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ITCamp 2013 - Tiberiu Covaci & Sorin Stan - IASA Romania, what’s in it for me ITCamp 2013 - Tiberiu Covaci & Sorin Stan - IASA Romania, what’s in it for me Presentation Transcript

  • itcampro@ itcamp13# Premium conference on Microsoft technologiesIASA Romania: what’s in it forme?Tiberiu CovaciSorin Stan
  • itcampro@ itcamp13# Premium conference on Microsoft technologiesArchitecture &Best PracticesHuge thanks to our sponsors!
  • itcampro@ itcamp13# Premium conference on Microsoft technologiesArchitecture &Best PracticesWho are we• Tiberiu ’Tibi’ Covaci• Software engineer, 20 years experience• Chapter Leader for IASA Romania• Senior Trainer & Mentor in Romania• IASA Trainer, MCT• Microsoft MVP for Windows Azure• Father & Geek• Twitter: @tibor19 / #itcamp13 View slide
  • itcampro@ itcamp13# Premium conference on Microsoft technologiesArchitecture &Best PracticesWho are we• Sorin Stan• Software engineer, 12 years experience• Chief Strategy Officer at SOFTVISION• Member of IASA Romania• Graduated MBA in 2012• Passionate about human dynamics• Twitter: @stan_sorin / #itcamp13 View slide
  • itcampro@ itcamp13# Premium conference on Microsoft technologiesArchitecture &Best Practices• Who is IASA• The five pillars of IASAAgenda
  • itcampro@ itcamp13# Premium conference on Microsoft technologiesArchitecture &Best Practices• 60,000+ architect network• 8,000 fully paid members• Full-time operational and executive staff• Regional management teams/offices• Active leadership committees• Training, Certification, Chapters,Content, Research, OutreachWho Is IASA?The preeminent knowledge-based association focused on the ITarchitecture profession.
  • itcampro@ itcamp13# Premium conference on Microsoft technologiesHow We Identified the Skill MatrixITABoKIEEE1471CurrentStateFutureStateFocus Groups fromTop IndustryArchitectsQualitativeAnalysis7000 MembersSurveyedQuantitativeAnalysis“as-is” + “to-be”AssetCreation
  • itcampro@ itcamp13# Premium conference on Microsoft technologiesITABoKIASABusinessTechnologyStrategyHumanDynamicsITEnvironmentDesignQualityAttributes
  • itcampro@ itcamp13# Premium conference on Microsoft technologiesSkillsSoftwareArchitectureInfrastructureArchitectureInformationArchitectureBusinessArchitectureEnterprise ArchitectureFoundation Body of KnowledgeHuman DynamicsDesignQuality AttributesIT EnvironmentBusiness Technology StrategySpecializationsFoundation
  • itcampro@ itcamp13# Premium conference on Microsoft technologiesArchitecture &Best PracticesSurvey ResultsBusiness TechnologyStrategy Human Dynamics IT EnvironmentQuality Attributes Design
  • itcampro@ itcamp13# Premium conference on Microsoft technologiesArchitecture &Best PracticesFoundation Pillar: Business Technology StrategyEssential Very importantSomewhatimportantNot veryimportantNotapplicableResponsecountBusiness Technology Strategy Skills(category rating)29.1% (119) 45.5% (186) 22.0% (90) 3.2% (13) 0.2% (1) 409Technology Strategy Development 48.3% (196) 39.9% (162) 10.6% (43) 1.0% (4) 0.2% (1) 406Strategy Valuation (ROI, value analysis,etc.)30.5% (124) 45.7% (186) 20.1% (82) 3.2% (13) 0.5% (2) 407Business Architecture Methods andTools30.0% (122) 44.8% (182) 21.2% (86) 3.7% (15) 0.2% (1) 406Business Fundamentals 32.2% (131) 44.2% (180) 21.4% (87) 2.0% (8) 0.2% (1) 407Decision Support and Management 19.9% (80) 44.3% (178) 28.6% (115) 6.7% (27) 0.5% (2) 402Compliance 15.8% (64) 39.8% (161) 39.0% (158) 5.2% (21) 0.2% (1) 405Industry Awareness and Analysis 30.0% (122) 46.9% (191) 19.2% (78) 3.4% (14) 0.5% (2) 407Knowledge and Asset Management 20.1% (80) 45.4% (181) 28.8% (115) 4.8% (19) 1.0% (4) 399Requirements Discovery andConstraints Analysis41.6% (169) 43.1% (175) 14.3% (58) 1.0% (4) 0.0% (0) 406
