The reason to develop operational metrics is to underpin resource allocation discussions. Preventative measures do not yet have solid metrics. We need to change our measures for meaningful conversations around resource allocation. This post introduces the Cost of Operational Impact Metrics (COIM).
On Living in Liminal Spaces
The term liminal space references thresholds or doorways we pass through - physically/mentally/virtually. Transitional and difficult to articulate, we constantly find ourselves passing through from what came before (pre-liminal) to where we find ourselves in our new state (post-liminal). This seeks to eff the ineffable.
Donec Non Est – Until It’s Not.
In decisions, we choose to keep the steady state/ status quo as it is the tenable option. Until it's not.
On Carving Stones and Anchoring Bracelets
A brief treatise on the thoughts behind the types of jewelry made in the ways I make them.
Past Tense – the Art of Being Dead
First Rule and Past Tense are basic mental frameworks to help us understand life via two sides of the same coin – mortality. On the one hand is a biological imperative to perpetuate life as we know it. The other holds recognition of needs beyond the self, when we are taken out of the equation. Together these two offer useful perspective on decision-making. Past Tense is a periodic exercise uncovering existing connections sans us.
Stories, Arcs, and What to Hang on Them
In relaying a resonant message for an intended audience, it helps to have a framework for concise conveyance. Using military constructs relaying how to build our message, we find structure to engage audiences with clarity. Used for sales, interviews, debate or relevant conversations, here are building blocks rarely discussed.
Absent Cassandra (Abssandra) is the outcome of knowing there is a question or issue we are required to solve - with no effective internal or external means or understanding to base our plans and programs on. The dangers we don't often admit are framed within the post.
On Smoking Guns, Indicators, and Warnings
Predictive intelligence is a small, resource-expensive analysis component - highly sought after by leadership and decision-makers who often lack understanding of the ask. This post presents initial assessment of predictive analysis requirements and considerations as a precursor to programme development.
Operational Resilience as Design Feature
In both design and function, the A-10 is the ugliest aerial beauty to behold. Practical considerations manifest in the planning, it offers examples we can apply to our organisations' operational resilience/ continuity of business/ cyber security design and implementation. When failure is a given rather than an option, look no further.
On Responding to Complexity
Issues - regardless of scale - often acquire similar responses when the systems are complex. This post looks at components of complex system issue response and reasoning behind it.