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Enterprise Architecture for the "Business of IT"

May 2013 Presentation
Charlie Betz (No Affiliation)

A presentation given at the ninth annual SATURN conference, held in Minneapolis, MN, April 29 - May 3, 2013.


Software Engineering Institute



IT organizations represent significant capital and operational commitments, and business is increasingly dependent on IT performance. Yet in many ways, IT remains immature and under-managed relative to peer functions. Author and practitioner Charlie Betz has focused on applying enterprise architecture principles to the "business of IT" for the past ten years and has found recent inspiration in the principles of Lean Management. Come and hear him discuss

  • a formal enterprise architecture for IT management, including process, function, data, and systems models
  • characteristic design patterns seen in organizing large-scale IT management capabilities
  • defining and distinguishing a true Lean IT process model from older functional representations of IT such as ITIL
  • continuous improvement for IT management, and why a sound IT management data architecture is so important