  • itcampro@ itcamp13# Premium conference on Microsoft technologiesArchitecture &Best PracticesFoundation Pillar: IT EnvironmentEssential Very ImportantPriority for CareerFocusGeneral IT Skills (category rating) 33.7% (135) 45.1% (181) 79%Application Development 47.7% (193) 36.3% (147) 84%IT Operations 14.4% (58) 37.9% (153) 52%Testing Methods, Tools and Techniques 25.1% (100) 47.0% (187) 72%Technical Project Management Capabilities 31.0% (126) 44.3% (180) 75%Software Asset Management 16.7% (67) 39.4% (158) 56%Governance 24.4% (98) 40.9% (164) 65%Platforms and Frameworks 43.0% (174) 42.7% (173) 86%Change Management 24.6% (99) 50.5% (203) 75%
  • itcampro@ itcamp13# Premium conference on Microsoft technologiesArchitecture &Best PracticesFoundation Pillar: Quality AttributesEssential Very ImportantPriority for CareerFocusGeneral Quality Attribute skills (category rating) 22.0% (87) 50.8% (201) 73%Quality Attribute Monitoring and Management 21.3% (85) 50.9% (203) 72%Security 54.5% (217) 37.7% (150) 92%Balancing and Optimizing Quality Attributes 29.6% (118) 54.6% (218) 84%Performance 40.9% (164) 48.4% (194) 89%Reliability, Availability, Scalability 59.1% (237) 37.2% (149) 96%Manageability, Maintainability 44.2% (176) 45.2% (180) 89%Extensibility, and Flexibility 44.1% (177) 50.1% (201) 94%Usability, Localization, Accessibility, Personalization 31.3% (123) 44.0% (173) 75%
  • itcampro@ itcamp13# Premium conference on Microsoft technologiesArchitecture &Best PracticesFoundation Pillar: Human DynamicsEssential Very ImportantPriority for CareerFocusGeneral Human Dynamic skills (categoryrating)35.6% (142) 49.4% (197) 85%Customer Relations 45.6% (183) 42.4% (170) 88%Managing the Culture 33.9% (135) 45.0% (179) 79%Presentation Skills 51.0% (205) 39.8% (160) 91%Collaboration and Negotiation 63.4% (255) 33.8% (136) 97%Leadership and Management 49.4% (198) 41.6% (167) 91%Peer Interaction 44.3% (177) 47.0% (188) 91%Writing Skills 44.7% (178) 42.5% (169) 87%
  • itcampro@ itcamp13# Premium conference on Microsoft technologiesArchitecture &Best PracticesFoundation Pillar: DesignEssential Very ImportantPriority for CareerFocusGeneral Design skills (category rating) 24.5% (97) 49.2% (195) 74%Decomposition and Reuse 46.3% (185) 41.5% (166) 88%Whole Systems Design (design theory) 39.3% (156) 41.8% (166) 81%Patterns and Styles 40.1% (161) 40.1% (161) 80%Requirements Modeling 35.9% (144) 42.4% (170) 78%Design Methodologies and Processes 42.0% (168) 43.0% (172) 85%Design Analysis and Testing 39.2% (156) 50.0% (199) 89%Views & Viewpoints 27.6% (110) 36.1% (144) 64%Architectural Description 58.9% (236) 35.9% (144) 95%Traceability Throughout the Lifecycle 26.9% (108) 42.4% (170) 69%
  • itcampro@ itcamp13# Premium conference on Microsoft technologiesArchitecture &Best Practices29.1 33.72235.624.545.545.150.849.449.2BusinessTechnologyStrategyIT Environment QualityAttributesHumanDynamicsDesign SkillsEssential Very ImportantPillar Importance85% think essentialor very important
  • itcampro@ itcamp13# Premium conference on Microsoft technologiesBUSINESS TECHNOLOGYSTRATEGY (BTS)
