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Coming up with grandiose Great Plans is kinda premature when we don't yet understand the real constraints we face... [post] RBPEA: Where's the plan? http://ow.ly/MdhJb #rbpea #socialchange #economics #politics
This one came through from a colleague on the Twitterstream a couple days back, presumably somewhat channeling John Lennon: Imagine no possessions, we'd all love to see the plan. And yeah, it's a concern (complaint?) I get a lot about where I've gotten to so far in RBPEA (Really-Big-Picture ...
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'Should' contains some surprisingly deep dangers for enterprise-architects: [post] RBPEA: Object, subject and 'should' http://ow.ly/LE9ys #rbpea #entarch #society #futures
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A new framework for enterprise-architecture? [post] Introducing the ZeroLAFF framework http://ow.ly/L3cPr #entarch
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To rethink 'the future of work', we must also rethink and resolve the dysfunctional impacts of the money-economy: [post] The future of work, and money http://ow.ly/KFD6K #entarch #work #economics #rbpea
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"Modelling is the new literacy" [post] More on the 'Why' for new toolsets http://ow.ly/Jo7uP #entarch #tools #sensemaking
As you may have noticed, I've been kinda struggling somewhat to fully explain the 'Why' behind all of this talk of 'new toolsets for enterprise-architecture' and related disciplines. And then, out of the blue, via a reTweet from Phil Beauvoir of 'Archi' fame, comes this: ...
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Deregulation and extra money merely makes the game worse: [post] When Monopoly goes beyond a game... http://ow.ly/JbFtO #bizarch #economics #rbpea
Back when we were kids, there was one well-worn answer to those long damp dreary days of the English so-called summer: pull out the board-games! One of which, of course, was Monopoly: Which worked well, for a while. As kids, it was at about the right level of challenge for us: there was some ...
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Assumptions about feelings and beliefs are often Not A Good Idea in enterprise-architectures... [post] RBPEA: Feelings are facts http://ow.ly/LJIBL #entarch #rbpea #futures #society
“You can't feel that! You don't feel that! You shouldn't feel that! You have no right to feel that!” All of which stridently ignores the fact that we do indeed feel that… Let's be clear about this: feelings are facts. We each feel what we feel: and nothing in itself is going to change that fact ...
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Key themes in applying enterprise-architecture principles and practice at a literally global scope and scale: [post] RBPEA: Basics and fundamentals http://ow.ly/Lx2wZ #rbpea #entarch #society #economics
A small girl in the café this morning, with her parents. All happy enough for most of the time, yet also often an all-too-typical example of the dreaded 'terrible twos': everything's 'Mine!', even (or perhaps especially) if it was actually someone else's; every 'No' treated as a 'Yes' (unless it ...
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What can strawberry-shortcake can show us about economics and architectures at a global scale? [post] RBPEA: Constraints and corollaries http://ow.ly/L1nwl #entarch #economics #systems #rbpea
Enterprise-architectures should, in principle, apply to any enterprise, at any scale. But what happens when we scale our enterprise-architectures up to the 'really-big-picture' (RBPEA) level, with a literally global scope? What non-negotiable constraints would we hit up against?
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Some examples of broader thinking about what's implementable for enterprise-architecture toolsets: [post] A tale of three toolsets http://ow.ly/KtLSX #entarch #rbpea #ux
Time to get back on the toolsets trail… First, though, I'll let Phil Beauvoir have his own rant about the current state of supposed 'EA-toolsets' – as per a series of Tweets he pushed out a few days ago: Better to have fewer features with an intuitive and simple design than a mass of ...
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Are the big-consultancies at last starting to wake up to the changes in enterprise-architecture? [post] Hoist by their own petard (again) http://ow.ly/JnhP8 #entarch #bizarch
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What risks do you face if you tie your reputation too tightly to someone else? [post] Hidden perils of co-branding http://ow.ly/IWm6a #bizarch #entarch #rbpea
For any organisation that's in the public-eye, a co-branding deal sounds like a perfect win-win: you get a pile of useful cash merely for letting someone put up a load of posters around the place. What could possibly go wrong with that? Uh… a lot, actually… The key point in this is that there ...
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