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A week in Tweets: 06-12 February 2011

Link: http://weblog.tomgraves.org/index.php/2011/02/13/tweetweek-06feb/

Another week – a busy one, this time. There were all the Tweets from the Open Group San Diego conference (previously posted here); but beyond that, two great back-and-forth conversations, on top of all the usual Tweets and links. Usual categories, of course: read more?

Enterprise-architecture, business-architecture, business-strategy, innovation and other ‘business’-type themes:

  • CreatvEmergence: “create without possessing, act without expecting, guide without interfering.” ~ Tao Te Ching (via @Bonifer) #entarch
  • jdevoo: At Ricoh, environmental conservation went through three stages: passive, proactive, responsible http://is.gd/2dMRFZ #csr #entarch
  • tetradian: Open Group (TOGAF) conference San Diego happening now: follow with hashtag #ogsdg – #itarch #bizarch #entarch
  • tetradian: [post] Tweets from Open Group conference, San Diego http://bit.ly/g8Rq7K #ogsdg #entarch #bizarch
  • kdierc: nice piece on event driven architecture by @bmichelson http://bit.ly/gJL5XH #entarch
  • eatraining: Game changing the architecture landscape. Reverse Innovation –http://blogs.hbr.org/govindarajan/2011/02/reverse-innovation-at-davos.html <important – though as a commenter correctly put it, the term ‘reverse-innovation’ “reeks of colonialism” #entarch #bizarch #innovation
  • jdevoo: RT @syntonyquest: The major themes in Symbionomics http://bit.ly/iklhCK >> here again, overlaps with #Plenitude <and #entarch
  • tetradian: (via @SAlhir) How Intolerance of Uncertainty Makes you Anxious http://bit.ly/fCpu8r <same fears + need for soft-skills in biz #entarch
  • oscarberg: RT @drmcewan: New blog post: http://www.thesmartworkcompany.com/2011/02/it-depends-what-you-mean-by-social/
  • oscarberg: I am a Knowledge Worker and a Serendipity Hippie http://flpbd.it/LLzl by raesmaa <+1 <also +1: how to support it in #entarch?
  • CreatvEmergence: The Power of Not Knowing: http://bit.ly/gAfTu3 <intentionality vs planning: important difference in #entarch etc
  • thoughttrans: strategy and tactical plan are not the same thing
  • SAlhir: RT @the99percent: Business Objectives vs User Experience: http://cot.ag/dXNwst <great comments – also applies to #entarch etc
  • oscarberg: Blogged: The rules of the game are changing http://goo.gl/fb/zvyef #e20socbiz #entarch #bizarch #orgarch
  • livsystems: ‘Design things with reference to the next biggest system’ <- good advice? #ux #entarch <at least ‘the next biggest system’, if not more: yes, it is good advice
  • greblhad: Enterprise Architecture Yet Another Defintion http://wp.me/p7ejN-99 #entarch
  • CreatvEmergence: RT @DavidHolzmer On Resiliency – Berkana Institute – http://ow.ly/3S8Z7
  • oscarberg: RT @dabra: Turn the company upside-down. What comes out is things that isn’t tied to processes or org. Pick it up – it may be your unique value. #e20 <part of what I call the ‘business-anarchist’ theme
  • oscarberg: Tony Schwartz (FastCompany): What It Takes to Be a Great Employer http://j.mp/fCmcmu #orgarch #entarch
  • SAlhir: RT @umairh @hackmanagement: Raj Sisodia on Conscious Capitalism: Profiting from Purpose http://bit.ly/eF3Jnd #entarch
  • oscarberg: RT @ronnestam: Finally RT @eliasbetinakis: great reading: nokias ceo on nokias situation – we’re standing on a burning platform. http://engt.co/hMUgVa #bizarch #entarch
  • vernaallee: The battle of devices has now become a war of ecosystems – leaked. Nokia memo. http://engt.co/hZ7RiO <has already become a business classic – a ‘brutally honest’ self-assessment
  • SAlhir: RT @gtdguy: When “this isn’t right” changes to “this isn’t optimal” in your vocabulary, you’ve moved up the food chain. <good point: also marks the transition from Complicated (true/false) to Complex contextually valid/less-valid)
  • greblhad: “@Kvistgaard: I certainly prefer bad meta-models to good motto-models. Marketing is so pervasive, it takes a lot to ignore it” <cf. usable vision for #entarch, vs useless marketing-puff ‘vision’…
  • oscarberg: “The customer is always a co-creator of value” Co-Creation: New Pathways to Value [PDF] by @nickcoates http://is.gd/H6Y1×5 via @GrahamHill
