August 2019 – January 2020: Consulted to Munsoft offering an Archimate Model definition of Municipality Capability, Functional and Business Process models using Archimate 3, building an Enterprise Architecture for them and Municipalities in South Africa more generally.
Working with Orbus (London, England) and client KPMG (Amsterdam, Netherlands) on enhancing their Cloud Central Modelling using mainly Archimate, but some BPMN and UML notation using iServer 2017. Working remotely and online from Cape Town using our Modelling-as-a-Service model.
Built up an Enterprise Architecture of the Federal Transport Authority (FTA), so that the government of Ethiopia can completely re-introduce a set of new integrated systems: Citizen Drivers License system, Vehicle Registration system, Penalty Management system and Road Traffic Accident monitoring and reporting. Firstly, Architected As-Is primarily the Business Architecture so that together we could better define the To-Be Business and IT Architecture. This took the form of various deliverables. As-Is Architecture, To-Be Architecture and a Terms of Reference for scoping out a programme of work as part of an RFP to be released internationally, to acquire a set of firms who will implement the various solutions.
A short piece of work to Establish a baseline As-Is Enterprise Architecture for the Municipality, so that they firstly meet their Policy Framework requirements from Provincial and National Government to establish and operate an Enterprise Architecture by 2019.
Secondly to assist the CIO/IT Manager in understanding the Business more accurately, to offer a solid baselined Architecture. This then allows for a coherent To-Be well planned set of strategic IT Services to be defined and to publish a Roadmap taking the Municipality forward.
A short piece of work in collaboration with Graham McLeod from Inspired on defining a detailed Goal driven Solution Delivery method Architecture that works for all types of development.
We defined Artifacts, Roles, Stages, Techniques, Concerns and Capabilities.
Mentored on the Enterprise Architecture Tools and Methods implementation as part of the OMSA Transformation Programme in collaboration with the Business and IT practice leads.
The goal was to facilitate a smooth landing for all Programme initiative deliveries and to leave the Old Mutual SA with an Enterprise Architecture Capability that integrates well with the existing business practices end to end.
Modelled all EA in i-Server across all Architectural Domains and mentored the Architects in how best to harness the power of this powerful Architectural Capability.
As part of an overall 5 year EA strategic drive across the Council to reduce costs and innovate, I assisted on the Customer Services Transformation programme in developing the Roadmap, enhancing the Blueprint models, documenting strategic direction and capabilities offering various alternatives and recommendations. Because they so liked what had been done in terms of modelling, I was asked to instantiate their fledgling EA practice within the City Council, specifically in procuring and implementing and mentoring on an EA Modelling & Governance Tool that could assist all Business Architects across the Strategic programme, to form a core enterprise wide set of Architecture models and building up the EA practice and governance processes.
Consulting to Fundamo Visa on the Business Architecture aspects of the Mobile Money Banking Software platform (through DVT). Working on Business Process Improvement and overall Enterprise Architecture. Initially started by using Iteraplan, Archi, Sharepoint, Visio with the Archimate notation. More recently began using the Troux toolset to model Strategy, Capabilities, Business Process, Business Services, etc.
Spent a year involved with the acquisition/merger doing Server and Application Migration from SA to the US where we had to move 1000+ servers with all their related software while people were working and without any disruption. I used this opportunity to begin building and refining an Enterprise Architecture model at multiple levels in multiple domains over various continuum levels.
Started by helping improve the quality of the R3 product by enhancing the build, test and release processes using Jenkins and enhancing Continuous Integration by adding Continuous Automated Functional regression testing and also streamlined the Project Management aspects of the daily processes by modifying the Jira processes.
Part of the Strategy & Architecture team helped define the IT Strategy, specifically around business support areas. Worked with the IBM/Telelogic System Architect tool upgrading from 10.3 to 11.0 so as to build Meta-Models and models of the current landscape. Mentoring / influencing an iterative planning culture in EA using AgileEA methods. Helped with planning and implementing the Gartner Continuous Improvement initiative from an Architecture & Technology Innovation viewpoint. Also involved with defining Metrics measurement. Architectural work on upgrading the Oracle eBusiness Suite from 11.5.9 to 12.x. Also worked on Data Architecture work using ERWin 7.2 to reverse engineer physical DB’s from Apps and the Cognos BI Data Warehouse, and establish Logical Data Models. Made use of Sharepoint to collaborate and share information for our EA Service Governance. Finally helped in procuring the new EA tool.
We built up an Enterprise Architecture Practice at LCH.Clearnet, using a combination of TOGAF, FEAF, Zachman, COBIT, SPEM, ISO 1471, RUP, EUP, EPF, Agile Principles, BPMN, Archimate and UML modelling.
We also did a tool evaluation of EA tools such as Aris, Casewise, Mega, ProVision, Adaptive, Archi, System Architect, etc. while using the Rational Tools in the interim.