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Architecture not application: an opportunity

By Dave Snowden  ·  January 19, 2012  ·  Intranet Technologies, Knowledge Management, Innovation, News

Around two decades ago I was arguing that object orientation was not just a way of creating reusable code, but was a more profound shift to enabling architectures that could combine people and technology in evolving systems. The first part was generally accepted, the second more controversial. I then seemed, in the words of Mark 1:3 to be The voice of one crying in the wilderness. Mind you I have been there a few times before and plan frequent visits in the future.

Around a decade later having left IBM I sketched out a text based...


Complex Adaptive Processes on a Wiki?

By Martin Cleaver  ·  June 19, 2010  ·  Intranet Technologies

It's no secret that many quality management practitioners reject wikis as an effective platform for hosting both process descriptions and as the content management system that to enforce a process on a documents subjected to controls. After all, "wiki" has become synonymous to "edit-open collaboration" and hands-on edit-openness is converse to the needs of compliance-driven processes - such as the quality management ISO 9000 family of standards, the safety management standard BS 18000, and the US banking regulation, Sarbanes Oxley.