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Leeds Met FSD Progress


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Rob Moores updates the STG Programme members on Leeds Met's progress with it's FSD project.

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Leeds Met FSD Progress

  1. 1. Leeds Metropolitan University <ul><li>30,000 students, 3,500 staff </li></ul><ul><li>2 main sites: City and Headingley Campus </li></ul><ul><li>New VC – new focus ? </li></ul>
  2. 2. Pathfinder Context & Objectives <ul><li>Scope: Learning support systems </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Portal, VLE, e-Portfolio, Library systems, etc </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Outcomes: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Skilled staff, FSD strategy and roadmap, methods, models, FSD deliverables, project deliverables </li></ul></ul><ul><li>FSD project as a contributor, enabler & focus for wider EA engagement </li></ul><ul><li>FSD + EA STG Pilot </li></ul>
  3. 3. Skilled Staff <ul><li>SOA training and certification organised </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SOA Architect from SOA Systems </li></ul></ul><ul><li>TOGAF and Archimate training commitment </li></ul><ul><li>Support from expert academic IT staff </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Architect appointment </li></ul><ul><li>IS Liaison Officers / Architect appointments </li></ul><ul><li>Lean Team undertaken BPR work in Finance </li></ul>
  4. 4. FSD / EA Strategy <ul><li>University-wide EA Steering Group </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Approval to submit proposal to ISG to form this </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Constrained by: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sector future, IS strategy / priorities, ALT strategy, major systems reviews, resources, skills </li></ul></ul><ul><li>EA strategy and FSD strategy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Need to join up </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. FSD / EA Roadmap <ul><li>Initial focus on student assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Domain modelling </li></ul><ul><li>Service cost modelling </li></ul><ul><li>STIGS – entity services layer </li></ul><ul><li>Identification of SOA pilot candidates </li></ul><ul><li>Investigating Oracle SOA Suite + open source </li></ul><ul><li>Use of Web services, RESTful api, components </li></ul>
  6. 6. FSD / EA Artefacts <ul><li>FSD / EA strategy and roadmap </li></ul><ul><li>SOA Governance model </li></ul><ul><li>Domain models: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SUMs, business processes, use cases, logical / physical models etc </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Service costing model </li></ul><ul><li>Skilled staff </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tools, methods and domain knowledge </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Methods & Models 1 <ul><li>Principles: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>just enough and just good enough </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Architecture: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>top-down and bottom-up, TOGAF </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Design: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SOA Systems, vendor-neutral, contract-led, Archimate </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Methods & Models 2 <ul><li>ITIL and SOA: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>complement each other </li></ul></ul><ul><li>BIILS workshop: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>develop an holistic service costing (cost/benefit) method </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Governance: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>widen understanding of this area </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Simplified Physical Model Technology Layer Application Layer Integration Layer Process Layer Identity Layer Desktop Servers A/V Network Telephony Student Records (Banner) Student Portal (Luminis) Student VLE (BBoard) Timetable (CMIS) Student Records (Banner) Library (Symphony) Interface Layer (Calopus) Reporting (Business Objects) NDS AD Limited SSO (EAS) External (Athens) BPM (human and application-specific) SOA Environment (Oracle SOA) BI, Analysis & Data Warehouse (???) SSO (CAS) Entity Services (STIGS) Data Layer DBMS (Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL)