The Open Group Conference - San Diego 2011

TOGAF® in the context of Emergent Enterprise Architecture
Beryl Bellman, PhD
Academic Director, FEAC Institute, USA
Ken Griesi
Chief Engineer, Navy C3 Systems The MITRE Corporation

The recognition of organizations as complex adaptive systems has given rise to considerations of emergence and a newly derived definition of emergent enterprise architecture as for instance discussed at GARTNER. Such an approach recognizes organizations as non-linear and highly complex systems that require a rethinking about how they are to be represented within the context of EA.

This recognition has also become a special topic in many countries in the EU and adjacent nation allies thatconsider how prevailing system of systems thinking, using document-based approaches and UML-based methodologies to model contents as static in-coherent system-perspective views. In recent collaborations with colleagues who workwith Scandinavian defense there is increasingly a recognition that the technical architectures developed using DoDAF, MoDAF and NAF and similar approaches and methodologies while useful as specifications for integratingcurrent systems and the project portfolios, has less to offer for developing the dynamic situation awareness architectures required for instance in NATOmission analyses and planning.

This same recognition is being discussed within the US DoD. In our presentation we discuss emergent enterprise architecture and new modeling approaches such as active knowledge modeling. In our paper we consider how these new theoretical advances can be incorporated into TOGAF® approaches to establish more robust and adaptive architectures.

Beryl BellmanBeryl Bellman

Dr. Bellman is co-founder and Academic Director of the FEAC™ Institute and is also a tenured full Professor of Communication Studies at California State University at Los Angeles.

He has been involved in teaching, research; publishing, consulting and project management in the fields of Enterprise Architecture, Knowledge Management, Organizational Communications/Behavior and distributed e-Learning for over over forty years, and has an excellent reputation in both academe and professional consulting. He held faculty and research positions at the University of California at San Diego, SUNY Stonybrook, CUNY Graduate Center and California Institute of the Arts, and was Research Director of the Western Behavioral Sciences Institute prior to his current university position.

In addition to academic positions he has twenty plus years concurrent consulting experience in both government and the private sectors, and has been a Principal Consultant and Project Manager with three major Enterprise Architecture consulting and tool vendor companies. He has consulted in Enterprise Architecture related programs in the public sector for the DoD, Departments of Agriculture, Forest Service, Energy, Justice/INS and the Whitehouse for the Executive Office of the President as well as was a contract consultant for NCR, AT&T, ASK, RAND and Digital Equipment Corporation - working for their internal and external customers. This included doing EA in the aerospace, financial, banking, pharmaceutical, entertainment and manufacturing sectors.

He has published several books and over ninety articles, and his newest book co-authored with Prakash Rao and Ann Reedy on EA is forthcoming this June, The FEAC Guide to Enterprise Architecture Certification, published by McGraw Hill. . He is a frequent presenter at national and international professional and academic conferences. He also is TOGAF® 8 and 9 Certified, and instructs TOGAF® 9 courses at FEAC.

Ken Griesi

Ken Griesi is the Chief Engineer for the Navy C3 Systems Department at the MITRE Corporation.

Ken also serves as the Chief Architect of the U.S. Navy's Consolidated Afloat Networks & Enterprise Services (CANES) program, where he is working to shape the future of the U.S. Navy's networks and enterprise services.

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