This section of the site is for quick notes, usually to quickly capture the details of something I have found useful at work.
The original motivation was to experiment with what the Government Digital Service call
Make things Open: it makes things better.
The main benefit to me of splitting this from the main blog area is that it helps kill writer’s block :-)
Some quick notes on “The Strategic Agility Gap” by David Woods1
Summary The growth of new technologies and new levels of has led to new organisational capabilities. With these new capabilities has come greater levels of complexity and inter-dependence, which in turn lead to unpredicted and unpredictable areas of brittleness / lack of resilience.
Combine these factors with an increasingly complex world and there can be unpredicted failures and outages. Examples include the impact of ransomware such as Wannacry.
A group of Southern Hemisphere Microsoft experts are running a month of live broadcasts under the hashtag M365May, more info
Helen Blunden ran a session on How to Build Your Personal Learning Plan
Notes Here are my rough notes and links to resources that Helen mentions:
modelling based on most interesting project you have learned from - apply those ways of learning to your work think about filtering content you find using hashtags - in other words the early beginnings of establishing your own trusted sources the things we learned at school and university are often not used at all, and when they are the knowledge becomes obsolete more and more quickly - see Buckminster Fuller Knowledge Doubling (as augmented by IBM), see Half Life of Facts learning through connections and networks - see Microsoft “Where Work Gets Done), see Harold Jarche PKM Create personal learning plan (Helen’s approach, this bit mostly in her words) what’s the problem what do you need to achieve?