Yearly Archives: 2010

EA Archivist or Activist? Delivering Value is the Key

By | August 12, 2010

Tweet Todd Biske posted a summary of a conversation he had with Mike Rollings,  Brenda Michelson, Chris Bird and others. They were discussing the future of Enterprise Architecture. A theme that emerged from their talks focused on whether your practice is defined by being an archivist (passive) or an activist (active).  Here is the conversation… Read More »

Taking the Next Step in My Education

By | August 4, 2010

Tweet Since I completed both the UBC Sauder School of Business – Certificate in Management Excellence and the Carnegie Mellon Institute of Software Research International – Certified Enterprise Architect program, I have been looking to take the next step in my education.  Here is an older post where I asked “What Masters Program should I… Read More »

Is it really “Zachman’s Fatal Flaw”?

By | July 12, 2010

Tweet My friend Nick Malik wrote a post – Zachman’s Fatal Flaw: No Row for Customer.  Here is my response … Do I believe that Zachman’s Framework is fatally flawed?  No. It all depends on your perspective and that to me is defined by your EA maturity.  How we view and evaluate models and frameworks… Read More »

CAEAP Publishes EA Professional Practice Guide

By | June 24, 2010

Tweet The Center for the Advocacy of the Enterprise Architecture Profession (CAEAP) published a collaborative work called the Enterprise Architecture Professional Practice Guide (EA PPG).  This is the first draft abstract for the EA PPG. I joined the CAEAP when it was formed in 2009.  I have the honour working with an excellent group of… Read More »

Managing Customer Service Expectations with Information

By | June 20, 2010

Tweet Do your customers understand how to get service from your organization? Do your customers understand what to expect from the services you deliver? Are your customers frustrated and upset when they interact with your Service Desk? Recently, I was on the customer end of service delivery. It got me thinking about what we could… Read More »

Building on “The Right Stuff”

By | May 29, 2010

Tweet I just read Chris Lockhart’s interesting post “The Right Stuff“.  In the post Chris wrote about his bias for selecting enterprise architects based on his career experience.  The main topics in the post are: natural selection of IT architects the big picture guy the value of a liberal arts education experiencing the business Chris… Read More »

BCNet 2010 Conference – New Initiatives in Shared Network Applications

By | May 3, 2010

Tweet New Initiatives in Shared Network Applications – Identity Management Working Group Report 2010 To watch our panel presentation, click here for the video IDM Working Group Purpose As a working group under the direction of the Applications Advisory Committee (APAC), the group will seek to create a forum for inter-institutional discussion of identity management… Read More »

BCNet IDM Workshop – Provisioning and Deprovisioning with Sun’s Identity Manager @ UVic

By | May 3, 2010

Tweet Corey Scholefield, Paul Hilchey – University of Victoria IDAM Framework Objectives implemented SGHE platform centralized the management of identity information role based access evolve away from batch processes enhanced security personalize, customize and enhance end user experiences enhance partnerships with Information Security Office and University Privacy Officer(s) Current Projects Sun Identity Manager Upgrade to… Read More »

BCNET IDM Workshop – Past, Present and Future of IDM

By | May 3, 2010

Tweet Mike Shore, Sabrina da Silva and Oscar Shen Past – Mike Banner ERP used for Student and Staff information = Source of Record leveraged Novell eDirectory Identity Vault using Novell Identity Manager product Blend of custom scripts, Novell IDM and Luminis Integration to provision identities Due to problems with Novell IDM not allowing groups… Read More »

BCNet IDM Workshop – Primary Candidates for Identity Stores @TRU

By | May 3, 2010

Tweet Hugh Burley Novell – eDirectory, Identity Manager, LDAP, Radius Oracle – SGHE Banner, Luminis, Oracle Identity Management The Current Workflow at TRU 3 paths – email path in Novell, other system access via system admins and Human Resources and Student Information System via Oracle IDM provisions Luminis portal product its the other system access… Read More »