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Architecture and finding the path

The growing interdependency of our systems is driving us from a simple environment towards a highly complex environment. This is leading to a strategy of choosing from many good solutions where no perfect solution is obtainable. Enterprise Architecture (and the other architecture practices) can help sort those good solutions and help make sure the choice you make is along the path to desired future state. Continue reading

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SOA – Maturity is Key Presentation, EDUCAUSE Enteprise 2009

My presentation on SOA in the Enterprise – Maturity is Key has been posted in a couple of places. First, on the EDUCAUSE site: EDUCAUSE – Enterprise 2009 Site and at Slideshare.net: Soa Maturity is the Keyhttp://static.slidesharecdn.com/swf/ssplayer2.swf?doc=soamaturity2-090506093907-phpapp02&rel=0&stripped_title=soa-maturity-is-the-key View more presentations from jimphelps.

Blue Sky to Ground part 1

    I’ve been working with our CIO on the I.T. strategic planning initiative.  At the same time, I’ve been working with the Technical Directors and Operational Directors on planning at the technology level.  They have been creating a map of what technologies are used to support our services.  I’ve had my head in the … Continue reading

Advanced CAMP – Part 2

Dave Gimpl:  Computing as a Service Infrastructure for vaporware.  They are working on the infrastructure that enables cloud-computing. Challenges in the data center:  rising costs of the operations, the explosion of data, the difficulty of deploying new application and services, the difficulty in managing complex virtual machine systems.  When you map the business processes, they … Continue reading

Advanced CAMP – Registering, Discovering and Using Distributed Services Part1

R.L. Bob doing the introduction:  Advanced CAMP could mean to some people the advanced topics beyond just the basics.  Bob likes to think of it as the Advance Camp out in the wilderness where you are more likely to get caught in a blizzard, get shot and generally face the wilderness. The theme that came … Continue reading

Measuring the value of projects

Jason Uppal of Quickresponse gave a talk on Building Enterprise Architects at the Open Group’s Enterprise Architecture Practitioners Summit. He mentioned that Toyota judges project success based on three corporate objectives: Profit from the Program Market Share Learning These facets got me thinking about our post project reviews. We tend to measure our projects on … Continue reading

SOA – Bumps in the Roadmap

In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable. Dwight D. Eisenhower Some time ago, I was on the circuit talking about Service Oriented Architecture and a roadmap for moving forward. Since then, we have had many false starts and hit many snags along the path. There is … Continue reading

Doris Kearns Goodwin on Leadership

Doris Kearns Goodwin opened the EDUCAUSE general meeting this morning, recounting her years as an intern in the Johnson White House and talking about Abraham Lincoln. She received a standing ovation at the end of her talk – the first that I have ever seen at EDUCAUSE. Her talk was full of great stories from … Continue reading

.edu as an underground?

Lifehacker (http://lifehacker.com) has an article they are running called Discover the .EDU Underground Little appreciated outside the world of academia, there are literally thousands of .edu sites bursting with incredibly useful and interesting information and resources. Interesting list of finds about Art, Science, Space, Humanities, Photography, History and everything. Interesting that learning about the web … Continue reading

AACRAO Identity and Access Management 2007

Karen Hanson (Assistant Registrar) and I ran a half-day workshop at the AACRAO Technology Conference on Identity and Access Management (IAM) and the Registrar’s role in IAM.   We had a great time even though the session was Sunday at 8AM.   The slides are here:  AACRAO 2007 IDM Slides We had a mix of … Continue reading