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Day In The Life Of An Architect Stephen A. Cameron Bsc(Hons), CEng, CITP, MBCS, MIEE IT Architect.

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1 Day In The Life Of An Architect Stephen A. Cameron Bsc(Hons), CEng, CITP, MBCS, MIEE IT Architect

2 Overview > Day in a Typical Week > Hints & Tips > Example Goals > What is the IT business like? > What are the technology challenges? > What will life be like?

3 Day in a Typical Week > 8am – Arrive Heathrow (Evaluation) > 10am – Business Meeting (StakeHolders) > 12pm – Architect’s Meeting (Peer Group) > 2.30pm – Speak at London Conference > 3.15pm – Meet Clients (Opportunity) > 4.30pm – Service Management Meeting > 5.30pm – Drinks

4 Hints & Tips > IF you specialise: > Method NOT product > Supplier NOT product > Horizontal Function NOT product > Everything is Commoditised > Do even the trivial things > Don’t believe the world owes you a living > Do 5% more for your job, 100% more for yourself

5 Hints & Tips > Find a mentor: there is no career guidance from your company > Only do what you enjoy > Play with all the TECHNOLOGY you can but your success will be how you relate to/inspire PEOPLE! > There is no loyalty: just to yourself > Keep a blue book for your ideas > Get to know other professions and cross- fertilise your ideas and methods

6 Hints & Tips > Don’t do everything for money > Join a technical user group > Write a blog and contribute > Learn to lead: Rotaract/Lions > Join Young Members BCS > Keep doing something completely different e.g. magician, bricklaying! > Don’t compare yourself to anybody > Read novels not technical manuals

7 Example Goals > Write an article for a mainstream magazine > Start and finish a business > Patent something > Write a book > Present a keynote speech

8 What is the IT business like? SUPPLIERS System Integrators System Outsourcing BPO Acquisition Application Development Messaging Integration Governance Business Process Re-engineering BUSINESS IT Business Model

9 What are the technology challenges? Client Server Thin Client Portals EAI>SOA Changes/ Interfaces Complexity/ Bound Integration Security Orchestration Tiers/Layers Collaboration/Re-use Messaging/ Web Services Solutions Challenges BM2A BPM

10 What will life be like?

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