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Making Architecture Real: TOGAF Models in Enterprise Architect

Making Architecture Real

Suzanne Maxted and Brent Lewis will present a case study of making architecture real and available using Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect and the TOGAF extension. It can be a problem that architecture hides in an ivory tower, remaining pure but unseen.

In this case study Suzanne and Brent will show how the combination of tool and technique has made integrated architecture a valuable organisational asset used by wideranging stakeholders from product managers to engineers.

About the Presenters

Brent Lewis has been an IT professional for many years, mostly in the Business Analysis domain. Currently Brent is a Business Architect for Telecom NZ in Wellington. A true believer in Business Analysis as a profession, he is passionate about raising the awareness of the role within Telecom and the wider IT community. When not architecting, or doing IIBA work, Brent can be found having fun with his family at his home by the beach on the wonderful Kapiti Coast

Suzanne Jane Maxted is a Business Architect with 18 years experience from around the world. She is an accomplished business modeller, workshop facilitator and presenter in the business architecture and analysis space and has given presentations to senior Member State representatives at the European Commission and at the United Nations. Her practice focuses on describing the business problem and on clarifying business intent and scope by modelling business architecture, strategy, process, information and requirements. Suzanne also coaches business analysts and project managers, and is a regular contributor to the Business Analyst Times magazine, with extensive hits and positive feedback from readers. Suzanne fills her spare time teaching and performing dance (performed NZ Dance Festival 2007, Wellington Cuba Street Carnival 2009, Wellington Opera House 2010) and having fun with her two little children.


The presentation will be held in Telecom's new building on Willis St. Opposite Chews Lane and next to the Telecom shop go up the escalator to the first level. Follow the signs to Client Central or ask the nice people at reception.

Refreshments will be provided at the conclusion of the meeting.

All welcome - No charge


If you would like to give a presentation at the next UG, please contact Stacy Busek or Bryce Day. Or if you have topic ideas, feel free to post a comment below.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Topic not so relevant to me at present but the presentation was good.

    November 21, 2011

  • Paul

    Good to see how Sparx EA is being used.
    Presentation was good.
    Enjoyed the discussions afterwards.

    November 18, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Peter. Thanks for the prompt - updated now. Cheers Stacy

    November 11, 2011

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