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Ric Hayman
Why IT Should Be on the CEO's Agenda - http://www.usnews.com/opinion...
Is enterprise architecture's time about to arrive? Now economic observers are beginning to notice that just thinking seriously about IT isn't enough - there has to be a bridge between the CEO and IT's strategic potential. Enter the enterprise architect. As this article says: “Enterprise architecture can be understood as a change and transformation framework to provide open and flexible business architecture for change management under conditions of high uncertainty.” - Ric Hayman
Ric Hayman
Why IT Should Be on the CEO's Agenda - http://www.usnews.com/opinion...
Is enterprise architecture's time about to arrive? Now economic observers are beginning to notice that just thinking seriously about IT isn't enough - there has to be a bridge between the CEO and IT's strategic potential. Enter the enterprise architect. As this article says: “Enterprise architecture can be understood as a change and transformation framework to provide open and flexible business architecture for change management under conditions of high uncertainty.” - Ric Hayman
Ric Hayman
America's Real Criminal Element: Lead - http://www.motherjones.com/environ...
An interesting, and somewhat disturbing look at what lead has done to society, and still is. It's probably not the whole story, but the statistics suggest it's a large part of it … and there's still plenty of petrol-related lead in our soil, and still plenty of old places with lead paint. - Ric Hayman
Ric Hayman
America's Real Criminal Element: Lead - http://www.motherjones.com/environ...
An interesting, and somewhat disturbing look at what lead has done to society, and still is. It's probably not the whole story, but the statistics suggest it's a large part of it … and there's still plenty of petrol-related lead in our soil, and still plenty of old places with lead paint. - Ric Hayman
Ric Hayman
If enterprise architecture is the answer, what was the question? - http://achurchassociates.com/2012...
My post(s) explaining, in business terms, how enterprise architecture can help with your business design, technology implementation and corporate strategy. If you see a question you'asking yourself, follow the link to find out more … - Ric Hayman
Ric Hayman
If enterprise architecture is the answer, what was the question? - http://achurchassociates.com/2012...
My post(s) explaining, in business terms, how enterprise architecture can help with your business design, technology implementation and corporate strategy. If you see a question you'asking yourself, follow the link to find out more … - Ric Hayman
Ric Hayman
Re: If enterprise architecture is the answer, what was the question? - http://achurchassociates.com/2012...
"Thanks, Ivo … I think I can work on a couple of extra questions from that :) … updates will come!" - Ric Hayman
Ric Hayman
Re: helicopters and metamodels take 2 - http://achurchassociates.com/2012...
"Yes it does help … I had already contemplated linking Drivers and Governance - I agree that “outside-in” relationship is important (if you look at the previous version of the diagram, I had the link in there). I admit I was hoping that I could imply that relationship via the business model, rather than make it explicit, but you may be right that to do so obfuscates it too much. I'm VERY uncomfortable about the capabilities/process part of it - and for the very reasons you mention. I'm still trying to figure out how to represent the recursion, where high-level processes cross capabilities which also contain processes, which may be sub-processes of the higher-level processes and use lower-level capabilities … I'm dizzy now, can I stop? :) On “information” - I see information architecture (as in how and why the business creates and curates its information asset) as part of the business design (where data architecture sits within technology design), so that IS an omission at the moment,..." - Ric Hayman
Ric Hayman
The Paradox of Preparing for Change - http://edgeperspectives.typepad.com/edge_pe...
Given that we will live through many changes in the course of our life, Hagel posits that the best preparation for those changes is to determine what WON'T change - what are our core values, our purpose or direction, and who are the people most important to us. If those things are solid, we can more readily adapt to other changes. - Ric Hayman
Ric Hayman
The Paradox of Preparing for Change - http://edgeperspectives.typepad.com/edge_pe...
Given that we will live through many changes in the course of our life, Hagel posits that the best preparation for those changes is to determine what WON'T change - what are our core values, our purpose or direction, and who are the people most important to us. If those things are solid, we can more readily adapt to other changes. - Ric Hayman
Ric Hayman
Annealing the Tactical Pattern Stack - http://www.tempobook.com/2012...
Interesting look at how we make decisions, and the templates we use to move from ad-hoc decisions to integrated rituals as we deepen our familiarity with a domain of expertise. - Ric Hayman
Ric Hayman
Annealing the Tactical Pattern Stack - http://www.tempobook.com/2012...
Interesting look at how we make decisions, and the templates we use to move from ad-hoc decisions to integrated rituals as we deepen our familiarity with a domain of expertise. - Ric Hayman
Ric Hayman
Why You Need To Be Daring Greatly - http://www.brasstackthinking.com/2012...
Not your average “business” post - in fact it might seem a little mushy and “soft” … just check it out anyway, particularly the embedded video. Then think abut your own life, and you tell me how “soft” it is to face our fears, and allow ourselves to be vulnerable. - Ric Hayman
Ric Hayman
Why You Need To Be Daring Greatly - http://www.brasstackthinking.com/2012...
Not your average “business” post - in fact it might seem a little mushy and “soft” … just check it out anyway, particularly the embedded video. Then think abut your own life, and you tell me how “soft” it is to face our fears, and allow ourselves to be vulnerable. - Ric Hayman
Ric Hayman
Welcome to the new reputation economy - http://www.wired.co.uk/magazin...
