Who I am

Ssolution architect. Lecturer & Researcher.

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Jaroslaw Zel­in­ski, MSc, Aber­deen, Scot­land. Tel: +44 (0) 7506 613 650, email: info @ jaroslawzelinski.biz.

What is a solution architect?

“A solu­tion archi­tect is an expert in charge of lead­ing the solu­tion archi­tec­ture — the prac­tice of design­ing, describ­ing, and man­aging tech engin­eer­ing to solve spe­cif­ic busi­ness prob­lems. For example, pro­tect­ing cus­tom­er data under GDPR and oth­er pri­vacy reg­u­la­tions is a busi­ness-level prob­lem. This spe­cialty defines how those require­ments would trans­late into the way a giv­en soft­ware oper­ates. “[https://www.altexsoft.com/blog/solution-architect-role/]

My main area of expert­ise is the pre­par­a­tion and super­vi­sion of ERP imple­ment­a­tions and sys­tem integ­ra­tions. I’m con­stantly research­ing and teach­ing Soft­ware Engin­eer­ing and Inform­a­tion Sci­ence at university.

I star­ted work­ing in the IT industry in 1991. I have also been design­ing com­pu­ter­ised equip­ment for the industry (mechat­ron­ic sys­tems) for sev­er­al years. I work for small, medi­um and large enter­prises (min­ing, man­u­fac­tur­ing and ser­vice) and pub­lic admin­is­tra­tion. I have also been appoin­ted as an expert wit­ness for sev­er­al years.

I pre­pare busi­ness pro­cess mod­els & do pro­cess map­ping (BPMN), require­ments such as use case mod­els and their spe­cific­a­tions (UML), doc­u­ment struc­tures and data dic­tion­ar­ies (UML). I design HLD sys­tem archi­tec­ture (microservices, micro applic­a­tions) and applic­a­tion integ­ra­tions using REST­ful API (UML). I super­vise the imple­ment­a­tion pro­cess of the sys­tems designed by me. I con­duct train­ing in all areas that I deal with.

Soft­ware is more and more often part of a lar­ger elec­tromech­an­ic­al sys­tem, in which case the super­i­or elec­tromech­an­ic­al sys­tem is designed first and then its domain ele­ments, includ­ing soft­ware (SysML/UML).

Since 2014, I have also been con­tinu­ously teach­ing stu­dents in Warsaw: Let­ter of Con­firm­a­tion.

(my Academia.edu pro­file, ResearchG­ate pro­file, ORCID https://orcid.org/0000?0002–8032?4720).

30 years of expertise experience

in busi­ness pro­cess mod­el­ling, inform­a­tion sys­tems engin­eer­ing, require­ments eli­cit­a­tion, soft­ware archi­tec­ture design, sys­tems integ­ra­tion, busi­ness ana­lys­is, and extract­ing the busi­ness rules to base the busi­ness pro­cesses. Also author­ing super­vising for imple­ment­a­tion of designed sys­tems. Since 2005 I have been car­ry­ing out research and com­mer­cial pro­jects using one of the best CASE sys­tems: Visu­al-Paradigm.

Work­ing from 1991. Exper­i­ence: pub­lic sec­tor, a medi­um-large private com­pany in all sec­tors, busi­ness pro­cesses mod­el­ling and ana­lys­is, require­ment eli­cit­a­tion and inform­a­tion sys­tems design (e.g. one of the world’s biggest cop­per mine KGHM SA in Poland, pro­duc­tion main­ten­ance sys­tem mod­el­ling, IBM Max­imo imple­ment­a­tion super­vising, col­lab­or­a­tion with busi­ness and devel­op­ment teams). Design of integ­ra­tion and imple­ment­a­tion of PLM sys­tems, design of elec­tro-ener­get­ic-elec­tron­ic-com­puter sys­tems (mechat­ron­ic sys­tems). Many small, medi­um and big-size e‑systems were designed and super­vised by me. 

Pre­par­ing busi­ness pro­cess mod­els, inform­a­tion design and archi­tec­ture, sys­tem mod­els, and soft­ware archi­tec­ture (OOAD style using BPMN and UML/SysML nota­tions). Exper­i­ence in design­ing cloud repos­it­or­ies using the NoSQL tech­nic. Exper­i­ence with design­ing mechat­ron­ic sys­tems. Since 2005 I have also (a vis­it­ing lec­turer, part-time) an aca­dem­ic lec­turer and research­er.

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Models as the subject of research – my papers

Research­ing activ­it­ies from 1998. Over 30 art­icles in pop­u­lar domain news­pa­pers, a few reviewed sci­entif­ic papers, and one book (“Busi­ness Ana­lys­is. Prac­tice of enter­prise mod­el­ling”, became a best­seller in Poland, “Syn­thes­is of MOF, MDA, PIM, MVC, and BCE Nota­tions and Pat­terns” prin­ted by IGI Glob­al) and “Digit­al Doc­u­ments as Data Car­ri­ers and a Meth­od of Data Man­age­ment Guar­an­tee­ing the Unam­bi­gu­ity of the Recor­ded Inform­a­tion: Onto­logy-Ori­ented Data Man­age­ment and Doc­u­ment Data­bases.

