’ http://bit.ly/lj0MXS #bmgen
  • jdevoo: RT @zephoria: Never forget… when a social media site is free (Facebook), you’re not the customer, you’re the product – @zittrain #bigdata #hyperpublic
  • smbounds: A must read for today: “Analogy as the Core of Cognition” Douglas R. Hofstadter http://tinyurl.com/6h4foeu HT @DeltaKnowledge HT @kmartino #sensemaking
  • jdevoo: More on SMS use in education in Pakistan http://j.mp/mCz0IG #entarch #culture #technologyadoption
  • kdierc: RT @chrisonea: @dougnewdick: Good article from @CharlesTBetz integration vs. silos in age of #cloud http://is.gd/9fuyny #entarch
  • SAlhir: RT @Leadershipfreak “Goals are bite-sized vision.” @DaveRamsey @EntreLeadership #leadership >…so don’t use ‘bite-sized vision’ as the overall vision! #entarch
  • SAlhir: RT @weknowmore: HBR: Balancing Push and Pull Approaches to Improvement http://ow.ly/1dajNX #entarch #bizchange
  • DavidGurteen: Towards a Commons-based Society http://bit.ly/jO0jZv >strong recommend #entarch #society #economics
  • thoughttrans: RT @ThisIsSethsBlog Seth’s Blog: Getting funded is not the same as succeeding http://bit.ly/jZOnHF >yep…
  • jdevoo: Reading: Using Soft Systems with #MODAF [2008; PDF] http://bit.ly/kpqdz9 >recommend #entarch
  • JosvanOosten: Reading: There Ain’t No Architecture in EA http://bit.ly/lCr1M2 >repost by @OndrejGalik: recommend #entarch
  • vernaallee: RT @DanNieves: RT @akprakas: Creating public value through the power of human networks. http://ow.ly/5c1st #XBC #entarch

Various comments from the IRM-EAC (enterprise-architecture) and IRM-BPM (business-process management) joint conference:

