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 customer of the dev group, as…

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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 and important questions about…

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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 same creators,…

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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 transaction costs for…

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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 to turn information…

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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’s an uncomfortable reality, but…

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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, and Chris suggested I…

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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 these capabilities will be increasingly valuable…

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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. And yet because there are still…

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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 strong. I do…

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