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Why certify

  1. 1. Why Certify?Certification from the front line.<br />The use, disclosure, reproduction, modification, transfer, or transmittal of this work without the written permission of IASA is strictly prohibited. © IASA 2006<br />Matt DeaconUK IASA Chair<br />www.iasahome.org<br />www.iasahome.org/groups/uk<br />
  2. 2. Agenda<br />18:00 Welcome and IASA update<br />18:30 Why Certify?<br />19:00 My experience of board certification – The Do’s and Don'ts Wayne Filin-Matthews<br />19:30 Beer & Pizza<br />20:15 What do I need to focus on to be successful?<br />20:45 Q&A Session <br />21:00 Close<br />
  3. 3. What is IASA?<br />Established in 2002 (UK 2005)<br />International non-profit association <br />Central Corporation with Distributed Regional Chapters<br />Advancement of the IT Architect Profession<br />Based on the following directives:<br />Education<br />Knowledge<br />Advocacy<br />Ethics<br />The use, disclosure, reproduction, modification, transfer, or transmittal of this work without the written permission of IASA is strictly prohibited. © IASA 2006<br />
  4. 4. Membership<br />8000+ members (400+ in UK)<br />Largest body of professionals in the world<br />50+ chapters 35 countries<br />8th largest LinkedIn Group<br />Successful ITARC in 10 locations<br />The use, disclosure, reproduction, modification, transfer, or transmittal of this work without the written permission of IASA is strictly prohibited. © IASA 2006<br />
  5. 5. Training and Certification …<br />Partnership with Skills Matter and supported by Microsoft<br />First UK CITA-P boards scheduled for<br />26 & 27 June 2010<br />18 & 19 Sept 2010<br />IASA Foundation Gold Course for<br />28 June – 2 July 2010<br />12 – 17 September<br />Delivered by Andy Ruth, IASA VP of Education & course author<br />www.iasahome.org/groups/uk/certification<br />The use, disclosure, reproduction, modification, transfer, or transmittal of this work without the written permission of IASA is strictly prohibited. © IASA 2006<br />
  6. 6. Training and Certification …<br />Microsoft Certified Architect<br />Infrastructure & Solution breadth program to be discontinued<br />Offer transfer to CITA-P or membership of OG<br />Microsoft Master Certification for Technologies will continue<br />This will create maybe 100+ new CITA-Ps <br />10+ in UK<br />IASA have currently 20+ CITA-Professionals<br />3 in the UK!<br />IASA Ireland will run first board next week end<br />www.iasahome.org/groups/uk/certification<br />The use, disclosure, reproduction, modification, transfer, or transmittal of this work without the written permission of IASA is strictly prohibited. © IASA 2006<br />
  7. 7. IASA Certified IT Architect PrograM<br />The use, disclosure, reproduction, modification, transfer, or transmittal of this work without the written permission of IASA is strictly prohibited. © IASA 2006<br />
  8. 8. IASA Skills Taxonomy<br />The use, disclosure, reproduction, modification, transfer, or transmittal of this work without the written permission of IASA is strictly prohibited. © IASA 2006<br />Enterprise Architecture<br />Software Architecture<br />Infrastructure<br />Architecture<br />Information Architecture<br />Business<br />Architecture<br />Specialisations<br />Foundation Body of Knowledge<br />Design<br />Human Dynamics<br />5 foundation Pillars<br />Quality Attributes<br />IT Environment<br />Business Technology Strategy<br />
  9. 9. CITA – Levels<br />The use, disclosure, reproduction, modification, transfer, or transmittal of this work without the written permission of IASA is strictly prohibited. © IASA 2006<br />
  10. 10. IASA Foundation GOLD<br />Review of foundational pillars<br />Strategy, Planning & Investment Prioritization<br />Business Technology Strategy Application <br />Corporate Case Study and Context <br />Strategy Development <br />Investment Prioritization and Planning <br />Architectural Project planning and preparation<br />Project Preparation <br />System Lifecycle <br />Architecture Analysis <br />Scheduling and Estimation <br />Team Selection <br />Architecture Involvement <br />Success Criteria <br />Architectural requirements and estimation<br />Translating to Team Delivery <br />Effective Architectural Requirements <br />Conceptual and Implementation Architecture <br />Component Cost Estimation <br />Architecture in development<br />Prototypes and Development <br />Governance and Compliance<br />Version 2? How to Grow an Architecture <br />IASA Foundation Exam Review <br />IASA Foundation Exam<br />The use, disclosure, reproduction, modification, transfer, or transmittal of this work without the written permission of IASA is strictly prohibited. © IASA 2006<br />
  11. 11. CITA – Professional Certification<br />The use, disclosure, reproduction, modification, transfer, or transmittal of this work without the written permission of IASA is strictly prohibited. © IASA 2006<br />
  12. 12. CITA – Professional Certification<br />The Interview<br />4 IASA board members (plus facilitator)<br />1 being from an other specialisation<br />Access to your mentor<br />2 hour interview<br />30 minute presentation<br />40 minute interview<br />10 minute break<br />40 minute interview<br />The use, disclosure, reproduction, modification, transfer, or transmittal of this work without the written permission of IASA is strictly prohibited. © IASA 2006<br />
