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Welcome to our first newsletter, we’re sending this out on a quarterly basis to provide our clients with some insights around what is happening in the world of architecture and keep you up to date on some of the things happening at Cyma too. If you’re receiving this, it’s because we think you’ll be interested in what we’re putting in the newsletter and as this is the first one, we included you by default. Feel free to unsubscribe if you’d rather not receive it.

Cyma News

We thought we’d start by sharing some news about what is happening at Cyma with you:

  • We have hired our third permanent employee – Amanda Parkes. Amanda is a senior enterprise architect who has worked most recently at The Warehouse Financial Services. She has extensive experience as an information architect as well as broader business architecture related skills.
  • We are please to announce that we are the principal sponsor the IT & Enterprise Architecture Conference in Auckland this year. This is the only specifically architecture related conference that takes place in NZ so sponsoring this is a way for us to help make sure it is a success and provides a great forum for architects from across NZ to come together and learn and discuss our field of expertise.
  • Lastly, it’s hard to believe, but we are officially 4 years old! It’s been an interesting journey so far and we believe there are still many more things for us to achieve, so expect to see us around for many years into the future.

Cyma Blog

Our intention since we started Cyma has always been to help build more of a community around architecture in NZ and we believe that part of that is encouraging conversation to take place on topics of interest. To this end we have established a blog, something we have been intending to do for quite some time. So to coincide with our first newsletter, we have also published our first blog, here it is:
For our first blog we thought we start by talking about something that comes up from time to time – why is it that architects spend time modelling?

While sometimes it is about creating a diagram that can be used for communication purposes – but often it’s not. Sure we can model for the explicit goal of creating a diagram for communication, but that is often not the reason … read the whole blog here – http://www.cyma.co.nz/why-do-we-model/

Blog And Twitter Link Summary

We pick out the blogs and tweets we think were most interesting over the last couple of months:

Architect of the month

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What are you working on at the moment?
TOGAF related learning offerings for Cyma

What do you enjoy most about being an architect?
The challenge and the ability to work with an organisation in a holistic manner

If you could pick any project to work on, what would it be and why?
The opportunity to work on the overall technology strategy in response to a clearly articulated business strategy

Did you know?

Cyma has a tested approach for using Sparx Enterprise Architect as an architecture repository. Let us know if you’d like a demonstration of our approach.