Category: Complexity / Structure

Structure, operation and modelling of large organisations

An inventory, sorted

I’ll try for another way to sort and describe the current state of that stack of tools and methods that I’ve developed over the past decade or so, to guide business change and transformation, and that, for various reasons, I’d nicknamed

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Evidence-based architecture?

Flicking through the BMJ again this week, I noticed an editorial on ‘EBM manifesto for better health’ (cite/URL: BMJ 2017;357:j2973), where ‘EBM’ stands for ‘Evidence-Based Medicine’. I’ve often noted that medicine and enterprise-architectures share several key characteristics, in particular an awkward

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The bucket-list – a keyword-schema

I’ll admit it: there’s an awful lot of stuff on this website of mine. And there are so many tools and suchlike here that it can be difficult to find one’s way around, or to work out which tools to

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The bucket-list – changing direction

I’ve given up on enterprise-architecture. Why? Several reasons, really. The main one is that, even now, enterprise-architecture still isn’t enterprise architecture – and there are still massive vested-interests against its ever being so. Its literal meaning should be ‘the architecture of the enterprise‘;

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At IASA Ireland 2017

I’ve spent the past week in Ireland, first in Dublin at the IASA Ireland 2017 conference (co-hosted by ICS, the Irish Computer Society), and also at a follow-on event organised by Gar Mac Críosta. Paddy Baxter‘s theme for the conference

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New book: ‘Changes – a business novel’

Delighted to say I’ve just published my ‘business-novel’ Changes. Hooray! More details are at https://leanpub.com/tb-changes . Here’s the cover: And here’s the blurb: Marco has a new job: Head of Organizational Change. But his bright new plan to bring the company into the

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May Day, and a mayday for our world

And yeah, this is where it gets seriously scary. Not just for me: for just about everyone. I mentioned in the previous post that “I hate the money-economy”. It might be useful if I explained why? — Yes, this is May Day. Beltane,

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The bucket-list – funding the work

And, yeah, this is where it gets kinda scary. For me, anyway… I hate the money-economy. (Understatement… But explaining that is for another post than this one.) The reality, though, is that I do have to find some way to work with

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The bucket-list – next steps

Frameworks, tools and so on. All the stuff that’s in the bucket-list. There’s a right way to do it. There’s a wrong way to do it. (There’s also an all-too-common incompetent way to do it – throw together a mish-mash of half-baked

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A post-rights era?

Do we now live in a post-rights era? Rights so much seem part of the social fabric now – along with endless arguments about who should and shouldn’t have them, and why. But if there’s talk about ‘post-rights’, what’s really

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