Category Archives: learning

Enterprise Architecture in Higher Education – Yes!

by | January 15, 2012

Adrian Grigoriu wrote an article in eBizq titled Enterprise Architecture in Higher Education in Nov 2011 – http://www.ebizq.net/blogs/ea_matters/2011/11/enterprise-architecture-and-higher-education.php.  I have been meaning to write a supportive post to Adrian and finally have time.  In a nutshell, I agree and Adrian’s makes 3 excellent points for why Enterprise Architecture should be taught.  Adrian’s short article is… Read more »

Enterprise Architecture in Higher Education – some global resources

by | December 18, 2011

Last week, John Gotze (@gotze) sent me a call to action by tweeting: Finnish universities adopt #entarch, and look for international inspiration and collaboration. Who’s doing EA for universities? @leodesousa? My first reply to John was the Twitter handles of practicing Enterprise Architects in higher education as well as the Educause group ITANA.  Educause also has… Read more »

Thinking about Your Career Path

by | June 15, 2011

I have the privilege of leading a great group of IT professionals at the British Columbia Institute of Technology. Part of my role is to help my team members think about and plan for their careers. I wrote about an approach using Personal Learning Plans that contributes to my thinking about this topic.  I also… Read more »

Motivation at a Glance – Resource Site

by | February 21, 2011

In the fall, I took the Syracuse University iSchool course IST 617 – Motivational Aspects of Information Use taught by Dr Ruth Small.  Our main project was to research and write a description of a motivational theory. I selected Canadian Victor Vroom’s Expectancy Theory.  My assignment has now been posted to the Motivation at a… Read more »

Taking the Next Step in My Education

by | August 4, 2010

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 choose?” … Read more »

SGHE Summit 2010 – Conference Overview

by | April 27, 2010

I attended the SunGard Higher Education Executive Summit and Summit conferences in early April 2009.  This was the first time I attended Executive Summit and I found it to be highly valuable.  There were about 250 senior Higher Education leaders from around the world in attendance.  We were presented with roadmaps and strategic directions by… Read more »

SGHE Summit – Project Horizon Technical Overview

by | April 27, 2010

SGHE Summit – Project Horizon Technical Overview – Bob Rullo (@bobrullo) * power in Moscone West went out just as Bob started his talk. He did a great job working through his presentation with no slides! Great job, Bob! SGHE Summit – Project Horizon Technical Overview – needs Oracle 11gR1 database, Oracle Weblogics App Server,… Read more »

SGHE Summit – Banner Enterprise Identity Management (BEIS)

by | April 27, 2010

SGHE Summit – Banner Enterprise Identity Management (BEIS) – Dan Sterling and Mark B Definitions (Identity Management in Action) Provisioning (Create IDs) Authentication (AuthN) – is the user allowed to access the system Authorization (AuthZ) – is the user allowed to access services within the system Identity Mgmt in Banner ODC Standardization Banner Database Components… Read more »

SGHE Summit – Electronic Banner Access Request (eBAR) Workflow

by | April 27, 2010

Electronic Banner Access Request (eBAR) Workflow – Portland State University Replace paper form routing from Portland State University Electronic routing – replaced two paper forms with Banner Self Service online form – uses Banner Workflow to route the request Advantages of eBAR Workflows faster than paper request process can be routed to multiple users in… Read more »

SGHE Summit – An Efficient Means for IT Planning

by | April 27, 2010

An Efficient Means for IT Planning – Aims College Andria Brabo – [email protected], Dr Gary Bardsley [email protected] used project portfolio planning process – using Word Docs and a Wiki to coordinate projects across a small IT shop of 26 people. Challenges lack of communication staff turnover project managers making promises without checking with implementers cross… Read more »