  • itcampro@ itcamp13# Premium conference on Microsoft technologiesEssential Very importantSomewhatimportantNot veryimportantNotapplicable atallResponseCountBusiness Technology Strategy Skills(category)29.1% (119) 45.5% (186) 22.0% (90) 3.2% (13) 0.2% (1) 409Technology Strategy Development 48.3% (196) 39.9% (162) 10.6% (43) 1.0% (4) 0.2% (1) 406Strategy Valuation (ROI, value analysis,etc)30.5% (124) 45.7% (186) 20.1% (82) 3.2% (13) 0.5% (2) 407Business Architecture Methods andTools30.0% (122) 44.8% (182) 21.2% (86) 3.7% (15) 0.2% (1) 406Business Fundamentals 32.2% (131) 44.2% (180) 21.4% (87) 2.0% (8) 0.2% (1) 407Decision Support and Management 19.9% (80) 44.3% (178) 28.6% (115) 6.7% (27) 0.5% (2) 402Compliance 15.8% (64) 39.8% (161) 39.0% (158) 5.2% (21) 0.2% (1) 405Industry Awareness and Analysis 30.0% (122) 46.9% (191) 19.2% (78) 3.4% (14) 0.5% (2) 407Knowledge and Asset Management 20.1% (80) 45.4% (181) 28.8% (115) 4.8% (19) 1.0% (4) 399Requirements Discovery andConstraints Analysis41.6% (169) 43.1% (175) 14.3% (58) 1.0% (4) 0.0% (0) 406answered question 410skipped question 124Technology Skills: “As-Is” State
  • itcampro@ itcamp13# Premium conference on Microsoft technologiesArchitecture &Best Practices• Your value statement is being able to speakthe language of business, the language ofarchitecture, and the language of technology.• Strategy is: skillful use of a stratagem a plan,method, or series of maneuvers orstratagems for obtaining a specific goal orresult.• Use SMART goals in your architecturestrategy.What is BTS?
  • itcampro@ itcamp13# Premium conference on Microsoft technologiesArchitecture &Best Practices• Identify how and when to invest in particulartechnology directions and how to managethe overall portfolio of technologyinvestments• Define the actual value in numbers (ROI)• Ensure that technology investment providesreturn beyond investment levels!BTS - Business Valuation
  • itcampro@ itcamp13# Premium conference on Microsoft technologiesArchitecture &Best PracticesCBA Element Cost BenefitDevelopment 200,000 0Maintenance (yearly) 20,000 0Complexity 15,000 0Training 5,000 0Documentation 2,000 0Hardware/Software 100,000 0Consumer sales/day 25,000Gathering Numbers: Financial Value
  • itcampro@ itcamp13# Premium conference on Microsoft technologiesArchitecture &Best PracticesCost Component Product ABC Product XYZSoftware License 0 40,000Hardware 120,000 60,000IT Environment 20,000 10,000Training 30,000 10,000Consulting 35,000 0FTEs 300,000 100,000Contractors 40,000 0Total Cost ofOwnership510,000 220,000Difference +310,000Example: Showing Business Value ThroughCost Comparison• The project realized $310,000 cost savings before ever starting!
  • itcampro@ itcamp13# Premium conference on Microsoft technologiesArchitecture &Best Practices• Use methods and tools• Understand business requirements and useconstraints analysis to understand and planfor technology capabilities of the currentresources/environment• Strategy rationalization is the process ofcoming up with a technology solution whichdelivers or supports a business goal.BTS – how?
  • itcampro@ itcamp13# Premium conference on Microsoft technologiesArchitecture &Best Practices• Understand basic business structures andfunctions and the basic nature of running abusiness.• Broad and generic business structures andfunctions, including Finance, Sales,Marketing, Operations, and ProductManagement.• How “up to date” should architects be in thebusiness environment?BTS - Business Fundamentals
  • itcampro@ itcamp13# Premium conference on Microsoft technologiesArchitecture &Best Practices• How SMART are your objectives?• Have you computed the ROI in the currentproject you are working?• Do you really understand your customer’business and his language?BTS - I challenge you!
