Uncommon Thinking…

  I was chatting with a colleague about the new EDUCAUSE slogan, “Uncommon Thinking for the Common Good” when I realized that the saying encapsulates one way to think of my work as an I.T. Architect.  “Uncommon Thinking for the Common Good” is what I try to foster in the teams that I work with.  … Continue reading Uncommon Thinking…

This explains a lot –

I just took the Learning Style Survey at http://www.metamath.com/lsweb/dvclearn.htm It explains why I’m an I.T. Architect I think. I like diagrams patterns and I have an artsy side. The results of Jim Phelps’s learning inventory are: Visual/Nonverbal 36 Visual/Verbal 32 Auditory 26 Kinesthetic 30 Your primary learning style is: Visual/ Nonverbal Learning Style You learn … Continue reading This explains a lot –

Agility – it keeps me up at night

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

ITANA.ORG – I.T. Architects iN Academia takes off

I have been talking with peers, pushing ideas around and working with various groups for a while and it seems that the work is finally paying off. ITANA.ORG (http://www.itana.org) is a peer group for I.T. Architects in Academia. We will share ideas, tricks and tools; work on common deliverables and working group projects; spread the … Continue reading ITANA.ORG – I.T. Architects iN Academia takes off

I.T. Architecture in Academia – need for a group of peers

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