Friday, 9 November 2012

Creative thinking events

Unfortunately, our event planned for the 6 November with the RSC West Midlands in Wolverhampton had to be re-scheduled for 28 Feb 2013 due to insufficient numbers of participants. We have been wondering if it's just the wrong time of year, or the language we use to describe EA for new users.

I met with one of the participants from our summer event, and she described EA as a very exciting and useful  tool. She has used Archi to create many maps to help with planning and future proofing of plans. She had had 'coaching' from Sam and Fleur to help her develop her skills and she found this the most useful development activity. It's likely that she will present a short case study about her experience at one of our future events.

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Impact of workshop

I met recently with Sam Scott who had attended the StaffFest event on Enterprise Architecture to ask her if the session had been useful. She currently works in the marketing department with a wide variety of disparate teams on the course data project. She has used her knowledge of EA to create and use several maps to help thinking through the processes and as a way to share her understanding with the various teams. She hopes to use EA to continue to support planning in the future that she hopes will enable her to simplify and make more efficient the existing processes.