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  • Bridging the Digital Divide at Maskwacis Cultural College

    Bridging the Digital Divide at Maskwacis Cultural College David Brown, Dean of The Indigenous School of Business at Maskwacis Cultural College April 19, 2019   For most indigenous communities, bridging the digital divide is not an easy task, especially in post-secondary education delivery.  Canadian indigenous colleges and universities are significantly and consistently underfunded relative to their non-indigenous peers. I’m proud to inform you, however, that we pulled it off at Maskwacis ...

    Posted at April 20, 2019 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
  • The Ethical Consultant

    The Ethical Consultant Eugene D’Arcy, Senior Project Manager April 7, 2019   Ethics is something that I have taken seriously as long as I can remember.  When I was approached to write an article on the topic by a friend, I felt honoured.  After all our conversations on ethics and doing the right thing, I was just happy to know that someone actually paid attention.  It all started with an email entitled ...

    Posted at April 7, 2019 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
  • Project Management Strategies for Handling Skittish Clients

    Project Management Strategies for Handling Skittish Clients Marianne Hang, Senior Project Manager March 25, 2019   The recent economic slump has transformed many once-confident clients into clients who are now unsure of their requirements, slow to move forward with projects, and prone to delays even once a project is active.  I call these clients “skittish” because while they have the best intentions, you can never be sure what they’re going to do ...

    Posted at March 24, 2019 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
  • Building an Enterprise Architecture: Principles

    Building an Enterprise Architecture: Principles Intkhab Ali, Senior Solution Architect March 09, 2019   The Head of Architecture Meets Her Team Carmen looked around the table at the gathered architects. Some were domain architects, some solution, and the two to the right of her were the only Enterprise Architects. It was 11:00 AM and time to begin. The last person to walk in was Ezra, a solution architect and he closed the door, ...

    Posted at March 11, 2019 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
  • Tips for Adopting a Process Framework

    Tips for Adopting a Process Framework Bob Ivkovic, Principal of IT Architects February 26, 2019   The toughest part of selecting a process framework is understanding what’s available, and which framework to use that will have the most advantage for your organization.  A starting point is to ask “How do organizations apply frameworks?”  This depends on the type of business process framework being adopted.  Organizations use a variation of frameworks, even ...

    Posted at February 27, 2019 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
  • 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
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