Wishing all of you a very Happy New Year! I am amazed at how fast 2008 went by and am really looking forward to a fantastic 2009. Best wishes to all!
Merry Christmas to you and yours from me and mine! I wish you all the best in this holiday season. I continue to be amazed by the wonderous things we humans accomplish and I continue to hope for peace.
I completed two training programs in December. One program I wrote about in this post was the Enterprise Architecture Fundamentals from Carnegie Mellon Institute for Software Research International. Good course run by Dr Scott Bernard who walked the group of students through his EA3 Cube Methodology from his book. This was an online course with students from… Read More »
Someone sent me an email a year ago about Red Fridays. Another quiet Canadian way to support our troops and their families. Here is the Red Fridays Foundation Mission: Our Mission: To promote wearing Red on Fridays that is impartial to any world events and remain non partisan on supporting the Canadian Troops. To offer… Read More »
Today I am remembering the sacrifice of Canadians in World War 2 defending the place where I was born. It is a tragic story that few Canadians know of but is something I hold dear. I was born in Hong Kong in the early 1960’s while it was still a British colony. We moved to… Read More »
Its been 90 years since the end of the First World War “The war to end all wars”. Canadians are still at war … My country of brave men and women has served well and often. I am humbled and blessed to be living in Canada and sincerely acknowledge the sacrifices that were made to make this… Read More »
In September, I enrolled in the Enterprise Architecture Fundamentals online course at Carnegie Mellon Institute for Software Research International in the School of Computing Science. The course consists of watching an online lecture, answering and commenting on a weekly question and participating in a student project to create architecture artifacts for a fictious aerospace company. The… Read More »
September is always a busy time for Higher Education. This is BCIT’s big term startup in North America and we try to keep our technology changes to a minimum to ensure good service to our students, faculty and staff. On Sept 4th, I completed one year as the Manager, Business Application Services and Enterprise Architecture.… Read More »
This post is in response to a question from Nick Malik about my thinking of how EA and ITIL relate to each other. In my post on the EA Model I use to help communicate with our community, I added IT Service Management (ITIL) into the V2 graphic. I was not clear about the relationships… Read More »
Alan Inglis wrote a great post about Enterprise Architecture. He put up a very good diagram linking Management to Delivery with Architecture bridging them. What I found interesting is that Alan used the same words I have been using in our EA practice for the past two years. Simply boiled down, Enterprise Architecture is about… Read More »