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  • Biography 2 Minutes (total 3 minutes)Previous Responsibilities/Roles – CA, Quest Software, Fujitsu, HP/Compaq, Barclays, Most satisfying work outside work my 2 daughters who are constant challenge and test of all my architectural skills, including time management, stakeholder management and requirements gathering.Architect – noun – [Latin architectus, from Greek architekton:arkhi-,archi + tekton, builder.]One who designs and supervises the construction of buildings or other large structuresOne that plans or devisesIT Architect QualitiesThe ability to respectfully inspire others to achieve a common goal for the greater goodThe ability to effectively communicateExperienceA Passionate interest in all Technology
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  • Why Certify?Certification from the front line.
    The use, disclosure, reproduction, modification, transfer, or transmittal of this work without the written permission of IASA is strictly prohibited. © IASA 2006
    Matt DeaconUK IASA Chair
    www.iasahome.org
    www.iasahome.org/groups/uk
  • Agenda
    18:00 Welcome and IASA update
    18:30 Why Certify?
    19:00 My experience of board certification – The Do’s and Don'ts Wayne Filin-Matthews
    19:30 Beer & Pizza
    20:15 What do I need to focus on to be successful?
    20:45 Q&A Session
    21:00 Close
  • What is IASA?
    Established in 2002 (UK 2005)
    International non-profit association
    Central Corporation with Distributed Regional Chapters
    Advancement of the IT Architect Profession
    Based on the following directives:
    Education
    Knowledge
    Advocacy
    Ethics
    The use, disclosure, reproduction, modification, transfer, or transmittal of this work without the written permission of IASA is strictly prohibited. © IASA 2006
  • Membership
    8000+ members (400+ in UK)
    Largest body of professionals in the world
    50+ chapters 35 countries
    8th largest LinkedIn Group
    Successful ITARC in 10 locations
    The use, disclosure, reproduction, modification, transfer, or transmittal of this work without the written permission of IASA is strictly prohibited. © IASA 2006
  • Training and Certification …
    Partnership with Skills Matter and supported by Microsoft
    First UK CITA-P boards scheduled for
    26 & 27 June 2010
    18 & 19 Sept 2010
    IASA Foundation Gold Course for
    28 June – 2 July 2010
    12 – 17 September
    Delivered by Andy Ruth, IASA VP of Education & course author
    www.iasahome.org/groups/uk/certification
    The use, disclosure, reproduction, modification, transfer, or transmittal of this work without the written permission of IASA is strictly prohibited. © IASA 2006
  • Training and Certification …
    Microsoft Certified Architect
    Infrastructure & Solution breadth program to be discontinued
    Offer transfer to CITA-P or membership of OG
    Microsoft Master Certification for Technologies will continue
    This will create maybe 100+ new CITA-Ps
    10+ in UK
    IASA have currently 20+ CITA-Professionals
    3 in the UK!
    IASA Ireland will run first board next week end
    www.iasahome.org/groups/uk/certification
    The use, disclosure, reproduction, modification, transfer, or transmittal of this work without the written permission of IASA is strictly prohibited. © IASA 2006
  • IASA Certified IT Architect PrograM
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  • IASA Skills Taxonomy
    The use, disclosure, reproduction, modification, transfer, or transmittal of this work without the written permission of IASA is strictly prohibited. © IASA 2006
    Enterprise Architecture
    Software Architecture
    Infrastructure
    Architecture
    Information Architecture
    Business
    Architecture
    Specialisations
    Foundation Body of Knowledge
    Design
    Human Dynamics
    5 foundation Pillars
    Quality Attributes
    IT Environment
    Business Technology Strategy
  • CITA – Levels
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  • IASA Foundation GOLD
    Review of foundational pillars
    Strategy, Planning & Investment Prioritization
    Business Technology Strategy Application
    Corporate Case Study and Context
    Strategy Development
    Investment Prioritization and Planning
    Architectural Project planning and preparation
    Project Preparation
    System Lifecycle
    Architecture Analysis
    Scheduling and Estimation
    Team Selection
    Architecture Involvement
    Success Criteria
    Architectural requirements and estimation
    Translating to Team Delivery
    Effective Architectural Requirements
    Conceptual and Implementation Architecture
    Component Cost Estimation
    Architecture in development
    Prototypes and Development
    Governance and Compliance
    Version 2? How to Grow an Architecture
    IASA Foundation Exam Review
    IASA Foundation Exam
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  • CITA – Professional Certification
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  • CITA – Professional Certification
    The Interview
    4 IASA board members (plus facilitator)
    1 being from an other specialisation
    Access to your mentor
    2 hour interview
    30 minute presentation
    40 minute interview
    10 minute break
    40 minute interview
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  • What are they looking for?
