EA Café 27: Case Study – setting up an EA Office

Thursday 21.05.2015, AE, Heverlee

Dear EA professional,

We invite you to the 27th EA Café where our colleagues at the Flemish Government will share their lessons learned from setting up an Enterprise Enterprise Architecture Office.

This session will give insight in the drivers behind setting up a formal EA Office; its role within the organization, how it is positioned to IT governance etc.

Since 2013, the Flemish Ministry of Mobility and Public Works (MOW) has created an Enterprise Architecture Office (EAO). During this 60 minute session, the speakers will give insight into the drivers that were behind setting up a formal EAO, the mandate it has within the organization, its link to IT Governance etc. In the second part of the presentation, the speakers will share the lessons learned and facilitate an exchange of thoughts with the participants.

Philip Van Langenhove is a Senior Consultant at Gartner Consulting, and has been a trusted advisor to regional, federal and international government agencies for more than 10 years, mainly in the areas of Enterprise Architecture and IT Strategy.

Kris Christiaens is since 2014 Chief Enterprise Architect at MOW (Flemish Ministry of Mobility and Public Works).

Make sure to reserve your seat now!

Agenda:

  • 17.30 Doors
  • 18.00 Case study
  • 19.00 facilitated discussion
  • 20.00 Networking event


Location:

AE
Interleuvenlaan 27/B, 3001 Heverlee
T +32 16 39 30 60
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Best regards,

The BAEA team

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EA Café 26: BAEA Open Space Conference

Thursday 26.03.2015, RealDolmen, Huizingen

Dear EA professional,

We organize a second edition of our Open Space Conference where we use the approach of Open Space Technology (OST) in which…

  • the issues that are most important to people will get discussed
  • the issues raised will be addressed by the participants best capable of getting something done about them
  • all of the most important ideas, recommendations, discussions and next steps will be documented in a report

Agenda:

  • 17.30 Doors
  • 18.00 Welcome – intro – OST rules
  • 18.15 Agenda brainstorming, prioritization and planning
  • 18.30 Start of the BAEA Open Space Conference (BOSC)
  • 19.30 Report BOSC result
  • 20.00 Networking event

Location:

Industriezone Zenneveld

A. Vaucampslaan 42, 1654 Huizingen

T +32 2 801 55 55

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Make sure to reserve your seat now!

Best regards,
The BAEA team

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Update: BAEA Open Space Conference postponed

BAEA Open Space Conference

Postponed

Dear EA professional,

We postpone the second Open Space Conference. The 10 registrations we received would not guarantee a productive session.

We invite you to contribute to our community by means of

  • suggesting topics for next Architect Cafés
  • bringing us in contact with speakers
  • suggesting colleagues to subscribe to our event invitations
  • attending our Architect Cafés
  • strengthening the BAEA steering commitee

We look forward to hearing from you!

Best regards,

The BAEA team

 

[Postponed] EA Café 25: BAEA Open Space Conference

Thursday 27.11.2014, RealDolmen, Huizingen

Dear EA professional,

68 consultants will spend two hours working on your problem … for free!

Given the success of our first Open Space Conference last year, we organize a second edition where we use the approach of Open Space Technology (OST) in which…

  • the issues that are most important to people will get discussed.
  • the issues raised will be addressed by the participants best capable of getting something done about them.
  • all of the most important ideas, recommendations, discussions and next steps will be documented in a report.

Participants will feel engaged and energized by the process.

Agenda:

  • 17.30 Doors
  • 18.00 Welcome – intro – OST rules
  • 18.15 Agenda brainstorming, prioritization and planning
  • 18.30 Start of the BAEA Open Space Conference (BOSC)
  • 19.30 Report BOSC result
  • 20.00 Networking event

Location:

Industriezone Zenneveld

A. Vaucampslaan 42, 1654 Huizingen

T +32 2 801 55 55

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Detailed location map

Make sure to reserve your seat now!

 

EA Café 24: Linking EA to innovation (with Flanders DC)

23/09/2014 at Crossroad, Mechelen

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Dear EA professional,

Summer has been more than generous so far and as BAEA we will spoil you even more with a creative Architect Café on September 23rd. We proudly introduce Peter Bertels who will organize a workshop and shows how innovation and creative entrepreneurship can boost your company. Where do new ideas come from? How can you make them happen? Or how do you focus new ideas into the existing strategy of your company? This hands-on session gives useful insights and some practical tools, ready to be implemented.

Peter Bertels is an innovation expert combining both technical skills and se​nse of business. In the daytime he stimulates creativity and innovation in Flemish companies at Flanders DC, spreading concepts like design thinking, business modelling or customer development. At night and during the weekend, he puts these ideas into practice at Dwengo, his own startup project, winner of the Google RISE Award in 2013 and 2014.

Crossroad will be the host of this Architect Café. Doors are open as from 17h30 and the presentations will be held from 18h00 to 20h00 (with networking event after the presentations).

Make sure to reserve your seat now!

