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Ramsay Millar, Consultant and Mentor
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Business & IT Leaders are upskilling staff in sought-after skills to support digital transformations — and to improve employee retention

 "Love what you do and never work again." Everyday I'm rewarded by serving you the best leaders and workers in the arena of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). I express my gratitdue by paying forward so together we may both improve the industry we love. I keep my skills current by perpetually learning, embracing change, and delivering integrity. You've found another place to learn and grow!

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"A business architect supports business leaders to enable strategic alignment of outcomes by defining why, who, what, when, where, and how to improve value chain, customer journey maps, information, and process gaps. A business architect leverages people skills and business modeling techniques to deliver improved “target” business operating models using transformation roadmaps. A business architect works to develop an integrated view of the enterprise using a shared knowledge management framework to ensure transformations, initiatives, and projects align with the strategic vision." - Ramsay Millar, Business Architect

Sharpen your Skills: Business Modeling Courses

Modern Analyst Webinar: Elements of Business Modeling

Modern Analyst Slides: Elements of Business Modeling

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Every organization today is a software company, and the role of the business analyst has never been more important. Stakeholders are demanding better software, delivered faster, and with low tolerance for business outages and security breaches.

Business Process Improvement and Business Analysis skills continue to grow in importance. Leaders are learning when their organizations ignore requirements quality, reuse, and traceability their products are failing and large financial losses follow.

Sharpen your Skills: Business Analysis Courses

Modern Analyst Webinar: Requirements in Context

Modern Analyst Slides: Requirements in Context

Slides: Why Enterprise Architect for Requirements Management

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The purpose of a Enterprise Architecture capability is to produce business value and to identify and manage the people, process, and technology elements of an organization. All elements need to be clearly understood and available in an interactive model which can then be used to evaluate existing operations and manage change over time. The advantages that result from a good enterprise architecture bring important business benefits, which are clearly visible in the net profit or loss of a company or organization.

Sharpen your Skills: Enterprise Architecture Courses

Slides: Line of Visibility across the Digital Enterprise

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Skilled IT Project Managers in collaboration with enterprise architects and business analysts ensure a tactical approach for organizations to align initiatives with business objectives, create value, and reduce risk. Project visibility traceable to business leaders, business architects, project managers, solution architects and Dev Ops outcomes are mandatory.

Scott Ambler, a founder of the Agile movement accurately stated, "If a requirement was misunderstood, all modeling decisions based on that requirement are invalid, the code written is also in question, and the testing efforts are now verifying the application under the wrong conditions". That’s because it needs fairly little adjustment and allows people to stay within their previous roles. All that Kanban requires from the team is to make their process steps transparent to everyone, stick to a once set work in progress limit and to the queue of tasks, as based on the pull method.

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The Information Technology Architecture Body of Knowledge (ITABoK) is a free public archive of IT architecture best practices, skills, and knowledge developed from the experience of individual and corporate members of IASA, the world’s largest IT architecture professional organization.

Our plan is simple; create an international community of practicing architects and allow that body to drive standards according to their current needs. The IT architecture profession is continuously evolving, and architects everywhere are eager to learn about the latest technology and best practices. IASA helps make this possible for thousands of practicing architects around the globe.

Sharpen your Skills: Solution Architecture Courses

An Association for all IT Architects

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Software delivery organizations have a value chain per product, application or service.

Value chains put the customer at the center, which helps transition organizations from an internal focus to customer-focused thinking, a cornerstone of providing greater value.

Thinking in value chains also helps zoom in and out of the details and takes a macro look at capabilities, processes, requirements, and information to identify not only tactical but also strategic ways to improve.

Lean value chain techniques originated in japanese manufacturing, Toyota thanks to Edward Demings quality pratices then General Electrics Jack Welsh, but have become highly popularized in software delivery by the DevOps movement. With developers releasing code changes in iterations according to Agile practices, DevOps set its sights on getting higher quality code changes running in production sooner.

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