Most things in the world today are hopelessly fragmented,
and things that are supposed to bring things together, seem to be doing the exact
Why is this the case?
I believe it is because, in general, most people ache for
more detail, more and more depth. Because getting into more and more detail, and
more and more depth is comforting. More and more detail and more and more depth,
make people experts in a particular field. It is a route to career development (more
responsibility and more money) whilst still staying in your comfort zone.
There is nothing inherently wrong with this per se. It is
how experts are born. But, for everyone to be able to operate in their own
comfort zone, and for various comfort zones to work together harmoniously we
must look at the bigger picture - and therein lies the problem. The bigger
picture takes people out of their comfort zone.
Foundations are important. Everyone knows that. No one would
build a house without good foundations, and no one would buy a house without
good foundations. But that is only physical foundations.
Foundations also exist in knowledge about things, and
approaches to achieving things, but the world has become obsessed with more and
more depth and more and more detail.
It seems to be acceptable nowadays to treat with derision,
anyone that even remotely comes close, to talking about something that is not
buried in vast amounts of detail. It appears to have become accepted, that
advancement comes with just creating more detail, rather than considering
things from a more fundamental perspective.
So although everyone knows that foundations are important,
why is it that no one seems to be in the least bit interested in them?
Detail has brought us far, but is more and more detail going
to get us to where we want to be? Need to be? Of course there will always be
detail but is detail enough in the 21st Century?
The more people and Enterprises have concentrated on detail,
the more detached they have become from important fundamentals.
The “pond” of Pragmatic is
defined by its Mission Statement:
“To provide Enterprises with Pragmatic frameworks to enable
them to increase their maturity in how they fulfil their Mission”
In order to do so we first need to put some fundamentals in
Fundamentals that apply to all parts of the Enterprise.
contains a number of fundamentals about the Pragmatic Family of Frameworks. It
sets out some definitions, fundamental ontologies, explains the licensing model
and introduces the frameworks in the Family.