  • CreatvEmergence: The Connected Company by @davegray: http://bit.ly/eaUd2h via @timekord @timkastelle @EskoKilpi <I’ve been using the ‘machine vs organism’ metaphor for at least a couple of decades now, so it’s still a shock to realise it seems ‘new’ to many/most people… good rendering of the themes by the ‘Gamestorming’ guru, though #entarch
  • hvaelama: You cannot develop a human-centric, sustainable and well-being society without using knowledge about societal and human needs #entarch
  • ChristineArena: Insightful new study from #GE provides insight on what drives corporate innovation [PDF] http://bit.ly/faJZO5 (answer: entrepreneurs + partners)
  • Eclectopedic: RT @PaulBHartzog: RT @P2P_Foundation: The third form of property: public, private, common http://bit.ly/g2X7BU <v.important theme in whole-enterprise architecture #entarch
  • business_design: The Appconomy RT @trueventures: 2011 the year of the mobile app? Appconomy thinks so http://tru.vc/g2dVYm #bmgen
  • heidikraft: RT @BBHLabs: ‘Innovation is all about discussing new ideas that currently have no place in the real world. http://bit.ly/giQmNV
  • adrianrcampbell: http://bit.ly/hRy5Sv The Fractal Organisation from an #EntArch point of view  #BiZArch #VSM
  • nickmalik: [post] Explaining Alignment, how to find it, and how to improve it http://bit.ly/fYoiBm #entarch #bizarch <strong recommend – detailed how-to on one of the hardest #bizarch dilemmas
  • business_design: RT @patrickpijl: First, who is our customer? #bmgen http://yfrog.com/h0jj6gzj // What are the costs of your business model? http://yfrog.com/h087wocj <nice add-on graphics for BMGen book?
  • getstoried: The paradox of freedom? Without constraints, nothing would get done. <good point from ‘business-anarchist’ view #entarch
  • kvistgaard: [post] Integration of strategic, project and process KPIs http://strategicstructures.com/?p=314 #bpm #kpi
  • oscarberg: RT @flowchainsensei: When an organisation lacks purpose, people will each find their own. << often somewhere else
  • oscarberg: Smart work? Making it happen by @drmcewan http://bit.ly/hm7BmW [PDF] #learning #KM #Collab #SocBiz #e20 #orgarch #entarch
  • business_design: RT @RCSGroup: First step is admitting you have a problem :) RT @csrsabie @RianVDM Shopping Cart Abandonment Infographic http://bit.ly/dEghbR <practical details of #bmgen – tho’ doesn’t list reason I most often abandon a cart, which is that the website is too confusing or simply doesn’t work…
  • theopengroup: G_Doherty: How does mopping a floor help put a man on the moon; and how does that relate to #EntArch? http://ow.ly/3ULV <concrete example of engaging with enterprise #vision
  • tetradian: [post] Belonging http://bit.ly/fsFaDA #entarch #vision
  • greblhad: @tetradian unfortunately we do not ask people to join our quest for the golden architecture,
  • Eclectopedic: RT @RebelCapitalist: Worker-owned cooperative blog: American Worker Cooperative http://www.american.coop/ #workerowned #orgarch #entarch
  • SAlhir: RT @zapposxperience: RT @customerthink #Zappos – Workplace Culture Not Perks http://bt.io/GbZG #Fortune #work #cem #custserv // RT @zapposxperience: Who’s in Charge? The Customer or You http://post.ly/1WZlS
  • jdevoo: Defining open-source hardware http://is.gd/Q8yPkK #bmgen #patent #intproperty
  • basvg: finally had some time to finish my post on strategy, architecture and e-books http://bit.ly/g32oHF #entarch #bmgen #archimate
  • DavidGurteen: Esko Kilpi: From systems to ecosystems http://bit.ly/hA3vaK <great summary of whole-context #entarch etc
  • SystemsWiki: Systems Thinking Skills Mind Map. An impressive organization of the habits http://lnkd.in/BzeWEU <useful visual summary
  • SystemsWiki: Achieving Workflow Flexibility through Taming the Chaos. Some interesting perspectives to consider. http://lnkd.in/eyrHss <okay, it’s an old article (2001), but in essence it’s classic hard-systems theory mathematical models), trying to make out that they can be applied successfully to everything – which, as the proponents of BPR discovered the hard way, they can’t…
  • hvaelama: human centric technology +SoS defragments academic disciplinarity; brings human&natural scientists and technologists together // New thinking (Human centic technology) is needed since it balances and integrates holistic thinking and reductionistic thinking // HCT+SoS needed since even some of the most high-IQ people around can’t see the big picture because they get lost in the details.  #istag

