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New Chief Architect at Niteworks

We are pleased to announce that John Kendall has been appointed the new Chief Architect at Niteworks.

Working to the Technical Director as part of a small Core Technical Team, the Chief Architect is a key role in support of project delivery and assurance.  The Chief  Architect  has specific responsibility for technical matters relating to system architecture, enterprise architecture and architecting across Niteworks activities.

This includes providing appropriate architectural methods, tools and techniques and advising projects on their correct use.

Although the role has a technical focus it is very people-centric being concerned primarily with the provision of support to project teams in the pursuit of high-quality results. The role also involves engaging directly with MOD architecture policy and practice functions.


The AQUILA Consortium, composed of Thales and NATS, have been awarded the contract to provide Air Traffic Management services to MOD for 22 years after a bid lasting several years.  Frontis supplied Enterprise Architecture and Requirements Management services to this bid.  This involved creating the architecture using the MOOD Business Architect Tool and managing the requirements in IBM Rational DOORs.  Frontis also provided support to the production of the contract including several key schedules.

After the win, Frontis are still involved providing support for the mobilisation phase, carrying out Business Analysis to produce the business information systems architecture, and define the business processes and activities to be carried out by the new AQUILA staff.

Read more about AQUILA here: