I found this table on this post that summarizes the principles and the current services that are key for each one of the pillars:
This is a video published by AWS where you can learn so many things about how to approach the basis of a migration to the AWS Cloud.
These have been 2 productive hours for a Program Manager as me.
For my poor memory, 2 of the main charts I should remind.
Disclaimer: this is not a Wardley map!!
This is a graphic representation of the products commercialized by Apple, adding some information that helps us to gain perspective.
I have classified them by the nature of software technologies, simplifying it too much.
This is the graph:
If you know something about the history of the company, you know that we can see two different ways of leading the company, as the personality and purpose of the CEOs where significantly different. We can argue that what Apple is Today is thanks to what Steve Jobs did during his years of dedication to Apple, but we can also say that what Apple is Today is thanks to what Tim Cook is been doing during these last 9 years.
We can see that since 2013, the number of acquisitions done by Apple have increased in numbers. We can think that the company size was bigger so they were better positioned to do these purchases.
Some people says that Apple is not innovating, the argument I listen is that they really are not adding any new product to the market since so many years. But when you look at the type of companies they are acquiring, you can notice that the investment on Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality is there. It does not mean that they will succeed, but they are doing their job to invest and innovate.
This is an unpopular opinion, but I will write it down. I think that Steve Jobs created superior products and things that changed the way the electronic devices were used. I think nobody rejects this point. But I have the opinion that Tim Cook did an excellent job as CEO to provide value to its shareholders and turned Apple in a machine of doing money quarter by quarter. I think this is not well recognized as the job done by Steve. Nowadays, for instance so many people recognize the impact of Satya Nadella in Microsoft, but no at the same level that Tim Cook is doing in Apple.
Some people have told me, why Warren Buffett came in into Apple in 2019 and not before. Was this a mistake, or it was done on purpose? I would like to say that the people in Berkshire Hathaway are not stupid, and I have not the answer, but I can figure out that Apple demonstrated to them that they are transitioning from product company to service company where the users consume products and services as a basic thing in their lives. Berkshire loves cash cows and Apple now is that cash cow that they love to have in their portfolio.
This is not a Wardley Map, but a graphic representation of the products commercialized by Nokia during last 20 years.
I have classified them by major software type of technologies, simplifying it too much.
I’m not taking into account the hardware and semiconductor technologies that they really are so much important, and the reason to do it is that I wanted to focus the analysis on software technology giants.
Nokia serves me as reference, so once you see the other graphs, you can compare.
When I received the book I was a little bit disappointed, as the book just contain a chapter where they introduce Wardley Maps as part of the business transformations they are used to perform in different companies they work with.
But here is the point, the whole book is an explanation of how to transform your company into a cloud based company, focusing on all aspects.
This left me a little bit bitter taste too, as Transformation and Transition Manager, I have done this type of work and all was very familiar to me, and my expectation was to find something completely different that let me learn.
The book is a good guide of all the aspects that you should have into account when doing a transformation such it. And it contains specific target models about how the target operating model can be and should be managed.
As in all transformations, this is a business topic not a technology topic, it was always the case.
Desde que empezó el confinamiento llevo tiempo pensando en como canalizar la energía de Javier y tratar de que los periodos de confinamiento, ya sean por Covid, porque está resfriado o por cualquier otra cosa, pues tenga algo donde poner el foco y fundamentalmente en que pueda interactuar con sus amigos. El concepto tal y como lo pienso es como una mini-comunidad enfocada, un learning guild (gremio de aprendizaje).
Las comunidades, nacen, crecen, se reproducen y mueren.
I have investing some time this afternoon watching this video about types of people:
You can find a lot of information on https://www.dots.nz/,
The 4 profiles proposed are called dots: yellow, purple, red and blue. I have saved this summary for my poor memory:
Probably one of the dots is the dominant to you, but more than sure is that you have.
I find this type of things useful for understanding the pre-cognitive behaviors and understanding how to communicate with people better.
This video by Olympia LePoint at TEDxPCC are an useful 15 minutes to watch from time to time.
Decisions she proposes:
Coming from the post published by Simon Wardley Digital Sovereignty, I was thinking about some way to look at the situation at the right perspective.
So here they come some initial toughs about what potentially could come.
In my last post Government and Facebook conflicts, I point to some basic conflicts between governments and Facebook. The same exercise can be done with other major companies as Google, Amazon or Apple. But now I would like better to focus on a higher perspective. How these digital models are implemented around the world.
In US we have GAFA (Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple) you probably would like to add Microsoft, Netflix and other ones, but for this time let’s simplify it.
Then I would like to point the fact that China is implementing these models and the companies that in parallel are doing something similar but in a different way are what is commonly known as BATX (Baidu, Alibaba, Tencent and Xiaomi).
I would like to start with a map copying the idea of Simon where he represents the national sovereignty.
These companies are there, they are present in the daily lives of so many people and we see them as “friends”, but they are acting without control and they are invading many basic rights that took years to have: safety (data protection legislative environment…), privacy, civil rights, habits, behaviors.
Right now they are basically doing 2 main things:
Right now you can think that they are complex and very evolved activities, but if you look with a perspective of 20 years, the technology that they have today is nuts with respect the amount of innovation that is coming in these fields.
The machine learning and Artificial Intelligence available in 10 years will make us blush.
The only country that reacted to this situation was China, that started copying the US models, and from that point, they have evolved to something different. For instance, if you compare Facebook and Tencent, the evolution of the platforms/services have evolved in very different ways.
In the long term, they are massive destruction weapons, ready to be used when required.
In the 60’s we had the cold war, between western countries and communism countries, right now there are 2 countries building digital weapons. Look at the map in this way: