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Bootstrapping Enterprise Standards – A Real World Approach

July 22, 2008

The Open Group Conference, Chicago.  The value of basing activities within an enterprise on standards is undeniable, but how does one move a large enterprise to a standards-based approach? An existing enterprise does not provide a “clean slate” for standards, which creates both challenges and benefits – existing “enterprise memory” must be balanced with moving toward industry best practices. Also critical is avoiding the pitfall of “pie in the sky architecture” and instead leveraging standards for goal-oriented and concrete benefits. This presentation will discuss practical strategies for making the transition to standards based architecture, addressing key topics around establishing, governing, and maintaining standards.

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