A week in Tweets: 24-30 April 2011

Oops. Careless. I’ve let it slip back again. Oh well. Another somewhat-delayed collection of Tweets and links, then: still useful, I hope. Usual categories, of course.

Enterprise-architecture, business-architecture, business-strategy, business-innovation and likewise themes:

  • SAlhir: RT @FasTake @Agotthelf: The Cultural Imperative For A Social Business http://om.ly/BSkbQ >business-culture at Yammer
  • SAlhir: RT @DavidHolzmer: Art of the Dumb Question | transformation from the Age of Answers to the Age of Questions | http://ow.ly/4G44z >one of the keys to #entarch practice
  • aojensen: RT @pelujan: RT @han2v: Great philosophical thoughts about process efficiency and business management – http://j.mp/aeTYGM #BPM | Excellent
  • tetradian: BP oil spill: costs of poor corporate culture – BBC reports http://bbc.in/hD8GRu and http://bbc.in/gO418I #entarch #economics
  • nickmalik: [Post] Segment Architecture in a Commercial Setting http://bit.ly/hOZiAn #entarch  Looking for feedback
  • SAlhir: RT @GrahamHill Customer Engagement Value: Superficial analysis #Forrester http://is.gd/ksyouj Much deeper thinking Kumar http://is.gd/RPrDgf
  • SAlhir: RT @flowchainsensei “How does a lean organization think about its capital budget differently than other organizations?” http://goo.gl/DfIQE #entarch
  • tetradian: [post] ‘Ba’, Cynefin, place and architecture http://bit.ly/gAiMWy #entarch (for @billives @drmcewan w thx to @snowded)
  • greblhad: From Fortune magazine: A Hewlett-Packard view of its current business world http://bit.ly/hTSzEn /via @Dana_Gardner
  • fbotafog: slides from #AERio #entarch conf now online http://bit.ly/gMO8Pg (click on ‘+’ sign for each day to see ‘Clique Aqui’ links)
  • AG_Mag: New Architecture and Governance Magazine issue: http://bit.ly/64ywyz #entarch #bizarch #ppm #ea #ITplanning #CIO
  • aojensen: The Management Myth http://j.mp/aeTYGM <Really interesting blog post on MBA ed., Taylorism and philosophy. Highly recommended
  • davidsprott: in case you missed it over Easter-  the April CBDI Journal is now available. Focus on business improvement http://tinyurl.com/669slu6
  • davidsprott: in case you missed it over Easter – Beware the new silos – governance approach to cross discipline collaboration http://tinyurl.com/6g9k9sz
  • BillIves: RT @robpatrob: Lierre Keith: This planet wants to be a grassland http://bit.ly/faBaRt >very useful >>apply to orgs etc? #entarch
  • robpatrob: @tetradian Good point – Are Current Organizations like agricultural fields – stripped of life with only one goal?
  • tetradian: @robpatrob “are orgs like ag.fields – only one goal?” – often, yes: in #entarch, use vision etc to broaden scope, options, purposefulness
  • pedrorsousaea: How to keep Architectural Blueprints up-to-date with (almost) zero effort https://www.opengroup.org/london2011/de-sousa.htm >preso at upcoming #oglon conf. #entarch
  • theopengroup: Challenges of Emergent Architecture http://nblo.gs/h7DtA #itarch #entarch
  • getstoried: RT @rkvaron “People will laugh at company value statements if there are no stories 2 back them up.” – @davidbhutchens #storytelling #culture >exactly…
  • theopengroup: RT @togaf_r: Tuesday May 10th – afternoon tracks at #oglon conference include EA in Government,  EA in Banking & Finance http://ow.ly/1svJcr >the same old information-centric industries, propping up the delusion that IT-architecture ‘is’ EA. sorry, just a bit frustrated by this. oh well.
  • toddbiske: EA and Portfolio Management http://bit.ly/gZITYY >governance via porfolio is v.important to #entarch
  • Cybersal: RT @DesignThinkers “How Good Designers Think” http://zite.to/hSQ4HJ >relevant to #entarch, especially bit about “inspirational tangibility”
  • joyce_hostyn: useful word, frenemy “goal of IT & business is to transform from… frenemies to friends and genuine partners” http://bit.ly/fMypBW #entarch
  • hvaelama: The thing is actual. The representation is a fiction. The world is concrete and the aboutness is conceptual. Embodiment is required. #entarch
