I had the honour of delivering the Keynote presentation at the Public Sector Network Smart Communities Roadshow 2019 in Vancouver on Wednesday March 6, 2019. I posted my presentation slides here. Looking forward to your comments and feedback.
For all my good intentions, I was unable to restart my blog posts in the last year. My new role as the Senior Manager, Technology planning is not new anymore! The demand of my new job is significant and I worked very hard for this past year.
I had the opportunity to attend a Gartner briefing on IT Sourcing in Dubai in May 2014. I found the session very valuable and it has made me think about some new approaches as we continue to be pressured to cut costs in higher education IT service delivery. Frank Ridder and Alexa Bona were… Read more »
Enterprise Architects all over the world build guiding principles to support their practices and planning. We built one in 2005 and it still holds true today. “Reuse before Acquire, Acquire before Create, Create Reusable Components” The big problem with this is that it is all “Motherhood and Apple Pie” unless you do the hard work… Read more »
Enterprise Architects have used roadmaps as a standard model to describe the transition from the current state architecture to the future state architecture. Many of my fellow enterprise architects have described the many different ways to create a roadmap and to show how they link to an organization’s strategic goals. Nick Malik (@nickmalik) wrote… Read more »
Gene Leganza (@gleganza) VP and Principal Analyst, Forrester Research Inc discusses and presents on Technology Trends. Gene used the following criteria (Impact, Newness, Complexity) to help describe the trends. In Oct 2010, Gene wrote about the Top 15 Technology Trends on his Forrester blog. Gene published a table of the top trends here. On Jan 26,… Read more »
I just saw a post by Adrian Grigoriu responding to Gartner’s Philip Allega’s post Applying EA to Your Life . Within the post about how EA might be able to help plan our lives, Philip then brings up an regular EA debate “Do you start with the Current State?” Actually, Philip says don’t do it.… Read more »
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 (from… Read more »
On August 11th, Gartner announced a “new approach for enterprise architecture” that they labelled “Emergent Architecture”. I got a chance to read some responses from Todd Biske, Mike Rollings, and Dion Hinchcliffe. Thanks for the great insights and commentary. In the press release, Bruce Robertson, Gartner Research VP states the two characteristics of “Emergent EA”:… Read more »
Over time, technology provides more and more functions and hopefully value to your enterprise. The challenge is how to manage the complexity that comes with technology. I started my IT career as an IBM 360 mainframe computer operator managing VM/CMS and DOS/VSE CICS systems. IT architectures were relatively simple. One large computer, a few large… Read more »