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Educause Workshop Listing

Face2Face 2019 New2EA - Re/Launching Your Enterprise Architecture Practice

Monday, October 14 | 8:00a.m. - 4:00p.m. CT | W179a, Level 1
Session Type: Additional Fee Program
Delivery Format: Preconference Workshop
Join us to compare EA practice re/launch approaches with peers, both new2EA and experienced. You'll be guided in developing an initial scope and learn about tools and methods to mature your practice in light of key success attributes. Network with peers and leave with a roadmap to re/launch your EA practice.

Outcomes: Apply Itana scoping methods to your EA practice re/launch * Apply lessons learned from other institutions to your own practice * Learn essential methods to re/launch and mature your practice * Develop an action plan to advance your practice * Build your personal professional network with other practitioners

Workshop Materials

Slide DeckWorkbook

Group Work

Transcriptions

(See Photos Below)

1-Elements of EA

2A-Skills for EAs

2B-Skills for EAs

2C-Skills for EAs

3-Influencing Strategies

  • Service rationalization
  • Tech/biz management
  • Communication w/in & beyond
  • Scale
  • Lifecycles
  • Dependencies
  • Alignment of goals/resources/services
  • Tenacity
  • Inter-dependencies
  • Common Language
  • Strategic thinking
  • "Multi-domain Fluency"
  • Bridge tech to business and Institutional Goals
  • Communication
  • Ability to influence
  • Curiosity
  • Disruptive; discontent with status quo
  • Process analysis and improvement
  • Influence
  • Storytelling
  • Leadership
  • Context
  • Nuance
  • Deep thinking
  • Curiosity
  • Curious
  • Building consensus among stakeholders regarding technology directions
  • Investigative
  • Analytical
  • Facilitator
  • Good communicator
  • Focus on 3 years out
  • Analytical, breadth of knowledge
  • Detecting and diagnosing architectural problems
  • Creative
  • Business focused
  • Enabler
  • Structured
  • Technical background (multiple domains)
  • Divers experience
  • Understanding effective architectural patterns & explaining them
  • Big picture
  • Holistic approach
  • Facilitation
  • Communication
  • Mediation
  • Business
  • Strategic thinking
  • Big picture
  • Motivate people
  • Communicative
  • Setting out goals
  • Vision
  • Business analysis/language
  • Ability to look at the big picture
  • Multi-domain skills
  • Understand business
  • Balance thought & communication
  • Understand your context
  • Envision the future
  • Business acumen
  • Communication
  • Analysis skills
  • Listening
  • Storytelling
  • Viewpoint
  • Build trust
  • Value proposition
  • Recognition*
  • Influencers (target)*
  • Understand their challenges
  • 3rd party validation
  • Quid pro quo
4A1-Group 1 Role Play
Lions & Zebras


4A2-Group 1 Role Play Continued

4B-Group 2 Role Play
Best of Breed Role Play

4C-Group 3 Role Play
Lions and Zebras


5A-Personal Skills

  • CFO
    • Save $
    • Save on food
    • "Safari" like
  • Public/community
    • What could happen?
    • Do I want my kids to see?
    • Against mission
  • Zoo keeper
    • Personal/staff safety
    • Extra mess
  • Lion
    • "Great idea!"
    • Let's expand this idea
    • Great opportunity for the zebra market
    • Dietary variation
  • Zebra
    • Not so sure
    • Really want to see ROI
    • Concern for my heard
    • Alternate proposal
      • Giraffes are nicer
  • Buyer
  • Vendor/sales person
  • Consultant/advisor
  • Finance
  • QA person/mechanic
  • Buyer-Recites statement to vendor
    • Rising sea level
    • Must float or fly
    • Looks vintage
  • Vendor
    • Gives options
    • –>Buyer–>Finance–>Consultant
  • Roles
    • Zoo keeper
    • Zoo owner
    • PR/Marketing
  • Problem
    • Need Space
    • 2K
  • Idea 1
    • Combine space
    • Disagree = 2K
  • Idea 2
    • Combine and add animals
    • Safari tour
    • OK=20K
  • Emotional appeals
  • Vision
  • Visibility
  • Relationship building

5B-Personal Skills

6A-Mid-day Feedback

6B-Mid-day Feedback

7A-Scope Document Sharing

7B-Scope Document Sharing

  • Storytelling
  • Persistance
  • Influencing
  • Making time for socializing
  • Strategic thinking
  • Negotiation skills

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  • Interactions ++
  • Pace
  • Multi-presenters ++
  • Accessible examples
  • Softer skills
  • Influencing strategies
  • Need microphone

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  • Specific EA examples for role play
  • Computer power management of presentation
  • CIO panel later in day
  • Biz panel

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  • Successful EA practices can be very different
  • Be patient-this is long-term work

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  • Why isn't EA taking hold in more organizations
  • Strategies for launching EA?
  • EA w/ what we actually have?
  • Challenges for launching
DriverOutcome
Optimize delivery of "X" servicesDeliver at lower cost
Increase pressure from biz unit to go onlineReduced cost & complexity
Ward off cyber threatsArchitect solutions to eliminate data breaches
Digitally transform service in teaching & learningProvide people w/ informed choices
Continuous improvement has no access to ops dataAccess
DriverOutcome
Siloed IT orgNo longer siloed
Reduce redundancyCost saving
Increased demand for biz intelligenceConsolidate data
Cloud 1stRearchitected services
Biz cases describing impact requiredTransparency, value realization

8-End-day Feedback

9-End-day Feedback




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  • Scope framework - Strategy-on-a-Page (SOAP)
  • EA Maturity Model for Higher Education (itana.org)
  • Digital transformation talk

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  • Steel sharpens steel
  • Great to work with other professionals

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