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Article : "Les stratégies d'Open Savoir-Faire"

(Open Savoir Faire strategies)

lundi 8 août 2011

July 2009 : creation of an institute to address "business relationship management"

July 29. 2011 : ITIL 2011 Edition is available as planned [1]

Congratulations for its sharesholders to be "On Time

We believe that the reputed IT governance framework should change the way IT is governed. As a matter of fact, three new processes have been created in the framework : "Business Relationship Management", "Dermand Management", "Design Coordination" [2].

For the digital enterprise, IT governance should be relationship oriented whereas traditional IT governance has been process oriented.

We anticipated this change two years ago by launching NGEN ITG project and creating the Archilogy Institute with extreme limited means.

Underneath is a duplication of the genuine blog announcing on July 2009 The Archilogy Institute creation and migrated into this blog as of today.

[1] “ITIL Update : Frequently Asked Questions October 2009”, STO, 2009
[2]   "ITIL 2011 Summary of Updates" Crown Copyright


The Archilogy Institute, an open creative knowledge community addressing governance

An open creative knowledge community

The Archilogy Institute [1] is a knowledge community inspired by opensource, wikipedia and IT cloud visions. The knowledge addressed by the community is governance within enterprises and ecosystems .

The knowledge community is open and creative.
  • open because its members are not bound to a central legal entity through contractual agreements such as a subscription or a labor contract but form a community where members are bound together through one-to-many arrangements which allows "Sharing, Reusing and Remixing, - Legally " intellectual outputs;
  • creative because the one-to-many arrangements which bind members of the knowledge community together are based on Creative Commons contracts which have been crafted to foster creativity and innovation.

In a nutshell, The Archilogy Institute operates as a pervasive organism composed of " creative knowledge cells " nurtured by individuals or organizations and irrigated by "streams of knowledge " whereas :
a "creative knowledge cell" is defined as an information unit compliant with five criteria :
  1. - the unit should carry some creative work;
  2. - the creative work of the unit should be endorsed by its creator;
  3. - the history of the unit should be traced;
  4. - the creative work of the unit should be anchored in previous creative works;
  5. - the creative work of the unit should be marked with the freedom the creator wants it to carry, so others can share, remix, use commercially, or any combination thereof; a "stream of knowledge " is a sequence of linked creative knowledge cells.

Addressing governance within the enterprises and the ecosystems

The Archilogy Institute addresses governance within the enterprises and the ecosystems. The Archilogy Institute members aim to understand, monitor and participate to the dynamics between the enterprise, the ecosystems, information technology usage and intellectual properties practices under the forces of innovation, production, distribution and usage.

Inspired by CIGREF international research programme Information Systems Dynamics (ISD)

In 2008, CIGREF, a Paris based association of leading European companies, launched an international research programme to understand the dynamics of information systems usage within the enterprises and society. Called ISD (Information Systems Dynamics), the programme has adopted as motto " Understanding how the digital world transforms our lives and our businesses ". 

ISD ambitions to mobilize collaboration from academics, enterprises and citizens through various means: workshops, open conferences and events, call for academic driven research projects, call for enterprises sponsorships and contributing projects, call for public comments through open moderated blogs, alliances,... As a result, two workshops and an international conference were held in 2009.

From these three events , we came back with some feelings which have inspired The Archilogy Institute seeding :
  1. information technologies (IT), information systems (IS) and information should not be blurred but be addressed specifically;
  2. IT governance, IS governance and information governance are highly dependant on cultural and social factors;
  3. emerging intellectual properties management practices allowing "sharing, reusing, remixing, - legally" [2], seem to have been overlooked;
  4. foresearching on IT usage should request that traditional frontiers (enterprises /citizens, academics/practitioners, workers/non workers, juniors/seniors) be lowered as much as possible;
  5. to lower these frontiers, innovative intellectual property (IP) management might be a powerful enabler.
Last septembre, the ISD 2010 conference in Paris sent an encouragement toThe Archilogy Institute to pursue its mission. The conference explored how innovating information systems could transform the enterprise while inviting China as guest country. To the unprecedented challenge of Chinese companies that should have in the coming years comparable innovation capabilities and a market to western companies and access to volumes , Creative Open Innovation, a derivative of Open Innovation based on a balanced intellectual property, might be an answer.

Inspired by exchanges within X-Intellectual-Property, a professional group of Ecole Polytechnique alumni association

X-Intellectual-Property is a professional group addressing IP matters within Ecole Polytechnique alumni association. Addressed topics are IP market places, innovation through renewed IP management practices, impact of IP usage on IT usage, valuation of intangibles...

About this page

This page is a creative knowledge cell. The creative knowledge cell is a cell of The Archilogy Institute.
The cell is associated to a comment on the moderated forum of ISD (Information Systems Dynamics), which is an international research programme on IT usage dynamics launched by CIGREF, a forty years old association of leading European companies from the IT demand side.

Firmly anchoring the cell to the ocean of knowledge

[1] Archilogie is an old French word from the XV century, composed by the Greek words archein (pouvoir/power, you may think of mon-archy) and logos (discours/discourse). It could be translated by "discours du pouvoir" (discourse on power), that is governance .
To invoke governance, cratology (Fr: cratologie) could have been used as well (for cratos, you may think of "démo-cratie", Ang: democracy) but cratology might have summoned French philosopher Michel Foucault's work, a little bit far from information technology governance (IT governance), the first discipline addressed by The Archilogy Institute.
[2]"Share, Remix, Reuse -Legally" is the motto of Creative Commons, " a nonprofit organization dedicated to making it easier for people to share and build upon the work of others, consistent with the rules of copyright. Creative Commons provides free licenses and other legal tools to mark creative work with the freedom the creator wants it to carry, so others can share, remix, use commercially, or any combination thereof ".

Tracing the creative knowledge cell life

  • Published by Tru Dô-Khac, Paris, under Creative Commons Attribution France 2.0 ; July 2009.
  • Updated on May 17. to become a seed cell of The Archilogy Institute.
  • Updated on June 19. to pay tribute to CIGREF international research programme Information Systems Dynamics (ISD)
  • Updated on August 27. to replace “note” by "Anchoring firmly into the ocean of knowledge"
  • Content transferred from on october 14. 2010.

"Sharing, Reusing, Remixing, -Legally-", the creative knowledge cell content

Creative Commons License
"The Archilogy Institute, an open creative knowledge community addressing governance" by Tru Dô-Khac, Paris, France est mis à disposition selon les termes de la licence Creative Commons Paternité 2.0 France. "Share, Remix, Reuse, -Legally" is the motto of Creative Commons, a non profit organisation. The phrase has been remixed through Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license.


Contacting the creative knowledge cell nurturer

The present knowledge cell is nurtured by Tru Dô-Khac , an independent consultant in IT and innovation governance.


Sustaining this creative knowledge cell

To raise a family while sustaining various cells of The Archilogy Institute, Tru Dô-Khac delivers professionals services:
  • " IT Regime Management " (IT governance) professional services,
  • Open Source governance professional services,
  • business relationship reengineering professional services,
  • business process transactioning professional services,
  • IT center transformation professional services,
  • R&D center transformation professional services,
  • Journey Management professional services.

Tru Dô-Khac is chairman of X-Intellectual-Property, a professional group established within Ecole Polytechnique ParisTech alumni association.
Tru Dô-Khac's profile may be found at linkedin.