Business Architecture


Peopleware: the Revolution in IT Architecture Building

The technological evolution of IT made the integration of hardware, software with peopleware possible.

Peopleware can be defined, in plain language, as the structure of attitudes that influence individuals’ activities.

Software can be observed because it establishes the interface of individuals with an activity.

Hardware can be perceived because the evident appearances of hardware can be observed but its functionality can be perceived through the possibilities it offers to software.

But peopleware is the deepest aspect of human activity and can only be intuited and validated using destructive and non-destructive pilot tests.

Peopleware defines attitudes. Therefore it deals with the deepest approach to individual behavior that deals with the human capacity of apprehending nature.

This implies entering the field of the unicist ontology of human behavior, the natural organization, the laws of organizational equilibrium and the apprehension of objects that emulate the organization of nature.

Organizational equilibrium is the purpose of peopleware. It has to be considered that organizational equilibrium needs to vary depending on the cycle of a business.

When growth becomes necessary, centrifugal forces need to prevail. But centripetal forces need to prevail when profit improvement needs to be achieved.

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Diego Belohlavek

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute was the pioneer in using the unicist logical approach in complexity science research and became a private global decentralized leading research organization in the field of human adaptive systems. It has an academic arm and a business arm.
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Unicist Reliability System: An entropy inhibitor for teamwork

The respect and fulfillment of the agreements within groups on time

Groups make agreements to make work, research or learning more effective. These group agreements are not optional for their members. They are mandatory and cannot be renegotiated. Thus the developments of working agreements within the limits of the actual possibilities of a group are fostered. When group work turns to be reliable, results can be excellent.

Reliability is basic for any relationship and therefore necessary for any development. The commitment with the agreements implies the respect of others and ensures teamwork.

The fulfillment of the planned activities on schedule

Work, research and educative activities have been designed following the ontology and the corresponding taxonomy to sustain the efficacy of participants. The unfulfillment of the terms of delivery generates problems to participants. They will have to achieve the objectives in spite of not having the technology, tools, knowledge or information required to develop their activity.

The difficulty to produce results arises and so does the entropy of the system. This entropy includes the weakening of personal activities, the possibilities of an adequate teamwork and the bonds among the colleagues of the groups.

The delivery of the defined works on time

Work, research and learning activities imply the fulfillment of deliveries on a predefined schedule.

Communitarian responsibility and efficiency require the delivery on time. Time implies having the habit of reliability to develop value adding activities. Works have to include all the aspects that were defined that the participants would provide. Added value delivered out of time is a useless cost.

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Diego Belohlavek

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute was the pioneer in complexity science research and became a global decentralized world-class research organization in the field of human adaptive systems. http://www.unicist.org


IT Architecture: Using concepts as stem cells

The function of stem cells in the human body is homologous to the function of concepts in the field of human actions. While stem cells can give rise to specialized cells and thus organs, essential concepts allow building unicist objects.

Essential ConceptUnicist objects are adaptive systems that have a concept and generate added value within a quality assurance system to fulfill the purpose of the concept. Unicist objects are interdependent entities that integrate a complex adaptive system.

The knowledge of the essential concepts is basic to build unicist objects because these objects are the materialization of a concept.

Under certain conditions, organs can be transplanted and this is also the case of unicist objects that can be replicated as long as they belong to homologous and analogous entities.

Objects are inserted into processes to produce specific results. The same way stem cells have the potential capacity to give birth to human organs, concepts can give birth to objects to produce results.

The knowledge of the Unicist Theory allows using a double dialectical approach to reality to emulate the organization of nature using an object driven organization.

Nature is organized by objects which can be observed in the ecosystem. The human body is an example of the organization of nature, where organs are homologous to unicist objects. That is why the transplantation of organs became possible.

While the structure of the different organs of the body derives from the stem cells, the unicist objects derive from the essential function of an entity that is defined by its concept.