  • kdierc: RT @eda__c: Stories are essential to communicate EA results as narrative – comics, storyboards, written scenarios… #irmeac #entarch
  • kdierc: RT @eda__c: A shared issue among all sorts of designers&architects: getting out of the deliverables business @jboogie @cybersal #ux #entarch #irmeac
  • kdierc: “#archimate is a real language with concepts, relationships, semantics, rules and notations” @harmenberg // “#archimate now contains 2 new extensions on top of the archimate core allowing for better togaf support” // “#archimate motivation ext allows to model stakeholder,concern,assessment,goals & requirements and relate them to core”  // “#archimate impl & motivation ext allows to model projects, project result & role and program and relate to core” // “#archimate new extension allows to model project portfolio” #IRMEAC
  • kdierc: “@gotze: structural innvation is 1 tht materially changes architecture of enterprise frm wht it would otherwise have become. Potts” #IRMEAC
  • kdierc: EA & BPM: two synergistic disciplines — coherent view of the enterprise, through shared models #IRMEAC #IRMBPM
  • chrisdpotts: RT @TweetAndrewJ: So being friendly is inefficient? What does that mean for humankind? #IRMEAC >is a ref to an apparent Ryanair policy
  • kdierc: RT @skemsley: Building a Business Architecture Capability and Practice Within Shell http://goo.gl/fb/fNZ05 #ea #irmbpm #irmeac
  • kdierc: RT @MarcoBrambi: real-time writeup of @alecsharp speech http://bit.ly/maWIzP on Organizational Development #OD and #BPM at #IRMBPM < can Social BPM help?
  • kdierc: “#cloudcomputing & #SOA , diff things, but related. #SOA is arch approach, #cloudcomputing is depl & oper model” @TheEbizWizard #IRMEAC >useful distinctions
  • kdierc: Next session:”A Design-led Approach to Business Architecture” by @eda__c // “arch: overarching plan 4 any kind of formal structure | design: plan to create something that focusses on meaningfulness” // “Think of business as relationships that can be talked to, identified, addressed, … ” // “business as design, can be prototypes, tested, …” //”when have the design, it is important to prototype or simulate it, for checking feasibility & creating principles” // “enterprise design is an emerging design approach to bridge the gap between business, people & technology” @eda__c #IRMEAC #IRMBPM
  • alecsharp: Milan Guenther #IRMEAC #IRMBPM “For experience design, the feature list is fatal.” As it is in business analysis. // eda_c references Tim Brown: Design must synthesise People/meaningfulness, Systems/achievability, & Business/viability // “The trouble with requirements workshops is that they tend to produce those feature lists.” (Which are fatal.) // “We don’t create experiences, but we can influence them.” // eda_c gives a nice shout-out for @taotwit ‘s VPEC-T method which he found “very cool.”
  • eda__c: Slides from my talk are online: Design-Led Approach to Business Architecture http://slidesha.re/knW4zR #irmeac #irmbpm >probably the most innovative talk at the conference #entarch
  • kdierc: Starting the afternoon with “A Next-Generation EA Approach to Modelling the Firm using Capability Sets” by @gotze & Pat Turner #IRMEAC // “next-gen #entarch : modelling function is only supporting the decision making function & strategic intent” // 2 Australian case studies in the @gotze & Pat Turner session … Good to see they don’t do it upside down Down-Under // “desirable and achievable #entarch capabilities: sensemakers, steward, enabled, coached, shape outcome, give direction” // “#entarch as sensemaking: an organisation can never know what it thinks or wants until it sees what it does (Weick)” // “guide and direct, not prescribe strategy into detail (@aojensen)”
  • taotwit: John Gotze “EA is sense making” #irmeac
  • kdierc: expected it to be higher RT @alecsharp: #IRMEAC #IRMBPM @oykuisik “80 – 90% of processes cannot be completely automated.”
  • kdierc: Interesting … Using dynamic data model to describe data used in interfaces and flowing between processes #IRMEAC #IRMBPM >in architecture-speak, modelling the data as lines (flows), not boxes (entities)?
  • skemsley: Strategic Synergies Between #BPM, #EA and #SOA http://goo.gl/fb/0yxtv #irmbpm #irmeac #itarch

Various comments on my own talk at IRM-EAC:

  • kdierc: Getting ready for “Respect as an Architectural Issue: a Case Study in Business Survival” by @tetradian #IRMEAC #IRMBPM // “#BPM & #entarch operate in the same space: #purpose and #structure ” // @tetradian is at it again … getting really enthousiastic on a Friday afternoon 🙂 // “#entarch is about people, it’s all about relations”  // Nice use of music as metaphor for understanding how businesses operate together by @tetradian // And even how people and teams work together – @tetradian // “enterprise: social structure, provides motivation, WHY | organisation: legal structure, provides action, HOW” // Interesting view on market-cycle by @tetradian – no transaction will happen without reputation/trust // “a vision-descriptor has distinct 3-part structure: focus, action, qualifier – all 3 need to be present, in any order” // @tetradian is light-years ahead of us …  // “it’s about the organisation in relation to the enterprise” @tetradian #IRMEAC #IRMBPM << guess that sums it up // “architecture is for an organisation, but is always about the whole enterprise”  // “real #entarch begins and ends with people – not solely with enterprise-IT” @tetradian #IRMEAC #IRMBPM
  • krismeukens: +1 RT @kdierc: “#entarch is about people, it’s all about relations” @tetradian @ #IRMEAC #IRMBPM
  • IT_cdetzel: RT @krismeukens: +1 RT @kdierc: “#entarch is abt ppl, it’s all abt relations” @tetradian @ #IRMEAC #IRMBPM – CD- big part of it, 4 sure
  • alecsharp: #IRMEAC #IRMBPM @tetradian Enterprise is a *social* structure, Organisation is a *legal* structure. // “Reputations are second-hand trust.” // “Last year plus 10% is not a strategy.” // Describes an engagement where his client was Organisation Development – nice tie-in to my Wed BPM-OD pres’n.
  • MarcoBrambi: RT @alecsharp: @tetradian Enterprise= #social structure, Organisation = #legal structure <going more “unstructure” in #e20. #IRMEAC #IRMBPM
  • EAatWork: RT @kdierc “#entarch is about people, it’s all about relations” @tetradian #IRMEAC #IRMBPM < agree
  • process2go: In a session with @tetradian talking about carnival, anti-clients and respect: welcome to the wonderful world of #entarch #IRMEAC #IRMBPM

