Enterprise Architecture

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ITANA Face 2 Face Case Studies

Duke University http://oit.duke.edu/tag/ Tech Architecture group at Duke is charged: to track emerging technology and raise issues for the CIO’s consideration review major decisions integrate into the project management lifecyle pay attention and champion certain solutions Developed small set of principles – few enough that they could remember them around four areas: Data Infrastructure Services … Continue reading

ITANA Face2Face Tools of Trade

UC Davis http://vpiet.ucdavis.edu/ Created an Administrative Services Map with eight domains. Each domain has a Domain Convener. All the Domain Conveners gather on a single governance board. Academic Personnel Adminstration Enterprise Asset Management and Planning Student and Curriculum Support Finance Information Technology Alumni and University Relations Research Payroll and HR Just bringing this fruition. Currently … Continue reading

EDUCAUSE Live event recording has been posted

The recording of my EDUCAUSE Live presentation is now available on the EDUCAUSE site. EDUCAUSE Live! IT/EA in Academia recording.

Digital Neighborhoods – Guiding design

Digital neighborhoods seem like a powerful tool for discussing technology and its impact on users (students, staff, researchers, etc) and the concept adds interesting new requirements to projects. Getting a good understanding of your users’ digital neighborhoods can guide design and deployment of new technologies and help predict impacts on the users themselves. Understanding how … Continue reading

Eat your vegis or Have A Little Green Tree – getting EA into the Enterprise

I was thinking about how, when I try to get buy-in for doing Enterprise Architecture as a holistic thing, I tend not get very far with the campus. But, when I parse out little EA bits, they catch on. I was thinking about this in terms of the metaphor: Getting Kids To Eat Vegetables. Before … Continue reading

EA in Academia Presentation

Below is a repackaged copy of my “Enterprise Architecture in Academic Environments” presentation that I gave at EDUCAUSE Mid-West Regional Conference 2008. It is packaged as a Quicktime Movie. Enterprise Architecture in Academic Environments

Measuring the value of projects

Jason Uppal of Quickresponse gave a talk on Building Enterprise Architects at the Open Group’s Enterprise Architecture Practitioners Summit. He mentioned that Toyota judges project success based on three corporate objectives: Profit from the Program Market Share Learning These facets got me thinking about our post project reviews. We tend to measure our projects on … Continue reading

EA Practitioners – EA Best Practice Management

Several speakers this afternoon. Seven Traits of Effective Enterprise Architecture (EA) Speaker number 1: Mark Denne, Partner, Accenture Business Alignment – Must define its value in terms of the business measured in the business’ currency. You must show that there are savings when you do EA.

Keynote from EA Practitioners: SOA and EA – in the real world

David Linthicum of Zapthink is speaking. http://theopengroup.org/sf2008/linthicum.html Conference materials live at http://www.opengroup.org/conference-live David Linthicum wrote, “Enterprise Application Integration” Dysfunctional architectures that are currently deployed have led to enterprise that are locked up and unable to really improve because of the complexity. The activities ahave all be driven by tactical needs not strategic needs. Enterprise Architecture … Continue reading

Enterprise Architecture as an Academic Study

From the Open Group’s Enterprise Architecture Practitioners Conference in San Francisco. I had breakfast with David Jackson from Boston university. David is working on building a consortium of business schools who will offer something like an Executive Master’s of Enterprise Architecture degree. This would be similar to Executive MBA programs in that students would be … Continue reading