Welcome to my blog and pages. By day I work in IT Strategy and Enterprise Architecture, trying to find ways to explain complex situations to my colleagues so that they can make the correct decisions; or trying to make sense of the complexity of the IT and Business world.
Away from that I continue to develop my Systems Thinking practice after studying at postgraduate level with the Open University, and occasionally I get to pilot the two seat RANS Coyote you see at the top of this page
I hope that my various postings, on things that I see or find useful, may be of help to someone out there. In the past few years I have experienced a wide ranges of situations that have made me stop and think; look for ways to do what I am trying to do from planning to evaluating solutions; or have generally provided me with a learning experience.
I suspect, and find when I talk to people, that I’m not alone in what I see and think about. It’s from all of these experiences that I’m trying to record what I’ve found so that anyone reading this may at least feel that they too are not alone.
WIBNI, by the way, is something that I use when I’m trying to find out what people really want. I divide up a white board up into three columns: “Need”, “Want” & “WIBNI”, in an aim to try and get folks to think about the level of what they are asking for. WIBNI sounds so daft that it tends to make people take notice rather than just try to put everything into the Need category. Only years later did I find that Edward De Bono had something similar when he suggested we approach something in terms of looking at “Plus”; “Minus” and “Interesting” . Oh well, great minds or fools not differing, eh?
This WIBNI blog isn’t the only outlet for my ramblings, by the way, I can also be found around the internet at:
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