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 »
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 »
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 – http://www.intervista-institute.com/index.html Enterprise Architecture Fundamentals Master Class – I took this course in November 2004 – great start to get… Read More »
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 »
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 »
We use this as our main guiding principle for our Enterprise Architecture.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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?