18 days ago

The weight of the past

What’s the weight of the past? For me, right now, it’s about two tons. Literally. I moved back to Australia in mid-March of this year. Courtesy of the pandemic-lockdown, every part of my initial plans for the move were shredded,

4 months, 14 days ago

Change-mapping: Plan and Action

In the Change-mapping method, what exactly is Action? Doesn’t action happen everywhere? The short-answer to that second question is actually ‘Yes’ – action does indeed happen everywhere. In which case, you might ask, what’s the point of having Action as

8 months, 27 days ago

Changes coming

New books, new strategy, new location, for a new decade: that’s me. And with it, big changes coming up for me, all within the first half of the coming year. In late January, there’ll be the launch of the first

1 year, 4 months ago

I’m still here…

Yes, I know there hasn’t been much activity on this blog for quite a while now. But don’t worry. I’m still here, still busy as ever. It’s just that, right now, much of that work is necessarily appearing elsewhere. For

1 year, 9 months ago

Frameworks: Why have them?

Frameworks have been established that cover many disciplines including architecture, process, governance, change, skills,and maturity. Having frequently been asked when working , perhaps not overtly,  “why bother using  a framework?”:- the implication being that they only add unnecessary overheads.  When confronted with this it has been worthwhile … Continue reading

2 years, 2 months ago

Building effectiveness in a small business

One of the great things about doing my ‘Tetradian on Architectures‘ mini-video series is that I get to tackle real-world questions about everyday enterprise-architecture, sent in by people all around the world. In this case, for the current episode in

2 years, 5 months ago

Sensemaking and the flocking of Boyds

It began with an octopus; wandered into an accidental remark about “a flocking of Boyds”; and then drifted off somewhat sideways from there. But seems that this crabwise shuffle may be leading somewhere useful – for my current explorations of

2 years, 5 months ago

Sensemaking: Down in the dungeons

Following on from the previous post ‘Sensemaking: Into the void‘, what’s a good everyday analogy or example on how to develop our skills in sensemaking and strategy? In particular, how to understand, apply and use the ‘sense, make-sense, decide, act‘