  • JohnPolgreen: RT @chrisonea: RT @McGovernRemix: Enterprise Architecture Bill of Responsibilities http://bit.ly/fUVvRc #entarch >yes!!
  • DavidGurteen: What are the advantages of working in silos? http://linkd.in/gmPhTP #KM >good discussion: recommend #entarch
  • jdevoo: RT @hugh_knowles: Buy, sell, rent, trade, give and be ‘neighborly’. http://krrb.com These sharing platforms just keep appearing #bizarch #entarch #society #economics
  • simonbrown: lol RT @jasongorman: I’m officially changing the name “Waterfall Model” to the “We Can Only Accept Your First Answer Model” >same applies to the mythical entity ‘Future State’… 🙂
  • taotwit: Cybernetics defined: http://www.pangaro.com/published/cyber-macmillan.html #vsm #systemsthinking #entarch
  • SAlhir: RT @groupthrive: “Visioning is a lifelong journey, not a one-time activity.” – @JesseLynStoner #quote >applies to orgs/enterprises as much as to individuals #entarch
  • greblhad: Enterprise Architecture and LEGO http://wp.me/p7ejN-8g >a quick how-to on using Lego to illustrate #entarch ideas
  • oscarberg: No Business Case for Social Business: http://bit.ly/lz0uhX #e20 #socbiz >v.useful checklist #entarch #bizarch
  • CreatvEmergence: SlideShare : 9 Reflections on Leadership – http://slidesha.re/glQiDX via @sebpaquet >recommend – core principles for new #entarch etc
  • CreatvEmergence: RT @storiedstrategy: The complex and unpredictable nature of the organisation’s environment makes strategy a process of learning, not planned, over time. >agree: there is no ‘future state’, strategy/futures is about adaptability more than ‘plans’
  • thoughttrans: RT @BentleyGTCSpeed: Stop selling training. It’s a means to an end, not an end. Sell the results of the training. >could we say this about most ‘training’ for #entarch, please? 😐
  • Cybersal: FastCompany: How To Make Skeptics Believe Obama Birth Certificate Authentic. Importance of factoring values into rational argument http://bit.ly/mwajQv >an unfortunate hyper-political choice of example for a v.important concern in #entarch etc
  • seabird20: @tetradian Tom, I wrote this piece on silos a year or so ago.  http://bit.ly/aq6Max #KM #entarch
  • aojensen: RT @richardveryard: @tetradian @DavidGurteen @seabird20 Obviously silos have a purpose (for someone) or they wouldn’t exist. #POSIWID http://tinyurl.com/3d9doqz #orgarch #entarch
  • SystemsWiki: BBC News: How to succeed in business by doing nothing http://bbc.in/ko0oN6 >v.relevant for #entarch #bizarch #change etc
  • ArchiTool: Aim of modelling the enterprise should be to achieve self-awareness in order to move forward, not simply to save money // …although saving money might be a legitimate outcome of self-awareness. #entarch
  • theopengroup: Krishnamurthy: Giving EA the much-needed business slant: some thoughts http://nblo.gs/hdUf5 >recommend #entarch
  • Cybersal: The art of explaining stuff http://bbc.in/jSuS0D A good read for anyone trying to communicate complex ideas, esp #entarch
  • ArchiTool: Forget the royal wedding, Archi 1.7 beta 2 is available for testing! http://bit.ly/hYVsV2 #archimate #itarch #entarch
  • SAlhir: RT @tdebaillon: Social Business Design Cometh http://bit.ly/jxUsRZ #orgarch #entarch
  • AG_Mag: Architecture & Governance: Reduced Costs, Improved Outcomes: An Overview of EA and Project Portfolio Management: http://bit.ly/kyscHQ #entarch #ppm #CIO // EA Graduates with New University Programs: http://bit.ly/mye4r9 #entarch
  • Mule_Kick: Business Model Trend #2- Stakeholder Transparency http://tiny.ly/S5lS #bmgen #bizarch #entarch
  • CreatvEmergence: The Biology of Great Organizations – http://bit.ly/ghDNUT via @jhagel @gideonro >recommend #entarch
  • SAlhir: RT @LisaPetrilli RT @mikehenrysr: Today’s #LeadChange: The Business-Altering Difference Between Vision and Mission http://tiny.ly/2S8A >useful distinction #entarch
  • jdevoo: RT @HeleneFinidori @VenessaMiemis: Purpose creates 21st century movements http://bit.ly/gzCCzh >> @davidcushman  #CoP http://scr.bi/kJhaWW #entarch #bizarch
  • SAlhir: RT @Jabaldaia: #Innovation – Looking for problems in the future helps to solve today’s problems http://bit.ly/f0M5NR

