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The Itana Business Architecture Working Group discusses the broad domain of Business Architecture with the intent to develop tools and methods for the IT organization to become a strategic partner with the business. The goal is to bring together practitioners and provide a forum for sharing resources, ideas, experience and, inspiration.

Interested in participating? Please contact Dana Miller at mille704@miamioh.edu


Next Conference Call

Topic: 

Piet Niederhausen from the University of Washington will present on:

Doing Business Architecture for the IT organization

Day/Time: Friday March 29, 2019. 11AM Alaska, Noon PST, 1PM Mountain, 2PM Central, 3PM Eastern

Saturday, March 30. 9AM NZDT

To join the Meeting: https://bit.ly/jeff-kennedy-zoom


Winter 2019 Call Program

DateSessionSession
January 18
  • Presentation by Betsy Draper and Angela Chauncey from Kansas State University: Federated Business Architecture Approach at Kansas State University

2019-01-18 Call Notes

Presentation Recording

February 2
  • The call featured Ladan Heit, Enterprise Architect from Wilfrid Laurier University which is located in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

    Ladan will demonstrate Business Architecture methods using the  Insight-EA - Enterprise & Business Architecture SaaS Platform.
    Business Architecture allows an organization to build a holistic view across multiple dimensions such as capabilities, people, processes, assets, and information, etc. so strategic objectives can better align with tactical demands.

    The recording of a recent Open Group webinar about Insight EA is available at https://www.fios-insight.com/resources/videos/

2019-02-01 Call Notes

Presentation Recording

February 15
  • The call will be Hosted by Piet Niederhausen from the University of Washington who will lead a discussion of the following topics:

    • Continue last week's Itana discussion on ERP programs, focusing on how are ERP programs are doing business architecture -- Piet will bring examples from the current UW finance program

    •  Future discussion of last week's Itana call spent some time on UCSD's Enterprise Systems Renewal Program. Do working group members have experience with a similar renewal of "legacy" system programs? 

2019-02-15 Call Notes


March 1
  • jeff kennedy to present on the use of the CAUDIT business reference model for strategic storytelling at the University of Auckland (business process mapping; goals for the year; application inventory; Agile underpinnings and the implications for governance and strategy; helping the organisation understand itself; driving the portfolio).
2019-03-01 Call Notes

Presentation

Presentation Recording
March 15
  • Dana Miller will present how the CAUDIT Higher Education Business Reference Model provides a systems view of the organization which aligns with elements of Deming's System of Profound Knowledge
2019-03-15 Call Notes

Presentation

Presentation Recording
(1st 10 Minutes Missing)
March 29
  • Piet Niederhausen from the University of Washington will lead a discussion on the following topic:

    • Doing business architecture for the IT organization, for example, IT strategy, ITSM process maturity, workforce development, etc. -- Piet will share the range of things the EA team has tried at the UW and the associated challenges



Spring 2019 Call Program

DateSessionSession
April 12
  • Review Questions Generated from jeff kennedy's March 1st presentation


April 26
  • Charge to Business Architecture Working Group?

May 10OPEN
May 24OPEN-Potential Update Regarding CAUDIT HEBRM Ver 2.0
June 7OPEN-Potential Update Regarding CAUDIT HEBRM Ver 2.0
June 21OPEN-Potential Update Regarding CAUDIT HEBRM Ver 2.0



Looking Ahead

Development of the working group charter

Topics of Interest:

  1. Effective, repeatable tools/approaches/processes

  2. What works specifically in higher ed; what’s worked/hasn’t?

  3. Strategy/policy deployment

  4. Use of best practices such as Lean, Agile, ITSM, EA

  5. How and where does Business Architecture fit into higher ed?  What is the value proposition?


Additional Topics:

Reference Material:




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