I research mod­els as meth­ods . As an inde­pend­ent expert, ana­lyst and design­er, suc­cess­fully (engin­eer­ing issues: ) imple­ments pro­jects in the field of sys­tem ana­lys­is of enter­prises, design­ing logic and archi­tec­ture of inform­a­tion sys­tems, uses stand­ard, form­al meth­ods of ana­lys­is, which he con­stantly devel­ops and use in practice. 

As part of my sci­entif­ic work, as an inde­pend­ent expert, ana­lyst, and design­er, I suc­cess­fully imple­ment pro­jects in the field of sys­tem ana­lys­is of enter­prises, design­ing logic and archi­tec­ture of inform­a­tion sys­tems, using stand­ard, form­al meth­ods of ana­lys­is, which I con­stantly devel­op and use in prac­tice. I con­duct basic research in the field of meth­ods of sys­tem mod­el­ling analysis.

As a lec­turer from 2005–2012, I per­man­ently cooper­ated with the Inform­a­tion Sys­tems Depart­ment of the Mari­time Uni­ver­sity of Gdynia. Since 2014, I’m a lec­turer at the Fac­ulty of Inform­a­tion Tech­no­logy in Man­age­ment Tech­niques at the Uni­ver­sity of Inform­a­tion Tech­no­logy and Man­age­ment under the aus­pices of the Pol­ish Academy of Sci­ences. The sub­ject of lec­tures is sys­tems ana­lys­is and sys­tems logic design for busi­ness, form­al­ized busi­ness and sys­tems ana­lys­is aimed at optim­iz­ing the organ­iz­a­tion’s work, organ­iz­a­tion­al aspects of busi­ness con­tinu­ity man­age­ment, and devel­op­ing require­ments for man­age­ment sup­port software.

Since 2005 I have used Visu­al Paradigm (VP) CASE soft­ware for all pur­poses in my pro­jects. I use VP for all mod­els and pre­pare ana­lyses and reports (about 10 years ago I stopped using MS Office for writ­ing reports and sci­entif­ic papers). Coöper­a­tion with Visu­al Paradigm as a con­tent expert on a vol­un­tary basis.

(I am not a nat­ive Eng­lish speak­er, this site was developed by me, thanks for your under­stand­ing and patience.)

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After work

(Blue Lamp session)

I’ve been liv­ing in Scot­land (Aber­deen) for some time. In addi­tion to work, dur­ing the day I admire the beauty of this coun­try and its dis­til­ler­ies and spend even­ings in pubs. If you want to meet me in Aber­deen, have a look at the folk ses­sions, I’m most often at the Blue Lamp pub on Mondays and North­ern Bar pub on Thursdays.


Object Man­age­ment Group. (2014, June 18). Mod­el Driv­en Archi­tec­ture (MDA). OMG.Org. https://www.omg.org/mda/
Zel­in­ski, J. (2020). Syn­thes­is of MOF, MDA, PIM, MVC, and BCE Nota­tions and Pat­terns. In Applic­a­tions and Approaches to Object-Ori­ented Soft­ware Design: Emer­ging Research and Oppor­tun­it­ies (pp. 78–89). IGI Glob­al. https://www.igi-global.com/book/applications-approaches-object-oriented-software/235699
Zel­in­ski, J. (2021). Digit­al doc­u­ments as data car­ri­ers and a meth­od of data man­age­ment guar­an­tee­ing the unam­bi­gu­ity of the recor­ded inform­a­tion. In Man­age­ment and Strategies for Digit­al Enter­prise Trans­form­a­tion (Vol. 1). IGI Glob­al. https://www.igi-global.com/chapter/digital-documents-as-data-carriers-and-a-method-of-data-management-guaranteeing-the-unambiguity-of-the-recorded-information/275700
Street, K. (2006). Build­ing a Ser­vice Ori­ented Archi­tec­ture with BPM and MDA. 2(1), 8.
Gray, J., & Rumpe, B. (2019). Mod­els as the sub­ject of research. Soft­ware and Sys­tems Mod­el­ing, 18(6), 3189–3191. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10270-019–00751‑y
Ozkaya, I. (2020). Build­ing Blocks of Soft­ware Design. IEEE Soft­ware, 37(2), 3–5. https://doi.org/10.1109/MS.2019.2959049
Arlow, J., & Neustadt, I. (2004). Enter­prise pat­terns and MDA: build­ing bet­ter soft­ware with arche­type pat­terns and UML. Addis­on-Wes­ley.