A brief back-and-forth on value in enterprise-architecture:

  • SAlhir: Adding value is not the same as removing what does not add value.#prty >v.important distinction in #entarch – value-creation vs cost-cutting etc
  • pelujan: RT @tetradian RT @SAlhir: Adding value is not the same as removing what does not add value >v.important distinction in #entarch ¦ Why?
  • tetradian: .@pelujan “‘Adding value not same as removing what does not add value’: Why important in #entarch?” – b/c cost-cutting etc (common focus … // .. of IT-centric #entarch) can re-entrench existing assumptions, which may be wrong – hence need to focus on new value etc
  • richardveryard: @tetradian @pelujan Not adding value but multiplying — #entarch amplifies various value-adding, cost-cutting and risk-busting activities

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

  • rettema: “@tetradian: RT @DavidGurteen: Wow! I have just discovered “Unpresenting” bit.ly/fuccFs #like #KCafe #GoodToTalk >recommend” Unpresenting exact my style for years, but some people complained. They wanted bullets afterwards, lazy b….s 🙂 >agree! 🙂 – tho’ bullet-points can be helpful as an aid to memory when reviewing at a later date
  • SAlhir: RT @JenniferSertl All good ideas are conversations — Conversation is the New Attention http://bit.ly/f4ShDx RT @nicholas_cardot @hanimeli >if ‘all good ideas are conversations’, doesn’t this invalidate the claimed to exclusive origin required by the concept of ‘intellectual property’?
  • unorder: Just announced our New York #Storytelling for Business Leaders workshop. Super Early Bird price until 31 May http://anecdote-sbl-newyork-2011.eventbrite.com/ >strong recommend
  • SystemsWiki: Storytelling techniques and prompts to diagnose “current state” of a system. | LinkedIn http://linkd.in/hYzQQq #entarch
  • thoughttrans: why should I care about what you know if you don’t listen to what I need? #entarch #bizchange
  • BillIves: post – Are You Engaged in Your Job? http://bit.ly/grcK39 #entarch #orgarch #collab
  • tebbo: My latest SlideShare upload : Business writing http://slidesha.re/gh7R7E >useful quick-summary/reminder of what works…
  • CreatvEmergence: RT @davidmcgraw: Fear or love. You either love the work you do or you are afraid to do the work you love. Love the work you do >yeah… very true…
  • unorder: Power of Small Wins http://bit.ly/dL5TUb For a long time we’ve subscribed to the mantra of small things making a big difference. Good links
  • heidikraft: RT @Mark_Sanborn: When we go to a specific place or spot to do our thinking, the mind becomes conditioned to do just that. Where is your thinking place? >cf my earlier post on place and memory