Narrative, story, in-person collaboration, items of that ilk:

  • CreatvEmergence: Towards Thick Strategy Narratives http://j.mp/mx1svC via @jhagel >strong recommend #bizstory #entarch
  • DavidGurteen: Integrate KM with every organisational function http://bit.ly/lR9C6i #KM >same applies to #entarch etc (as an aspect of #km )
  • oscarberg: Ability to understand how other people think & feel is one of the most important abilities to develop in life. >aka key aspects of so-called ‘soft-skills’ – which in practice are often a lot harder than the so-called ‘hard-skills’…
  • KMskunkworks: Getting KM right! (4 Functions and 12 Constructs) http://wp.me/pUfyy-6d >apply also to #entarch etc
  • oscarberg: What most people like: 1-2-3 instructions. What most people dislike: changing habits. // Collaboration is in a more sorry state in most (even leading) large orgs than they dare to confess. // I have yet to experience an org where their collaboration practices are as good as they say // I think most orgs confuse theory (planning) with practice when describing their collaboration maturity // Best way to assess an org’s collab maturity is to talk to friends (or their friends) who work there (& trust you) // A not-so-good way to assess an org’s collab maturity is to only talk to pinpointed stakeholders. Better with random sample population.
  • oscarberg: RT @raesmaa: RT @tar1na: How To Improve Your Meetings (INFOGRAPHIC) http://bit.ly/k7FI8M #infographics >well, yes, very pretty infographic… perhaps a bit short on what to do next?
  • SystemsWiki: The Necessity of Being “Un-disciplined” and “Out-of-Control”; Design Action and Systems Thinking [1994] http://bit.ly/kBGtQC
  • SAlhir: RT @Jabaldaia When we ask questions we create space to others for #creativity http://bit.ly/jUiI7V #collab
  • getstoried: This is cool! RT @playersideblog: Plotting and Paradigm: How to Open a Story http://goo.gl/fb/5M8MS #storytelling #basicplots >nice concept – recommended for story-writers
  • unorder: Just starting a new Building Employee Engagement project. We do a lot of these . Client gets their survey results but still unclear on what to do. We use stories to find out what’s really happening, inspire action and to guide interventions.
  • heidikraft: RT @simonge: I love this HBR post on generosity as a leadership quality. Do you think about being generous at work? http://bit.ly/jNeoCA
  • oscarberg: The concept of serendipity can only be fully understood by experiencing it
  • CreatvEmergence: RT @BennyCallaghan 8 non-War Metaphors for building a better future http://bit.ly/j4xqwb #Gathering11 #entarch #bizstory
  • oscarberg: RT @weknowmore: Shape Serendipity, Understand Stress, Reignite Passion http://ow.ly/18N81F
  • DavidGurteen: Complexity, collectivity and Knowledge Management http://bit.ly/miDWP4 #KM
  • aojensen: RT @alecsharp: RT @adam_deane: #BPM: Organisational Development: http://wp.me/pPwZ5-12J < Great read #OD/#BPM
  • jdevoo: RT @nimble_monkey: ** comedy workshop for cyberneticians **  Interested? Contact me. #systemsthinking Improve you presentation skills.
  • SAlhir: RT @shawmu RT @tedcoine: +2 RT @brillianceinc: RT @PankajKedia: “We live in democracies and work in dictatorships” – Shereef Bishay #tedxsf >yep… and what does that blunt fact tell us?
  • SAlhir: RT @Jabaldaia Ideas need space to birth and time to grow! http://bit.ly/hq8Mkl #creativity

More of the same, as expressed in the on-line world:

