Yearly Archives: 2008

Merry Christmas

by | December 26, 2008

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.

Training to be better

by | December 22, 2008

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 »

Online Learning at Carnegie Mellon ISRI – SCS

by | November 2, 2008

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 »

A Busy September Update

by | September 20, 2008

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 »

EA and ITIL V2 processes – supporting practices

by | July 31, 2008

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 »

“Doing the Right Things” and “Doing Things Right”

by | June 3, 2008

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 »