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Applying tools for enterprise-effectiveness to enterprise-effectiveness itself: [post] Effectiveness for enterprise-effectiveness http://ow.ly/NxYh3 #entarch #bizarch #itarch #rbpea
Keep it simple. Simple, yet not simplistic. Acknowledge the complexity, yet don't ever push that complexity in people's faces. (Not until they're ready for it and choose to face it, anyway.) Help people find their own effectiveness about creating effectiveness.
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To come to fruition, ideas need active nurturing - but who pays for that? [post] Idea-parenting http://ow.ly/Njs7k #innovation #bizarch #entarch #society
I'd often wondered why I always seem to have such a visceral response to hearing a woman say “I don't work, I'm only a mother”. What do you mean by “only”? – why would anyone deride it so? And what do you mean by “I don't work”? – it's some of the hardest work there is!
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Non-attachment is also non-detachment... - a concept crucial for enterprise-architectures at every scale [post] RBPEA: Attachment, non-attachment, non-detachment http://ow.ly/MQ8f0 #rbpea #entarch #economics #society
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Where enterprise-architectures connect with the real world? [post] RBPEA: "Love, live, work, hope" http://ow.ly/MFB3q #rbpea #society #entarch
What are the real human needs? So far in this series on RBPEA (Really-Big-Picture Enterprise-Architecture), we've explored non-negotiable constraints imposed on us by Reality Department, and problems that are inherent in a culture that still actively promotes serious dysfunctionality in a form I ...
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How do we build enterprise-architectures that can join the dots for the whole of a real-world customer-journey? [post] Enterprise-architectures for the real-world http://ow.ly/MwZZx #entarch #customerjourney #society #rbpea
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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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Another way to bypass the dreaded 'definition-wars' around enterprise-architecture... [post] Enterprise effectiveness http://ow.ly/Nruie #entarch #bizarch #rbpea
Enterprise-architecture is dead. As a term, anyway. Although it had been dying for quite a while, we do have some certainty now about when it died; we know how it died, and even why it died. And whilst some of us may hope that there might yet be some way to revive the corpse, reality is that it ...
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We need more realism about how the world really works... [post] Two words (anhedonia and rōnin) http://ow.ly/Ng4jB #entarch #bizarch #rbpea
There we were, my colleague and I, discussing the possible merits and value for me of going to yet another conference. This time business-architecture rather than 'enterprise'-architecture, and reasonably-priced too – unlike so many conferences these days. Looked good.
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How supposed 'majority-rule' can turn out to be Not A Good Idea... [post] RBPEA: The other Bolshevism http://ow.ly/MIAqr #rbpea #bizarch #entarch #society
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Tackling one of the hardest parts of enterprise-architeture work... [post] RBPEA: The dangers of 'anything-centrism' http://ow.ly/MCbrL #rbpea #society #entarch
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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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