  • itcampro@ itcamp13# Premium conference on Microsoft technologiesHUMAN DYNAMICS (HD)
  • itcampro@ itcamp13# Premium conference on Microsoft technologiesArchitecture &Best PracticesThe set of interpersonal skills that allow you towork with stakeholders• Presentation Skills• Customer Relationships• Leadership and Management• Writing Skills• Peer Interaction• Collaborations and Negotiations• Managing the CultureDefinition & Taxonomy
  • itcampro@ itcamp13# Premium conference on Microsoft technologiesArchitecture &Best PracticesPresentation Skills Writing SkillsCollaboration/NegotiationManagement/Leadership Customer RelationsManaging the CulturePeer InteractionTaxonomy
  • itcampro@ itcamp13# Premium conference on Microsoft technologiesArchitecture &Best PracticesHuman Dynamics - Survey SaysEssentialVeryimportantSomewhatimportantNot veryimportantNot applicableat allPriority forCareer FocusGeneral Human Dynamicsskills (category rating)35.6% (142) 49.4% (197) 14.5% (58) 0.5% (2) 0.0% (0)85%Customer Relations 45.6% (183) 42.4% (170) 10.5% (42) 1.5% (6) 0.0% (0)88%Managing the Culture 33.9% (135) 45.0% (179) 19.1% (76) 1.5% (6) 0.5% (2)79%Presentation Skills 51.0% (205) 39.8% (160) 8.7% (35) 0.5% (2) 0.0% (0)91%Politics 63.4% (255) 33.8% (136) 2.5% (10) 0.2% (1) 0.0% (0)97%Leadership 49.4% (198) 41.6% (167) 8.7% (35) 0.2% (1) 0.0% (0)91%Peer Interaction 44.3% (177) 47.0% (188) 8.3% (33) 0.5% (2) 0.0% (0)91%Writing Skills 44.7% (178) 42.5% (169) 12.3% (49) 0.5% (2) 0.0% (0)87%Other (please list and describe) 7answered question 402skipped question 132
  • itcampro@ itcamp13# Premium conference on Microsoft technologiesArchitecture &Best Practices• Includes both writing and speaking skills• You do NOT have to be the best speaker to beable to present but you have to be articulate• No one listens to you if you can’t communicatewell• Don’t imitate others, use your own style• Presentations can be in writing too• Putting design thoughts ontopaper/blogs/news/article, etc.• Tools include Editor, PowerPoint, etc.HD – Presentation Skills
  • itcampro@ itcamp13# Premium conference on Microsoft technologiesArchitecture &Best PracticesPrinciples of InstructionsInterestComprehensionEmphasisParticipationAccomplishmentConfirmationICPECA
  • itcampro@ itcamp13# Premium conference on Microsoft technologiesArchitecture &Best PracticesUnderstand the psychological dynamics ofcustomer management. This includes:• Discussing business imperatives• Industry engagement• Contractual agreements• Transparency and accountability• Competence in managing high-risk scenariosCustomer goals: Acquire, Retain, ExtendHD – Customer Relationships
  • itcampro@ itcamp13# Premium conference on Microsoft technologiesArchitecture &Best Practices• The ability to manage the unique challengesof leading and managing in a technicalenvironment by leveraging basicmanagement theory, techniques, and tools.• May not be an inborn trait• Most leaders learn to be leaders• There are many books on building leadershipskillsHD – Leadership and Management
  • itcampro@ itcamp13# Premium conference on Microsoft technologiesArchitecture &Best PracticesTechniques, methods, and examples for bookwriting, informal composition, memos and e-mail, note taking and technical docs• Write effectively• Communication to convey a particular pieceof information to a particular audience for aparticular purpose• Concise technical writing can be thedifference between success and failure• Writing can ensure strategy deliveryHD – Writing Skills
  • itcampro@ itcamp13# Premium conference on Microsoft technologiesArchitecture &Best PracticesAs an architect you are expected to bemultilingual, speaking the language ofbusiness, architecture, and technology• You must be able to speak the language ofarchitecture with other architects• You must be empathetic to the other person• Listen more than you speak• Repeat what you hearHD – Peer Interaction
  • itcampro@ itcamp13# Premium conference on Microsoft technologiesArchitecture &Best PracticesApply communications theory and the specificcollaboration and negotiation skills essentialto be effective.• Improved cooperation among teammembers is directly proportional to the levelof trust among team members.• Architecture Review Board and theArchitecture Governance can reduce conflict.HD – Collaboration & Negotiation
  • itcampro@ itcamp13# Premium conference on Microsoft technologiesArchitecture &Best PracticesBasic culture recognition and facilitator for culturalchange agent.Managing the culture is affected by many factors:• Inter and Intra-team friendships• Physical barriers• Methodologies• Tools such as email vs. surface mail and wiki vs.bulletin board• Top performers have mastered the art of officepolitics• There’s no such thing as free speechHD – Managing the Culture
  • itcampro@ itcamp13# Premium conference on Microsoft technologiesArchitecture &Best Practices• Do you as an Architect acquire, retain, andextend customers?• Do you have an “epic fail” related to humandynamics in your past?• Are you a leader or a manager?HD - I challenge you!
  • itcampro@ itcamp13# Premium conference on Microsoft technologiesQ & A