Forming Expectations Through Promises

“If you can trust a promise, you can save a lot of time and effort. It helps you to form expectations, and that expectation is knowledge that you build up by having a relationship with something or some process or some personal device.” – Mark Burgess Related Podcasts and Transcription: Continue reading

Designing through Promises, Part 2

Mark Burgess Books

Mark Burgess is perhaps best known as the author of the popular configuration management software package CFEngine, but has also made important contributions to the theory of the field of automation and policy based management, including the idea of operator convergence and promise theory. Mark is the author of numerous Continue reading

Does Autonomy lead to Greater Clarity?

Mark Burgess

Mark Burgess is a theoretician and practitioner in the area of information systems, whose work has focused largely on distributed information infrastructure. He is known particularly for his work on Configuration Management and Promise Theory. He was the principal Founder of CFEngine, and is emeritus professor of Network and System Continue reading

New Accessibility for the Business901 Podcast

Business901 Podcast

At the end of August, I will not update the present Business901 Podcast Android App in the Google Play Store and take it down. I have decided to use the Podbean and Stichter Apps to keep current with updates. The Podbean App: Access Podbean’s extensive network of podcasts, search by Continue reading

How to Radically Transform Your Organization

This is a Part 3 of 3 blog posts on a series of books that Deloitte has sponsored that I think is outstanding. They are a follow-up to the book, The Power of Pull: How Small Moves, Smartly Made, Can Set Big Things in Motion, This book has been one Continue reading

How to Help Your Organization Learn Faster and Thrive

This is a Part 2 of 3 blog posts on a series of books that Deloitte has sponsored that I think is outstanding. They are a follow-up to the book, The Power of Pull: How Small Moves, Smartly Made, Can Set Big Things in Motion, This book has been one Continue reading

Do We Still Need Documentation?

In this day of being adaptable and agile, should we really spend time to document everything? Sure we need some documentation done but heck — it seems like I’m creating work for myself sometimes. Is there a fine line on what goes into configuration management and how strict of a Continue reading