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November 02, 2012


David Rifkind

Hi Chuck,

How do you see using this tool as a guide for IT organizational transformation. In my particular case I'm pushing for an organization change from consultants to full time hires.

If you have any thoughts I'm listening and definitely would appreciate it.


Facebook Application Development

Very interesting article, and a stimulating one. Also the comments!
Two ideas here:1) How people think about problems and comunicate: methods, thinking style, common teaching, learning path, preference, socially accepted procedures.
2) intefaces to hep us do things (mentally) and comunicate: from paper (or even talk and rupestre art) to actual technology and the ones to come.

Keith Armonaitis

The beauty of visualization is that it doesn't have to only be the end point in the discussion, but can also be a tool to elucidate institutional knowledge into these diagrams. By combining visualization along with several other toolsets (gamification, strategic visioneering, story mapping) you can gather a more complete picture of the enterprise needs and risks than through more traditional methods. This is truly a paradigm shift in how we need to approach our clients before we sell them solutions - plus it allows us to communicate their needs at multiple org levels without having to worry that the message is getting lost in techspeak.


It's published by Parallelogram Books, which is me :)

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Chuck Hollis

  • Chuck Hollis
    Chief Strategist, VMware Storage and Availability Business Unit

    Chuck works for VMware, and is deeply embroiled in all things software-defined storage these days.

    Previously, he was with EMC for 18 years, most of them great.

    He enjoys speaking to customer and industry audiences about a variety of technology topics, and -- of course -- enjoys blogging.

    Chuck lives in Holliston, MA with his wife, three kids and four dogs when he's not traveling. In his spare time, Chuck is working on his second career as an aging rock musician.

    Warning: do not buy him a drink when there is a piano nearby.
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