The Human Network: Adding Social Context To Enterprise Architecture

Collaborative Thinking

Delivered September 2010 as the IASA conference in NYC: The Human Network: Adding Social Context To Enterprise Architecture. View more presentations from Mike Gotta. . Enterprise 2.0 Social Networking & Collaboration

Social Architecture (a manifesto) | Management Innovation eXchange

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Hack: Social Architecture (a manifesto). The result is a new balance between hierarchy and community that is called social architecture. The new Organizational Change Management is called Social Architecture. Documents: SOCIAL ARCHITECTURE EBOOK.pdf.

Adding Social Context To Enterprise Architecture

Collaborative Thinking

Learn some core principles of an "architecture of participation" that represents a people-centric approach to enterprise architecture. Social networking is redefining the workforce and creating a new frontier for enterprise architects. Increased mobility, generational shifts, new tools, and the changing digital lifestyle of workers bring an opportunity to embrace borderless relationships and foster collaboration in an open environment.

Art I have enjoyed in 2014

Jenny Connected

Venice – Like Vienna, Venice is a work of art in itself; the architecture, the museums, the galleries, the churches and the Architecture Biennale. This year I have tried to take every opportunity to see an exhibition if it is in an area I am visiting.

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Reference Architecture For Social Network Sites

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Today and tomorrow I will be finalizing the reference architecture document below. ???Templates??? illustrate infrastructure and act as blueprints organizations can leverage as they make decisions on IT architecture. This template provides such a reference architecture model.

Dealing with the architecture of fear

Chris Corrigan

This is true of course, but I see few articles that talk about how fear of failure in built into the architecture of the organization. The answer to this is for leaders to be engaged in changing the architecture of fear and failure in the organization. Without changing the architecture of fear, embracing the fear of failure is impossible. Just read an article on how the fear of failure is the greatest thing holding back innovation in the business world.

Dropping into conversations about Community Architecture, 25 years on

Social Reporter

Yesterday evening provide a great opportunity catch up with the pioneers, when Routledge relaunched the 1987 book Community Architecture by Nick Wates and Charles Knevitt. I think it is splendid that Routledge have republished Community Architecture. All posts community architecture


Platform Architectures

Collaborative Thinking

The Architecture of Platforms: A Unified View — HBS Working Knowledge. In this paper we argue that there is a fundamental unity in the architecture of platforms. Platform architectures are modularizations of complex systems in which certain components (the platform itself) remain stable, while others (the complements) are encouraged to vary in cross section or over time. The Architecture of Platforms: A Unified View — HBS Working Knowledge Interesting read.

Practical SharePoint 2010 Information Architecture - Ruven Gotz's book is now available

Michael Sampson - Currents

Well, Ruven's been working on a book, and it's now out: Practical SharePoint 2010 Information Architecture : " If you are responsible for any of the business side of implementing SharePoint, then I hope you will find material in this book that will be of value to you. At the SHARE conference in Australia last year, I finally got to meet Ruven Gotz. I knew of him, but SHARE 2011 was the first time I met him in person.

Organising Knowledge » Taxonomy and Information Architecture

Green Chameleon

Back in March James Kelway wrote an excellent post about a project where the information architecture and the taxonomy were built collaboratively with himself (an information architect) and a taxonomist working closely together.

MySite - Social Architecture Planning

Collaborative Thinking

Session objective: understand technical architecture and planning required to deploy. Architecture: two databases: social data (note feedback, social bookmarks, social tagging) profile database (profile properties, membership colleagues etc). Notes from Venky Veeraraghavan's presentation, forgive the typos! MySite personal portal. Social feedback. People and expertise search. SPSocial is the Twitter ID to follow. Demo: MySite has 3 out of box pages.

Everybody Loves Web Oriented Architecture

Green Chameleon

I recently have been exploring, over at my ZDNet blog site ( here and here and here ), the growing popularity of Web Oriented Architecture, versus the more dour image of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA). It takes a service-oriented architecture to get to WOA.

Print your own WikiHouse – the new Community Architecture

Social Reporter

Following my post about the relaunch of the 1987 book on Community Architecture , Charles Knevitt sent me a link to an excellent TED talk spotted by his co-author Nick Wates.

