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February, 2012
Master Data Management – The Discipline, Not the Technology
Adriaan Vorster

In his presentation Adriaan Vorster discusses the need to reconsider the current data management landscape and to establish mechanisms to deal with unstructured, duplicate and redundant data. He argues that the master data management problem is pervasive and that the adoption of tools promising consolidated, quality enterprise data will only partly resolve it.

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January, 2012
New Standards for SOA and Cloud
Clive Hatton

In his presentation, Real IRM's Clive Hatton "unpacks" The Open Group's two new standards for SOA and Cloud - the SOA Reference Architecture (SOA RA), and the Service-Oriented Cloud Computing Infrastructure Framework (SOCCI). He includes a look at what these standards mean for anyone implementing SOA or Cloud Computing and presents an argument in favour of vendor-neutral standards.

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November, 2011
Enterprise Transformation and the Role of Open Standards
Allen Brown

In his presentation, Allen Brown, President and CEO of The Open Group, discusses enterprise transformation. The presentation includes the following key takeaways: Setting expectations and planning transformation; The role of standards in enterprise transformation; The work of the members of The Open Group.

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October, 2011
Parsons Brinckerhoff Makes BPM Work for Large Engineering Projects
Juan Le Roux

This presentation describes how Parsons Brinckerhoff applies sound process design and a BPM workflow engine to deliver process visibility, single point data entry, and integrated reporting. It shows how this has resulted in their creating effective, transparent business processes across the business value chain and has ultimately built mutual trust among the stakeholders.

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August, 2011
COBIT® 5.0 and TOGAF® 9: EA Governance Made Practical
Stuart Macgregor

This presentation looks at governance as the key to entrenching EA into an organisation. It touches on the mapping between COBIT and TOGAF® with specific focus on the control points required to sustain a business-appropriate EA Practice. In addition, it offers insight into COBIT 5 and how it supports EA.

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July, 2011
Business Value from Information and Data Architectures
Janakies Louca - Presentation not available

In his presentation, Janakies Louca, Management Information Systems (MIS) Architect at South African Breweries (SAB), takes us through his experiences of establishing an architecture practice for MIS and then running various architecture projects using TOGAF® as their methodology. He shows how SAB have used architecture to bring clarity and visibility to the critical information and data designs for MIS.

June, 2011
Master Data Management – The Discipline, Not the Technology
Adriaan Vorster

In his presentation Adriaan Vorster discusses the need to reconsider the current data management landscape and to establish mechanisms to deal with unstructured, duplicate and redundant data. He argues that the master data management problem is pervasive and that the adoption of tools promising consolidated, quality enterprise data will only partly resolve it.

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May, 2011
Transition Architectures
Komborero Makoni

This presentation focuses on the JD Group’s Transition Architectures which document incremental states of architecture within an organisation so as to identify and manage the scope of work during a period of change. These Transition Architectures are based on the TOGAF®9 framework and principles, and the presentation shows the components used when defining them.

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February, 2011
TOGAF® / GWEA Case Study – SEDA’s Approach to EA
Marcus Veeraragaloo and Kgaugelo Phochana

This month’s EA Forum is a look at how SEDA developed an Enterprise Architecture Anchor Model that is in line with the Government Wide Enterprise Architecture (GWEA) version 1.2. It touches on the work that was done and how the various frameworks and methodologies - particularly TOGAF® 9 and the Zachman Framework - were used.

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January, 2011
"Do You Speak SOA"?
Clive Hatton

This presentation looks at The Open Group’s recently announced SOA Ontology Technical Standard. It focuses on how the Ontology can be used to understand SOA, and more importantly, to set common definitions and interpretations of key concepts that can be agreed and used with others in the company and between organizations.

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December, 2010
Why “Primitive” Models?
John Zachman - No Presentation available

John A. Zachman presented an introduction to the Sample Models for each of the cells of the Zachman Framework as well as defined the utility of the single-variable, "Primitive" models required for engineering an Enterprise.

October, 2010
Are Business Analysts Enterprise Architects?
Jolita Fourie

Jolita Fourie’s presentation covers the key knowledge areas within the Business Analysis Framework (outlined within the IIBA's Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK)) that relate to Enterprise Business Analysis and includes an overview of the discipline.

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October, 2010
EMMMv Breakfast Seminar 22 Oct 2010
Johann Muller, Anglo American

The Open Group’s EMMMv forum hosted a breakfast seminar in celebration of the creation of the first exploration and mining business process reference model.

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October, 2010
EMMMv Breakfast Seminar 22 Oct 2010
Sarina Viljoen, The Open Group SA

The Open Group’s EMMMv forum hosted a breakfast seminar in celebration of the creation of the first exploration and mining business process reference model.

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October, 2010
EMMMv Breakfast Seminar 22 Oct 2010
Mike Woodhall, Gijima

The Open Group’s EMMMv forum hosted a breakfast seminar in celebration of the creation of the first exploration and mining business process reference model.

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October, 2010
EMMMv Breakfast Seminar 22 Oct 2010
Roy Irvine, Datamine

The Open Group’s EMMMv forum hosted a breakfast seminar in celebration of the creation of the first exploration and mining business process reference model.

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July, 2010
What is Enterprise Architecture?
Jan Mentz

In his presentation, Jan Mentz tackles some of the problems with defining EA by giving us insight into the lack of theoretical (and possibly philosophical!) grounding that is, or should be inherent to EA. He also highlights the issues that stem from EA’s foundation in information systems and information technology, and considers the usefulness of ISO/IEC 42010:2007 as a basis for defining EA.

May, 2010
Enterprise Architecture at Internet Solutions
Hein Lorenzen

In his presentation Hein Lorenzen discusses how Internet Solutions uses enterprise architecture to address issues such as process standardisation and data integrity. Hein also highlights the use of industry-specific reference models and shows how Internet Solutions utilises them to help with the establishment of their enterprise architecture capability.

April, 2010
The CMDB; “a Collection of the Chaos in the IT Environment”
Alryn Smit

In his presentation Alryn Smit questions whether the IT terms, Configuration Management, Asset Management, Inventory Management, Service Management and CMDB are understood within themselves or whether they are being used too generically in a bid to address other issues in the organization.

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February, 2010
Certification for Architects - is it worth it?
Jan de Beer

In his presentation, Jan de Beer, who was awarded his ITAC Level II (Master Certified IT Architect) in January 2009, shares his experiences around achieving his ITAC certification and his thoughts on the value that the ITAC certification has brought him from a professional stand-point. Jan also discusses the requirements for attaining the certification.

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