Properties of Stem Cells and Concepts

Stem Cells

Concepts

They are unspecialized They are universal
They are capable of self-renewal They are timeless
They can give rise to specialized cells They allow building operational functions

Thus, stem cells and concepts are homologous. While essential concepts allow the construction of objects to insert into human adaptive processes, stem cells allow the building of organs that work as unicist objects to sustain the functionality of a complex adaptive system such as the human body.

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The concept of IT architecture is its “stem cell”

The ontology of the functional IT architecture is based on the integration of the elements that are included in software building.

The purpose of IT architecture is to fulfill the mission of the system that is being built. The mission implies following a concept and generating an added value, having an adequate quality assurance that makes the mission reliable.

When the concept is not shared, there is no possibility to develop a structural solution for a system. The concept represents the vision of the activity of the system and needs to be apprehended taking the necessary time to do so.

The active function, which defines the aesthetics of the system, is given by the information that is managed by the system. It needs to be based on the true “business model” because it has to satisfy its needs.

The business model is provided by the business architectural approach. Information must include adaptive aspects in order to manage the feed-back from the environment and administrative aspects to ensure the operation and control.

Peopleware: a breakthrough of the Unicist Approach

The energy conservation function is defined by the technology which sustains its solidity and is integrated by software, hardware and peopleware.

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Synthesis

Functional IT Architecture includes the use of software objects to build a system that has the capacity to adapt to the environment reus-ing the designed objects and just changing the processes in which they are immersed.

The design of the objects needs to be in accordance with the charac-teristics of the adaptive aspects of the system and the possibilities defined by the available technology. This approach allows simplify-ing the processes and minimizing the maintenance costs.

Diego Belohlavek

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute was the pioneer in using the unicist logical approach in complexity science research and became a private global decentralized leading research organization in the field of human adaptive systems. It has an academic arm and a business arm.
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Logical Management Tools: Unicist Process Modeling using Genexus

The unicist technology for Business Modeling allows modeling business concepts and transforms them into operational procedures.

The Unicist Business Modeler uses the Unicist Ontological Algorithms that have been researched and developed, the Unicist Standard Language and the Facts of an activity to define the necessary processes and objects to develop a business.

It is a conceptual design method to approach businesses, modeling their nature and processes in order to be able to develop diagnoses, build strategies and design their organization. The Unicist Factbook provides the procedure to develop the descriptive, logical and causal diagnoses.

These three activities, diagnosing, strategy building and organizing, require having a model to define the validity of their outputs.

The integration of the collected facts with the information of the unicist algorithms using the Unicist Standard Language allows defining Unicist Business Models.

Organizational Design

Organizational design implies being able to integrate hardware, software and peopleware in an effective way. Effectiveness implies the integration of the efficacy of people with the efficiency of the system that has been designed.

The unicist ontology discovered for organizational design allowed defining the structure of the organization process to be used when a business starts or a big change is being implemented.

The ontology integrates the natural organization with the efficacy of the individuals involved and the efficiency of the system designed to ensure a minimum strategy.

The Natural Organization implies the integration of the natural business model of the activity with the Client/Patient Centered Management model and the Personalized Organization model that are possible in the culture.

Although the structure of CCM/PCM and PO are universal, their way to use them in a specific culture varies according to the dominant myths of the environment.

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Diego Belohlavek

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute was the pioneer in using the unicist logical approach in complexity science research and became a private global decentralized leading research organization in the field of human adaptive systems. It has an academic arm and a business arm.
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The unicist logical approach to adaptive business processes

The available IT technologies made the development of adaptive systems meaningful. The objective of building adaptive systems is to integrate software, hardware and peopleware in adaptive work or business processes to assure the quality of the results produced.

Adaptive IT ArchitectureThe development of this technology became possible because of the discovery of the unicist laws of evolution, the object driven organization that emulates the organization of nature and the drivers of human behavior that allow designing the necessary peopleware.

Before the existence of adaptive systems the solution was fully focused on the efficacy of individuals which increased the responsibility of the person who is doing a job. This forced them to consider all the details of the feedback from the environment which increased the probability of errors.