A back-and-forth between a whole stream of folks, around enterprise vision and commitment:

  • tetradian: [post] Yes and no:  a question of commitment http://bit.ly/fJUqcA #entarch #culture #responsibility
  • MartinHowitt: @tetradian if an explicit vision does not exist for an enterprise, is it the #entarch responsibility to facilitate one?
  • tetradian: .@MartinHowitt: “if an explicit vision does not exist for enterprise, is it #entarch responsibility to facilitate one?” – my opinion is Yes // enterprise-vision is also anchor for ISO9000-type quality-system – it’s essential/fundamental part of the architecture
  • NGA_Anita: @tetradian @martinhowitt an enterprise vision is first a business responsibility, #entarch should never take this on.
  • tetradian: .@NGA_Anita yes, vision is biz-responsibility: @MartinHowitt and I both said ‘facilitate’, not ‘create’ – we need it to exist for #entarch // e “#entarch should never take this on”: if you mean IT-centric ‘entarch’, probably agree – it’s a biz concern (real-entarch)
  • erikproper: @tetradian Isn’t that explicit vision part of the EA process …. step A: Enterprise Vision ….
  • tetradian: .@erikproper TOGAF Step A ‘Architecture Vision’ describes ‘future state’ for architecture – transient condition, not permanent anchor
  • CarlChilley: @MartinHowitt @tetradian re vision: no vision = no ent just org with no purpose => no #entarch just collection of stuff with no context
  • MartinHowitt: @CarlChilley @tetradian spot on. We need stuff to work with! // OTOH, “vision” can take many forms. It doesn’t have to be in a “statement”
  • kvistgaard: @CarlChilley there is always a ‘context’, the missing thing would rather be ‘cohesion’ (I agree with the rest of the statement)
  • CarlChilley: @kvistgaard cohesion and coherence both necessary even (or especially) when context is obscured
  • CarlChilley: @MartinHowitt @tetradian vision does take many forms-observation spot on. Vision as behaviour, vision by example subliminal & often ignored
  • MartinHowitt: @CarlChilley @tetradian best #entarch thing I ever did is chat to a senior mgr, write his vision down & hand it back. Smiles all round
  • CarlChilley: @MartinHowitt @tetradian capture and present verbal #entarch always works with reasonable people. But egos can often complicate the simple
  • seabird20: @erikproper @tetradian we must be very careful we dont “do architecture” for its own sake.
  • CarlChilley: @tetradian @MartinHowitt @seabird20  re vision will also enlarge organisation vs enterprise in a blog this week as well – frightening space
  • tetradian: [post] Why vision? http://bit.ly/gHtoBO #entarch (for @CarlChilley @MartinHowitt @seabird20)