  • davidcushman: Communities lower the cost of action http://bit.ly/dVmL3F >vision unifies community #collab #entarch
  • DavidGurteen: Tacit knowledge is all about conversation http://bit.ly/gfHpxR #KM #GoodToTalk
  • oscarberg: Think “repetition is the mother of all learning”? Then you’ve got the wrong end of the stick. It’s motivation, not repetition. // When I’m motivated, I learn new things in a flash. When I’m not, I have to beat it into my head.
  • joyce_hostyn: good fence tearing down exercise> “If You Put Fences Around People, You Get Sheep” http://ow.ly/4HVi6 via @Jabaldaia by @DougSundheim
  • getstoried: Take a risk, that’s what makes any story interesting. creative tension. make me sit up and take notice. #storytelling
  • CreatvEmergence: 10 Core Assumptions for the Creative Workplace http://bit.ly/fdDFO1 >v.useful summary #collab #innovation
  • simonbrown: I have a blank sheet of paper and a requirements doc … now the fun starts. 🙂
  • getstoried: Some nice points! RT @metaphorial: The Five Keys to Telling An Engaging Story, from Quentin Tarantino http://bit.ly/lRDyak #storytelling >compare #3 ‘don’t tell the whole story’ vs military style ‘tell em what you’re going to tell them’ etc?
  • unorder: RT @kevinsbishop: Anecdote: The Power of the Short Story http://bit.ly/fvVk6K >key distinction: anecdote vs (full-length) story
  • unorder: New Anecdote Post. Steve Denning: practising what we preach? http://bit.ly/lulMVZ #storytelling #bizstory >Shawn is understandably disappointed…
  • Bonifer: The ‘Birth Certificate Scene’ analyzed http://huff.to/iCzW6J#gamechangers >interesting analysis from #bizimprov perspective…
  • jdevoo: RT @ValdisKrebs: Emergent OR Prescribed Communities of Practice in your organization? http://bit.ly/meF4tK
  • SAlhir: RT @Jabaldaia Special sauce in #innovation – Being T-shaped and have the right networks http://bit.ly/jerERA
  • thoughttrans: RT @copyblogger: Why did we care about the royal wedding? Because we care about stories. We need fairy tales to come true, even if to others.
  • SAlhir: RT @flowchainsensei Do we appreciate irony of “push”ing agile into teams, orgs when the ethos of agile, lean is founded in eg “pull”? >v.good point…
  • thoughttrans: RT @bmichelson: I can do what you asked, or I can do what needs to be done. Architect / project manager dilemma part 2. >ouch… yes, painfully familiar with that one… 🙁
  • SAlhir: RT @BNET 8 Ways To Destroy Morale: http://bnet.io/jpV92n >recommend #entarch #orgarch #collab

Social-media, ‘enterprise 2.0’, user-experience, and anything else to do with online-collaboration:

