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Approaches to Business Architecture

By: Michael Payne

In this presentation Michael Payne debates the merits of placing Business Architecture within an organisation’s Business, IT or Enterprise Architecture departments. He examines some of the options available to organisations starting out with Business Architecture, and touches on Business Architecture engagement models. In addition, Michael provides a sneak peak into the new developments in the Open-BA Framework.

09/2016 Download


1.98 MB

ArchiMate® 3.0 - Trick or Treat?

By: Bruno Vandenborre

In this presentation Bruno Vandenborre, The Open Group accredited trainer at Real IRM, explores the purpose and utility of the new version of the ArchiMate standard. As well as a look at the updates and changes to the new version, he discusses the various responses and critiques to ArchiMate, and provide insight into how ArchiMate benefits the South African market.

07/2016 Download


1.07 MB

Technological Trends in a Disruptive Age

By: Gerhard Botha

In this presentation, Gerhard Botha, Head of Group MES architecture at Sasol, discusses the major technological trends that are set to challenge businesses. He will take a look at opportunities as well as ways to respond to the challenges.

06/2016 Download


2.98 MB

IT4IT™ - Managing the Business of IT

By: Louw Labuschagne

An overview of The Open Group IT4IT Reference Architecture. It is a vendor and product-agnostic value chain-based operating model for managing the business of IT. While providing guidance on the design, procurement and implementation of the functionality needed to run IT, it also enables the systematic tracking of the state of IT services across the service life-cycle using four value streams - Strategy to Portfolio, Request to Fulfill, Requirement to Deploy, and Detect to Correct.

03/2016 Download


3.64 MB

Global Implications for Business Process and EA

By: Graham Fleischer

In this presentation, Graham Fleischer, S&OP Coordinator and Demand Analyst at Arysta LifeScience, discusses the work done at the dynamic multinational. He describes their changing organisation and take us through the pitfalls and successes they have encountered through dealing with people, processes and systems.

01/2016 Download


3.2 MB

Corporate Governance of ICT in the Public Sector

By: De Wit Coetsee

Corporate Governance of ICT in the public sector sets out to formalise the use of ICT as a resource to enable service delivery. This requires a cultural change since ICT needs to migrate from its technical role to become a strategic player in government service delivery efforts. This presentation takes us through the institutional arrangements required to facilitate this positioning and use of ICT.

07/2015 Download


909.83 KB

Open CA/CITS - Professionalisation of the Information Technology Sector

By: Louw Labuschagne

This presentation provides an overview of the Open Certified Architect (Open CA) and Open Certified IT Specialist (Open CITS) programmes from The Open Group. These globally recognised, vendor-neutral certification programmes require candidates to submit a portfolio of evidence that details their skills and experience. Suitable for a variety of IT professionals, the Open CA certification has IT Architecture, Enterprise Architecture and Business Architecture streams, and the Open CITS certification caters to IT specialists including Business Analysts, Developers, Testers, Security Specialists, Network Specialists and Service Support Specialists.

06/2015 Download


1.95 MB

Managing the Human Aspects of Change in EA Implementations

By: Joanne Macgregor

This presentation explores the role and composition of enterprise architecture (EA) Change Management and examines how it differs from change leadership. It introduces John Kotter’s 8 steps for leading change and provides a brief overview of the process of managing human change in EA implementations and organisational transformations. It also includes a consideration of the psychology of change - what psychological factors, change strategies and organisation conditions increase the individual’s motivation to change, and which merely exacerbate normal resistance to change.

05/2015 Download


2.02 MB

Frameworks of the IBM Systems Journal

By: Adriaan Vorster

The Zachman Framework can be seen as a classification scheme, whereas the newer Cynefin Framework is seen as a “sense-making” framework. Adriaan Vorster's presentation looks at the features, similarities and examples of the uses for the two frameworks. 

11/2014 Download


2.03 MB

Enterprise Architecture - The Linchpin between Corporate Governance & IT Governance V2.

By: Stuart Macgregor

Stuart Macgregor's presentation (updated to version 2 with new slides and information) focuses on how a synergistic approach between Corporate Governance, IT Governance, and Enterprise Architecture can increase an organisation’s value while reducing cost. He includes a look at how King III and COBIT 5 make enterprise architecture the CEO’s accountability.

08/2014 Download


2.19 MB

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