  • DavidGurteen: RT @johnniemoore: RT @RayPoynter: Really long blog post on Dunbar’s number & its lack of relevance to SM http://bit.ly/kdwd0B #newmr #mrx <-interesting! #socmedia
  • greblhad: RT @dachisgroup: Reconciling the enterprise IT portfolio with social media http://zd.net/mcTMTW (@dhinchcliffe @dachisgroup @ZDNet)
  • BillIves: RT @joemckendrick: Virtual communities disrupt some value chains more than others http://bit.ly/mwYKPU #collab #e20 #socmedia #bizarch #entarch
  • oscarberg: RT @cmswire: Putting Business on the Path to Social: The 3 Keys to Community http://smg.io/mGjevN >useful summary with some how-to
  • thinksmith: Looks like the reality of an idea @interfaced and I sketched out 4 years ago. http://soc.li/MQd064l >NY Times R&D: UI to explore relationships between #news and #socmedia
  • BillIves: RT @dhinchcliffe: The impact of social media on IT http://ow.ly/5borR #itarch #socmedia #entarch
  • hebsgaard: RT @rhappe: Touching on this at #e2conf – The Invisible Calculus Of Culture  –  http://sto.ly/lFmkr4. Culture as a competitive differentiator
  • hebsgaard: Government Stumbles Along From E-Gov to We-Gov http://tinyurl.com/6ashgr6
  • oscarberg: Blogged: Creating competitive advantage with social software http://goo.gl/fb/Tr2xF #socbiz #e20
  • wottheduk: RT @davidcushman: The purpose of messages is to connect us – not to persuade us http://bit.ly/jojs9w < couldn’t agree more #socmedia
  • ironick: RT @JaneBozarth: Note: The session is “Social Media for Trainers”, not “Tell Me How to Manage the Dysfunctional Team I Created, While I Blame Technology”
  • joemckendrick: RT @quicosala  Next social computing frontier: highly social robots http://smrt.io/io8WC1 #socmedia #society #culture #entarch
  • SAlhir: RT @GuyKawasaki: 13 important metrics for online communities http://is.gd/0Wi7bp #socmedia
  • vernaallee: RT @CiscoMFG: Another post via #LinkedIn: “Collaborative Tools Drive Enterprise Value Networks” http://ow.ly/5bq01 – Share your thoughts!

All good things IT-ish:

  • kvistgaard: RT @meegocom: Very nice post from @bergie on Unstanding MeeGo: http://bit.ly/mNltwu openness, UX, compliance, app stores, future and more. #sysdev #apps #linux
  • rtolido: Essentially, the cloud makes operating systems disappear. Could be hard to swallow for Linux fans. #redhat #summit >how? this assumes that the cloud will always be available – which it isn’t…
  • davidsprott: @rienatwork @tetradian good thought (cloud = economics) emerging SAE meta model includes CONTRACT, METRICS, will consider further, Tx
  • davidsprott: RT @rienatwork: Don’t forget Cloud Computing = economics: see Cloud Computing; Freedom of Choice? http://bit.ly/kgv6dM #itarch #entarch
  • davidsprott: initial meta-model on #SOA and #cloud relationships for larger enterprises. Feedback welcomed. http://tinyurl.com/68f2rd7 #itarch #entarch
  • davidsprott: more debate on meta model for integration of  #Cloud and #SOA   http://tinyurl.com/6jdccoo >see the comments section for ongoing debate #itarch #entarch
  • jdevoo: 5 Technologies That Will Shape the Web http://bit.ly/kZ55tL >a standard Delphi-style futures exercise – interesting for #itarch #entarch #society etc
  • practicingEA: What happens when central IT goes away? http://bit.ly/k6AnC1 #entarch >see also my post ‘Agility needs a backbone’?  http://bit.ly/gLupH7
  • rtolido: Want to learn a new, relevant programming language? Try COBOL.
  • bergmart: Reviewed cloud white paper from @RSessions. Interesting view: back to vertical application architectures instead of horizontal ones #itarch
  • theopengroup: Understanding security aspects of Cloud initiatives http://nblo.gs/iZ3HE >useful but still nothing on end-to-end security or business implications of security? #itarch

