Monthly Archives: January 2011

Available now: Fifty Enterprise Architect Tricks

The UML modeling tool Enterprise Architect from Sparx Systems has gained popularity worldwide because it is an affordable yet fairly complete tool, feature-wise. However, the interface is so full of features that it can be hard to find out how to do things. This book is an answer to that need. It contains fifty different features and uses of Enterprise Architect that you probably don’t know, but that can make life as an Enterprise Architect user simpler and more fruitful.

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EA Cafe 10: The Business Value of Enterprise Architecture, illustrated by a case study.


First of all best wishes for the New Year!

We at the Belgian Chapter will promote Enterprise Architecture even more in 2011 with 3 Architect Café’s that offer both theoretical and practical cases.

To kick-start our new season we proudly present you on Thursday 3rd March the following topic: The Business Value of Enterprise Architecture, illustrated by a case study.

This interesting topic is brought to you by Patrick Vandeputte. He holds a Master in Engineering and an MBA and has some 20 years of experience with ICT in various functions. While working for bpost since 2003 he currently leads the Enterprise Architecture team at bpost since 2008. Since then the EA team has been heavily involved in all major business projects and a formal Architecture Board has been integrated as a mandatory quality gate in the E2E demand management process. Last year he initiated an ambitious multi-year corporate EA program ‘WRIGHT’ aiming at better alignment between business and ICT.

RealDolmen will be the host of this Architect Café. Location: De Jachthoorn (Kontich).

Doors are open as from 17h30 and the presentations will be held from 18h to 19h30 (with networking event after the presentations). If you would like to register, please click here.

For the next Architect Café’s, please save the following dates:
– Thursday May 26th 2011 Diegem
– Tuessday Sept. 13th 2011 Brussels

We are looking forward meeting you in March!

Best regards,

The Belgian Chapter of a|EA

PS. We are always looking for interesting presentations, valuable case studies and possible hosting locations.