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  • What’s next?
    IASA UK have 3!
    IASA Sweden have 3+
    IASA Ireland run first board next weekend - 6 in Ireland?
    MCA conversion may create 10 + CITA-Ps in UK?
    UK will run first UK boards on
    26 & 27 June 2010
    18 & 19 Sept 2010
    12 more in UK?
    IASA Foundation Gold (Skills Matter)
    28 June – 2 July 2010
    12 – 17 September
    Places available!
    www.iasahome.org/groups/uk/certification
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  • What’s next?
    25+ UK CITA-Professionals by end of 2010!
    50 by end of 2011?
    We need to incorporate the IASA Chapter
    We need to driver adoption of Certification
    And Training
    We need to represent our profession
    We need to drive value back to our members
    The use, disclosure, reproduction, modification, transfer, or transmittal of this work without the written permission of IASA is strictly prohibited. © IASA 2006
  • What’s Microsoft doing?
    Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
    Technet and Partner Learning Center
    Microsoft Certified Architect
    Infrastructure & Solution breadth to be discontinued
    Offer transfer to CITA-P or membership of OG
    Microsoft Master Certification for Technologies will continue
    The use, disclosure, reproduction, modification, transfer, or transmittal of this work without the written permission of IASA is strictly prohibited. © IASA 2006
  • Call to action?
    Become a member (if you’re not already)
    Consider certification …
    Try the skills matrix
    www.iasahome.org/groups/uk/certification
    Promote IASA and CITA within your organisation
    The use, disclosure, reproduction, modification, transfer, or transmittal of this work without the written permission of IASA is strictly prohibited. © IASA 2006
  • Wayne Filin-Matthews
    Microsoft Solutions Architect – CITA-P
    What me certify?
  • 18:00 – 18:30      Welcome and IASA update – Matt Deacon UK Chapter President
    18:30 – 19:00      Why Certify?
    19:00 – 19:30      My experience of board certification – The Do’s and Don'ts
    19:30 – 20:15      Beer & Pizza
    20:15 – 20:45      What do I need to focus on to be successful?
    20:45 – 21:00      Q&A Session
    21:00                     Close
    Agenda
  • Biography
    • 19 years IT industry experience
    • 8years in Architect role
    • Experience across industry verticals including;
    • Financial (8 Years)
    • Government (2 Years)
    • Retail (2 Years)
    • Automotive (3 Years)
    • System Integrators (2 Years)
    • Software Vendors (2 Years)
    • Experience working across multiple geographies;
    • Technical Depth – InfrastructureUnified Collaboration
  • Or
    As
    I
    Like
    To
    Call
    It
    Setting
    The
    bar
    Should we certify
  • Then we are all golden and of course we are all certified – so we can go home.
    What if the bar is too low?
  • Ouch
    What if the bar is too high?
  • We don’t need a bar. No one else has a bar. Software Architecture is unique and isn’t something you can measure. It is ART!
    Stop it
  • Is he or she certified?
    Do you go to the doctor?
  • 10
    Architecting a home?
    Are they certified?
  • Is he or she certified?
    Do you go to the Dentist?
  • That wasn’t certified?
    Would you buy a used car…
  • Do I need to say more?
  • Glory
    Honor
    Pictures
    Name in lights
    Ticket to the O2
    Three wishes
    One Million Pounds
    A starring role in Austin Powers IV, Architect of Mystery?
    What is in it for me?
  • 7
    • Confidence – The board are made up of peers, you’ve earned the right to be there!
    • Not Arrogance – There is a fine line between the two
    • Clear concise presentation – A good book to read is Back of Napkin by Dan Roam
    • Ensure you have an Engagement story and your presentation flows!!
    • Make It Personal
    • Show your human side and not just the technical /business Guru we know you are!
    Do’s and Don’ts – The Board
  • Types of Architects?
    Information
    Enterprise
    Solution
    Infrastructure
    Data
    Business
    Levels of Architects
    Master
    Emeritus?
    Acting/practicing
    Associate
    What can we certify?
  • Beer & Pizza
  • The five pillars
    Communication
    Stakeholder Management
    Requirements/Traceability
    Frameworks, Patterns, Methodologies
    Requirements, Requirements, Requirements
    The engagement story
    Mentor/Mentee
    Risk/Residual Risk Management
    Focus Areas to be Successful
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