I’ve been reading the Change Function by Pip Coburn. Well worth a read.
Pip defines change as a function of the perceived crisis versus the total perceived pain of adoption, which he calls TPPA.
I find TPPA fascinating. Not because of what it means to fogeys like me, but because of its importance to Generation M.
TPPA is by definition relative to current installed software and the alternate version sought to be implemented.
Generation M will have high TPPA in the context of traditional enterprise architectures, tools and techniques. High TPPA in the context of current enterprise monocultures. Low TPPA in the context of social software and Web 2.0.
This time around, it is the enterprise that has to adjust itself in order to reduce TPA, whereas until now the onus of relieving TPA has been borne by the new entrant.