  • SAlhir: RT @jeremydumont: Netnography: A Method Specifically Designed to Study Cultures and Communities Online http://bit.ly/fE5zz4
  • miket0181: RT @_Antonella_: Read, Share and Destroy http://www.mondaynote.com/2011/04/24/read-share-and-destroy/ >useful guidance on RSS, feed-readers and other online media tools
  • miket0181: RT @atmanes: RT @orgnet: Probably the best post on the “social web” “Web 2.0” etc. in recent memory: Doc Searls: “A sense of bewronging” – http://bit.ly/h2F3om #socbiz #entarch
  • getstoried: Nice 1 RT @meghangargan: Edelman names #transmedia #storytelling as a top trend to watch for 2011 http://slidesha.re/dTFEqh cc @BrianReich
  • BillIves: RT @MITSloanExecEd: @amcafee: Tune Out, Turn Off: A Mantra Needed for Our Times? http://s.hbr.org/fh0Zgj >”The brilliant technologists of the 2.0 Era have succeeded at getting us hooked on their offerings. ” – well, yes, except that McAfee himself has been one of those pushing hardest to create that addiction with his insistence that E2.0 was primarily about the technology…
  • CreatvEmergence: RT @BernieDeKoven: how to teach game design – http://j.mp/dYexEO
  • tetradian: for an extreme example of #socmedia in action, see AlJazeera LiveBlog on Libya eg. http://bit.ly/h5RdVe and http://bit.ly/igagmw . stunning.
  • oscarberg: Big shift in IT: Recording & managing data -> connecting & engaging people. Simple but profound. http://bit.ly/iAz2QB #e20
  • oscarberg: When Collaboration is Key http://bit.ly/evZFRO #collab #orgarch
  • davidcushman: A very thoughtful conceptualisation of a digital magazine http://vimeo.com/8217311 >recommend #ux (from 2010, but still definitely innovative)
  • tetradian: [post] Fact and propaganda: war and real-time social-media http://bit.ly/iESUak #socmedia #entarch
  • joyce_hostyn: when designing set behavioral goals http://bit.ly/ijioEw via @usablelearning & consider games http://slidesha.re/mb4EuV
  • SAlhir: RT @johnfschneider RT @VenessaMiemis: Open Collaboration – The Next Economic Paradigm http://bit.ly/lc4n7w #collaboration #collcons >interesting, but may be only yet another futile attempt towards yet another ‘alternate currency’
  • SAlhir: RT @VenessaMiemis there should b free simple&extensible platform like wordpress,but for organizing & implementing social change innovations. >yes – some important work to do there
  • jdevoo: RT @orgnet: Our technology supporting our sociology – http://bit.ly/iEQKV5 After Facebook? PTPP instead of HTTP? http://bit.ly/lB1VDW #fofb

IT-architecture, IT-systems, IT-development and, well, anything IT-ish, really:

  • practicingEA: Lessons in architecting for outages when using #cloud. http://tinyurl.com/4ymkj8x – 7 Lessons From Amazon. >crucial lessons for #itarch #entarch
  • kvistgaard: RT @ariscommunity: Comparing BPMN 2 & EPC part 2 by @kvistgaard & @RolandWoldt at http://bit.ly/hI8vkK #bpmn2
  • kvistgaard: [post] #BPMN vs. #EPC revisited, part 2 http://bit.ly/eZBFfT written w/ @RolandWoldt #itarch #entarch
  • JohnPolgreen: IT Business Edge: #entarch making a difference at Del Monte http://tinyurl.com/3dbe38m >not so much about #itarch at Del Monte, as another example of someone still not quite ‘getting’ the real role of EA… probably more value in the comments than in the article itself
  • JohnPolgreen: New video on power and ease of use of #TOGAF 9 artifacts http://youtu.be/md6co_8XIyY #itarch #entarch
  • jdevoo: RT @IBMcloud: We want to know: What are the top features you look for when considering #cloud for your business? #ibmcloud >me: end-to-end risk-etc assessments, fallback, reverse-escrow, reverse-backup etc – all the basic technical side (‘functional requirements’) is straightforward, it’s the so-called ‘non-functional requirements’ that aren’t
  • practicingEA: Think Internet needs a bigger engine to drive the next gen cloud. http://tinyurl.com/37zhxlz – should #entarch care about SDN, 2techy?#forrester
  • thoughttrans: RT @chrisonea: Simplicity in IT doesn’t necessarily mean lack of sophistication. Tech should be simple, and can be while also being powerful. #entarch
  • joemckendrick: With Amazon outage, business value of redundancy in SOA proven… Michael Poulin  http://bit.ly/geIok6 #itarch #entarch

Society, culture, economics, corporate social responsibility and other big-picture concerns:

