A year ago, I was at Heathrow, boarding a flight to Australia. My long years of eldercare had at last come to an end: it was time for a restart. It was a good plan. I’d worked on it for …

Enterprise-architecture: Clawing our way out of limbo Read more »

There are four types of checklist. We need all of them in place before any work starts. The first type of checklist is the action-checklist – the work-instruction. It’s a list of tasks, in sequence, step by step, for use with …

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There are three kinds of chaos. They’re fundamentally different from each other. Don’t mix them up… (For a quick overview of the themes in this post, see the video ‘Three kinds of chaos‘.) I was going to start this off …

Three kinds of chaos Read more »

I’d been sort-of looking after my elderly mother for some years now – the whole of the past decade, probably, though more and more so over the years. Earlier this year it had reached the point where I couldn’t really …

Things I learned while doing 24/7 eldercare Read more »

What is power? Where does it come from? Where does it go? Who has it? Who doesn’t have it? Who should have it? Who shouldn’t have it? And why? – or why not, for that matter – to any of those questions…? Perennial questions indeed, in just about …

On power Read more »

What the heck is ‘enterprise-architecture’? Why are there are so many arguments on this, so many conflicting opinions? Perhaps a key clue is in the fact that there is so much argument about this? And that maybe the best way to …

What is enterprise? What is architecture? Read more »

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, …

May Day, and a mayday for our world Read more »

Yes, I’ve been quiet here for quite a while. Apologies for the absence and all that. Various reasons. One has been the un-joys that is the so-called ‘holiday season’ – a month-long hell of family, ghastly fake-music and faked-up pseudo-jollity everywhere, the …

Normal Service Will Be Resumed… Read more »

A bit more on methods for whole-enterprise architecture – and for many other domains, for that matter. We can summarise the suggested core-method for whole-enterprise architecture as follows: We need to take some care around keeping it simple, and maintaining …

Sense, make-sense, decide, act Read more »

You may have noticed some new role-titles turning up in the enterprise space. Chief Disruption Officer, for example. Or Chief Transformation Officer. A fair few variants on that theme. But what you probably won’t see – not as yet, anyway …

The role and rise of the business-anarchist Read more »