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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 WashingtonEnterprise Business
Angela ChauncyKansas State UniversityPMO

Jonathan "J.J."

Du Chateau

University of Wisconsin
Dana MillerMiami University-Ohio
Robert SnyderPennsylvania State University
Gregory Paul CharestHarvard University
Raoul SevierHarvard University
Betsy DraperKansas State
Angela ChauncyKansas State
Jeep HauserUSC
Jeff KennedyUniversity of Auckland
Louis KaczmarekTufts
Matthew McVeyTufts
Rafael ManceraILUMNO Network - Whitney International University System
Lonnie SmetanaUniversity of Manitoba
David HuthUniversity of Utah
Ladan HeitWilfred Laurier University
Russell ConnacherUC Berkeley
Michael WatsonUniversity of Nottingham
Ruth DodsonUniversity of Minnesota
Sara FoxUniversity of Saskatchewan
Kathleen O'SiadhailThe George Washington University
Andrew KrellGeorge Mason UniversityManager, Systems

  • 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


  • Jeff Kennedy (University of Auckland) and Nigel Foxwell (James Cook University) will share an overview of the Council of Australasian Directors of Information Technology (CAUDIT) Higher Education Reference Architecture models and their underpinning catalogues.

  • Review of the CAUDIT presentation and preparation for May 18th ITANA report out.

Looking Ahead

Development of the working group charter

Topics 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?

Additional Topics

Reference Material:

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