[Faccus] IST Professional Development Seminar

Bob Hicks bjhicks at uwaterloo.ca
Tue May 28 12:01:19 EDT 2013

Topic:     The Value of Enterprise Architecture at uWaterloo
Date:      Friday May 31, 2013
Time:      9:00 am - 9:45 am
Room:      MC 2009
Speakers:  Connie van Oostveen (IST), Pascal Calarco (UW Library)

Enterprise Architecture (EA) is the formal description and documentation of an enterprise. EA typically focuses on three core descriptions: the "current state" of the enterprise; its "future state"; and the roadmap or plan for achieving the future state. EA is business-driven and focused first on business strategy: the object is to document strategic goals and to ensure that the analyzed functions, processes, systems and enterprise components are aligned with and support the execution of that strategy.

Does this sound like something UW needs? How does EA work in practice? How can uWaterloo ever achieve the 'desired state'? An EA working group (EAWG) was formed in the fall of 2012, to discover the value of EA at uWaterloo. This presentation will provide an introduction to EA, illustrate EA using uWaterloo examples, describe the EAWG's guiding principles and recommendations, and discuss EA integration with IT projects.

Please note that this seminar will be webcasted and recorded<http://tcs.uwaterloo.ca/>. Click on the graphic that is labeled with IST Friday morning seminar...the one with the red dot. At this time the live webcast is in windows media format only. The archived events are in WMV and Flash.
Bob Hicks<http://ist.uwaterloo.ca/as/directors/bobhicks.html>
Director, Client Services
Information Systems and Technology
MC 2010
(519) 888-4567, x32194

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