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 …

Tools for change: Back to the basics Read more »

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(This series of posts explores a concept of ‘context-space’ which in part draws on a categorisation immortalised in a certain well-known diagram. It must be emphasised that this is not about ‘That Welsh Framework‘ (aka twf) which that diagram illustrates: for details on twf, …

Context-space mapping and the Chaotic domain 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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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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Spent part of last weekend at the annual conference of the British Society of Dowsers – the folks who do water-divining (‘water-witching’ in the US) and similar skills. I’ve worked with them at various times over the past thirty or …

Innovation in unexpected places Read more »

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After the sour taste of the McAfee farrago, it’s been a real pleasure to come across some solid fact and solid sense on ‘Enterprise 2.0’, from renowned usability expert Jakob Nielsen. (Thanks to Oscar Berg and others for the link.) …

Jakob Nielsen on real-world ‘Enterprise 2.0’ Read more »

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I’ve just uploaded to the Tetradian Books website the ZIP archive of the Visio stencil and template for the function-model process described in the Service Oriented Enterprise book I published a few days ago. The archive includes: Visio 2003 stencil …

Visio function-model stencil for 'Services' book Read more »

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