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The Intentionally Emergent EnterpriseJim StogdillOpen InfraShare SummitBostonMay 15, 2013
Q: The corporate enterprise and silicon valleyboth have the same technologies availableto them.So why do they deliver inno...
Top Down Bottom Up
ObserveOrientIt’s not the OO loop.
Q: So, why is maneuver inthe corporate enterprise sodifficult? Why can evensimple projects feel likepushing rope?
Photo Jan Banning http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/bureaucracies-around-the-worldA:
organization characterized byspecialization of functions,adherence to fixed rules, anda hierarchy of authority.bu·reau·cra...
Bureaucracy is a low bandpass filter with delay.
Meta Context Part IThe Industrial Age
From:
http://www.autolife.umd.umich.edu/Race/R_Overview/Rouge_Plant.htm
From: http://www.mkbergman.com/date/2006/07/$
From http://www.humanthermodynamics.com/watt-engine.jpg
From: http://www.nyc-architecture.com/LM/Ellis_island(1).jpg
From: http://history.cultural-china.com/en/34History7223.html
From: http://www.goldenswamp.com/2009/08/22/educations-reductionist-flaw-is-like-the-digesting-duck/
http://www.wormatlas.org/hermaphrodite/neuronalsupport/mainframe.htmWiring the worm
Meta Context Part IIThe Information Age
http://www.lamag.com/featuredarticle.aspx?id=13526&page=2http://www.computerhistory.org/internet_history/internet_history_...
http://www.fmsasg.com/SocialNetworkAnalysis/
http://www.web-censorship.org/congratiolation-piratpartiet-pirate-party/
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2027/2449663234_ea24706dc8_o.png
http://www.opensource.org/
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/seeclickfix-
http://www.how-why.com/ph510/index.html
http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2010/oct/18/national-security-strategy-cyber-attacks
http://www.ukuleleman.net/uploaded_images/Bush%20Faces%20of%20the%20dead-795931.jpg
Image Source: http://30.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_kx11ssrFCN1qb0ukuo1_400.jpg
It takes a network to build anetwork.
Q: So, does the network ageallow us (even require us) toadopt technology-enabledpost-bureaucratic corporatemodels? And bui...
!= SDLChttp://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd380647.aspx
$$$$$$$Company: Planned,Hierarchical,Reductionist,Bureaucratic…Market: Emergent,Networked,Expansionist, …
$$$$$$$Internalcharacteristics arebecoming “post-bureaucratic” withmore permeableboundaries.
SurroundingsMarket: Emergent,Networked,Expansionist, …Enterprise Core:planned,hierarchical,reductionistEdge: Impedancematc...
one
one
C2  A2InfoDecisionsone
oneInfoDecisionsC2 A2
“It is no exaggeration to say that if we had had to rely onconscious central planning for the growth of our industrialsyst...
Constructal Law:For a finite-size system to persist in time (to live) it mustevolve in such a way that it provides easier ...
Emergence happens bestwhen it’s planned.
Traditional Enterprise /Post-BureaucraticBureaucraticCoercivePlannedReductionistIndustrializedHierarchicalHigh HurdlePropr...
The Paradox of Control
Gall’s Law: A complex system that works isinvariably found to have evolvedfrom a simple system that worked.
Q: Assuming a Normal distribution,how many developers must have theopportunity to self select for (orinvent) a project in ...
The skunk works ofOne
“One” startshereBuilding the long tail of IT contribution.On purpose.
Generativity = “a system’scapacity to produceunanticipated changethrough unfilteredcontributions from broadand varied audi...
Make choices, investments, and policies thatincrease generativity.
Some things that contribute to generativityOpenSourceSoftwareOpenStandardsRuntimePlatformsLow hurdlesfor initialproject st...
Q: At your workplace, whatchanges to policy,architecture, technology, orculture would enhance longtail emergence?
Q: How can we betterimpedance match ourorganizations to thedecentralized and emergentworld we are immersed in?
Recognizing that the scope of IT has become too great toeffectively centrally plan and manage, informationtechnology polic...
Suggested Reading
Thank YouJim Stogdill@jstogdilljstogdill@oreilly.comradar.oreilly.com
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  1. 1. The Intentionally Emergent EnterpriseJim StogdillOpen InfraShare SummitBostonMay 15, 2013
  2. 2. Q: The corporate enterprise and silicon valleyboth have the same technologies availableto them.So why do they deliver innovation sodifferently?
  3. 3. Top Down Bottom Up
  4. 4. ObserveOrientIt’s not the OO loop.
  5. 5. Q: So, why is maneuver inthe corporate enterprise sodifficult? Why can evensimple projects feel likepushing rope?
  6. 6. Photo Jan Banning http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/bureaucracies-around-the-worldA:
  7. 7. organization characterized byspecialization of functions,adherence to fixed rules, anda hierarchy of authority.bu·reau·cra·cy:
  8. 8. Bureaucracy is a low bandpass filter with delay.
