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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 WisconsinEnterprise
Dana MillerMiami University-OhioBusiness
Robert SnyderPennsylvania State UniversitySystems
Gregory CharestHarvard UniversityEnterprise
Raoul SevierHarvard UniversityEnterprise
Betsy DraperKansas StateAssociate Vice
Jeep HauserUSCDirector, Business Enterprise
Jeff KennedyUniversity of AucklandEnterprise
Louis KaczmarekTuftsEnterprise Architecture
Matthew McVeyTuftsBusiness Solutions
Rafael ManceraILUMNO Network - Whitney International University SystemEnterprise Architecture
Lonnie SmetanaUniversity of ManitobaSolution
David HuthUniversity of UtahEnterprise Data Architect
Ladan HeitWilfred Laurier UniversityEnterprise Architectlheit@WLU.CA
Russell ConnacherUC BerkeleyBusiness/Data
Ruth DodsonUniversity of MinnesotaBusiness
Sara FoxUniversity of SaskatchewanSenior Business Architect -
Kathleen O'SiadhailThe George Washington UniversityIT Project
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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