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Enterprise Architecture

Enterprise Architecture

Discussion and news from the Enterprise Architecture (EA) service

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At the start of a new year, it’s traditional to set out some goals for the year ahead.  Apart from blogging more often, my main goal for the year is to further improve links between the Enterprise Architecture team (that’s us), the Digital Strategy team, and the Strategic Change team. The aim of enterprise architecture […]

Our colleagues in the Strategic Reporting team are creating some great dashboards about the university’s staff population, based on the work we’ve done with them to provide data via the data warehouse.  These dashboards have been favourably received by several executive-level boards.  It’s good to see the investment in the data warehouse showing its value. […]

The University is currently planning a comprehensive review of our curriculum.  The Curriculum Transformation project is reviewing the shape, design, and delivery of the curriculum, with the aim of making it easier for students to tailor and complete their degree, and of reducing the workload for teaching staff.  That project is engaging academic staff and […]

I’m really pleased that we have reached a hugely significant milestone in our devlopment of a fully-fledged, cross-domain, strategic business intelligence (BI) capability.   Enterprise Architecture have been working closely with the University’s Strategic Reporting team, and we both have new staff starting on open-ended contracts in our respective BI teams.  We are supporting reports for […]

Late last year, we went live with a feed of HR data from our central systems to a local system in the University’s School of Informatics.  This is now being duplicated for the School of Biological Sciences, and feeds to other schools are planned. These data feeds are needed because the old source of this […]

This month has seen slow ans steady progress on several fronts.  We don’t have a big shiny reveal to boast about, just incremental work. Much of my attention has been on staffing changes, as the funding for the data warehouse team is shifting from fixed-term to open-ended contracts.  This means that some members of staff […]

I’m currently experimenting with various types of modelling diagrams, with a goal of finding which work best for us.  But what do I mean by “best”, and who do I mean by “us”? The original profession of architects, i.e. the people who design buildings, have been creating 3-D models for centuries.   Minu shows some examples […]

We have a new website!  In this website, we aim to explain to members of University staff what we do and how we can help people with their projects and services.  In addition, the website has subsections about University data, Application integration, and relationship management (CRM), as well as information about how to join our […]

Following a pilot ingest of organisational hierarchy data, we are now loading fresh building space and building maintenance data in the new Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW), and presenting it in a range of 22 reports. Once the testing phase is over, the reports will be available in BI suite. The data is extracted from the […]

There are only three of us in the Enterprise Architecture section, yet we manage to help a wide range of activities.  I was reminded this week of just how much good we do, when I ran the annual development reviews for my two architects  – Wilbert the Data Architect and Jason the CRM Architect.  I’m […]

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