Centre of Excellence (CoE) vs Centre for Enablement (C4E)

Centres of Excellence (CoEs) are an organisational unit that brings together experts to support and develop novel solutions. Often in IT organisations they act as the support and maintenance. However, in the medical field CoEs create value by researching state of the art medical procedures and advancing knowledge in specific domains. They  have four main … Continue reading Centre of Excellence (CoE) vs Centre for Enablement (C4E)

The Se7en Deadly Sins of API Design by Luis Weir | Oracle SOA & BPM Partner Community Blog

I found a thought provoking video on APIs that I enjoyed watching. I see some of these 'sins' in action starting with the first one "LUST: Focusing on the tools", the antidote is to focus on the API design first, and the implementation later. I would have defined ENVY differently though, and more at the … Continue reading The Se7en Deadly Sins of API Design by Luis Weir | Oracle SOA & BPM Partner Community Blog

The challenge of being a scholar-practitioner

Individuals, their organisations and whole industries are being disrupted by digitalisation. Affected managers do not have a set recipe to follow. Current ways of working and existing work practices are rapidly becoming obsolete and individuals and organisations must continuously generate new knowledge. Professionals that cannot adapt could become unemployed and have limited future opportunities. Corporate … Continue reading The challenge of being a scholar-practitioner

Starting the next 15,000 words for the research project!

I took the plunge a few months ago and registered for the 1 year research project (T802) as the capstone of my MSc Systems Thinking in Practice. I will need to conduct primary and secondary research, and write it up in 10-15,000 work dissertation. Luckily there was a break before the course started and I … Continue reading Starting the next 15,000 words for the research project!

The Leader’s Data Manifesto & Data Centric Thinking

Your organization’s best opportunities for organic growth lie in data. But most organizations are far from being data driven. We find no examples of fundamental company-wide change, without committed leadership and the involvement of everyone at all levels of the organization. The Leaders Data Manifesto While researching for the M816 Data Management course I came across … Continue reading The Leader’s Data Manifesto & Data Centric Thinking