Oliver Baier on architecture-practice

I’m hugely grateful to Oliver Baier for the following Twitter-thread, which he posted on Christmas Day: A few things clicked for me in the last few days: Once again I’ve been struggling with my professional practice. Do I even have one?

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Tools for change: Back to the basics

Keep it simple. That’s always the challenge. The themes we’re working on with that ‘bucket-list’ of tools for change, it’s all too easy to go running off down the rabbit-hole, making things more complicated and complex than they need to

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At Enterprise Architektura conference, Prague

I should have mentioned this one earlier… – things have been kinda busy lately! 😮 An excellent time earlier this month, at the inaugural Enterprise Architektura conference in Prague. Very impressive for a first-time conference in a relatively small country:

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Viner Journey novel – first draft

No, this one’s not about enterprise-architecture, though it is sort-of about big-picture change… Or, to be specific, it’s about my other main project at present a fiction-based series and storyworld called The Viner Codex. The core aim of the project is use a

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On gamification

One of the themes that’s come up during our Patreon-funded further development of ‘the bucket-list’ suite of change-guidance tools is that of gamification – using some kind of game to guide the process of sensemaking and decision-making for a given

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Review-interview on ‘Changes’

It’s been good to see another review of my book ‘Changes – a business novel‘: (There’s a sizeable free-sample of the book on Leanpub: go to the home-page for the book, and then click on the ‘Read free sample’ button

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The bucket list – Status report, September 2017

What’s happening with that set of change-guidance tools that I’d nicknamed ‘The bucket list‘? What progress is being made to make them more accessible, more usable? The short answer: quite a lot. In particular, with huge thanks to our patrons over

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Len Fehskens – In Memoriam

We clashed. Often. With gusto. Gleefully. Joyfully. Even horribly, at times. But boy, was it worth it! This week I was much saddened to hear, via Andrew Josey and the Open Group blog, of the passing of two of their

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On innovation, foundations, scaffolding and Portakabins

Given that I’m reframing my work here as ‘maker of tools for change’, it seems worthwhile to republish from my now long-defunct Sidewise blog this 2010 post on some on the realities of change that must be acknowledged and addressed if

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The bucket-list – Patreon launch

We now have a Patreon funding-page! (If you don’t know Patreon already, it’s a bit like Kickstarter, but rather than Kickstarter’s one-off projects, it’s aimed more at ongoing activities, such as ours have been and will be here.) We hope it’ll

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