Enterprise Architect 

(Female, Age 42) from Rockville, NY

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Current Job

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Job Title Enterprise Architect
Other Compensation None Set
Hours/Week 40
Company Size (not answered)
Location Rockville, NY
Years Experience 1 year

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Describe the type of organization you work for.
8a information technology consulting firm with over 4,000 employees nation wide.

Describe your job role and responsibilities.
at a low level, create various models, such as activity, process, data. At a higher level, align all information technology items / things / processes / information to a given framework, like Zachman framework, DoD framework. Recommend transformations, help with business cases. All governent agencies are required to have an EA.

Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
All government holidays, plus two weeks time off for sick or vacation.

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A day in the life of…

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5am to 6am
6am to 7am
7am to 8am Drive into work around the beltway from Maryland to Virginia.
8am to 9am Fine tune a process model that depicts how to plan for capacity, by ensuring all information flows correctly from role to role.
9am to 10am Go to Gartner to get best practices for capacity planning. Validate best practices with other sources.
10am to 11am Met with co-worker to discuss his experience at his last gig with respect to capacity planning. Discussed autmoated tools, what tools he thinks this client will select for virtualization, and what capabilities does the tool provide with respect to capacity.
11am to 12pm Met with my governement counterpart and other EA team members to discuss model I am working on. I led the meeting and explained why I modeled it the way I did. I am not a specialist with capacity planning, but with plenty of research (see 9am to 10am)and asking my co-worker very detailed questions about automation, I was able to successfully pull this modeling effort off (so far).

12pm to 1pm Lunch
1pm to 2pm Create power point slide presentation as recommended during a.m. meeting to explain process to upper management.
2pm to 3pm Continue creating slide presentation, paying careful attention to not get too technical and to stick with business terms.
3pm to 4pm Continued with slide presentation, leveraging slides, graphic styles, and ideas I used from previous engagements.
4pm to 5pm Alternated between the actual model and presentation, when I found discrepencies in either one. Found that the presentation will not be effective unless if a define in detail the “roles” used in the process model. A role is the performer of each activity within the process.
5pm to 6pm Drive home
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