Tag: Business

Documenting the Not-known

In our work on simplifying the ‘inventory’ of tools and techniques I’d developed for whole-enterprise architecture and the like, one of the challenges we keep hitting up against is how to capture ideas, information and insights, as they appear during

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The relationship is the asset

“Our people are our greatest asset!” How often have you heard that phrase? How often have you used that phrase yourself? But how often have you stopped to think about what it means? – and what it implies in real

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Architecture-videos schedule – April-June 2018

For future reference, here’s the current schedule for videos in my weekly ‘Tetradian on Architecture‘ series on YouTube, for the next few months: Episode 10: ‘Always start from a business-question‘ (published 05 April 2018) Episode 11: ‘Where does EA fit

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Service, product and architecture terminology

This one’s a follow-on to the ‘Service, product, service‘ post, but with an emphasis on the role of architecture-terminology itself, rather than any specific item referred to by that terminology. This starts with a private LinkedIn-message that a colleague sent

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Service, product, service

What’s the relationship between product and service? And if, as in the Enterprise Canvas model, we assert that ‘everything is or represents a service’, what then is a product? The short-answer is that a product is a ‘frozen’ service – a

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Culture, remarkable

What is culture? Can we change it? And should we? A whole stream of insights on this arising from an innocuous-seeming tweet this morning from Shawn Callahan: Culture is when something happens and it’s not remarkable. Culture is what we

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‘Tetradian on architectures’ videos

Yay! Today is the launch for my new ‘Tetradian on architectures‘ video-channel on YouTube! (Yes, I promised to get started on this about a year ago, but it’s taken me this long to work out how to do it…) Each video

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Guiding the dance of change

How do we work with change? How do we deal with change? Or cope with it? Perhaps a better metaphor would be to dance with change. That’s not a new metaphor, of course: for business-change, for example, there’s the now-classic book

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Concept-development, and our role for Patreon

“I think we’re onto something here.” That was my colleague and designer Joseph Chittenden, talking about a rethink that came up from the previous post here on ‘Hope, optimism and delusion‘, in relation to our current Patreon project to make

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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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