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Clive Hatton, senior consultant and trainer at Real IRM, will discuss The Open Group’s recently announced SOA Ontology Technical Standard at the January EA Forum seminars.

The discussion will include a look at how the Ontology can be used to set definitions and interpretations of key SOA concepts that can be agreed and used with others. The aim of the Ontology is to facilitate effective communication about SOA both inside and outside the enterprise by providing architects a common language.

The training schedule for 2011 is available and promises a number of exciting enterprise architecture-related courses. Alongside our renown TOGAF® 9 training, Real IRM is offering beginner EA and SOA courses, the EA Bootcamp and SOA Smart Start, as well as a basic modelling language course, ArchiMate Foundation. New additions to look out for on the schedule include Data Modelling Training and EA Practitioner course; Adapting TOGAF® 9 for SOA

If you book a 2011 training course now and pay before the end of the year, you are eligible for 2010 prices.

The theme for South Africa’s 2011 Enterprise Architecture Practitioners’ Conference (EAPC) is “Making EA a Business Discipline”. The event will explore how enterprise architects can transform EA into a key enabler of corporate decision-making.

Previous EAPCs have seen a host of local and international speakers from both IT customer and supplier companies providing a topical and varied agenda. The upcoming conference will be no different with a range of speakers presenting in the plenary stream and facilitators leading the parallel workshop streams.

The Open Group SA has created a Twitter page for African enterprise architecture (EA) community announcements, discussions and news. The aim is to keep the community abreast of upcoming Open Group seminars, workgroups and conferences. In addition, community participants are encouraged to post comment and share EA-related information.

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John Zachman will be the presenter at The Open Group SA’s final EA Forum for 2010. As part of his visit to South Africa, John has agreed to speak at the Cape Town, Johannesburg and Pretoria EA Forum events.

The scheduled dates are 30 November in Cape Town, 1 December in Johannesburg and 2 December in Pretoria.

To receive an invitation, e-mail

There was a great turnout at the EMMMv Breakfast Seminar on Friday, 22 October in Sandton. The audience comprised representatives from around twenty different organisations in the exploration and mining industry including mining giants Anglo American and Rio Tinto.

The exploration and mining business process reference model was met with great enthusiasm as organisations on the client and supplier sides presented on the practical value of using the model to benefit their businesses.

At the October EA Forums, Jolita Fourie will present on the discipline of Business Analysis as drawn from the IIBA’s Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK). Her presentation will be followed by an interactive discussion on how the Enterprise Architecture and Business Analysis disciplines overlap and how they differ.

The EA Forums are scheduled for Cape Town, Pretoria and Johannesburg on 22, 26 and 27 October 2010. Click here to read more


To mark the release of the first exploration and mining business process reference model, The Open Group’s EMMMv forum will be hosting a breakfast seminar for industry participants on 22 October 2010 in Johannesburg.

The speakers include The Open Group South Africa’s chief executive, Stuart Macgregor, as well as industry experts Johann Muller from Anglo American, Roy Irvine from Datamine and Joe van Wyk from Goldfields.

Real IRM will be hosting John Zachman from 29 November – 3 December 2010 in South Africa.

John has a full itinerary for the visit which includes a number of Executive Enterprise Architecture Awareness seminars at companies around the country. John will also be presenting at The Open Group South Africa’s EA Forums in Johannesburg, Pretoria and Cape Town.

Click here to enquire about the Zachman Executive EA Awareness seminars

Real IRM’s new SOA Smart Start course takes a blended learning approach to teaching delegates about SOA open standards and models, and SOA governance. This two-day, foundational course focuses on core SOA concepts and shows how SOA relates to enterprise architecture.