Monthly Archives: June 2007

What kind of IT Application Shop are we …

By | June 28, 2007

For years, I was convinced we worked as solutions integrators or systems implementors in the application development (enterprise and web) groups. I was wrong. Our major software (SungardHE Banner ERP) is an Oracle based COTS (Commercial Off the Shelf) application and our collaboration software comes from IBM – Lotus Domino. We would make certain mods… Read More »

Application Portfolio Concepts

By | June 27, 2007

We have just completed the second update of our Application Portfolio. The results are very interesting. I want to thank all the IT Services staff who contributed to making this piece of our EA real! Here is a table with some of the significant changes from November 2006 to May 2007: Attribute Nov 2006 May… Read More »

EA Training and Resources

By | June 25, 2007

Here are some of the resources that I have used in the past couple of years to get myself into the Enterprise Architect role. I will update these lists as time permits. Training Intervista Institute – Enterprise Architecture Fundamentals Master Class – I took this course in November 2004 – great start to get… Read More »

Thoughts from UBC e-Strategy Townhall – Jun 21, 2007

By | June 23, 2007

I attended the 7th Annual University of British Columbia (UBC) e-Strategy Townhall on Thursday. This is the third one I have attended and once again it was a top notch event with about 400 people registered. The theme this year was “Keeping Pace with Students” … a challenge I think about all the time. Here… Read More »

EA Model V.2

By | June 22, 2007

Two years ago, Dave Cresswell and I came up with a graphic to represent Enterprise Architecture @ BCIT. We needed a simple graphic to communicate EA and also knew that showing our senior Executive the Zachman Framework was too complex. Here is first draft EA model: and Version 1 : At that point, I was… Read More »

Enterprise Architecture Taxonomy

By | June 19, 2007

Here is the taxonomy I use for categorizing the EA artifacts we create. Comments? Enterprise Architecture Taxonomy (Element-Domain-Component-Artifact) Architecture Element The high level architectural description for Applications, Business, Business Continuity, Data, Infrastructure, Presentation and Security containing Architecture Domains. (i.e. An element contains domains) Architecture Domain The summary level of architecture describing the models used for… Read More »

IT4BC 2007 Conference – Day 2

By | June 16, 2007

Day 2 for the 8th Annual IT4BC conference. Had more great conversations with colleagues from other BC HE Institutions. The conference was a solid success and I am already looking forward to next year. The first session I went to was an intro to development with Ruby on Rails. I will be looking at this… Read More »

IT4BC 2007 Conference – Day 1

By | June 14, 2007

Great start to the day for the 8th Annual IT4BC conference. Met lots of colleagues and friends from other BC Higher Education Institutions. The keynote was delivered by Brian Lamb. Confessions of a Royal Pain in the Butt Brian Lamb, Project Coordinator & Instructor, UBC Our keynote speaker has been working closely with UBC’s IT… Read More »

I love hockey …

By | June 8, 2007

and it really does not matter what kind. I have played air hockey, Cosom hockey, field hockey, floorball, floor hockey, ice hockey, road/street hockey, table hockey and even underwater hockey. So that is nine types of hockey … how about you?