Society, culture, economics, social-responsibility – the human ‘big-picture’:

  • Bebela239:  RT @TEDNews: TED Fellow Juliana Ferreira: What you can do about the murder of #TEDx speaker Ze Claudio: http://bit.ly/k7rMkZ #environment #economics #society #culture #sustainability
  • hvaelama: We need new infrastructure/multi-skilled people which/who embraces ambiguity and unpredictability. >aka ‘architects’ and/or ‘designers’?
  • CreatvEmergence: Design and ecology – John Thackara on Vimeo [2009] http://bit.ly/jEr76N via @wwjimd
  • SystemsWiki: From a systems perspective how will Latin American countries electing populist presidents affect the regions growth? http://linkd.in/l5rEna
  • ironick: RT @johntonta: instead of #awobmolg strawmen, nuanced theories of dynamic resilience via http://tinyurl.com/6brwcj3 #panarchy >’awobmolg’ is BBC documentary-series ‘All Watched Over By Machines Of Loving Grace’
  • fer_ananda: Demystifying #bitcoins http://ow.ly/5bat1 #futureofmoney >yawn: yet another timewasting attempt at an ‘alternative currency’, this time supposedly for ‘the digital age’ – this article demolishes it in terms of mainstream economics, though I would go a lot further than that…
  • jdevoo: Social Capital and the Collective Management of Resources http://bit.ly/jBVXRw #pdf >useful academic paper [2003] #economics #entarch #society
  • jdevoo: RT @WWF: It all comes back to you! In today’s world we are more connected than ever http://tumblr.com/xgk2vgxk9n >nicely ironic… 🙂
  • bonifer: RT @ffunch: Human minds can come up with economies where it makes sense to fly orchids or quail eggs across the world in a jet. Nature wouldn’t. #economics #bizarch #entarch #sustainability
  • ChristineArena: RT @ronsela: Who Owns the Advertising Space in an Augmented Reality World? http://on.mash.to/mrJlUG RT @mashable >another example of the sheer inanity of the ‘possession-economy’… oh dear…
  • SAlhir: RT @MarionChapsal In Search of Our Lost Soul? RT @EKelan: What would Carl Jung make of 2011? http://bbc.in/kvCos4 #society #culture
  • fer_ananda: RT @shareabledesign:How Gen Y can transform the economy by linking social networking and mutual credit: http://ow.ly/5cbxs -like the cartoon >useful analysis of what’s wrong, followed by yet another futile attempt at an ‘alternate currency’…
  • jdevoo: RT @jhagel: It’s all about time: provocative perspective on the history of the corporation from @ribbonfarm http://bit.ly/mavEQR via @azeem
  • jdevoo: TOTAL’s view on future oil production http://j.mp/lQUKQF >major oil-company assesses Peak Oil may occur as soon as 2020
  • SAlhir: RT @zenext: Attention is the context that creates time and space. When we get that, we no longer excuse suffering as inevitable.
  • jdevoo: Copier Cloner http://vimeo.com/5629970 #video (English version: http://vimeo.com/8614772) #society #economics
  • oscarberg: One day I will tell my kids I had to go to a record store to buy music when I was young. They will think I’m kidding. >interesting intersection of #culture , #technology and #economics …

And, of course, the real news of the week:

  • Bebela239: RT @guardianscience: In pictures: Mad, bad and dangerous to know – Fictional scientists http://gu.com/p/2z6pd/tf >fun… 🙂
  • hebsgaard: The eternal power of relationships http://tinyurl.com/43g2rec >a very personal story from @presentationzen
  • thoughttrans: Every consultant should have a YouTube channel with at least one video stating his/her philosophy. >good point…
  • business_design: For typeface junkies and slidejockies 🙂 RT @Behance: Pssst: a gallery of free typefaces on Behance! http://cot.ag/jesrGQ
  • tebbo: If you like fooling around with words, this is a handy site: www.morewords.com Type a word in the box then scroll down to see many options
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