New to EA Working Group: Sessions have started and the group is meeting.
API Working Group: No Update.
Business Architecture Working Group: jeff kennedy's 03/01/19 presentation about using the higher education business reference model for strategic story telling was well attended and generated enough interest and questions to have another working group session dedicated to addressing the questions. Jim Phelps is interested in having jeff present the same material to the larger Itana group at a time slot that is during the working week in Auckland, New Zealand.
The working group session on 03/15/19 will feature a presentation by Dana Miller where Deming's organization systems ideas associated with systems will be viewed as a lens to look at Enterprise/Business Architecture.
EA Maturity Model: Reminder for Itana attendees to complete their institution's maturity assessment including this note taker's institutioinstitution.
Role of leaders
Power and Influence
Power in Universities-viewed negatively, comes from academic free. collegial environment
Six Bases of Power
Key to successful leadership is influence not power
Grouping Influence Tactics
Architects are usually rational and that is the usual go-to method for persuasion but that may be too successful since consultation and Inspiration are more effective according to the data in presentation
Garbage can decision making
Everybody brings their own problems looking for a solution
Piet mention that his mentor at Georgetown stated whoever brings the most handouts wins
Matt mentioned that a mentor of his mentioned re-litigation in the field
One method of consensus making is facilitating opposition participation which moderates a decision with zealots on one side and skeptics on the other
Making change in the university is high impact and small actions
Focus on relationships
Things that have worked for Matt
Strategic Relationship Building
Be Transparent....asking for help
Individual contributor in Radiology research
Spending time and opposition to understand activities that wasted money
Trying to overcome inertia and having a mutual understand and consensus to say stop
What kinds of institutions support architecture?
Different types of architecture
Chris Eagle asks the question: how can we better broker the garbage can?
The goals are always breaking down silos and herding cats
Louis King: What happens when the hierarchy changes...does that change the relationship?
Sanjay asks if there a maturity model associated this institution behavior?