A week in Tweets: 28 Feb-6 Mar 2010

Another week, another month, and it’s back to the usual collection of Tweets and links. Usual layout, after the usual ‘Read more…’ link.

Enterprise-architecture, business-architecture and business in general:

  • tetradian: <post> ‘And more ‘Cynefin-like’ cross-maps’ (‘beyond-Cynefin’ series) http://bit.ly/bakmLF #entarch #itarch #km
  • SAlhir: Symbiosis, “mutually beneficial association of two different organisms”, fosters win-win interdependence #tlcc // agreement = mutual understanding; alignment = mutual orientation (toward something else, perhaps a broader cause) #tlcc
  • bartleeten: RT @aleksb6: Business/IT Alignment Anti-Patterns:  Is Business/IT Unity a Myth?   http://bit.ly/90ZLge #cio #ceo #entarch
  • josvanoosten: RT @dhinchcliffe: RT @rossdawson Wired cover story: The Future of Money: It’s Flexible, Frictionless and (Almost) Free http://bit.ly/9Ltq8x <assumes money-based transactions will continue to exist, in almost exactly the same form – very ‘inside the box’ thinking…
  • SAlhir: Art-Advantage (Taoist vs. Western view) [Kaihan Krippendorff]: Mental model for “change” has a powerful impact on our actions. // Dissecting/modifying mental models for “change” impacts competitiveness.// Present events are determined by other present events (not past events). // Time is cyclical (not linear). // Change occurs continuously (not between events) // A reasonable planning time frame is up to 100 years (not up to 10 years). // Objective is to win as many as possible “wars” (not this “war”)
  • oscarberg: Trust is the fuel for any enterprise. Trust in your purpose, trust in your peers, trust in yourself. <central to #entarch
  • tetradian: Kevin Smith’s Pragmatic EA Framework v2 has been released http://www.pragmaticea.com/ – non-IT-centric view of #entarch
  • unorder: Strategy’s dirty little secret. There’s a tenuous link between a great strategy and top performance. Better to have a good strategy well executed
  • oscarberg: Blogged: Control is waste & trust drives value creation http://goo.gl/fb/pYHf <agree – crucial for #entarch #bizarch
  • tetradian: <post> ‘More on meta-methodology’ (for @Cybersal @pauljansen) http://bit.ly/c55fiU #entarch #bizarch #skills #quality
  • rettema: Information has gone from scarce to superabundant. Article in the Economist http://ow.ly/1cEV9 <implications for #entarch?
  • davidcushman: Time to end the failed experiment of advertising http://bit.ly/9a9XP9 <useful presentation on new media and the increasing failure of classic advertising model
  • greblhad: Nice read on architecture and design http://bit.ly/bGvabh (PDF)
  • greblhad: Developing enterprises are like raising children a method successful at one instance may be recipe for disaster at the next
  • modera6072: Thanks @SeanToohey – Facebook Strategy: Move Fast And Break Things! – http://bit.ly/aprmKd – you never make great things using best practice <another ‘business anarchist’ theme
  • SAlhir: (via @jorgebarba @ralph_ohr) Practice of Breakthrough Strategies by Design (PDF) http://bit.ly/cgCZEx #designthinking #strategy
  • toddbiske: EA is not the Center of the Universe http://bit.ly/dcVcVG #burtongroup <interesting and useful definition of EA by Mike Rollings – “a planning, optimization and design discipline that is fundamentally based on the identification of dependencies, implications and constraints”
  • jdevoo: Applying memetics in the context of #VSM S3 http://bit.ly/aAcPR6 – are there other examples of applying SDi in S2? <points to a long, detailed and somewhat technical article by my former colleague Peter Hayward, cross-linking Beer’s VSM to Spiral Dynamics
  • jdevoo: RT @designthinkers: which comes first? culture or business model http://tinyurl.com/yky34o8 me [JdV]: business model, people, culture and iterate. <“culture=strategy” #entarch #bizarch
  • tetradian: <post> ‘tinc – a Temporary Inconvenience’ http://bit.ly/9HYLAF <about a name for a framework that isn’t a framework that I’m not allowed to name
  • oscarberg: Governance always seems to be about control, but the other side of governance is about empowering people to make decisions
  • tetradian: .oscarberg: “Governance about control .. [vs] .. empowering people to make decisions” – also trade-off b/w risk-mgmt vs opportunity-mgmt
  • joyce_hostyn: Patagonia is driven by #storytelling – the anecdote to logic http://bit.ly/cNcMMK <good summary of its high-level #entarch
  • thoughttrans: RT @flyingspatula: Embrace change – it’s coming whether you like it or not. Participate in change or get swept up in it. <a nice ‘business-anarchist’ sentiment! 🙂
  • tetradian: <post> ‘Two Cryptic conversations’ (with thanks to @chrisdpotts @Cybersal) http://bit.ly/d5ULIY #entarch #bizarch
  • chrisdpotts: A tactical challenge for go-ahead Enterprise Architects: a corp strategy review by external orgn that’s off the pace with EA evolution // Reminded of a CIO I worked with to re-educate a corp strategy firm who were proposing a Gen 1 strategy for IT to a Gen 3 enterprise
  • (via oscarberg): RT @elsua: When Command and Control needs to become Engage and Support http://www.elsua.net/2010/03/03/when-command-and-control-needs-to-become-engage-and-support/
  • business_design: RT @sgblank: Perfection By Subtraction – The Minimum Feature Set: http://wp.me/prGQZ-1ki <applies to orgs too #entarch
  • SAlhir: RT @ViRAms: Why complex systems do better without us [NewScientist 2008] http://bit.ly/cGSX4P <finding simple ‘rules’ that underpin complex-system behaviours
  • tetradian: <post> ‘Notes on ‘The Business Anarchist” http://bit.ly/cMOYoM #entarch #bizarch (for @adrianrcampbell @kdierc @AussiMike @thoughttrans )
  • JohnPolgreen: RT @mcgoverntheory Human communities are based on discourse – human speech about human concerns <v imp for #entarch #TOGAF
  • JohnPolgreen: RT @mcgoverntheory Tell a Story, connect a Tribe, Lead a Movement and Make Change. #EntArch does first 2 while ignoring latter. < So true!
  • modera6072: When customers pay for intangibles like ‘peace of mind’ the perceived value is perishable if: its a hassle, there are errors, or trust lost!
  • tetradian: <post> ‘Non-functional elements in enterprise-architecture’ http://bit.ly/cwqava #entarch #bizarch #in (for @krismeukens)
  • aojensen: Whitehouse.gov/OMB links directly to (F)EA: http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/e-gov/fea/ #entarch
  • business_design: RT @HastingsCJ: @business_design talk on designing business for ‘base of the pyramid’ w/ your work http://bit.ly/bLYmCe
  • thoughttrans: RT @mcgoverntheory: Customers don’t care what department you’re in they just want their problem fixed. How many EAs have ever supported a customer? #entarch
  • 5Di: 5Di Limited opens it’s doors for business on Monday 8th March 2010 – please come and see us here: http://bit.ly/cQUefl <new venture for VPEC-T originator Nigel Green

