IRM's newsletter May 2010


Welcome to the IRM May newsletter 2010. In this issue we have articles from Stuart Macgregor of Real IRM, Nigel Green, Alec Sharp and Paul Harmon of BPTrends.



TOGAF Certification Paves the Way to a Top Career by Stuart Macgregor of Real IRM, South Africa.

The key to a career as an enterprise architect is TOGAF, or The Open Group Architecture Framework
... Download the full article here.

Stuart will be presenting a tutorial on The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF™): A Comprehensive Overview at the Enterprise Architecture Conference on 16 June in London.

The Lost Art of Conceptual Modelling by Alec Sharp.

Using data modeling as an example, this article offers some background on the situation, some concrete guidelines on what a conceptual data model is, and some suggestions (with
an example) on their use. I hope you enjoy it. Download the full article here.

 Alec will be presenting his seminar on From Process Architecture to Design and Requirements - A case study at the Enterprise Architecture Conference on 16 June in London.

Royal Pharmaceuticals Case Study by Paul Harmon of BPTrends

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (RPSGB) investigates complaints and, in some cases, recommends criminal proceedings against pharmacists or pharmacy technicians. In 2006, the RPSGB were becoming overwhelmed by a growing number of complaints and by the problems associated with managing the resulting paperwork. They decided to launch an effort to introduce a new software system to help them manage their efforts. Read this Case Study to learn how the process team used a BPMS tool to meet the challenges of their work Download here

Paul will be presenting at the BPM Conference Europe 2010 which takes place in London, 27 - 29.

This article suggests two ways to introduce simplifying techniques to IS architecture. The first is
a language which is used to simplify the communication of business needs to the architects and
architectural content to the business. The second suggest a simplifying communications style for Enterprise Architects....Download the full article here.

Nigel will be presenting a session on Simplified Business-Event Processing - "Twitter for Business Events"at the Enterprise Architecture Conference on 16 June in London.

Enterprise Architecture Conference Europe 2010, 16-18 June. London.

Conference highlights include:

·         Keynote Speakers include John Zachman, Don Tapscott and Mike Rosen

·         There will be presentations on TOGAF™ 9, Zachman Framework and ArchiMate

·         Delegates can choose from 4 conference tracks and 8 pre-conference tutorials

·         The event is structured to accommodate delegates at all levels, whether you are just getting started in architecture, re-appraising your approach, or working to fine tune your performance

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


Enterprise Architecture Conference Europe 2010, 16 – 18 June 2010, London

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

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    

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