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

  • CreatvEmergence: A creative spaciousness, newness & lack of self-consciousness emerges when u let go of words during exploration // Creative breakthrus happen at the edges of known & unknown; possible & impossible; current & new patterns
  • CreatvEmergence: RT @zenext: As we talk about the possibilities of “happy communities” we explore the notion that wonder-full communities are precisely that
  • JosvanOosten: JK Rowling (2008) on the Fringe benefits of Failure – great TED video http://bit.ly/ax1ACi tnx @janbommerez <wonderful…
  • CreatvEmergence: Beyond only thought leaders, I believe we need more experience leaders <where do we find them for #entarch etc?
  • CarlChilley: RT @CreatvEmergence: Beyond only thought leaders, I believe we need more experience leaders <- yes! delivery is paramount & often ignored
  • oscarberg: It’s amazing how little time (& acceptance) for reflection & free thinking there is in most knowledge work // Is it wrong to bring the “need for speed” mentality from industry work to knowledge work? // Gaining insights & making good decisions take time. It’s the execution (such as TTM) that should be fast // I’m thinking production of products & services is like fast food, while knowledge / creative work is like slow food
  • CreatvEmergence: RT @DavidHolzmer: RT @HarvardBiz When Skill and Luck Meet Complexity http://s.hbr.org/fUOoVc
  • CarlChilley: Infographic of the Day: What Makes a Company Good to Work For? | Co.Design – Amazing way to view data! http://bit.ly/hHmg1l <interesting… #orgarch
  • SAlhir: RT @DavidHolzmer: Arguing Is Pointless – Peter Bregman – Harvard Business Review http://ow.ly/3SW03 <about collaboration, or lack of it…
  • unorder: “Research says …” is a story killer. “In 1992 two researchers …” now you have a story. #storytelling
  • CreatvEmergence: RT @zenext: Common language does not mean common jargon, it means common experience. Language that matters is not about content, it’s about context.
  • SAlhir: RT @DanielPink Can a 5-minute exercise double your productivity? http://bit.ly/hHWjP0 (via the Pink Blog)
  • getstoried: Are people buying what you’re selling? What they want is a story to believe in. #storytelling <that’s the role of vision in #entarch etc
  • CreatvEmergence: SCAMPER Your Creativity – http://bnet.io/cNtYcS
  • getstoried: +1 RT @greggvm: “In the beginning, people need 2 connect w/a story in order 2 believe that a product matters 2 them.” http://j.mp/h9cY5e #bizstory #bmgen
  • iyigun: RT @adam_deane: It’s great being a CEO and saying I want to be more customer focused, but for call center employee what does that mean? http://bit.ly/e08C1d #entarch
  • BillIves: Future of Change Management: 5 trends http://bit.ly/gJXE1F
  • SAlhir: RT @DavidHolzmer: The Governance of Complexity and the Complexity of Governance « Learning Change http://ow.ly/3V3YT
  • DavidGurteen: RT @IKISEA: Thai people don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care // And again: face to face first technology later. understanding each other, trust each other precedes knowledge sharing #km <great ‘cultural translation’ example
  • SAlhir: RT @Jabaldaia Which Organizational factors inhibit the variety of perspectives? http://bit.ly/eFwafC #creativity #management #innovation #orgarch #collab

A great back-and-forth between Michael Margolis (@getstoried) and Shawn Callahan (@unorder) on the role of obstacles in storytelling:

  • getstoried: Are you picking the right obstacles? Without obstacles, there is no story. #storytelling
  • unorder: @getstoried Obstacles are not required for a story. Just heard 5 coincident stories and no obstacles. Just events & something unanticipated
  • getstoried: @unorder Great point. Isn’t something unanticipated just a synonym for obstacle though? i.e. flow/stop/flow…
  • unorder: @getstoried Not really. Went to a party and bumped into someone who shared the same birthday, then discovered our partners have same b’day
  • getstoried: @unorder OK, helpful details. Doesn’t da principle still apply? Overcoming: state of separation to discover shared connection. obstacle. ;-)
  • unorder: @getstoried bit of a stretch. I think obstacles help to make really good stories but not a precondition for story. :-)
  • getstoried: @unorder how does a story generate meaning if there’s nothing to overcome or a previous norm to distinguish itself against?
  • unorder: @getstoried meaning comes from the cause and effect we infer based in the sequence of events, obstacle or no obstacle.
  • getstoried: @unorder Yeah, precisely! cause and effect. that to me is essence of what I mean by obstacle. action/reaction. force acted upon.
  • unorder: @getstoried Obstacle suggest you overcome something. Merely responding to an action is not strong enough. Must be very mild obstacles ;-)
  • getstoried: @unorder Great discussion! I use “obstacle” to emphasize dramatics of the situation. The point as you stress is, “to respond to something.”
  • unorder: @getstoried Don’t get me wrong, I agree that obstacles make for a good story. Just not for every story. Undramatic stories are important too.
  • getstoried: @unorder you’re right. these days I’m embracing, and leaning into the drama. ;-p
  • unorder: @getstoried I guess I’m leaning into small-s S-telling. Be careful not to fall into the uncanny valley of storytelling http://bit.ly/fhPYlC
  • getstoried: @unorder: I heart ur article – Uncanny valley of #storytelling http://bit.ly/fhPYlC << Still don’t need 2 be a pro to tell the Bigger Story.
  • unorder: @getstoried Thx for the interesting conversation. Off to celebrate my daughter’s 18th now. Mexican. Yum.
  • getstoried: @unorder Ariba! Fun convo indeed. hope the fiesta gets saucy… ;-)

