IRM's newsletter June 2010


Welcome to the IRM June newsletter 2010. In this issue we have articles from Ian Gotts of Nimbus on BPM and the Cloud, Richard Weston of Loughborough University on Enterprise Architecture, Ellen Gottsdiener on Agile Business and a white paper from Sybase on "Drawing Tools - too primitive for EA?"



BPM and the Cloud by Ian Gotts.

Ian will be presenting a Conference session on "Is BPM ready for Cloud Computing" at the BPM Conference Europe 2010 on 28 September in London. Download his article here.

Executing Architecture by Richard Weston

Architecture and framework ideas have been used for many centuries and in most walks of life. But normally we use them implicitly rather than explicitly and analytically. This article considers how architectural ideas can be explicitly embedded into models.... Download the full article here.

Drawing Tools - Too Primitive for EA?  A white paper by Sybase

Achieving optimal business results: that’s what enterprise architecture is all about.
Whether you’re transforming your organization due to a change in the marketplace, responding to new regulations, or looking for increased agility, enterprise architecture can give you the business intelligence you need to do it........Download the full article here.

The Cutter Consortium Summit Europe in association with IRM UK.

The Inaugural Cutter Consortium Summit Europe 2010 in association with IRM UK will take place in London, 1-3 December 2010. The Summit programme will be published in July 2010 please click here to request a copy of this. Speakers include Rob Austin, Tom DeMarco, Mike Rosen and David Upton.

Agile Business Analysis in Flow: The work of the Agile Analyst (Part 1) by Ellen Gottsdeiner

Agile is here, and it's coming soon to an organization near you if it's not already there. As a business analyst, are you ready to make the transition to this value-centered development approach? How will your role change?....Download the full article here.

Ellen will be presenting a tutorial on Agile Requirements and a Conference session on Agile Analysis Practices at the Business Analysis Conference Europe 2010

Enterprise Architecture Fundamentals: Practical Steps to Delivering Value. New Seminar - 8, 9 November

This seminar and workshop will provide simple and immediately usable techniques to delivering value from Enterprise Architecture.  It is aimed at practitioners and managers alike and is especially relevant to those people and organisations that are getting started, wish to refresh their approach or determine how to approach a new set of issues. 

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IRM UK events taking place in London 2010.  Visit for full event details.


Business Process Management Conference Europe 2010, 27 – 29 September, London

Business Analysis Conference Europe 2010, 27 - 29 September, London

Data Management, Information Quality & DWBI Conferences Europe 2010, 3 -5 November, London

The Cutter Consortium Summit in assocation with IRM UK, 1 - 3 December, London

Sponsorship opportunities are available for all of the above events - for further information please e-mail

Enterprise Architecture & SOA Series 
Business & Systems Analysis Series 
Data Management Series 
IT Strategy & Management Series    

We can also run these seminars for you on-site at your premises. Please contact if this is of interest to you.  


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