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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

Working Group Members

Piet NiederhausenUniversity of
Robert DeinMiami
Daniel BlackMiami

Jonathan Duchateau

University of
Dana MillerMiami
Robert SnyderPennsylvania State
Gregory Paul CharestHarvard
Raoul SevierHarvard
Betsy DraperKansas
Angela ChauncyKansas
Jeff KennedyUniversity of
Rafael ManceraILUMNO Network - Whitney International University
Michael KhodoskoUniversity of
David HuthUniversity of
Ladan HeitWilfred Laurier Universitylheit@WLU.CA
Russell ConnacherUC
Michael WatsonUniversity of
Ruth DodsonUniversity of
Sara FoxUniversity of

  • ITANA Business Architecture Working Group Kick-Off Meeting
Meeting Notes
  • Determination of working group focus
  • Collection of Reference Material
  • Roundtable - Quick overview of what other campuses are doing in regards to Business Architecture
Meeting Notes
  • Sharing of experiences in developing a Business Architecture
  • Trying to define Business Architecture
Meeting Notes
  • Miami University Business Architecture Vision and Action Plan: Presentation by Dana Miller, Miami University-Ohio

Meeting Notes



Looking ahead:

12/21 -

API Governance

API Documentation - Swagger 3.0

  • Onboarding of developers to api management
  • Data access 
  • API Lifecycle
  • API SDLC - who gets to create apis. 


Topics of Interest

  • Microservices

  • Transitional services to APIs (Direct data stores access, DB, LDAP...etc)

  • Enterprise Data Objects, integration assets and Metadata repository

  • Data Modeling, tools, mappings and best practices

  • DevOps (automation, monitoring, deployment...etc)

  • Legacy file interfaces (Does it belong in SOA & Transition strategy?)

  • Developer engagement model

  • Domain of One’s Own

Additional topics

Business Architecture Working Group-WebEx


Initial Participants:

Piet Niederhausen, University of Washington, <>,

Robert Snyder, Pennsylvania State University, <>,

Charest, Gregory Paul, Harvard University,<>

Dana Miller, Miami University of Ohio, <>

Raoul Sevier, Harvard University, <>

J.J. Du Chateau, University of Wisconsin, <>

Louis King, Yale University, <>

  1. Areas 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?

  2. Has this been done before?

    1. Itana presentation in 2016

  3. Review ITANA Charge to Working Groups

  4. Next Steps?
    Create a collaborative space to start sharing material, thoughts, etc.

  1. Reference Material



    3. Business Architecture Material

    4. The Connected Enterprise

    5. MU Business Architecture Vision (Draft)

  1. Digital Asset Management Use Cases - Business Model


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