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Thursday, 06 March 2014
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Managing All Those Pieces - Part 2

A Straightforward Approach – Not a Simple one

What we do is complicated. Not because of the multiple layers of technology, but because of the multiple dimensions involved in what we do including people, organization, processes, culture, power structure, etc. There is no simple way to put together a good information system that will visibly contribute to business value. But there are some straightforward things we should do – in collaboration with the business – to improve our success rate.

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Tuesday, 21 January 2014
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A Fast Track Approach For Macroscope

Endless Labyrinth

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Tuesday, 22 October 2013
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To code, or not to code: that is the question for MBAs

code-macroscope

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Monday, 07 October 2013
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IT and business objectives, united in the bonds of the next digital wave


it-business

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So Who are we Writing For - Part Three

Single vs. Multiple Documents

One of our challenges revolves around a concern for a “single document”. Even in this day of knowledge bases, hyper-links, search engines etc., we see a deep-seated preoccupation – a desire to put everything into a single file. Just yesterday, I heard somebody at a very large client tell me about the huge burden they have with each individual document going through their approval process. They tell me that if they have 30 pages of information to be approved, it makes a big difference whether that is in three documents or one.

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So Who are we Writing For - Part Two

Why do we Write Things Down?

Dave Couture has given an excellent analysis of the principle of Viewpoints (Owner, User, Developer), and why viewpoints are useful.

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So Who are we Writing For - Part One

Two Approaches

Information Funnel

 

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Monday, 29 July 2013
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I've Never Seen it Work That Way

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 Back Story

I was recently teaching a Macroscope Foundation course, and sharing my zeal with the principle that the business participants should take a driving role on many aspects, when one person finally spoke up with, “I have never, ever seen it work that way.” In his experience, it had always been IT (and IT consultants) pushing everything.

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Monday, 17 June 2013
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Macroscope Origins - Food For Thought
In preparation for a discussion on the history of Macroscope, I reviewed some progress reports and presentations dating back to the 1991-1992 timeframe. I thought it would be worth sharing some of the things I found in there, as they depict some of the ideas at the base of Macroscope. Remember that we’re over 20 years back.

How do you react to these statements?
Are they still applicable today?
Do they help better explain some aspects you find in Macroscope?

Here we go.
Macroscope1992

The Change Triad (Business – Organization – IT)

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Wednesday, 05 June 2013
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Deliverable on a page

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The Perception

I was delivering a Macroscope intro course to a client a few weeks ago. One participant was puzzled by the disconnect between my pitch and what he was seeing in Macroscope. He said something like: You’ve been telling us all morning about doing the right things the right way, agility, eliminating waste, etc. but when I look at your Project Statement template, the table of content shows 22 pages, and I have not even entered any content yet! It’s hard to fight this first impression of a cumbersome methodology

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