Emily’s Rebellion presents a new method of removing the complexity from business processes and information systems called the ‘Transaction Pattern’. Emily has learned about Service Design and loves it, but she needs a way to bridge the gap between her customer-focused service blueprint and the technical-minded developers.
The Transaction Pattern is Emily’s bridge. It breaks down a service design into transactions and then into a generic pattern of phases and tasks that commonly recur. This structured approach, based on the pattern, readily specifies business requirements for system development and process implementation.
Emily’s Rebellion seeks to embolden people like Emily who are required to inhabit the space between the everyday operations of their business and technology ‘improvement’ and digitization projects. You can effect change today with simple steps – it does not have to be so complex. Walk with Emily as she discovers a new path to get better business outcomes from IT projects.
Lloyd Robinson and Graham Wilson have brought their rebellious approach to several major business system initiatives. Lloyd developed the Transaction Pattern over the last 20 years since specifying customer billing systems in the US, and Graham has helped Lloyd to refine the approach in large government projects in Australia.
Lloyd is a recognized authority on data management. Lloyd regularly consults and trains in data strategy and management across Australia. Lloyd is widely recognized as an engaging international conference speaker and a contributor to the practical development of the data management profession.
Graham is a business architect with 30 years' experience in Australian and New Zealand government agencies. Skilled at steering a path between business and IT, Graham has been responsible for guiding business representatives on the architecture of significant government initiatives.
Effects of IT on Enterprise Architecture, Governance, and Growth explores the influence of emerging technology on different viewpoints associated with contemporary enterprise. Emphasizing an interdisciplinary approach to the comprehension of organizational structure and dynamics, this book is an inclusive reference source for enterprise analysts, business managers, and IT managers, as well as upper-level students interested in a new framework for understanding business enterprise in the new digital era.
Enterprise Information Systems Design, Implementation and Management: Organizational Applications investigates the creation and implementation of enterprise information systems. Covering a wide array of topics such as flow-shop scheduling, information systems outsourcing, ERP systems utilization, Dietz transaction methodology, and advanced planning systems, it is an essential reference source for researchers and professionals alike.
Who was Sophie and what happened to her?
On buying an old weatherboard house in Balmain, Sydney, we discover her photo, dated 1900-1908, long hidden, along with a small perfume bottle in an old fireplace. Then we discover that Sophie disappeared with a childhood friend in 1908 and was never seem again, leaving a trail of sadness through generations of her family.
This book tracks the journey of the discovery of Sophie and her family, from their first arrival in Sydney, over five generations of the family, until the mystery is finally laid to rest.
It is a story of loss and grief, mixed with joy, which passes through the successive generations of a family. The way the family deals with unresolved tragedy and finally the the way their love transcends time is the story from which the real Sophie emerges.
Graham Wilson, the author, lived in the house in Balmain around which this story is based for seven years, before moving to Millers Point. This is his first novel.
Graham has previously written a family memoir, “Children of Arnhem’s Kaleidoscope” which describes his childhood, growing up in a aboriginal community in Western Arnhem Land. This is also available from this site.
What is it about the Northern Territory that fascinates?
I have only to mention it’s name in conversation and people turn to listen.
Why, for 180 years, has it drawn people from all over to come, stay longer than they imagined and, often, never leave?
This book is a memoir of a family's life in a remote aboriginal community, in Australia's Northern Territory, something the equivalent of remote Canada or Alaska, where few people go.
The place Oenpelli,(now Gunbalanya) is near Kadadu National Park, made famous in Crocodile Dundee.
This story tells of changing world as a missionary family and an aboriginal community become part of modern Australia
This our family's story, growing amongst the people, animals and places and colours of this this strange land, alongside an aboriginal community going through its own changes; citizenship, alcohol, uranium mining, land rights, outstation development, and community self management.
It is a memoir of growing up in one of the most isolated parts of Australia - in a small aboriginal missionary community in the Northern Territory, something the equivalent of the remote Canada or Alaska. It is the landscape featured in the movie Crocodile Dundee.
It tells of the huge change in this place in the last half century with the coming of land rights and aboriginal self determination. It also tells of my mother and fathers lives and Christian beliefs which motivated their contribution to this change.
It is a story of my memories and love for this remote and beautiful place, in which I lived as a child then worked as an adult and of many NT characters who gave me the memories.It is also the story of me working as an adult across many parts of the NT and about the hardy, outlandish characters that inhabit this place.
It also tells of my own experience of surviving attack by a large crocodile in a remote swamp
It also provides a foundation for my novels in the Crocodile Spirit Dreaming Series. The places in these books are the places in which I lived and worked and many of the stories came little changed from people I knew. In particular my experience in surviving a crocodile attack of a large saltwater crocodile, which mauled my leg as told in this book forms part of the central role of the crocodile as a predator in this novel series.
The role of my father in opening road transport including building a crossing of the East Alligator River, developing outstations for aboriginal communities, learning to fly on missionary wages and establishing an aviation service along with assisting the aboriginal peoples of this land to gain royalties from mining is a story that deserves to be told as a major part of NT history. Along with his tireless work the contribution of many others is also an essential part of the story.