Category Archives: Systems Design

Conceptual Processes – The Art of Putting The Puzzle Together via Solution Planning

Conceptualizing architecture, both solution and technical, is extremely important to successful transformations. More important however is the ability to conceptualize processes against the backdrop of architectural decisions and directions. You may say that this is counter intuitive as business process requirements should drive the conceptual architecture and I would say, in a perfect world and… Continue Reading

If you don’t like change…you’ll like irrelevant less

If you don’t like change…you’ll like irrelevant less. This was the topic of a talk my good friend Paul Leblanc gave recently at the World Lottery Association marketing conference. I’ve included  the video supporting Paul’s talk below. Paul, and his team at Karma Gaming, are taking online gaming to a new level and it is exciting to… Continue Reading

How Many Architects Does it Take to Screw in a Core Banking Transformation?

I was in a meeting recently and everyone at a table of 15 was some sort of architect. There was the print service architect, the enterprise content architect, the security architect, the solution architect, a technical landscape architect, and multiple enterprise architects. Trying to sort out where one architects responsibility ended and another’s began was… Continue Reading

Achieving Agility Through Transformation

There are many reasons why financial services firms decide to transform their processes and technology landscape.  Quite often the legacy environment is ancient:  old enough to have children or grandchildren.  This in itself is not a reason though as I’ve seen many organizations with older systems that are quite happy with them.  The most significant… Continue Reading

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