Andrew Johnston: Professional Consulting Services

IT Knowledge and Education

Recent Highlights

Solution architectures for a major business and IT change programme at National Grid
Creation of the acclaimed "Roadmaps" for National Grid’s IT strategy
An innovative process for modeling Enterprise Data Architectures
Design and development of a retail back office system
Creation of an inexpensive proprietary messaging system for application integration
The architecture and design for a multi-tier client-server asset management system
Standards for the analysis and design of component-based systems
Design of a monitoring scheme for a multinational Unix network

Languages, Databases and Environments

VB/VB.NET, ASP.NET  (all versions), Basic4Android, C++ and Nokia QT
XML, XSD (XML schema), XSLT, and their use in EAI
Java and various java-based technologies including JMS, JAXB, JSF and others
VBA, VBScript, Active Server Pages, PHP, CSS, WordPress
EAI tools including Oracle Fusion, BizTalk, JMS, MSMQ and bespoke messaging
Oracle, including distributed databases and various tools (SQL*Forms, PL/SQL)
Unix, including C, Bourne Shell, Perl, Awk and X-Windows, OpenLDAP
Windows, including the 16-bit, 32-bit, 64-bit and .NET APIs
Virtualisation and cloud hosting including VMWare and Amazon Web Services
Others including Access, Unify, ACCELL (the Unify 4GL), Pascal and assembler

Communication Skills

Publishing credits include “A Hacker’s Guide to Project Management” – light-hearted project management advice for the new project leader, now in its second edition
Papers include "Modelling the Enterprise Data Architecture"
Conference presentations include “The Benefits of EAI” for the Enterprise Architecture Conference 2011, "Agile Architecture", "Communicating the Enterprise Architecture", "The Pragmatic Approach to Quality" and "Getting the System Sizing and Performance Testing Right"
I offer training courses in testing and object-oriented analysis and design
A highly experienced user of tools such as Microsoft Office and various web technologies for electronic and paper-based document delivery
A good working knowledge of French
I maintain a fully-equipped office with colour laser printer, and a wide-ranging IT library of books, magazines, reference CDs and software
I run the website exploring the use of agile methods in architecture, and the role of the architect in agile developments

Education and Affiliations

1979 - 1982: Lancaster University. B.Sc. (Hons) 1st Class in Physics.

1972 - 1979: Chepstow School. 10 'O' Levels, A Grades at 'A' Level in Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry, including a distinction on the Physics special paper.

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