The catalyst of an adaptive IT system is its capacity to learn from the freed-back to improve its adaptive behavior. The entropy inhibitor of the system is given by its capacity to learn to ensure conjunctural adaptiveness.

Adaptiveness is based on the existence of drivers that make it possible. The level of the drivers is the following:

1) There are analogical drivers that are based on the recognition of patterns.

2) There are rule based drivers that include the preexisting and add rules that correspond to the activity.

3) There are empirical drivers that include the preexisting and add empirical information obtained using mathematical models.

4) There are objects based drivers that include the preexisting and add concept based objects as intrinsic adaptive systems.

The integration of the adaptive aspects with the operational and administrative aspects is necessary in order to make user oriented information systems.

The level of adaptiveness of a system has to be designed according to the characteristics of a work process.

Administrative and operational systems can be transformed into adaptive systems by adding and integrating an adaptive interface.

Diego Belohlavek

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute was the pioneer in complexity science research and became a global decentralized world-class private research organization in the field of human adaptive systems. http://www.unicist.org


Pragmatism is the key to deal with complex adaptive systems

The unicist approach to complexity sciences is a pragmatic, structural and functionalist approach. This approach establishes the framework for the research on complexity sciences but also for the unicist logical approach that uses the conclusions of the researches in their application in the field of complex adaptive systems.

Framework of the Unicist ApproachIt was developed in order to provide a specific methodology to deal with complex adaptive systems in order to avoid the extension of the use of methodologies that correspond to the field of researching systemic aspects of reality.

This drove towards the integration of a pragmatic, structural and functionalist approach to research in the field of complexity sciences that it the framework used in all the researches done at The Unicist Research Institute.

Pragmatism

The research in the field of complex adaptive systems does not allow artificial experiments because they change the conjunction of elements that integrate them.

Therefore a pragmatic approach that integrates practice and theory is needed. This implies that complexity science requires the integration of reliable knowledge (theory) with experiencing (practice) in order to define the functionality of a complex adaptive system.

If you are not aware of the meaning of the word pragmatic, we strongly recommend researching the concept “pragmatism” on the Internet.

Functionalism

Complex adaptive systems need to be approached based on the emergence they generate. A functionalist approach is needed to apprehend the functionality of the system.

Apprehending the functionality implies integrating the purpose with is implicit in its emergences with the active function and the energy conservation function. This allows defining the functionality of a complex adaptive system.

If you are not aware of the meaning of the word functionality, we strongly recommend researching the concept “functionalism” on the Internet.

Structuralism

A complex adaptive system has, by definition, open boundaries. That is why the integration with the restricted and wide contexts is required.

Therefore a structural approach is needed to integrate the system with its context and the environment to make it reasonable, understandable and predictable.

If you are not aware of the meaning of the word structural, we strongly recommend researching the concept “structuralism” on the Internet.

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Diego Belohlavek

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute was the pioneer in complexity science research and became a global decentralized world-class private research organization in the field of human adaptive systems. http://www.unicist.org


Unicist Cybernetics applied to Businesses

Unicist Cybernetics defines the work model to deal with organizations that are modeled integrating both enterprise and entrepreneur driven aspects. Unicist cybernetics defines the essential structure of these business processes.

Unicist Cybernetics defines the architecture of complex systems beginning with the unicist ontological structure and ending with the operational aspects necessary to produce predefined results.

It is a technology that includes: complexity science research, complex (adaptive) systems design, unicist extreme design methodology, object driven organization, unicist ontological modeling and artificial intelligence to design adaptive systems.

Unicist cybernetics is integrated within the unicist ontology based technologies to design adaptive systems to produce results.

The unicist ontology of cybernetics defines how the work of a business has to be organized in order to achieve the business that has been defined in the business model and its corresponding strategy.

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NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute was the pioneer in complexity science research and became a global decentralized world-class research organization in the field of human adaptive systems. https://www.unicist.net/it/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/turi.pdf