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  • Taking the “Work” out of Workflow

    Taking the “Work” out of Workflow Arthur Gniazdowski, CTO of FORMVERSE Bob Ivkovic, Principal of IT Architects February 13, 2019   Workflows are all about connecting work, or should I say that they link work tasks together so that people can complete an end-to-end process as a unified team.  However, it’s always been a matter of getting people to agree on and define a standard business process that spans cross-functional boundaries.  And let’s ...

    Posted at February 14, 2019 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
  • Is SOA Passé?

    Is SOA Passé? Bob Ivkovic, Principal of IT Architects February 2, 2019   A client recently asked me if Service-oriented Architecture (SOA) is still relevant.  I explained that SOA is still relevant as ever, although Application Programming Interface (API) is the new technology buzz these days.  This is really a technical discussion but I’ll try to explain it in business lingo.  From my point of view as an architect, the difference is ...

    Posted at February 2, 2019 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
  • Continuous Improvement as a Business Enabler

    Continuous Improvement as a Business Enabler Mary Marasco, Senior Business Architect January 20, 2019   “Continuous Improvement” is one of those terms which describes itself.  Many organization’s hire consultants to help them improve their business processes and organizational performance in a continuous manner as the business environment around them changes. Just to elaborate, continuous improvement is a philosophy, practice, and method pertaining to the ongoing effort to streamline work and reduce waste ...

    Posted at January 20, 2019 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
  • The Dashboard Revolution

    The Dashboard Revolution Pat McGowan, Senior Management Consultant January 6, 2019   Once upon a time, dashboards were considered a premium information technology available only to large organizations that could afford expensive enterprise software suites and had significant IT departments to build and maintain them. In the last few years, however, we have seen the emergence of several software vendors providing more affordable collaborative work management tools that provide dashboard functionality. These ...

    Posted at January 7, 2019 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
  • A Business Architecture Community Coming to a Town Near You!

    A Business Architecture Community Coming to a Town Near You! Michael Khodosko, Co-Founder of The Business Architecture Guild’s Calgary Community December 12, 2018   When IT Architects asked me to write about the Business Architecture Community of Alberta, I saw this as an opportunity to promote the business architecture practice. Business Architecture has been confused by both business leaders and IT professionals.  If I had to define Business Architecture in one ...

    Posted at December 13, 2018 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
  • When Project Management Requires Change Management – Part II

    When Project Management Requires Change Management – Part II Marianne Hang, Senior Project Manager December 5, 2018   In Part I of this article Project Management Requires Change Management – Part I, I introduced the fact that projects are increasingly being viewed as OCM focused. This means that the need for organizational change management skills on the part of the Project Manager, as ...

    Posted at December 6, 2018 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
  • When Project Management Requires Change Management – Part I

    When Project Management Requires Change Management – Part I Marianne Hang, Senior Project Manager November 25, 2018   “This is an OCM project” is an observation that is regularly directed at me as the Project Manager in charge. It’s somewhat of a surprise because traditionally the perceived value of organizational change management deliverables within projects has been downplayed. Often relegated to the soft skills category and seen as providing less value ...

    Posted at November 26, 2018 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
  • Delivering ROI by Performing Project Reviews

    Delivering ROI by Performing Project Reviews Pat McGowan, Senior Management Consultant November 19, 2018   Do you have a project which is characterized by or exhibits any of the following symptoms? •  A “cannot afford to fail” mandate •  Mega-project risks •  Suspect vendor performance •  Rumours that refuse to go away •  Key personnel burnout •  Constant project conflicts •  Continuous change requests

    Posted at November 19, 2018 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
  • The Evolution of Data and Modeling

    The Evolution of Data and Modeling Garry Arko, Senior Enterprise & Solution Architect November 12, 2018   Over 50 years ago, there was a need to codify data so that computers could understand and use it. The structuring and modeling of data became a necessity to gain value from computers, and the art and science of data modeling took shape. It didn’t take long for ...

    Posted at November 12, 2018 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
  • Emerging Technologies for an Emerging Society

    Emerging Technologies for an Emerging Society Intkhab Ali, Senior Solution Architect November 4, 2018   One of the constants in IT over the past several decades has been the constant need to factor in evolutionary or revolutionary technology changes, at least from an architect’s perspective.  Since the 70s, we’ve seen major game-changing shifts, some of which have affected our lives both at home and in the workplace:

    Posted at November 5, 2018 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
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