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Architecting Value
Matthew Milan

mmilan

mmilan@gmail.com

design of design, situated/ubicomp,
strategic theory, hardware hacking
Horror Stories
       Or, what happens when you poke a business
       without a framework.
Let’s hear your horror stories
This is what happens when you poke a
                        monster without understanding its nature.




http://www.jaso...
STRATEGY quot;
 IS DEAD
Today
systems oo frameworks oo strategies oo actions
Let’s level set




         We’re not in Kansas anymore, Dorothy
Bruce Sterling, Economist
Jeanne Liedtka, Futurist
“He who can handlequot;
 the quickest rate of quot;
  change survives”
John Boyd, Designer
grandstrategic oo strategic oo grandtactical oo tactical
Bruce"
Jeanne"
John.




           What happened to Jesse, Peter and Lou?
We need to expand
  our repertoire.
A mental tapestry of changing intentions for
harmonizing and focusing our efforts as a
basis for realizing some aim or pur...
To improve our ability to shape and
 adapt to unfolding circumstances, so
 that we (as individuals or as groups)
 can surv...
Great strategy is not
 about competition.quot;

Great strategy is about
adaptation.
Observequot;
Orientquot;
Decidequot;
Act
A way of thinking
about survival and
   success.
Structural Strategy
Knowing what to do next
Getting value out of a system
Structure is power
Building structures
creates power
Architects build structures
Architects work with systems
        Systems connect information
In systems, information=value
    Mapping that value is the domain of frameworks
How do you work quot;
 with systems?
Know what, where, why
and how to poke
What"
Where"
Why"
How.
Observe"
Orient"
Decide"
Act.
System"
Framework"
Strategy"
Action.
The art of the poke
I promise you, there is
information architecture
    in these brambles,
     thickets and dark
           forests
The great ice age
Futures under glass
The thawing
Shattered glass
The future of business is
  flexible frameworks
      Just like the future of the web
Futures under plastic
Structural Strategy
The web is a social
     machine
Business is a social machine
When you wake up,
your business model will
  be a financial graph
How long did it take to get to
  the readoowrite web?
Where’s my
readoowrite business?
10 years ago
You had to know how to survive in a business
3 years ago
You had to know how to speak the language of business
Today
If you’re not changing the business, you should just go home
What we’re learning
 is that you don’t
 need to lead the
business to change
   the business.
It’s all about the poke.


                      POKE!
http://lyc71-dumaine.ac-dijon.fr/upi/img/guillaume/tableau_guillaume.jpg
Ceci n'est pas une système
http://www.peterme.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2007/02/ipod_system.png
Businesses are not
     models
    Businesses are systems
Systems Thinking


                    There be frameworks here
You change systems
     with inputs
You know where to
poke with frameworks
http://businessmodelsinc.files.wordpress.com/2009/01/nespresso_businnes_model1.png
Strategy is poking with
 intent to create value


 That’s the “why” you poke part.
In the end, it’s about
 understanding the
   outcomes of your
   poke in the greater
business ecosystem
Build a framework to
understand how you can
    change a system to
     execute a strategy
through tactical actionsquot;
Make your framework
flexible and your
strategy will be
adaptable.quot;
Revise your framework, so
that the model more closely
 represents the real world.
Being in a state of
adaptability will ensure
that you are always able
to find and surface the
value in systemsquot;
There is no spoon
The art of the end-run
Good end-runs quot;
are like zombies
ARCHITECTING
   VALUE
Most businesses have a
limited view of how
they monetize the value
they generate.
Outcomes, not
incomes
Design the ecosystem,
    not the design
Frameworks are the
new sitemaps
Strategies are the
new wireframes
Information Architecture
is Strategy
A final thought




