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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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January, 2010
Architecture Enabling KING III Compliance
Mauritz Kloppers

This presentation focuses on the new KING III code and the key requirements that can be enabled by EA and IT Governance; namely the development and maintenance of an IT Charter/policy that follows a formal Internal Control Framework, and the maintenance of Business / IT alignment and its documentation in a formal IT Strategy.

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October, 2009
EA Landscape in South Africa
Wynand Vorster

The presentation focuses on an enterprise architecture (EA) survey that Sybase conducted through ITWeb earlier this year. The survey aimed to determine the adoption level of EA in South Africa as well as to gain perspective on its uses locally. The results show trends within the local EA market, both in terms of its current state and what we can expect in the future.

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July, 2009
SOA What?
Willem Bekker, Standard Bank

The presentation includes a discussion on:

1. SOA-in-brief described in practical business terms
2. “The Good, The Bad & The Ugly” in SOA
3. How does one establish SOA? – a real example

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June, 2009
An overview of the GWEA Framework
Willie Needham, SITA and Julius Segole, GITO Council

The South African government is the first public sector entity to formally adopt and adapt TOGAF® 9 for Enterprise Architecture (EA). The framework that resulted is referred to as the Government Wide Enterprise Architecture (GWEA) Framework. This presentation is a discussion on the creation and evolution of the framework as well as its alignment to TOGAF® 9.

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May, 2009
A Project Governance Framework
Carol Thomas, Auditor-General

This presentation is a discussion on a project governance framework. It focuses on the definition of project goals, clarification of roles and responsibilities, risk management, change management, evidentiary requirements for an audit, and the enablement of project delivery.

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March, 2009
Usability and Eye Tracking
Marco Pretorius, Usability Manager & Researcher

This presentation provides insight into the work taking place in UNISA‘s usability laboratory. It includes examples of usability and eye-tracking studies and their results, and shows how a focus on usability and user-centred design improves delivery of the various layers of an enterprise architecture.

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November, 2008
Moving From Checkmate to Archimate
Louw Labuschagne, Real IRM

The aim of this presentation is to introduce the Archimate Language to South African architects with a special focus on describing the key elements of the notation. A sample set of domain viewpoints described by ArchiMate is also discussed and explained.

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October, 2008
Business Requirements, Use Cases, and EA Assets…
Marius Snel, Nedbank

This presentation describes how Nedbank has improved the quality of business requirements by using an Enterprise Architecture approach to identify and create processes from which use cases are defined and automatically generated for solution development.

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