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The Itana Business Architecture Working Group (IBAWG) discusses the broad domain of Business Architecture in higher education 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 in this emerging domain of knowledge.

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Next Conference Call

NO MEETING on January 27

Friday, February 10th, 2023 at 1pm Pacific, 2 PM Mountain, 3 PM Central, 4 PM Eastern, and the following day 10 AM NZDT

Please note our call time has changed starting September 2022!

See program below for meeting details.

To join a meeting: IBAWG Teams Information.

2022-2023 IBAWG Program

All meeting materials can be found in this folder. Want to propose or lead a session? Contact Piet Niederhausen at pietn@uw.edu

Summer-Autumn 2022

DateSessionNotes
September 23

Orientation to Business Architecture

Format: Presentation & discussion

  • What is the scope and purpose of business architecture as a practice?
  • What is the relationship of business architecture to other practices?
  • Making it real: Using the Higher Education Reference Model
  • What is the Working Group doing to situate business architecture in higher education?

Led by: Mahmoud Youssef (George Washington U)

Presentation deck

October 7

Note: Different video conference link for this meeting

What is the practice of business architecture in higher ed? (Part 1)

Format: Open discussion on the topic

  • What do you consider to be part of doing business architecture?
  • What are common applications of business architecture?
  • What are common methods, tools, and roles?

This is a multi part theme for the year intended to result in a business architecture practice overview.

Session notes

October 21

Note: Different video conference link for this meeting

Unconference

  • Format: We'll build an agenda on the fly; bring any topic you'd like to share or hear from your peers about
Session notes
November 4

IT Governance and the Role of Business Architecture

Format: Open discussion on the topic - building on the October 28 Itana call on IT Governance:

  • How would you characterize your IT governance and what would you like to improve about it?
  • How are you defining the contribution of business architecture to IT governance?
  • What observations do you have about the survey findings? 
Led by: Piet Niederhausen (University of Washington)
November 18

Business architecture career paths

Format: Open discussion on the topic

  • How did you arrive at your current role related to business architecture?
  • What career opportunities/paths are available at your institution that include business architecture work?
Session notes
December 2

Unconference

  • Format: We'll build an agenda on the fly; bring any topic you'd like to share or hear from your peers about
Session notes
December 16

Business architecture professional development

Format: Open discussion on the topic

  • What has helped you develop your business architecture competencies?
  • What professional development opportunities are you considering or would like to find?
Session notes

Winter 2023

DateSessionNotes
January 13

NO MEETING


January 27

NO MEETING


February 10

Presentation TBD

  • Format: Presentation
Presenter TBD
February 24

Topic TBD

  • Format: Open discussion on the topic

March 10

Unconference

  • Format: We'll build an agenda on the fly; bring any topic you'd like to share or hear from your peers about

March 24

Topic TBD

  • Format: Open discussion on the topic

Spring 2023

DateSessionNotes
April 7

What is the practice of business architecture in higher ed? (Part 3)

Format: Open discussion on the topic

  • What do you consider to be part of doing business architecture?
  • What are common applications of business architecture?
  • What are common methods, tools, and roles?

April 21

Unconference

  • Format: We'll build an agenda on the fly; bring any topic you'd like to share or hear from your peers about

May 5

Presentation TBD

  • Format: Presentation
Presenter TBD
May 19

Topic TBD

  • Format: Open discussion on the topic

June 2

Unconference

  • Format: We'll build an agenda on the fly; bring any topic you'd like to share or hear from your peers about

June 16

Presentation TBD

  • Format: Presentation
Presenter TBD
June 30

Topic TBD

  • Format: Open discussion on the topic

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