(This is part of an ongoing series that attempts to resolve problems in (mis)interpretation of the Cynefin framework, and in particular the commonly-used Cynefin diagram. For the correct interpretation and use of the Cynefin framework and Cynefin techniques, please contact …

On meta-methodology (‘Beyond-Cynefin’ series) Read more »

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The previous posts on ‘chaos and Cynefin’ were intended to contribute to an ongoing debate about how to use concepts from the published Cynefin framework and the like, and particularly to underpin a systematic exploration of what many Cynefin aficionados …

Solution-space: Beyond Cynefin? Read more »

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Another instalment from the long-running discussion on LinkedIn about values-architecture. This part is about one of the more confusing ‘red-herring’ distractions in values-architecture, namely the notion that discussing anything other than money is somehow supposedly ‘politics’, which is therefore ‘wrong’ …

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Courtesy of a link by fellow enterprise-architect Sally Bean, I’ve just spent the past couple of hours viewing and then reviewing an online seminar on complexity by one of the thought-leaders on complexity-theory and practice, Dave Snowden: From Induction to …

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Another great enterprise-architecture question that came in via Twitter, this time from Swedish EA consultant Jörgen Dahlberg (@greblhad): Have you ever experienced regional character in the expression of #entarch ? My Twitter-sized answer was ‘yes’ – “IT ‘ent-arch’, not really; whole-of-ent …

How do regional differences impact EA? Read more »

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This post is about enterprise-architecture and business-architecture, but we’ll first need a brief diversion into some of the territory of the previous few posts. (Note: I’m using the term ‘enterprise’ here in the same sense as the IEEE-1471 standard, to mean …

The absurdity of belief Read more »

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(Following up on the furore from my previous post – somewhat tongue-in-cheek, of course, but with a serious point.) After Dave Snowden started accusing everyone – especially me – of ‘pseudoscience’ and ‘psychobabble’ – I began to worry. What if …

Is Cynefin a cult? Read more »

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It started, as these things so often do, with a Tweet on Twitter. (This has turned out to be an enormously long post – I’d better put a ‘Read more…’ link in here before continuing.)

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Been some time here since I mentioned my other more business-oriented weblog, SideWise.biz. I’ve added a fair few items over the past few months: The market as economy: how ‘the market’ consists of much more than just transactions, and how …

New posts on my SideWise blog Read more »

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