Salmon swim upstream
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    1. 1. Architecting Value
    2. 2. Matthew Milan mmilan mmilan@gmail.com design of design, situated/ubicomp, strategic theory, hardware hacking
    3. 3. Horror Stories Or, what happens when you poke a business without a framework.
    4. 4. Let’s hear your horror stories
    5. 5. This is what happens when you poke a monster without understanding its nature. http://www.jasonchanart.com
    6. 6. STRATEGY quot; IS DEAD
    7. 7. Today systems oo frameworks oo strategies oo actions
    8. 8. Let’s level set We’re not in Kansas anymore, Dorothy
    9. 9. Bruce Sterling, Economist
    10. 10. Jeanne Liedtka, Futurist
    11. 11. “He who can handlequot; the quickest rate of quot; change survives”
    12. 12. John Boyd, Designer grandstrategic oo strategic oo grandtactical oo tactical
    13. 13. Bruce&quot; Jeanne&quot; John. What happened to Jesse, Peter and Lou?
    14. 14. We need to expand our repertoire.
    15. 15. A mental tapestry of changing intentions for harmonizing and focusing our efforts as a basis for realizing some aim or purpose in an unfolding and often unforeseen world of many bewildering events and many contending interests.
    16. 16. To improve our ability to shape and adapt to unfolding circumstances, so that we (as individuals or as groups) can survive on our own terms.
    17. 17. Great strategy is not about competition.quot; Great strategy is about adaptation.
    18. 18. Observequot; Orientquot; Decidequot; Act
    19. 19. A way of thinking about survival and success.
    20. 20. Structural Strategy
    21. 21. Knowing what to do next
    22. 22. Getting value out of a system
    23. 23. Structure is power
    24. 24. Building structures creates power
    25. 25. Architects build structures
    26. 26. Architects work with systems Systems connect information
    27. 27. In systems, information=value Mapping that value is the domain of frameworks
    28. 28. How do you work quot; with systems?
    29. 29. Know what, where, why and how to poke
    30. 30. What&quot; Where&quot; Why&quot; How.
    31. 31. Observe&quot; Orient&quot; Decide&quot; Act.
    32. 32. System&quot; Framework&quot; Strategy&quot; Action.
    33. 33. The art of the poke
    34. 34. I promise you, there is information architecture in these brambles, thickets and dark forests
    35. 35. The great ice age
    36. 36. Futures under glass
    37. 37. The thawing
    38. 38. Shattered glass
    39. 39. The future of business is flexible frameworks Just like the future of the web
    40. 40. Futures under plastic
    41. 41. Structural Strategy
    42. 42. The web is a social machine
    43. 43. Business is a social machine
    44. 44. When you wake up, your business model will be a financial graph
    45. 45. How long did it take to get to the readoowrite web?
    46. 46. Where’s my readoowrite business?
    47. 47. 10 years ago You had to know how to survive in a business
    48. 48. 3 years ago You had to know how to speak the language of business
    49. 49. Today If you’re not changing the business, you should just go home
    50. 50. What we’re learning is that you don’t need to lead the business to change the business.
    51. 51. It’s all about the poke. POKE!
    52. 52. http://lyc71-dumaine.ac-dijon.fr/upi/img/guillaume/tableau_guillaume.jpg
    53. 53. Ceci n'est pas une système http://www.peterme.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2007/02/ipod_system.png
    54. 54. Businesses are not models Businesses are systems
    55. 55. Systems Thinking There be frameworks here
    56. 56. You change systems with inputs
    57. 57. You know where to poke with frameworks
    58. 58. http://businessmodelsinc.files.wordpress.com/2009/01/nespresso_businnes_model1.png
    59. 59. Strategy is poking with intent to create value That’s the “why” you poke part.
    60. 60. In the end, it’s about understanding the outcomes of your poke in the greater business ecosystem
    61. 61. Build a framework to understand how you can change a system to execute a strategy through tactical actionsquot;
    62. 62. Make your framework flexible and your strategy will be adaptable.quot;
    63. 63. Revise your framework, so that the model more closely represents the real world.
    64. 64. Being in a state of adaptability will ensure that you are always able to find and surface the value in systemsquot;
    65. 65. There is no spoon
    66. 66. The art of the end-run
    67. 67. Good end-runs quot; are like zombies
    68. 68. ARCHITECTING VALUE
    69. 69. Most businesses have a limited view of how they monetize the value they generate.
    70. 70. Outcomes, not incomes
    71. 71. Design the ecosystem, not the design
    72. 72. Frameworks are the new sitemaps
    73. 73. Strategies are the new wireframes
    74. 74. Information Architecture is Strategy
    75. 75. A final thought Salmon swim upstream
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