In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable. Dwight D. Eisenhower Some time ago, I was on the circuit talking about Service Oriented Architecture and a roadmap for moving forward. Since then, we have had many false starts and hit many snags along the path. There is … Continue reading SOA – Bumps in the Roadmap
Doris Kearns Goodwin opened the EDUCAUSE general meeting this morning, recounting her years as an intern in the Johnson White House and talking about Abraham Lincoln. She received a standing ovation at the end of her talk – the first that I have ever seen at EDUCAUSE. Her talk was full of great stories from … Continue reading Doris Kearns Goodwin on Leadership
Lifehacker (http://lifehacker.com) has an article they are running called Discover the .EDU Underground Little appreciated outside the world of academia, there are literally thousands of .edu sites bursting with incredibly useful and interesting information and resources. Interesting list of finds about Art, Science, Space, Humanities, Photography, History and everything. Interesting that learning about the web … Continue reading .edu as an underground?
Karen Hanson (Assistant Registrar) and I ran a half-day workshop at the AACRAO Technology Conference on Identity and Access Management (IAM) and the Registrar’s role in IAM. We had a great time even though the session was Sunday at 8AM. The slides are here: AACRAO 2007 IDM Slides We had a mix of … Continue reading AACRAO Identity and Access Management 2007
Our last CIO, Annie Stunden, used to talk about “what keeps her up at night”. These were the big intractable things or the big high-risk, highly visible projects she was working on. For me, it’s agility. How does an enterprise that prides itself on tradition and autonomy of everyone at every level become agile – … Continue reading Agility – it keeps me up at night
I was struck by a line out of a Burton Group document that I’m reading. >… the creation of user groups… are the human equivalent of a technology integration strategy. In Service Oriented Architecture, I.T. Portfolio Management and Model Driven Architecture; Center’s of Excellent (CoE) are a key part of the infrastructure. A key to … Continue reading Centers of Excellence – Human Integration
I have discussed with several people the need for a group of peers that would meet regularly. This group of peers (GOP – nah, already in use) would focus on the practice on the I.T. Architecture in Academia At the highest level, they would: * Define I.T. Architecture and Enterprise Architecture within Academia (and government) … Continue reading I.T. Architecture in Academia – need for a group of peers