  9. 9. Meta Context Part IThe Industrial Age
  10. 10. From:
  11. 11. http://www.autolife.umd.umich.edu/Race/R_Overview/Rouge_Plant.htm
  12. 12. From: http://www.mkbergman.com/date/2006/07/$
  13. 13. From http://www.humanthermodynamics.com/watt-engine.jpg
  14. 14. From: http://www.nyc-architecture.com/LM/Ellis_island(1).jpg
  15. 15. From: http://history.cultural-china.com/en/34History7223.html
  16. 16. From: http://www.goldenswamp.com/2009/08/22/educations-reductionist-flaw-is-like-the-digesting-duck/
  17. 17. http://www.wormatlas.org/hermaphrodite/neuronalsupport/mainframe.htmWiring the worm
  18. 18. Meta Context Part IIThe Information Age
  19. 19. http://www.lamag.com/featuredarticle.aspx?id=13526&page=2http://www.computerhistory.org/internet_history/internet_history_70s.htmlhttp://www.livinginternet.com/i/ii_kahn.htmhttp://www.velocityguide.com/internet-history/lawrence-roberts.htmlhttp://www.let.leidenuniv.nl/history/ivh/chap2.htm
  20. 20. http://www.fmsasg.com/SocialNetworkAnalysis/
  21. 21. http://www.web-censorship.org/congratiolation-piratpartiet-pirate-party/
  22. 22. http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2027/2449663234_ea24706dc8_o.png
  23. 23. http://www.opensource.org/
  24. 24. http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/seeclickfix-
  25. 25. http://www.how-why.com/ph510/index.html
  26. 26. http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2010/oct/18/national-security-strategy-cyber-attacks
  27. 27. http://www.ukuleleman.net/uploaded_images/Bush%20Faces%20of%20the%20dead-795931.jpg
  28. 28. Image Source: http://30.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_kx11ssrFCN1qb0ukuo1_400.jpg
  29. 29. It takes a network to build anetwork.
  30. 30. Q: So, does the network ageallow us (even require us) toadopt technology-enabledpost-bureaucratic corporatemodels? And build thetechnology to support them?
  31. 31. != SDLChttp://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd380647.aspx
  32. 32. $$$$$$$Company: Planned,Hierarchical,Reductionist,Bureaucratic…Market: Emergent,Networked,Expansionist, …
  33. 33. $$$$$$$Internalcharacteristics arebecoming “post-bureaucratic” withmore permeableboundaries.
  34. 34. SurroundingsMarket: Emergent,Networked,Expansionist, …Enterprise Core:planned,hierarchical,reductionistEdge: Impedancematched hybrid.Intentionallyemergent.
  35. 35. one
  36. 36. one
  37. 37. C2  A2InfoDecisionsone
  38. 38. oneInfoDecisionsC2 A2
  39. 39. “It is no exaggeration to say that if we had had to rely onconscious central planning for the growth of our industrialsystem, it would never have reached the degree ofdifferentiation, complexity, and flexibility it has attained.…Any further growth of its complexity, therefore, far frommaking central direction more necessary, makes it moreimportant than ever that we should use a technique whichdoes not depend on conscious control.”Friedrich Hayak, The Road to Serfdom
  40. 40. Constructal Law:For a finite-size system to persist in time (to live) it mustevolve in such a way that it provides easier access to theimposed currents that flow through it.-From Design in NatureMore and more of the “currents” imposed on the moderncorporate enterprise are informational and digital.
  41. 41. Emergence happens bestwhen it’s planned.
  42. 42. Traditional Enterprise /Post-BureaucraticBureaucraticCoercivePlannedReductionistIndustrializedHierarchicalHigh HurdleProprietaryCost focusCapital budgetapprovalPost-BureaucraticEmergentRevenue focusExpansionistOpenAdoptionNetworkedLow HurdleVariable cost/self fundedParticipative
  43. 43. The Paradox of Control
  44. 44. Gall’s Law: A complex system that works isinvariably found to have evolvedfrom a simple system that worked.
  45. 45. Q: Assuming a Normal distribution,how many developers must have theopportunity to self select for (orinvent) a project in order to have a90% confidence that at least 1% ofthe actual participants will be 5 σabove the mean? You know, thecrazy smart ones.The ones youwant
  46. 46. The skunk works ofOne
  47. 47. “One” startshereBuilding the long tail of IT contribution.On purpose.
  48. 48. Generativity = “a system’scapacity to produceunanticipated changethrough unfilteredcontributions from broadand varied audiences.”
  49. 49. Make choices, investments, and policies thatincrease generativity.
  50. 50. Some things that contribute to generativityOpenSourceSoftwareOpenStandardsRuntimePlatformsLow hurdlesfor initialproject startSmall worldnetworksSimplerules20% time VariableCostOpen DataOpen API’s…Community
  51. 51. Q: At your workplace, whatchanges to policy,architecture, technology, orculture would enhance longtail emergence?
  52. 52. Q: How can we betterimpedance match ourorganizations to thedecentralized and emergentworld we are immersed in?
  53. 53. Recognizing that the scope of IT has become too great toeffectively centrally plan and manage, informationtechnology policy makers must work to explicitly enableemergent development in the enterprise. Emergentcapabilities won’t be expected to replace the systematicdevelopment of core line of business applications, but itwill complement them by enabling locally relevantinnovation. Such a strategy would enable “long tail”contributions throughout the enterprise and ultimatelywould also improve the way large programs aredelivered. The goal is apparent agility even if theenterprise’s supporting IT substrate evolves at a moremeasured pace.
  54. 54. Suggested Reading
  55. 55. Thank YouJim Stogdill@jstogdilljstogdill@oreilly.comradar.oreilly.com

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