The following draft agenda is a working document of the Face2Face Planning Committee.
A. Disruptive Change in Higher Education - Why does architecture matter?
- Fundamental changes that are coming to higher education
- CIO’s view on Enterprise Architecture and change management
- Break-out session on disruptive change
- What disruptive changes to you see or foresee at your institution?
- See Diana Oblinger’s free e-book at http://www.educause.edu/game-changers
B. Enterprise Architecture 101 - How do architects get started?
- Architects at all levels are leaders
- Questions you should be asking as an EA
- Case studies as an example of how you get things done
- Lifecycle Analysis as a framework for EA
- Starting conversations that wouldn’t normally start
- Connecting people who normally wouldn’t connect
- Linking initiatives that people haven’t thought about the linkage
- Focusing on the customers
- Highlights governance issues
- Forces you to frame your argument in business terms
- Capability Mapping
- A way to bring out the capabilities for a business unit
- A way to think about People, Process and Technology in neutral terms
- Using SOA as a model
- You need to be able to communicate value in each of the tiers of the enterprise
- You need to justify even technical work in business terms
- Break Out / Workbook Activity:
- Think of a something that you tried to sell that didn’t go well and how you might have sold it differently. (influence and other dimensions)
- You have seen some higher level artifacts, how would you have used them
C. Report out from morning session
- How do you add value as an architect
- How do you manage cost / reduce risk
- Gartner’s idea that you drive Fiscal Efficiency and Business Execution
- Disruption drivers vs. university reality.
D. Applied Architecture - How do we practice architecture?
- Case studies (this a list in progress of potential case studies)
- DEM IT Services Capability Mapping and IT Realignment as an example
- Advising Architecture Review Board and their Core Diagram
- SOA as a way of dealing with disruptive change
- Storage - general purpose storage, regulated data and explosion of personal data
- Data architecture in an ERP implementation (Workday HR/Benefits/Payroll)
- Exercise in personal landscape scanning and planning a response
- Given a change scenario, how will you lead through that change?
- Various scenarios including distance education, BYOD, outsourcing of various university operations, big research data, business process changes
- Each table gets one of the disruptive scenarios and think about how you would approach the problem
- Context, drivers and next steps
- Fiscal Efficiency and Business Execution
E. Current and Future ITANA Work - How can ITANA help?
- Reference architecture development
- What questions would a reference architecture answer for you? What kinds of questions would you like it to answer
- What is does a reference architecture for HE look like to you?
- Enterprise Data Management and BI
- SOA working group materials (other than included above)
- Report on current working group activities