Tag: particularity

Control, complex, chaotic

What exactly is ‘the chaotic’ in enterprise-architectures? How do we work with it, design for it rather than ‘against’ it? Yeah, I know this is a theme I’ve visited often here, but to me it’s a challenge that’s right at the core of

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On sensemaking in enterprise-architecture [4]

How do we make sense of uniqueness in enterprise-architecture? How do we support decisions at ‘business-speed’ – especially when the context is in part unique? And what architectural support do we need to provide for sensemaking and decision-making at business-speed?

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On sensemaking in enterprise-architectures [3]

How do we make sense of uniqueness? How can we use uniqueness? And how do we make appropriate decisions when some or all of a context is inherently unique? In the first post in this series, we skimmed through Max

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On sensemaking in enterprise-architectures [2]

How do we make sense of uniqueness? How can we make sense of what’s happening at the exact moment of action? In the previous post in this series, I looked briefly at Boisot’s I-Space – promoted by some as ‘the

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On sensemaking in enterprise-architectures [1]

We know how to do sensemaking in enterprise-architectures; but why do we do it? What’s the purpose? What’s the point? As a result of various recent proddings from Bruce Waltuck and Stephen Law, amongst others, I’ve finally gotten round to

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'Ba', Cynefin, place and architecture

Just been reading (via Tweet by Bill Ives) a post by Anne Marie McEwan on ‘Loosening the Taylorist Stranglehold on the Workplace‘. Within a much larger context in a very good article, this one brief section caught my attention: The

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Enterprise architecture as language

Each enterprise has its own distinct language. More to the point, the enterprise-architecture is a language. I probably need to take a step or two back at this point… For quite some while I’ve been using the metaphor of ‘hologram’

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