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Posted By Jennifer King, Thursday, March 31, 2016

Iasa Deutschland is currently planning a one day, one-track conference for Frankfurt, Germany in Fall 2016.  We are planning for some exciting, thought leaders to challenge the thinking that exists today.  In addition to the one day conference will be an optional CITA training to make the trek more valuable for our nation-wide members in Germany.

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Posted By Jennifer King, Thursday, March 31, 2016

Thousands have been enjoying the monthly eSummits Iasa Global began in late 2015.  A collaborative effort of primary architects providing valuable input and tools on subjects like IoT, and Big Data.  In April, we will once again be hosting an eSummit on Business Architecture 2.0; but monthly wasn’t enough.  As usual, Iasa is leading the way in education for architecture professionals, and has stepped up to run the first ever 24 hour eSummit.  Check your inbox for an invitation soon for “Follow the Sun”, 24 hours of best practices, sharing and evolution.

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Latest Chapter News

Posted By Jennifer King, Thursday, March 31, 2016

We have some exciting, new changes happening within the Iasa chapters or communities.  No longer will it be a top-down approach when it comes to the policy, budget and directional decisions, but an individual chapter decision, or better, an Iasa Deutschland decision. 

We have dozens of chapters around the world, we have a living breathing body of knowledge which defines an effective architecture practice and is focused on the people over the process. We have developed a certification which is internationally renowned. We have developed a website which is already providing serious insights into practice and trends and has the potential of becoming the primary resource for practicing architects.

But with all of that, there is still much to be done. Organizations still define architecture independently. They still do not use an independent and skill based certification for hiring. The average architect cannot tell you what a good security architecture looks like. There is no place to download the templates, techniques and tools for the average architecture task. The vendor community still unduly influences purchasing decisions, and most importantly, architect teams still struggle to define their value to their stakeholders.

We can do better in community, certification, engagement and sharing knowledge of best practice. This profession still has no muscle memory nor a complete career path on which new architects can depend. We can change that together. We can build a better practice. We can build true mentoring. We can capture reusable success patterns and share those amongst the world. We can proclaim our commitment to ethics in practice and enforce that through certification and continued education. We can run programs that change the world.

And to make all of that happen cohesively, we need people.  An opportunity for the people who deal with the pain points on a daily basis to assist in making the decisions, and creating the best practices which will have a direct effect on your fellow architects.  Consider joining the people who are affecting change within your profession.  We need strong leaders who are willing to help architecture evolve; who are up to the challenge of crafting the future.  Contact the group coordinator, Jennifer King, if you’re ready to define the future of this profession.

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The IT profession does not STOP and neither do we, ITABoK v3.0 in progress!

Posted By Jennifer King, Monday, February 15, 2016

One of the best parts of being a global association is that we can combine our efforts to further a singular theme.  As a member, you were introduced to the ITABoK (IT Architecture Body of Knowledge) v2.0 in July of last year.  In partnership with our members, we have continued on the road to providing our members the most up to date information possible.  This leads us to the ongoing development of v3.0!


Below you can begin to see how Iasa Global works closely in connection with our Chapter Leaders and members to not only document procedures, but also to facilitate firms with their hiring process of IT Architects.   Working groups are formed to update and develop ideas into the comprehensive tool which forms the ITABoK.  Take a look at the working groups in progress:


Tools and templates per capability: I envision 1+ downloadable template per capability that have been ITABoK branded but are freely modifiable, preferably with a worked example to guide usage - Imagine having a template for every task you do as an architect that is proven and conforms with the body of knowledge!! This alone will save thousands of wasted hours.

2.    Viewpoint library - worked examples of viewpoints - basically a one stop shop for examples of the viewpoints used in the real world as well as example architecture descriptions.

3.    A new engagement model - this would work for teams of 25-250. I would also like to see an agile add on to both the basic engagement model and enterprise engagement model. Again this should be people focused. What should an architect (based on specialization) be doing throughout the year? 

4.    Trends and Techniques - this is the official Iasa position on things like IoT, Big Data, Agile, Cognitive, etc. Basically think of these as trends we are evaluating for our members with NO vendor spin.


If you would like to be a part of the change in the IT profession and would like to contribute to a working group, please email Jennifer King.

Tags:  body of knowledge  German Chapter  ITABoK  Volunteer 

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Microservices and API Month at Iasa Global

Posted By Paul Preiss, Friday, October 2, 2015

Iasa Global is starting a new feature for the website and members. We have chosen this month as Microservices and API strategy month. We would like to ask you to contribute.

Blogs, Articles, Examples:

If you would like to submit a blog or article we will host it at Please contact us at to submit. 

Speaking Opportunities:

We wanted to see if you would be interested in submitting a paper to speak at our October 21st e-summit on Microservices or APIs. The e-summit is an all day set of webinars held by key industry speakers for our membership. In past e-summits we’ve had over 700 attendees though the target is a more modest 200 or so. The sessions are 45 minutes plus questions and answers and preference in speakers will be given to case studies from practical application and/or best practices learned from actual deployments.

We already numerous possible speakers and we would be thrilled for you to submit a talk for consideration. Some the topics we are interested are:

Security in Microservices

Challenges of Microservices Architectures

Lessons from the Field

Business models for Microservices and APIs

Design patterns and antipatterns

Tool comparisons and techniques in Microservices and APIs


We are open to any topic you would like to suggest. If you are interested can you send us a brief writeup of your proposed topics. Selections will be made by the 2nd week in Oct. 

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Enterprise Architekt Management Teil 3

Posted By Iasa Global, Tuesday, July 21, 2015

This is the recording for the EAM Series, part 3 (Teil 3).

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Tags:  Deutsch  Deutschland  EA  EAM  Enterprise Architecture Management  Enterprise Architektur  German  Roger Rhoades 

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