Karel van Zeeland of Shell and myself will be keynoting Tuesday morning, May 13, at the Open Group meeting in Amsterdam.
Here is the announcement in full:
Charles Betz, Chief Architect, Signature Client Group, AT&T
Karel van Zeeland, Lead IT4IT Architect, Shell IT International
There are many IT standards and frameworks. But a major gap remains: there has been no development of a complete IT reference architecture under open governance. Consultancies and analyst firms have proprietary material, and some authors have explored the concept. But unlike other industry verticals and functions, there has been no broadly accepted end to end architectural representation of the full span of activities across the IT value chain. Retail has the ARTS model; telecommunications has eTOM; banking now has BIAN; and similar efforts can be found in other industry sectors. But the guidance for IT has been fragmented, or domain-specific, or primarily narrative – not expressed with the full architectural rigor of a multi-view reference model.
This will be the first formal Open Group presentation of the work of the IT4IT Consortium, which has been working over the past two years on just such a model. HP, Shell, Munich Re, Achmea, Price Waterhouse-Coopers, ING, Accenture and AT&T have come together to develop a framework specifically targeted to architects who find themselves supporting IT management, IT service management, Agile development, DevOps, and similar concerns. Based on a value stream model, capability architecture, ontology, and systems architecture, the framework provides a comprehensive architectural view of IT management. As a planned Forum of the Open Group, IT4IT will provide authoritative standard guidance for all those seeking to improve their IT capabilities in a world of accelerating technological change.