Social-media, ‘enterprise 2.0’, user-interface, user-experience and online-collaboration:

  • BillIves: RT @rossdawson: It is the structure of social networks that shapes influence… and the structure is changing http://bit.ly/e7ilnV #e20 #socbiz
  • oscarberg: Animation [RSAnimate-style – video]: The ROI of User Experience http://bit.ly/eCHTlB via @axbom #ux
  • oscarberg: RT @jonmell: IBM call it Social Business. Forrester call it empowered. We agree it’s “on a par with e-business in importance”. http://is.gd/KPjhsM #socbiz
  • jdevoo: RT @goonth: Part V of FIVE EASY PIECES: Nurturing Holistic Media Ecosystems #transmedia #curation #culture #journalism http://post.ly/1aZfP
  • oscarberg: RT @aponcier: Getting To Know Your Firm Through Micro-Blogging  http://bit.ly/hgC4MS via @MarkTamis @e2mblog #e20 #narrative
  • oscarberg: RT @JohnFMoore: Ten reasons why blogs are more useful than email newsletters http://goo.gl/fb/TQGA3 #e20 #socbiz #narrative
  • oscarberg: My latest CMS Wire article: Enterprise Collaboration: Agree On How to Collaborate Up Front http://bit.ly/h1w3uc #collaboration <useful brief how-to
  • oscarberg: RT @hjarche: There Is NO Social Customer by @tdebaillon http://ur1.ca/35qef Excellent presentation! < Indeed #socbiz
  • oscarberg: RT @dankeldsen: Would love your thoughts on -> Mobile Content & Collaboration: Let’s Face It, You Aren’t Ready http://bit.ly/e1Riyv <good points on #itarch #ux #bizarch #entarch etc
  • oscarberg: RT @jacobm: RT @gyehuda: There is No Social Business is there?:  http://disq.us/1402oj (@jacobm) |thank you as usual Gil!
  • jdevoo: Smudge maps RT @nicolasnova: Fingerprints on touch interface as interaction pattern http://bit.ly/eI5MDL #ux

IT-architecture, IT-systems, IT-development and other matters IT-related:

  • ArchiTool: Archi 1.6 final is now ready to download http://bit.ly/9qPLUL <great (more-than-)entry-level #archimate toolset
  • ArchiTool: Here’s a screencast of the new Format Painter in Archi 1.6 http://bit.ly/dMg1cA #archimate // Here’s a screencast of the ARM (Automatic Relationship Management) in Archi 1.6 http://bit.ly/fbOZou #archimate
  • kvistgaard: RT @ariscommunity: Discussion how to manage requirements in ArchiMate http://bit.ly/eFuBQL #aris <practical question on use of #archimate standard: #itarch #entarch
  • theopengroup: RT @gotze: TOGAF-experts, what’s the diff betwn an architectrl asset and an architectrl building block? Are all ABBs assets? All assets ABB? <good #TOGAF question for #entarch – short answer is ‘any entity can be an ABB’ (which applies to assets also, but not exclusively) – ABBs tend to be larger ‘building-blocks’, but it’s a matter of scope, scale and appropriate-granularity
  • theopengroup: RT @dana_gardner: Infosys survey: #EntArch and #bizarch on common ascent to strategy enablers http://ff.im/-xO5M1 #ogsdg
  • JohnPolgreen: Download my white paper on #TOGAF for gov’t – summarizes 3 Open Group webinars: http://tinyurl.com/2d2kvop // Slides for my 3 Open Group webinars on #TOGAF for Gov’t – w case studies – on my LinkedIn profile: http://tinyurl.com/4ltumpl #itarch #entarch

