Yearly Archives: 2007

Educause Day 2 – Preconference Sessions

By | October 24, 2007

Tweet Day 2 @ Educause – Preconference Session I registered for two preconference sessions … Aligning IT Leadership with Institutional Missions: The Reality of Being a CIO The session was lead by 4 CIOs.  The session had about 60 attendees. Each of the 4 presenters took turns talking about various factors that a CIO needs… Read More »

Spreading the word nationally …

By | October 3, 2007

Tweet I am at the Canadian Banner Users’ Conference in Prince George, BC this week. I ran a pre-conference Enterprise Architecture full day session on the work we have been doing with Enterprise Architecture. We had 13 people from all across Canada attend and I found it to be an extremely rewarding day. Topics I… Read More »

Your Opinions Needed … EA Environmental Scan (Top 5 Future EA Trends)

By | September 16, 2007

Tweet We are in the middle of constructing a 3 year technology plan at BCIT. We are conducting Environment Scans of our significant business areas and our technology areas. As the leader of the EA Strategic Practice, I have been tasked with determining 5 major trends in EA from now until 2011. So my colleagues,… Read More »

Leadership AND Management

By | September 11, 2007

Tweet Thanks very much to Nick Malik for a great post “Leadership vs Management” Interestingly, I have made the move from being the Senior Enterprise Architect to the Manager, Business Application Services. I completely agree with Nick about needing both leadership and management to successfully advance EA (as well as other initiatives). I am moving… Read More »

Enterprise Architecture Roles or “What do you do??”

By | July 10, 2007

Tweet How many times do you get asked: “What is it that you do?” I used to respond “I am an Enterprise Architect”. Their response, “What??, huh?, That is a mouthful …, I though you worked in IT??, etc” Face it “Enterprise Architect” could mean anything from being Mr Scott (technically, he is the Enterprise’s… Read More »

What kind of IT Application Shop are we …

By | June 28, 2007

Tweet 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… Read More »