  13. 13. What are they looking for?<br />The use, disclosure, reproduction, modification, transfer, or transmittal of this work without the written permission of IASA is strictly prohibited. © IASA 2006<br />
  14. 14. What’s next?<br />IASA UK have 3!<br />IASA Sweden have 3+<br />IASA Ireland run first board next weekend - 6 in Ireland?<br />MCA conversion may create 10 + CITA-Ps in UK?<br />UK will run first UK boards on<br />26 & 27 June 2010<br />18 & 19 Sept 2010<br />12 more in UK?<br />IASA Foundation Gold (Skills Matter)<br />28 June – 2 July 2010<br />12 – 17 September<br />Places available!<br />www.iasahome.org/groups/uk/certification<br />The use, disclosure, reproduction, modification, transfer, or transmittal of this work without the written permission of IASA is strictly prohibited. © IASA 2006<br />
  15. 15. What’s next?<br />25+ UK CITA-Professionals by end of 2010!<br />50 by end of 2011?<br />We need to incorporate the IASA Chapter<br />We need to driver adoption of Certification<br />And Training<br />We need to represent our profession<br />We need to drive value back to our members<br />The use, disclosure, reproduction, modification, transfer, or transmittal of this work without the written permission of IASA is strictly prohibited. © IASA 2006<br />
  16. 16. What’s Microsoft doing?<br />Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)<br />Technet and Partner Learning Center<br />Microsoft Certified Architect<br />Infrastructure & Solution breadth to be discontinued<br />Offer transfer to CITA-P or membership of OG<br />Microsoft Master Certification for Technologies will continue<br />The use, disclosure, reproduction, modification, transfer, or transmittal of this work without the written permission of IASA is strictly prohibited. © IASA 2006<br />
  17. 17. Call to action?<br />Become a member (if you’re not already)<br />Consider certification …<br />Try the skills matrix<br />www.iasahome.org/groups/uk/certification<br />Promote IASA and CITA within your organisation<br />The use, disclosure, reproduction, modification, transfer, or transmittal of this work without the written permission of IASA is strictly prohibited. © IASA 2006<br />
  18. 18. Wayne Filin-Matthews <br />Microsoft Solutions Architect – CITA-P<br />What me certify?<br />
  19. 19. 18:00 – 18:30      Welcome and IASA update – Matt Deacon UK Chapter President<br />18:30 – 19:00      Why Certify?<br />19:00 – 19:30      My experience of board certification – The Do’s and Don'ts<br />19:30 – 20:15      Beer & Pizza<br />20:15 – 20:45      What do I need to focus on to be successful?<br />20:45 – 21:00      Q&A Session <br />21:00                     Close<br />Agenda<br />
  20. 20. Biography<br /><ul><li>19 years IT industry experience
  21. 21. 8years in Architect role
  22. 22. Experience across industry verticals including;
  23. 23. Financial (8 Years)
  24. 24. Government (2 Years)
  25. 25. Retail (2 Years)
  26. 26. Automotive (3 Years)
  27. 27. System Integrators (2 Years)
  28. 28. Software Vendors (2 Years)
  29. 29. Experience working across multiple geographies;
  30. 30. Technical Depth – InfrastructureUnified Collaboration</li></li></ul><li>Or<br />As<br />I<br />Like<br />To<br />Call<br />It<br />Setting<br />The<br />bar<br />Should we certify<br />
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  32. 32. Then we are all golden and of course we are all certified – so we can go home.<br />What if the bar is too low?<br />
  33. 33. Ouch<br />What if the bar is too high?<br />
  34. 34. 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!<br />Stop it<br />
  35. 35. Is he or she certified?<br />Do you go to the doctor?<br />
  36. 36. 10<br />Architecting a home? <br />Are they certified? <br />
  37. 37. Is he or she certified?<br />Do you go to the Dentist?<br />
  38. 38. That wasn’t certified?<br />Would you buy a used car…<br />
  39. 39. Do I need to say more?<br />
  40. 40. Glory<br />Honor<br />Pictures<br />Name in lights<br />Ticket to the O2<br />Three wishes<br />One Million Pounds<br />A starring role in Austin Powers IV, Architect of Mystery?<br />What is in it for me?<br />
  41. 41. 7<br />
  42. 42. <ul><li>Confidence – The board are made up of peers, you’ve earned the right to be there!
  43. 43. Not Arrogance – There is a fine line between the two
  44. 44. Clear concise presentation – A good book to read is Back of Napkin by Dan Roam
  45. 45. Ensure you have an Engagement story and your presentation flows!!
  46. 46. Make It Personal
  47. 47. Show your human side and not just the technical /business Guru we know you are!</li></ul>Do’s and Don’ts – The Board<br />
  48. 48. Types of Architects?<br />Information<br />Enterprise<br />Solution<br />Infrastructure<br />Data<br />Business<br />Levels of Architects<br />Master<br />Emeritus?<br />Acting/practicing<br />Associate<br />What can we certify?<br />
  49. 49. Beer & Pizza<br />
  50. 50. The five pillars<br />Communication<br />Stakeholder Management<br />Requirements/Traceability<br />Frameworks, Patterns, Methodologies<br />Requirements, Requirements, Requirements<br />The engagement story<br />Mentor/Mentee<br />Risk/Residual Risk Management<br />Focus Areas to be Successful <br />
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  54. 54. Thanks Q&A<br />

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