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Enterprise Agility | NetObjectives: SIPOC helps you figure out where to start
Some very good basic advice here from Jim Trott at NetObjectives about applying lean principles and systems thinking to improve software development. An excerpt: "When it comes to analyzing where to start in helping a development organization, it often makes sense to talk to the Business, which is the...
30 Jan 2008
When information is not scarce, what does it mean to know?
Another very interesting video here from the folks at Kansas State University that did the Academia 2.0 post and initial response . (BTW, the first video on the linked page IS the Academia 2.0 video, so be sure scroll down to the second video.) Similar to the first video, this additional one raises huge...
16 Nov 2007
Academia 2.0? The reponse to A Vision of Students Today
Technorati Tags: Adaptive , User Experience , Computing is a liberal art , knowledge , academia 2.0 Walter Stier posted a link to an interesting video made by a Kansas State cultural anthropology class on what it's like to be a college student today. In case you missed the "response" video from the...
17 Oct 2007
Computing Is A Liberal Art, Part 3: Strategies for Reinforcing Loops and the Hive Mind
Technorati Tags: innovation , systems thinking , complexity science , adaptive , change , learning , Popfly , computing is a liberal art , knowledge , cyborg Here's a conundrum: if knowledge is personal, how do I benefit from what you "know"? One, if you help me learn you can reduce the...
20 Jun 2007
Computing Is A Liberal Art, Part 2: Knowledge is personal
Technorati Tags: innovation , systems thinking , complexity science , adaptive , change , learning , Popfly , computing is a liberal art , knowledge , cyborg In the natural world, few (if any) things grow without limits. In the case of information volume, one of those limits may be our ability...
20 Jun 2007
Computing Is A Liberal Art, Part 1: Education Inflation
Technorati Tags: innovation , systems thinking , complexity science , adaptive , change , learning , Popfly , computing is a liberal art , knowledge , cyborg Education Inflation Most of us are familiar with the rising cost of education/tuition (at least for those of us in the US). Yes, it...
19 Jun 2007
Build to last is dead, speed rules, competency is currency. Resistance is futile.
Technorati Tags: innovation , systems thinking , adaptive , change , decision making , learning , context aware , cyborg An email exchange with a few colleauges last night, including Chris Bernard and Josh Holmes , got me thinking about the network as platform concept. I went on a bit of rant,...
15 Jun 2007
Learning to thrive in times of accelerating change
Technorati Tags: continuous learning , systems thinking , adaptive , change , learning Over the last couple of years I've often heard about the need for a "sense and respond" capability -- to sense what's happening in our businesses and to respond in a timely, effective way. I believe...
15 Jun 2007
Want Innovation? Don't Build to Last -- Build for Adaptation!
The pace of change in the world continues to accelerate. Business is global. Technology enables markets in New York to react almost instantly to changes in Shanghai. Technology gives us the power to be always on and always connected. Technology lets us create, distribute, and consume ever more information...
29 Mar 2007
Vicarious reputation growing from a virtual economy for reputation system points?
It's an interesting idea that Josh Ledgard learned is being used in China, and blogged about here . I like that it tries to make the reputation system points more useful/valuable, and encourages people to ask questions they really want answered -- that is, it might help keep the "signal to noise" ratio...
16 Feb 2007
The Best Payback in Technology History... Think you know what it is???
Hmmm.... How about a giant ERP system? :-) Nope. Internet Explorer? Windows Mobile? Getting closer, but those are only "honorable mention" in my book. If you're a company with a large investments in ERP and Line of Business (LOB) applications, my vote for the best technology payback the computing world...
15 Feb 2007
Lean manufacturing has been around for a long time. Many of the principles of lean were identified in Henry Ford's work before the US Great Depression of the 1930s, and significantly extrended by Kiichiro Toyoda and Taiichi Ohno during the middle of the last century. Today, Toyota is regarded as the...
17 Jan 2007
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