Open Group Austin – Day 1 Roundup

July 19, 2011 |

There was great information & idea exchange at the Open Group Austin conference day 1 presentations. We also participated in lively twitter discussion – check the #ogaus stream for a running commentary from us and other conference participants.

Here are some highlights:

  • Several interesting Information / Data Management themes surfaced:
    • “Dirty ODS” – from Brian Hopkins of Forrester. Its a concept meant to describe the practice he’s seen in the market for “good enough” customer data quality, to replace the nearly unattainable, pure “gold quality” 360-degree view of the customer.
    • Mei Selvage of IBM’s Information Architecture practice suggested that business criticality of the information in question drives how much to clean it, on a sliding scale.
  • We had a short debate with Tom Graves and Joe Gauss on whether the objective of any commercial business can be distilled to a single use case name: Make Money (Win Mission added later, to cover governments).
  • Balaji Prasad perfectly encapsulated the type of trial-by-fire that an enterprise architect needs to go through to grow the requisite thick skin.
  • Chris Forde & Peter Haviland reviewed their “World Class EA” capabilities model, which has quite some overlap with Systems Flow’s!
  • To further the ‘capabilities’ thread, Mike Walker of Microsoft made an excellent point that, while an architect’s Intelligence Quotient will get them far, its Emotional or Social Intelligence that makes you indispensable to your business stakeholders.

Stay tuned for more tomorrow!

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Ben Sommer

was a Principal Consultant with Systems Flow, Inc.

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