Well done to Sig, for writing The Thingamy Manifesto, which is all to do with a new generation of enterprise software he’s working on i.e. Thingamy. He also includes a ton of links, pointing to where these ideas are discussed in greater detail.
The manifesto has eleven points. Here’s a taster:
1. The Organisational Hierarchy is kaput – as single purpose executor of the Business Model it requires reorganisation every time you need to get better, an utterly futile exercise most of the time. Replace it.
2. Managing is a waste of time. Leadership I need, getting out of bed in the morning I can do myself.
3. Legacy software models the “way we always did things” – usually a model from the days of paper, quills and desks. Model reality instead.
4. Tree-structures are faulty. “Where it resides” is only two dimensional and suitable only for places. Use tags and any other means to enhance the knowledge and make finding easier.