Society, culture, economics, and other global-scale themes:

  • jdevoo: RT @stephaniewojcik @dfreelon: typology of statements about the internet’s role in revolutionary politics  http://bit.ly/ghX5qx #recommend
  • CreatvEmergence: Nice SlideShare presentation: Rachael Armstrong: Organic Design, Living Architecture – http://slidesha.re/QiQRT via @livingarchitect
  • jdevoo: RT @sophiaparker: The Guardian: 10 ways to change the way we live http://tiny.cc/pc2jq – via @johnthackara @laurabunt #Plenitude #oneplanet lifestyle // More on the #Plenitude path to #sustainability by Juliet Schor http://bit.ly/f5JlmZ <recommend #economics #entarch
  • jdevoo: Coalition of the Willing http://bit.ly/gRTc6a #cognitivesurplus beamed at #globalwarming via @VenessaMiemis >> env conventions watching? <interesting activist view – too much focus on tools, not enough on where it’s going?
  • hvaelama: Subject’s free will (and aim of government to support enabling self actualization to its full potential) is the core of open society // Free agents are the essential part the core in Complex Adaptive Systems theory, should we apply that to open society?
  • davidcushman: RT @ryodi: http://bit.ly/exPh9t David Cameron bends over for big business again #Guardian <ouch… #entarch #economics
  • vernaallee: Networking Action » Frameworks for Global Change Network Strategy Development http://networkingaction.net/2011/02/frameworks-for-global-change-network-strategy-development/?sms_ss=twitter&at_xt=4d52e590c901003b,0 – great development chart.
  • ancillaryIPs: Police take too long to adapt to self organised evolution of protest tactics. Governments and bureaucracies will… http://fb.me/PGQ2zVip <see also BBC: “Warning over policing of protests” http://bbc.in/dL6rcu
  • jdevoo: Uncontacted Tribes http://bit.ly/hbXqNi #nature #anthropology #mythbuster #society; also #economics
  • oscarberg: RT @umairh: The protestors in #Egypt might have just have self-organized one of the world’s first Meaning Organizations. http://bit.ly/a88eK9 <key themes in Haque’s ‘Meaning Organization’: Significance; Outcomes thinking; Harmony, Purpose, Peace, Love, Ambition – in effect, all of them core themes in whole-enterprise architectures #entarch
  • oscarberg: Making robots communicate & learn as we do will lead to better understanding of humans http://j.mp/fnZMXd <interesting challenges on society, psychology, human-development etc
  • hvaelama: A Systems Perspective | Center for Ecoliteracy http://jaycross.posterous.com/a-systems-perspective-center-for-ecoliteracy via @jaycross

And, of course, the mildly mind-bending miscellany:

  • craighepburn: Anyone else who wants to free themselves of unread email anxiety should read: http://bit.ly/13bTy and this http://bit.ly/Rbtzi
  • simonbrown: RT @wearewebreality: Good advice: The 10 Commandments of Great Public Speaking: http://bit.ly/i0Y7Z6
  • jdevoo: RT @davidcoethica @ADHumlen: New Scientist: Ultimate party trick: Watch #video of people shooting lightning from their head http://ow.ly/3S6Mu #science <definitely in the “don’t try this at home, kids” category… :-)
  • thoughttrans: RT @tedchris: Beautifully done! RT @GuyKawasaki Life lessons from 40 films in 7 minutes http://is.gd/MYs0fa
  • CreatvEmergence: The secret life of metaphor | Ode Magazine – http://ow.ly/3S3FP via @TBilich @DoseofCre8ivity < reminds me of Mataphors We Live By
  • eclectopedic: RT @ShareableDesign: Share the Internet! How to set up a mesh network in your neighborhood: http://ow.ly/3U1VF
  • getstoried: Check this Swiss Army Knife on @Amazon for $902, more importantly, read the user reviews #storytelling http://amzn.to/fQjeSa via @lou_dubois <seriously silly storytelling…? :-)