Liquid architecture of thinking networks and thinking in the network

Taming the spaces

Liquid architecture of thinking networks and thinking in the network. The book investigates the interaction between the canonical and rigid forms of a culture of information resources and networks multivocity of thought, reconstructing the paradigm of a model liquid architectures. Ciastellardi references to Marcos Novak in his preface, that i like particularly: Marcos Novak, “Liquid Architectures in Cyberspace&# from “Cyberspace: First Steps&# edited by Michael Benedikt.

Architecture or affluence - which has had more impact on neighbour relations?


The discussion at the end of the programme points to but doesn’t quite get to grips with the comparison between architecturally-led change in neighbour relations over time, and relative affluence as a driver of such change. Just now I can’t think of any research that has tried to explore and answer this question; but I’d just want to make the point that (a) affluence and architecturally-led privacy go together, but (b) they can impact on neighbour relations in different ways.

Enterprise Collaboration Architecture from Cisco that Goes Beyond Technology

Portals and KM

Conference sent me a useful white paper by one of his colleagues, Joe Moran, Transforming Collaboration through Strategy and Architecture. Joe provides four key levers: strategy based on business issues, not technology, flexible architectural frameworks that can evolve with the organization, consideration of culture, and clear governance. Cisco provides a Collaboration Services Group that is not tied to Cisco products but helps clients with a vendor independent approach.

Web Oriented Architecture and SOA: Different Acronyms, Same Things

Green Chameleon

I recently had the opportunity to take part in a podcast with Dave Linthicum , noted speaker, author and entrepreneur in SOA and integration, about the rise of Web Oriented Architecture (WOA), and what it means to SOA. But still, WOA is service oriented architecture applied on a global scale: “If you look at the fundamental approaches and really what they’re trying to accomplish, they’re really both innate SOA and WOA,&# Dave said.

Social Media and the Enterprise: An Architectural Approach, an IASA E-Summit Sponsored by Cisco

Collaborative Thinking

Social Media and the Enterprise: An Architectural Approach, an IASA E-Summit Sponsored by Cisco. Pacific Time Click here to register Get your entire architecture team up to speed with the latest trends and issues around social media by attending this International Association of Software Architect (IASA) e-summit. Hear from practiced experts throughout the industry on collaboration architecture topics and concepts.

Organising Knowledge » Taxonomies, Navigation and Information Architecture

Green Chameleon blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about Taxonomies, Navigation and Information Architecture James Kelway has written a two-parter on how to build and test user centred taxonomies. My small quibbles aside, this is a good start to a long-overdue rapprochement between information architecture and taxonomy work.

SharePoint Governance and Information Architecture Master Class - London on November 22-23, 2010

Michael Sampson - Currents

I can't attend myself, but if you are looking for guidance on governance and information architecture, I recommend that you learn more about their upcoming masterclass: " Most people understand that deploying SharePoint is much more than getting it installed. Similarly, if Information Architecture for SharePoint was as easy as putting together lists, libraries and metadata the right way, then why doesn’t Microsoft publish the obvious best practices?

Creating Information Architecture at Océ in the Age of Enterprise 2.0

Portals and KM

Samuel is located in the Netherlands and his responsibilities include both the information architecture for structured information in applications such as PLMS and SAP and the unstructured information in places such as email and knowledge management programs. I really like this dual architectural role for both structured and unstructured information. It makes so much sense to have these two information sources under the same architectural leadership.

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E2.0 Santa Clara: Architecting the Building Blocks of Enterprise Social Networking

Collaborative Thinking

The main focus on the presentation is to better understand some of the design considerations architecture initiatives will need to accomodate. What are the architectural building blocks that enable social networking?

