What have you been working on this year
With leadership change, focus has been on delivering wins on low-hanging fruit e.g. developing team-focused strategies
This has been a change from the traditional two-pronged approach of other CIOs.
EA focused on delivering value in this context by working on low-hanging fruit.
U of Waterloo (Maher Shinouda)
EA has been focused within central IT.
Application inventory project
Interest in having a separate Itana forum to drill in further.
Use of Archimate (and Archi) to understand current-state app architecture.
In the process of writing white paper on how to do this, hopefully soon to be published.
See following screenshot of example diagram.
Reorganized IT services based on ECAR service categories.
JJ: Could tie this to business capabilities, using for example the CAUDIT model.
Alberto: Approach is to separate the architectural models from the actual CMDB repo.
Jim: Reach out to Alan Croswell.
Business Analysis Community of Practice (CoP)
We see a lot of projects that haven't found the right scope, or stakeholders. So, we promote business analysis practices via our existing structure of CoP.
It has gone from social to substantive group.
Recently, the group documented BA methods (similar to those on Itana). These have been published and shared.
We can now go into meetings and point people to common methods and approaches and encourage people to do this kind of work.
Materials are still draft, and could use further development. We hope to add more over time.
Consider this a case study in what can be done with community work.
More information available here.
You will find a broad range of people doing this work.
Chris: Link this to the Itana web site?
Integrated the CAUDIT HEBRM into the ITSM Tool and created relationships with applications
This integration has setup the next effort of developing capability and application roadmaps with the business
This will be the first step in an EA reboot, especially after the departure of the Enterprise Architect earlier this year.
Also, would like to invest in better portfolio management.
We have focused on delivering increments of improvement to the EA practice.
Having a plan like this that maps to our maturity model has been very helpful in helping us move forwards over the course of the first half of the year.
Chris: Would you have done this with a capability map before there was a maturity model?
11:08:11 From Alberto Mendoza (Boston College) : Not an EA, but working on an internal proposal for Archimate and Architecture Repository
11:08:59 From J.J. Du Chateau : Alberto, that might be a nice presentation topic for next fall or winter Itana session after you make some progress.
11:09:51 From Piet Niederhausen : Business Analysis Community of Practice, sponsored by EA
11:12:59 From Alberto Mendoza (Boston College) : I'll be happy to do so, that is of course would need to run it by my boss first, who is an apps mgr and not an EA either, but would like to hear from experienced EAs and poke holes to it
11:13:50 From James J Phelps : Hi All - if you have a topic to share, throw it in here.
11:18:21 From Alberto Mendoza (Boston College) : I'll go next, I think this dovetails nicely with Maher's work
11:18:46 From James J Phelps : Got it Alberto
11:26:50 From Piet Niederhausen : PLEASE MUTE if you are not speaking.
11:30:35 From J.J. Du Chateau : Not everyone who does architecture-esk tasks has an architect title.
11:31:01 From J.J. Du Chateau : *architecture or architecture-ish tasks that is
11:31:18 From Dana Miller-Miami University of Ohio : 1) Integrated the CAUDIT HEBRM into the ITSM Tool and created relationships with applications
11:32:27 From Dana Miller-Miami University of Ohio : 2) This integration has setup the next effort of developing capability and application roadmaps with the businees
11:33:48 From Dana Miller-Miami University of Ohio : 3) The road mapping effort can potentially be associated with EA reboot depending on the direction of a new CIO and AVP of application development.
11:36:37 From Dana Miller-Miami University of Ohio : 4) The capability mapping effort will also be incorporated into a proposal for improved portfolio management and delivery team alignment
11:40:36 From James J Phelps : ECAR is EDUCAUSE not Itana though I'm happy to take credit. :-)
11:46:16 From Margaret Johnson and Don Petravick (NCSA) : We are using ArchiMate at NCSA as well (and trying to integrate with a CMDB). Can you please post the name you just mentioned? Alan?
11:47:19 From James J Phelps : https://niederhausen.blogspot.com/2019/05/reflections-on-growing-business.html
11:50:10 From James J Phelps : If we have time, EA Practice 2.0
11:55:00 From James J Phelps : Alan Crosswell at Columbia University - if you want a digital intro, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org