A good look at how digital (online) reputation is built, what value there might be in it, and how we might derive that value without giving the crown jewels of trust to ad farms. The issue is twofold: how our reputation is captured and stored, and who controls its use. - Ric Hayman
Ric Hayman
Welcome to the new reputation economy - http://www.wired.co.uk/magazin...
A good look at how digital (online) reputation is built, what value there might be in it, and how we might derive that value without giving the crown jewels of trust to ad farms. The issue is twofold: how our reputation is captured and stored, and who controls its use. - Ric Hayman
Ric Hayman
The internet and web are not killing retail, poor service is - http://paulwallbank.com/2012...
Bricks and mortar retailers are making the same mistake as the book and music industries before them - assuming that the competition with online revolves around price. The battlefront is convenience - if you want me to get dressed, travel to your store and walk in, the experience had better be worth it; and the underpaid, inexperienced staff that you treat as an unwelcome cost aren't going to cut it. When you figure out that they are your competitive advantage over online, maybe they'll be better valued and trained. And maybe then you'll be able to compete with online … - Ric Hayman
Ric Hayman
The internet and web are not killing retail, poor service is - http://paulwallbank.com/2012...
Bricks and mortar retailers are making the same mistake as the book and music industries before them - assuming that the competition with online revolves around price. The battlefront is convenience - if you want me to get dressed, travel to your store and walk in, the experience had better be worth it; and the underpaid, inexperienced staff that you treat as an unwelcome cost aren't going to cut it. When you figure out that they are your competitive advantage over online, maybe they'll be better valued and trained. And maybe then you'll be able to compete with online … - Ric Hayman
Ric Hayman
As companies and their environments grow in complexity, we need to rethink the way they are put together - we face diminishing returns from growth because they are sub-linear (more growth, less productivity) … This post (and the book) suggests that rather than build companies like machines, we build them like living organisms: “To design the connected company we must focus on the company as a complex ecosystem, a set of connections and potential connections, a decentralized organism that has eyes and ears everywhere that people touch the company, whether they are employees, partners, customers or suppliers.” - Ric Hayman
Ric Hayman
As companies and their environments grow in complexity, we need to rethink the way they are put together - we face diminishing returns from growth because they are sub-linear (more growth, less productivity) … This post (and the book) suggests that rather than build companies like machines, we build them like living organisms: “To design the connected company we must focus on the company as a complex ecosystem, a set of connections and potential connections, a decentralized organism that has eyes and ears everywhere that people touch the company, whether they are employees, partners, customers or suppliers.” - Ric Hayman
Ric Hayman
If you want to get paid for your freelance work … - http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_b...
Then you have to have a valuable difference to all the amateurs who have the same tools, and are happy to do it for free. “Professional” might have been enough when skills and tools were scarce; now that they are abundant you'll need to demonstrate why you're worth paying for. - Ric Hayman
Ric Hayman
If you want to get paid for your freelance work … - http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_b...
Then you have to have a valuable difference to all the amateurs who have the same tools, and are happy to do it for free. “Professional” might have been enough when skills and tools were scarce; now that they are abundant you'll need to demonstrate why you're worth paying for. - Ric Hayman
Ric Hayman
TEDxBoston - Andrew McAfee - Race Against the Machine - http://tedxtalks.ted.com/video...
Digital optimist or pessimist? Will robots and artificial intelligence be the end of our usefulness? Are we doomed? Andrew McAfee doesn't think so, and explains why in this TEDx video … - Ric Hayman
Ric Hayman
The Disciplined Pursuit of Less - http://blogs.hbr.org/cs...
A post about achieving more my targeting less; or how success can often breed its own failure. - Ric Hayman
Ric Hayman
"Work emails are not “private” by definition; plus it was available elsewhere on the Web already so didn't break Twitter's rules. This is about Twitter dancing to NBC's music …" - Ric Hayman
Ric Hayman
It’s not just ROI. It’s RELEVANCE! - http://www.businessesgrow.com/2012...
For all those fixated on ROI - a not-so-subtle reminder that ROI isn't everything. Just ask Kodak … - Ric Hayman
Ric Hayman
- The Obvious? - State Of The Net 2012 - http://www.euansemple.com/theobvi...
Euan's talk at State of the Net 2012 - a primer on not only what internal use of social media organisations can adopt, but a consideration of the implications of doing so for individuals. - Ric Hayman
Ric Hayman
The future of outsourcing - http://www.scottberkun.com/blog...
A short and succinct piece on both the advantages and the dangers of outsourcing, and the implications of it for your business. And the importance of drawing the line in the right place: “Only a fool would outsource their heart or lungs by choice.” - Ric Hayman
Ric Hayman
Taking reality seriously - towards a more self-regulating management model at Statoil - http://www.managementexchange.com/story...
A case study of implementing the Beyond Budgeting corporate performance management. Among other things, it discusses the contradictory uses we put standard budgeting to, and then wonder why we can't get it right. - Ric Hayman
Ric Hayman
Turn Big Data aspirations into business value - http://h30565.www3.hp.com/t5...
Big data is one thing; finding the business value in it is a bit harder - MIT's Sloan Management Review suggests that "…a large percentage of stored data serves no useful purpose because management has not specified how it will be used: who will make what decisions or provide what services with what data.” Interestingly, the research suggests starting at the operational level rather than attempting analytics. - Ric Hayman
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