6 years, 3 months ago

Control, complex, chaotic

What exactly is ‘the chaotic’ in enterprise-architectures? How do we work with it, design for it rather than ‘against’ it? Yeah, I know this is a theme I’ve visited often here, but to me it’s a challenge that’s right at the core of

7 years, 7 months ago

On sensemaking in enterprise-architecture [4]

How do we make sense of uniqueness in enterprise-architecture? How do we support decisions at ‘business-speed’ – especially when the context is in part unique? And what architectural support do we need to provide for sensemaking and decision-making at business-speed? In the first part of this series we looked briefly at uniqueness, and why it’s […]

7 years, 8 months ago

On sensemaking in enterprise-architectures [3]

How do we make sense of uniqueness? How can we use uniqueness? And how do we make appropriate decisions when some or all of a context is inherently unique? In the first post in this series, we skimmed through Max Boisot’s I-Space and its impact on sensemaking in relation to complex-adaptive-systems. I then added a […]

7 years, 8 months ago

On sensemaking in enterprise-architectures [2]

How do we make sense of uniqueness? How can we make sense of what’s happening at the exact moment of action? In the previous post in this series, I looked briefly at Boisot’s I-Space – promoted by some as ‘the answer’ to everything in the information-space – and discovered that, useful though it may be […]

7 years, 8 months ago

On sensemaking in enterprise-architectures [1]

We know how to do sensemaking in enterprise-architectures; but why do we do it? What’s the purpose? What’s the point? As a result of various recent proddings from Bruce Waltuck and Stephen Law, amongst others, I’ve finally gotten round to taking a more than just a cursory glance at Max Boisot‘s concept of information-space, or […]

8 years, 2 months ago

‘Ba’, Cynefin, place and architecture

Just been reading (via Tweet by Bill Ives) a post by Anne Marie McEwan on ‘Loosening the Taylorist Stranglehold on the Workplace‘. Within a much larger context in a very good article, this one brief section caught my attention:
The Japanese concept of ‘ba’ came up in one of the face-to-face conversations. … Nonaka et al say that […]

8 years, 3 months ago

Enterprise architecture as language

Each enterprise has its own distinct language. More to the point, the enterprise-architecture is a language.
I probably need to take a step or two back at this point…
For quite some while I’ve been using the metaphor of ‘hologram’ to describe how we collect and store and describe information about the enterprise. Once we’ve done the […]