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Innovating strategic management and business design through Interweaving

The blog channels WorkEm's knowledge, skills, approaches and values.
MAR
05

Adding business senses and balance to information products

I have just come back from presenting two novel techniques from the Interweaving and Concept Development practices at the VMBO 2019 research conference.

These techniques enrich the value of information products, canvases, diagrams, and models.

In a later post Ill share the techniques and why they are important. But here is a teaser.

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FEB
16

A pivot, a challenge, a modernisation, a disruption ...

A pivot, a challenge, a modernisation, a disruption ...

 ...that is lean and mean as opposed to rigid and comprehensive, open as opposed to closed and predefined …

and meet the modern needs and insights of agility, experimentation, fail forward, build-learn-measure, growth hacking, design, open questions and learning, critical thinking, …

for

  • modern knowledge workers,
  • digital transformations,
  • investors and aspiring startups,
  • large companies,
  • strategy execution,
  • organisational and technical integration,
  • Industry 4.0,
  • innovation journeys,
  • and much more.
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DEC
09

The W (with) that J. Zachman missed

It was a fun idea to write this article a couple of years ago. But, then the realities of the thought started to become problematic. After a while the reported EA problems with generating business outcomes became tedious to listen to and trying react to. So I decided to move on, with a new product development and a Pivot, the Interweaving practice. But, here is a short version of the article.

The Zachman Framework (now called Zachman Enterprise Ontology) is part of the enterprise architecture (EA) inheritage. It was invented and now maintained by John Zachman.

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OCT
23

Are Enterprise and Business Architects the new Borgs?

Are Enterprise and Business Architects the new Borgs?

It was a fun idea to write this article a couple of years ago. But, then the realities of the thought started to become problematic. After a while the reported EA problems with generating business outcomes became tedious to listen to and trying react to. So I decided to move on, with a new product development and a Pivot, the Interweaving practice. But, here is a short version of the article.

Why a Borg analogy? Why reflect on ones own profession using fictional, fun and not so serious glasses? Can an analogy give some insights that are valuable to product development? The answer to the last question is Yes.

The Enterprise Architecture (EA) practice(s) has been going through great turmoil the last 10 year or so. EA works well inside IS/IT and engineering but experience significant problems when trying to escape its IS/IT roots and tradition. Initial customer interests are reported to be turned into rejection and then EA efforts are moved back into IS/IT again.

For those of you that haven’t encountered the Borgs, they are a formidable alien race encountered in the Star Trek TV and Movies series a while ago. They come from technological and cybernetic origins and they traverse the universe to assimilate encountered races, their technology and knowledge. A Borg credo is “Resistance is futile” and their ultimate goal is to "achieving perfection”.

When looking at recent trends in EA / BA methods and frameworks one can easily observe the vast number of assimilated knowledge and know-how. Here we find…

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