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  • A Day in the Life of an Aspiring Architect

    A Day in the Life of an Aspiring Architect Raza Qazi, Junior Enterprise Architect June 4, 2018   I hadn't even finished my computer science degree when I was offered a junior enterprise architect part-time role while I was in my last year of studies. I didn’t even know that an enterprise architect could be junior. Regardless, this was my big chance to figure out what area of IT I ...

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  • Collaboration Between Architecture & Project Methodologies

    Collaboration Between Architecture & Project Methodologies Milan Dabic (P.Eng.), Senior Systems Engineer & Software Architect May 28, 2018   As architects – whether it is Enterprise, Solution, Domain, Process, Data, Application, Technology, or Software – we work in a jumble of different project and architectural methodologies. In this article, I would like to discuss the challenges and impacts of those different methodologies; both on the architect, on projects, and on ...

    Posted at May 29, 2018 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
  • The Many Talents of a Domain Architect

    The Many Talents of a Domain Architect Ade Odusote, Senior Domain Architect Bob Ivkovic, Principal of IT Architects May 22, 2018   While an Enterprise Architect leads the development of a single holistic enterprise architecture model for the whole of the organization (from all architecture perspectives including Business Services, Business Processes, Information, Applications, and Technology), a Solution Architect provides a bridge between specific business problems and issues and the solutions which are ...

    Posted at May 22, 2018 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
  • Ease of Access = User Satisfaction

    Ease of Access = User Satisfaction Garry Arko, Senior Enterprise & Solution Architect May 9, 2018   While a good Architecture will avoid going too far into details, it should also recognize the implications of details and provide a framework and guidelines that can enable beneficial and valued solutions. One of the concepts that is often overlooked in an Architecture is Ease of Access to technology based solutions. Ease of Access often ...

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  • The Psychology of Change: An Architect’s Perspective

    The Psychology of Change: An Architect's Perspective Milan Dabic (P.Eng.), Senior Systems Engineer & Software Architect May 2, 2018   Change, or the plan to change, is probably the number one reason an organization hires architects, especially when their system landscape is becoming a little antiquated and management is screaming for legacy modernization. Sometimes it’s the business that wants to reengineer their business processes and align them to innovative technology ...

    Posted at May 2, 2018 | By : | Categories : Blog | 1 Comment
  • Transitioning from Waterfall to Agile

    Transitioning from Waterfall to Agile Marianne Hang, Senior Project Manager April 25, 2018   It was not too long ago that I published an article about the agile method of project management versus waterfall, and provided recommendations when one fits better than the other. In real-life project management, we don’t always have the luxury of making a clear decision between going agile or waterfall at the start of a project. ...

    Posted at April 24, 2018 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
  • The Benefits and Shortfalls of EAI

    The Benefits and Shortfalls of EAI Alex Djordjevic, System Integration Architect April 21, 2018   Old MacDonald had a farm E-A-I-E-I-E-I-O. I’m sure if you’re not familiar with integration, you may think that EAI is a popular nursery rhyme. However, that’s not the case. In the business world, we take Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) very seriously. EAI is the integration of different systems and/or their system components (where these components are ...

    Posted at April 21, 2018 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
  • Transitioning from Project to Operations

    Transitioning from Project to Operations Marianne Hang, Senior Project Manager April 11, 2018   How can a project go from start to finish, and then find itself unprepared when it comes time to hand off the new system to Operations? This happens a lot more often than you’d think so I thought I’d offer some pointers on how to successfully transition a project to Operations. As a PMO Lead, one of the ...

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  • Do You Need a Solution or Enterprise Architect?

    Do You Need a Solution or Enterprise Architect? Gary Silberg, Senior Solution & Enterprise Architect April 5, 2018   Although Solution Architects and Enterprise Architects are two different animals, they have a mutual respect for each other and typically work together. One starts things off and then the other takes over. The Enterprise Architect is the strategist and is responsible for all the planning, ...

    Posted at April 4, 2018 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
  • Which is Better – Agile or Waterfall?

    Which is Better - Agile or Waterfall? Marianne Hang, Senior Project Manager March 29, 2018   As a newcomer to project management in the early days, there was no set project management methodology. Projects either worked or they didn’t – we either completed them successfully or we abandoned them. Over the years, we learned and developed a set of best practices we could count on to help ensure project success, and this ...

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