Best regards,

The BAEA team

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EA Café 23: Linking EA to Enterprise Investment

15/05/2014 at Deloitte, Diegem.

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Enterprise Investment, combining EA and Investment Portfolio Management

Dear EA professional,

How good is your organisation at investing in the structure and value it needs to succeed?  In many enterprises, up to 70% of projects still fail to deliver the outcomes they promise, despite having ‘best practice’ project management and governance.  As a result, senior management struggle to realize in practice the full potential of Enterprise Architecture, and the contribution of their Enterprise Architects.

At the heart of every organization’s performance at delivering success from change is its strategy for Enterprise Investment.  This strategy drives projects to deliver the enterprise goals as efficiently as possible, through the powerful combination of Enterprise Architecture and Investment Portfolio Management.    It is a strategy that is as much about the enterprise culture as its structure and process – so every Enterprise Architect needs to know how to diagnose the “investment culture”, leverage its strengths and deal with its weaknesses.

In this stimulating and inspirational session, Chris will explore the relationship between an organization’s investment culture and the success of its projects.  He will show examples of real-life culture diagnoses – highlighting strengths, weaknesses and apparent paradoxes – and offer a strategy for both leveraging and redesigning the culture to deliver better architecture and value from projects.

This session will be given by Chris Potts. He is a world-leading specialist in corporate strategies for Enterprise Investment – combining Enterprise Architecture with Investing in Change.  He is a hands-on corporate strategist, a mentor to CIOs, their executive colleagues, Enterprise Architects and Investment Portfolio Managers.

He is the author of the world’s only trilogy of business novels, The FruITion Trilogy:  “FruITion”, “RecrEAtion” and “DefrICtion”.

Deloitte will be the host of this Architect Café. Doors are open as from 17h30 and the presentations will be held from 18h00 to 20h00 (with networking event after the presentations).

Make sure to reserve your seat now!

Best regards,

The BAEA team

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EA Café 22: Linking EA to change management

27/03/2014 at Ordina, Mechelen.

Daniel Mast and Luc Galoppin are happy to share their knowledge with you. Download the presentation here.

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Dear EA professional,

As enterprise architects we have a good overview of our company and how it should look like in the future. The real challenge however is to realize that vision by achieving the set objectives. We can’t stand on the sideline during this important transition, although it requires other competences from us.

Our first speaker, Daniel Mast, is an experienced Enterprise Architect who strives to find the optimal solution, fitting the dynamics of the organization. He made several projects a success by putting TOGAF and ArchiMate aside and start learning from others.

When it comes to new insights, Luc Galoppin will introduce us seamlessly into the world of change management. He looks at organizations as communities to develop, not as machines to fix. A good piece of advice from Luc: “If you can’t explain it to your grandmother, forget it.”

Ordina will be the host of this Architect Café. Doors are open as from 17h30 and the presentations will be held from 18h00 to 20h00 (with networking event after the presentations).

Make sure to reserve your seat now!

Best regards,

The BAEA team

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EA Café 21: BAEA Open Space Conference

Dear EA professional,

68 consultants will spend two hours working on your problem … for free!

Ever heard of Open Space Technology (OST)? The OST is an approach to conferences where…

The issues that are most important to people will get discussed.
The issues raised will be addressed by the participants best capable of getting something done about them.
All of the most important ideas, recommendations, discussions, and next steps will be documented in a report.

Participants will feel engaged and energized by the process.

To be successful, an Open Space Conference must have high levels of:

  • complexity, in term of the tasks to be done or outcomes achieved. If Enterprise Architecture were easy, we wouldn’t organize BAEA conferences, would we? Instead, we would focus on something like proving the existence of undetected subatomic particles.
  • diversity, in terms of the people involved and/or needed to make any solution work. Since we started back in 2006, the BAEA participants list has been growing, both in size and diversity. We have business consultants, security experts, technology gurus , data specialists, and many other expertises, all gathering around the central topic of Enterprise Architecture.
  • real or potential conflict, meaning people really care about the central issue or purpose. In any case, we care enough about Enterprise Architecture to spend hours of costly and sparse free time…
  • urgency, meaning that the time to act was “yesterday”. As Enterprise Architects, we realize that ever increasing complexity and change urge us to do something about it…

2013 November 21st will be recorded in the Book of History as the date of the first BAEA Open Space Conference. Be sure not to miss it!

Agenda:

17h00: Doors
17h30: Welcome – intro – OST rules
17h45: Agenda brainstorming, prioritization and planning
18h00: Start of the BAEA Open Space Conference (BOSC)
19h30: Report BOSC results
20h00: End of the BOSC, start of the BAEA Café networking part

If you would like to register, send us an e-mail. The event will be hosted by Crossroad at their offices, Schaliënhoevedreef 20H in Mechelen.

We are always looking for interesting presentations, valuable case studies and possible hosting locations. Should you have any suggestions, please let us know.

Make sure to reserve your seat now!

Kind regards,

The BAEA team