Narrative-knowledge, knowledge-management and in-person collaboration:

  • unorder: Anecdote: For job hunters—finding and telling better stories http://retwt.me/1wNgK <useful – see also comments at end #story
  • bartleeten: Consulting doesn’t work any more. We need to reinvent it. http://icio.us/mezrvz <great insight from @pevansgreenwood
  • DavidGurteen: Show me the change http://bit.ly/dnUYrF <see the slidedeck at end – v.good summary of conditions for engagement in change
  • oscarberg: RT @radinclusion: Lack of collaboration in a complex organization as a root course for Toyota’s recent crisis http://bit.ly/bpTVlp (via @DrAlisonEyring)
  • oscarberg: RT @deb_lavoy: my blog – is collaboration enough to connect the dots? http://bit.ly/bPt4ix > great post, very concrete
  • oscarberg: RT @EskoKilpi: A new post on bridging the gap between knowing and acting http://bit.ly/7M3K2J > another excellent post

Social-media, ‘Enterprise 2.0’ and on-line collaboration:

  • enterprisearchs: RT @Manoj_Pawar: Not Your Old-School Systems Thinking: Using New Media to Learn by Play http://j.mp/c7g5Ti /via @janicemolloy <education -cross-disciplinary thinking #lenscraft
  • davidcushman: RT @stoweboyd: Privacy Is Old http://sto.ly/cX6Ce7 and doesn’t work <questionable but interesting
  • oscarberg: The greatest obstacle to creating value with #e20 is that it requires radical changes to how many businesses are managed // If #e20 is to succeed, we must show that it is as easy to build trust in people as it is to control them <same for #entarch
  • oscarberg: Enterprise 2.0 : the end of office politics? by @ceciiil http://kuex.us/826f
  • oscarberg: RT @lindegaard: Why A Networking Culture Matters: http://bit.ly/aKN6Lx – open innovation requires strong networking culture
  • Cybersal: reading e-skills manifesto  http://bit.ly/b2gLug (via @PaulCoby)
  • oscarberg: RT @ITSinsider: collecting fresh data from members: lower costs are still not a driver for #e20. http://yfrog.com/5mudkp <i.e. ‘efficiency’ alone is not significant – overall effectiveness is the goal here
  • oscarberg: RT @aponcier: How to Make Remote Team Collaboration Work http://bit.ly/9K3sXI via @dhinchcliffe > Great practical advice <nice first-hand worked-example

