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.
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.
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.
Analytics and Risk Technology Project. Architected and worked on building a Financial Risk Analytic Platform to integrate data, tools and analytic financial risk models using a virtual client and server environment. This was to begin enforcing the new Intensive and Intrusive Financial regulation process and to manage Firms Financial portfolios and monitor all the various forms of Risk. Building blocks were wide and varied from simple open source to expensive COTS products. e.g. Subversion, Java code, JBoss App Server, Excel, JSPWiki, Apache, Oracle 10g, Eclipse, Perl, C++ with Analytic tools such as MatLab, SAS, Mathematica, Algorithmics. Also R language, Nigem, RATS/CATS, eViews, etc. Used TOAD, Sparx Enterprise Architect (UML and Archimate) with others to follow as the FSA evolve their ideas in an Agile and iterative manner. Used VMWare ESX 4.0 for Red Hat Linux as well as Windows Servers and clients.
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.
Worked on a large EAI software programme at MTN in South Africa to mentor them in implementing and tailoring the RUP software development framework on their Billing Programme which implemented a convergent billing COTS and a java code ESB / SOA integration to the rest of the companies existing applications such as Oracle financials, etc. This was a geographically dispersed team, most teams in Johannesburg but others in Ireland and Cape Town.
Brought on board to bolster the newly formed Architecture / Process Engineering group. The aim of the group was to advise on and help implement the Rational Unified Process (RUP) with its Rational tool set on the Opsco project building an STP FX trading platform. This involved mentoring Requirements analysts and Architects on UML, RUP and the Rational Toolset.