24 days ago

Architecture basics: The structure of a task

What’s the structure of a task? What do we need in a task to make sure that we do the right things right? It’s worth thinking about this in architectural terms – in terms of that tagline for enterprise effectiveness, …

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1 month, 2 days ago

Enterprise-architecture: Clawing our way out of limbo

A year ago, I was at Heathrow, boarding a flight to Australia. My long years of eldercare had at last come to an end: it was time for a restart. It was a good plan. I’d worked on it for …

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2 months, 1 day ago

Rethinking RACI

Probably everyone knows the RACI responsibility-matrix – Responsible, Accountable, Consulted, Informed. But what does it mean, in practice? For some years now I’ve been using a simple organisation-relative way to describe the organisation’s relationships with the broader shared-enterprise: organisation: the organisation itself, …

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4 months, 4 days ago

Service, product, service – summary and checklists

How do we describe ‘service’ and ‘product’ in the same way for every scope and scale, every type of context and content? That’s the theme for this series of posts. In ‘Service, product, service, simplified‘, I aimed to simplify the relationship …

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4 months, 8 days ago

Service, product, service – promise and product

Are we selling services, products or both? The short-answer is ‘Yes’ – but what we’re really selling, every time, is a promise… The start-point for this was one of those ideas that arise first-thing-in-the-morning, seemingly without any warning: Idea: In sales, …

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4 months, 13 days ago

Service, product, service – start with product

If service and product are different views into a continuous sequence of value-creation, what can we learn if we start the sequence from product rather than service? In the earlier parts of this series – such as ‘Service, product, service, …

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5 months, 14 days ago

Service, product, service – responsibilities

What’s the difference between products and services? One of the key differences, perhaps, is in how we view the respective responsibilities… The core theme in this series of posts on the relationships between product and service, and the follow-on implications …

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5 months, 28 days ago

Service, product, service – everything for hire?

Are goods and services ‘products’ because they can be hired? Is ‘product’ a term that applies only to a commercial context? I’d intended that the next post in this series on the relationship between product and service would be about transfers of responsibility …

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5 months, 29 days ago

Service, product, service – service as product?

Does it make sense to describe product and service as the same, or views into the same thing? For example, what if your product is a service? The next post in this series on the relationship between product and service was going to …

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