Where: EDUCAUSE, Seattle, WA
When: Thursday, Oct 25, 2007 at 4:55PM
The slides have been posted on the EDUCAUSE Meeting site: http://www.educause.edu/E07/Program/11073?PRODUCT_CODE=E07/CG26
ITANA's Constituent Group meeting was on Thursday at 4:55PM. We had approximately 40 people attend. Many of the attendees where from newly formed architecture groups.
Jim Phelps started out the meeting with a short presentation on ITANA, how it is supported and how you can participate. He reviewed some of the findings from the CIO Survey on EA (Enterprise Architecture).
There was active discussion around the role of Architecture in Business Process Improvement. Most CIOs stated that Business Process Improvement was where EA had the least impact on the enterprise. The reasons that were put forth included:
We also discussed the way that EA engages in the enterprise. Some institutions use EA as a gate function. Projects don't get the go-ahead without EA's approval or they are allowed to continue with contingencies. Other institutions use EA to guide projects and illuminate issues. Where does EA plug-in to the organization and the project / funding processes?
Jim closed by asking what can/should ITANA work on over the next six months. The following were suggested:
There was discussion of another full-day face to face meeting in 6 months - possibly at the Internet2 meeting in Arlington, VA.