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Knowledge Management Systems Architect
Experienced IT consultant in the fields - Enterprise Architecture (TOGAF), IT Service Management (ITSM), SW Development (AGILE)

 Right Information - In Right Time - For Right Role - 3Rs not only in Information technology

 This theme is driving my entire professional career. Since 1995 I have finished my PhD study (Technical cybertronics-specialisation Measurement technics). I have started to work in big corporations in industry (Siemens), production of customer electronics (Phillips, Sagem). Software development for international solution (Trenkwalder Technologies), automotive component production  (Wabash technologies), IT outsourcing in automotive (VW), big international project in Bank area (HP, Deutsche Bank). 

 I was in wide range of positions. From specialist for Computer based measurement and automation, Division manager, CTO, ITSM manager, Business Analyst.  Everywhere the most important things is common understanding among key stakeholders.

 Decision based on non-transparent processes, not precise or even not available information leads to non-qualified decisions.

 Misunderstanding is leasing to non-quality at every level of management.

  • How much money costs non quality in IT? 
  • Is it worth to care about it? In production there are a lot management systems focus on non-quality (Keizen, Lean Six Sigma, KanBan).

 In IT development projects we are trying to apply AGILE approach to accelerate the time to market and business value to business. Very special point in the process of common understanding is documentation (in sense of documents in different formats like pdf, docx, html. ...).

  • Documentation in IT? Lost of Time or strategic Value? ( )
  • What do we really need documentation or information?
  • How key decision makers  (CEO, CIO, COO, CTO) receiving information for qualified decision?
  • It is interesting that everybody blames that documentation is pure, not up to date, useless, missing at all. Even in the big contracts between supplier and customer are statements, which are not correct. It leads many times to the very serious problems in relationships.

Without communication is no understanding, without understanding is no trust, without trust is everything more complicated.

 Based on my experiences in different environment I am providing the consultancy how to manage this situation

  • new paradigm of collaboration among key stakeholders
  • one source of the truth
  • it is shared knowledge located in common repository
  • documents (pdf, docx, html) are still necessary, but they are secondary carrier of information/knowledge.  

Documents are obsolete in the moment they are printed, generated, the only chance to keep information up to date is using another approach to knowledge management process.

 I see solution for IT in Model Driven Solution. In industry are   known Systems PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) in construction are known BIM Building information Modelling. In IT we are growing very rapidly to MBSE - Model Based System Engineering.

For implementing such a movement to the new paradigm of cooperation  are necessary several things:

  • Leadership,
  • Management,
  • Processes,
  • Methodologies,
  • Technology,
  • Mindset

 I am looking for the cooperation where Leaders  define clear right values, management can manage these values in right way. I would be happy to have the chance to contribute to the improving the processes, providing the right methodologies, setup right technology,  help to support the right mindset. I am convince if we put together all these ingredients, we have the chance to bring the business the right value in the right time. Small sample about this approach You can see here   

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Using Enterprise Architect and the Pro Cloud Server in Education

System Thinking in IT Solutions and Digital Fabrication - Course


What is the Cost of Poor Quality IT Solutions

Who knows the true cost of poor quality IT systems? Who cares about it? How can you measure the quality of IT solutions?  We can estimate, but it must be a relatively large proportion of the final cost for the completed solution. And it is not just a matter of money.

I am convinced that a systematic approach throughout the whole lifecycle of IT solutions must be more advantageous than using a quick and dirty approach.  ‘One of the aspects of system approach is the rigorous documenting (modeling) of the solution, from idea itself, analysis, design, implementation, go live, up to the end of operation and deployment'.

Based on experiences from praxis I am trying to share my knowledge with young people, who haven't developed bad habits yet. For that reason, I am organizing the courses for students of universities and middle schools, to encourage young people to think about their solutions before they start to work. The way, how to manage it, is to use modern technology and methodology.

It is not wasting time. Our path to solutions is our everyday journey. Every day we are discovering new knowledge and reaching new experiences, at least.

I would like to share my experiences from university in Slovakia, where we are realizing the small IT solutions. The main goal is not only developing a solution, but also developing an appreciation of how we are managing the solution. It could be called ‘Model driven solution’.

The name of the course is ‘System Thinking in IT Solutions and Digital Fabrication’

This course was created on the basis of cooperation among FABLAB CVTI,  ‘CVTI Bratislava, ‘Comenius University Science Parkand ‘Faculty of Informatics and Information Technologies, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava’ ‘FIIT STU’, AGNICOLI-Through Knowledge to Freedom -nonprofit organization, FabLabNet, Interreg Central Europe Programme, CE 283. The main objective of the course was to bring students closer to digital manufacturing and to reach new professional habits – generating and sharing knowledge among participants.

This course was the focus on integration of 2 approaches. Rapid prototyping in the field of 3D printing, IoT, Laser cutter, CNC cutter and system approach. Students received the basic information about technology presented in FABLAB CVTI and general overview about holistic approaches in IT (TOGAF, ITIL). During the whole course we have used the client UML modeling tool ‘Enterprise Architect’ by Sparx Systems and server background Sparx Cloud Services, Pro Cloud Server with WebEA access. Licenses for ‘Enterprise Architect’ clients were provided by FIIT, licenses for Pro Cloud Server (WebEA) were provided by Sparx Systems company with close cooperation from Sparx Systems Central Europe.

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Roman Kazička

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