Miscellaneous technical-architecture stuff:

  • BillIves: IBM’s Data-Sifting Shortcut http://bit.ly/bJ91Y6 Forbes <using a complexity approach to simplify massive complication (can reduce compute-time for huge data-sets by a factor of 100 or more)
  • rettema: Symbol that signifies authentic trust relationships between the producers and adopters of open-system components http://twurl.nl/00ntof
  • MBoskovic: Model driven! Yeah right! Stuck with merging hundreds of different configurations – Where’s too much freedom, chaos might prevail! <perils of detail-level #itarch
  • (via tebbo) Bill Buxton: ‘Multi-Touch Systems that I Have Known and Loved’ http://bit.ly/t1JFb – great historical summary back to pre-1972
  • joyce_hostyn: improve service experiences through design – Brief Guide to Service Design http://bit.ly/c8csWz via @IATV

Miscellaneous general-tech stuff:

  • adelyannis: RT @dromescu Looking at Pivotal Tracker, a “simple story-based project planning tool” http://is.gd/9mQp6 Very interesting /v @IATV <free online collaborative tool
  • davidriveroll: Track down your stolen (or lost) laptop – Prey http://bit.ly/F2UH4 <opensource, free – any comments on this? http://preyproject.com/
  • unorder: Etherpad is my favourite realtime collaborative writing tool http://etherpad.com/ <very nice, but EtherPad has just been bought by Google, with serious doubts to its future: alternatives include http://collabedit.com/ and http://writeboard.com/ (the latter possibly quite a bit better, given 37signals’ track-record)
  • jdevoo: RT @MobBase: @jdevoo have you checked out http://mobbase.com to make your iPhone app? <interesting – would presumably work with iPad too (demo is aimed at music-bands, but would apply easily to other ‘fan-base’ contexts such as writers and presenters)

Society, culture, business-social-responsibility and cultural matters generally:

  • ChristineArena: What are most companies doing sustainability-wise? @gfriend says: “not enough.” http://3blmedia.com/CSRreport/5185 #csr <also describes detailed business-case for sustainability
  • jdevoo: Interesting deck covering GRI and ISO26000 with high-level mapping <pdf> http://bit.ly/bnxX6Y #csr
  • thoughttrans: Article: Promises and Commitments #in http://is.gd/6FLNi How are you remembered? #parrotology <what engagement looks like – useful checklist
  • business_design: Perspectives RT @jnovogratz: Wonderful, thoughtful read by @AlanMWebber on change happening beneath the surface in the US http://ow.ly/1e8HO
  • noreenahertz: Call for women to connect on cyberspace.Together we can address power, economic & domestic imbalances <“oh no, not again…” – when will women finally ‘get it’ that such female-centric assumptions are rampant sexism?
  • jdevoo: RT @davidcoethica: Great idea! RT @adamwerbach: Brazil’s Vending machines for good. http://bit.ly/df90kZ #csr
  • ChristineArena: Nice book review [of CA’s ‘High Purpose Company’] http://3bl.me/yfzswg

A nice place to gather together all the stuff that doesn’t really go elsewhere:

  • SAlhir: RT @VenessaMiemis: No One Knows What the F*** They’re Doing (or “The 3 Types of Knowledge”) http://ow.ly/177Bl via @superkiy <aka ‘Why it’s better to feel a fraud than pretend you know everything’ – nicely ironic, and accurate
  • davidcushman: RT @neilperkin: Dead Fish: ‘Experience vs Memory’ … http://bit.ly/c9Dxfe <points to TED talk on experience-in-the-moment vs memory-of-experience
  • oscarberg: RT @jhagel: Don’t confuse passion with obsession http://bit.ly/cYTqXV > interesting reading <insightful – and challenging…
  • oscarberg: Old time-mgmt advice still relevant: “Find your creative/thinking time. Defend it ruthlessly, spend it alone, maybe at home”
  • agueeva: Popular Science magazine has scanned every issue they’ve ever produced, and posted at their website, at no charge http://bit.ly/9vyCcb
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