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Share2010 Session: Lynn Warneke from Pearson Australia Group on "Monster Moves: How One Information Architecture Successfully Brought 8 Businesses Together"

Michael Sampson - Currents

Lynn Warneke, Head of Digital Technologies at Pearson Australia Group, talked about the value of an integrative information architecture, and the value it created at Pearson. Key points: The overall programme that Lynn led had 9 workstreams, but Lynn only talked about the SharePoint 2010 information architecture workstream.

information architecture in the public sector conference

Engineers without Fears

The 3rd Annual Information Architecture in the Public Sector Conference 2008 will be held on 23 & 24 June in Canberra and then I will be running a workshop on the Friday afternoon on "Architecting Anarchy". Beg the money from your employer or steal it from an old lady or sell crack or something. Just come. conferences

Revisiting the Good, the Bad and the Ugly (cities, that is)

Social Reporter

Over the next decade Rod Hackney pioneered citizen-led design, and was able to count Prince Charles as an advocate of community architecture. Last week Rod returned to the President’s office at the RIBA, with some of his colleagues and friends from the early days of citizen architecture, for the launch of a reprint of his 1990 book: The good, the bad, and the ugly: cities in crisis. All posts community architecture

Images from Washington DC

Portals and KM

I remain excited to be there and like the architecture and monuments. I was in our Capital recently and took these pictures. Here are a few. 

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New Paintings are Up at Louisiana Pizza Kitchen Uptown

Portals and KM

On one side are the food, music, and architecture of New Orleans. I just hung some additional paintings at my show at the Louisiana Pizza Kitchen Uptown  in New Orleans. It is located at 615 Carrolton Ave. 504) 866-5900.

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The Windows of Amsterdam

Portals and KM

This begins a six post series on the architecture and culture of Amsterdam. I was struck by the beautiful architecture of this city that lives well with water.

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DoD Enterprise Architecture Congruence Community of Practice Charter - Storming Media


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/Message: The Architecture of Sociality: Building In Openness

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

/Message « Blogs Go Mainstream: Advertising Toilets | Main | Stowe Boyd » September 05, 2007 The Architecture of Sociality: Building In Openness by Stowe Boyd A lot of discussion boiling recently about openness in social applications (like the Bill Of Rights movement manifesto and supporting comments , and Brad Fitzpatricks Thoughts On The Social Graph. inherently limited to the range of concepts defined in the core Facebook architecture.

The Canals of Amsterdam

Portals and KM

This is the third of a six post series on the architecture and culture of  Amsterdam.  This summer I was there for a few days in May on my way to  Samos Greece  and then for a week’s stay on my return form Samos.

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Acknowledging the Work of Others

Michael Sampson - Currents

For example, on mentioning the use of design workshops to shape the information architecture for the new intranet, an external consultant had been asked to run the sessions. Writing for HBR Online, last year Amy Gallo wrote an article entitled How to Respond When Someone Takes Credit for Your Work : There’s nothing more infuriating than someone taking credit for your work.

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Boston E20 Notes: Social as a Layer, Not a Place: Are We There Yet?

Portals and KM

A growing number of vendors are seeking to address a new architecture that posits social and collaboration services as a "layer" that can be applied to diverse workstreams within the enterprise. He showed an IT architecture with social in the mix like other capabilities such as ERP, CRM, etc. Social is supposed to help discover expertise across the organization and should not be put in a box in an architecture. I am pleased to be back for my sixth Enterprise 2.0

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Knowledge Sharing for Social Innovation: The Dutch Tilburg Regional Case

Making CommunitySense

Two initiatives to increase regional social innovation knowledge sharing capacity are presented: the social innovation storytelling architecture and the Tilburg public library prototype KnowledgeCloud for catalyzing knowledge sharing across regional themes of interest. On October 21st, I gave a guest lecture at Rutgers University , USA, having been invited by the Communication Department, the MCIS Program, and the Collaborative for Knowledge, Innovation and Design. Below my slides.

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Collaborative Thinking: Innovation Has Its Own Personality

Collaborative Thinking

While the article focus is on architectural design, there are several key points (see below) worth remember and translating into your own organizational context: A firm’s culture, as succinctly characterized by Jean Valence, Hon.

Talking and Walking Collaboration | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

An observation – there are architectures and cultures that encourage this. Serendipitous architecture.

Organising Knowledge » New Book on Tagging by Gene Smith

Green Chameleon

It’s written from the information architecture and user experience perspective, and is the first comprehensive treatment of tagging I know of.

Green Chameleon » On Taking a Fresh Look

Green Chameleon

In fact, the whole airport has adopted the architectural metaphor of a resort. blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about On Taking a Fresh Look Here I am sitting at the international departure gate at Koh Samui airport.

Green Chameleon » Supporting Communities on the Intranet

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