  • DavidGurteen: Opening Our Eyes: Lets make this world what we want it to be  http://bit.ly/geehq0 #SocialGood >recommend #society
  • SAlhir: RT @jhagel: Calligraffiti – working on the edge of two domains to drive creativity http://bit.ly/fiCaGz via @Richard_Florida #society #culture
  • DavidGurteen: RT @jseelybrown: Nice twist! jsb  Why Weapons, Profits & Teaching Are Less Important Than Terrorists, Innovation & Learning http://bit.ly/fX8Tz6 via @forbes
  • hvaelama: So clear msg from Maturana:abstract objects (ideas, concepts, notions) constitute the fundament for theoretical systems that bring forth… // coordinations of behaviors in the domains of consensual coordinations of behaviors
  • davidcushman: “@fasonista: NOOOO! The search for alien life put on hold as S.E.T.I. runs out of funding. http://bit.ly/eotpEt (via @joerogan) >that just might be a serious mistake… 🙂
  • CreatvEmergence: What Makes Nations Thrive? Creativity, Money & Tolerance l The Atlantic http://bit.ly/fKure2 via @jhagel #economy #society
  • futuryst: ‘Subsistence memory’ – beautiful. Favourite quote too long to tweet. “The world overflows…” http://bit.ly/fWnt4X @jamesbridle via @andrly, @Eclectopedic #culture #memory
  • fer_ananda: Finished watching @doctorow on free speech right and what the ‘powers’ might be up to. Juice begins min 13 http://ow.ly/4J7d5 #society
  • heidikraft: National honesty day: 3 ways to be honest at work http://bit.ly/j0XNGD >disappointing that we even _need_ an ‘Honesty Day’.. all too evident that we do, though… 🙁
  • SystemsWiki: Exploring the systemic structure of the next economic paradigm… http://linkd.in/mb5Umy >interesting LinkedIn discussion
  • tetradian: Inspiring – a live example of a responsibility-based economy in action http://bit.ly/kQYPcV #economics #culture
  • SAlhir: RT @umairh Above all, we need new political philosophies that make sense in a tiny, fragile, crowded world. That is all. >strongly agree #society #culture #economics
  • SAlhir: RT @stoweboyd Liquid: The Mobile, Social, Connected, And Webbed World http://sto.ly/kN51PG Not a post-PC world: a liquid world

And, of course, those magnificent miscellanations:

  • SAlhir: RT @kammerait Name a book that changed your life.< The Art of War >for me it’s Ursula le Guin’s ‘The Dispossessed’ and Pirsig’s ‘Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance’
  • miket0181: RT @mapmap: 25 Abandoned Soviet Monuments that look like they’re from the Future: http://bit.ly/e6A4Kn >fabulous – literally!
  • markt0181: RT @tomiahonen: Reason to select window seat and keep phone near RT @AndrewGrill 100 Incredible Views Outta Airplane Windows http://lc.tl/aview @naveedakram
  • davidriveroll: RT @juan_m_casillas: COMBO a collaborative animation by Blu and David Ellis  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uad17d5hR5s&feature=share via @youtube >graffiti-style animation at its best
  • basvg: all men have the same problems with women  #funny  http://yfrog.com/gzkoysij >would it be safe to say ‘agreed’? 🙂
  • davidcushman: Yay! Impressive. My old 512mb Kingfisher flashdrive survived and retained all data despite the best efforts of my washing machine 🙂 >definitely in the ‘don’t try this at home, kids’ category, but nice to know 🙂
  • adrianrcampbell: RT @LachC   The internet summed up with a single picture: http://bit.ly/g6APkB >well, yes… 🙂
  • davidriveroll: RT @speckyboy: Just published: 20 Snippets and Hacks to Make WordPress User-Friendly for your Clients ( http://bit.ly/mfEpI8 )
  • Cybersal: RT @poniewozik: In a nod to tradition, networks using the original skycam installed in roof of Westminster Abbey by Henry III in 1245. #royalwedding >huh? they had skycams in 1245? 🙂
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