On the Path of Values to Value®

Cybernetics and Systems Science regard society, organisms and ecologies as complex systems, having multi-dimensional networks of information systems known as ‘cybernetic systems’. Norbert Wiener’s work on cybernetics which he initially conceived as ‘communication and control’ has become relevant in this …

Think Big Picture, Think Big

One day, Development (Dev), Operations (Ops), and Quality Assurance (QA) met at the water cooler and got into a discussion. Dev: “I have to get the most features out of the gate quickly. That’s the only way my app will …

Privacy – to stop users becoming attackers!

Most of us can keep a secret. It is the people we tell it to who cannot. – Anonymous I’ve been working on data privacy for close to a decade now. And, in my interactions with various groups of people …

A Model-Based Approach to Enterprise Simulation and Analysis

Modern enterprises are complex systems operating in highly dynamic environment. The time to respond to the various change drivers is short and the cost of incorrect decisions is prohibitively high. Modern enterprises tend to exist in silos, leading to fragmented …

The Social Enterprise

At the TCS Summit – North America held in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina in the fall of 2013, a number of us discussed social networks in the Enterprise. Nicole Sturgill, Research Director at CEB TowerGroup, moderated a panel discussion. …

Algorithms put the vroom in your step

When your program runs slowly, the first thought that comes to your mind is to blame the slow machine. More often than not, the speed of a program is more determined by the data structure used and the algorithm employed …

Modeling an Organization

Thoughts from our workshop AMINO at MODELS 2013 This blog post recounts my experience at the recent MODELS 2013 conference together with the main conference and satellite events including our own workshop AMINO. There is certainly more to models than …

Model driven development – where to from here?

Model-driven software engineering has been around since mid-90s. The launch of Object Management Group’s (OMG) Model Driven Architecture (MDA), in 2000 generated widespread interest in this field. Modeling has added a whole new dimension to the realm of software engineering. …

AMINO- Towards the model driven organization

Modern organizations are faced with the very challenging problem of rapidly responding to continual external business pressures in order to sustain their competitiveness or to effectively perform mission-critical services. Difficulties arise because the continual evolution of systems and operational procedures …

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