This week`s resource selections focus on “architecture” – thesolution for most everything! – and IT process improvement , thesolution for everything else!

Dan Swanson


1. The Chief Information Officers (CIO) Council
The CIO Council’s existence was codified into law by the U.S. Congressin the E-Government Act of 2002. The CIO Council serves as theprincipal interagency forum for improving practices in the design,modernization, use, sharing, and performance of Federal Governmentagency information resources.

2. Federal Segment Architecture Methodology
The Architecture and Infrastructure Committee released the FederalSegment Architecture Methodology (FSAM) v1.0 in December 2008. The FSAMfeatures easy-to-use templates that expedite architecture developmentand maximize architecture use. The FSAM includes step by step guidancebased on business-driven, results-oriented architecture.

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4. Enterprise Architecture Assessment Framework (EAAF)
The scope of EAAF Version 3.0 spans planning, investment, andoperations activities required to work in concert to improve agencyperformance through the management and use of information andinformation technology. EAAF Version 3.0 features extensive use of keyperformance indicators (KPIs) measuring outcomes across strategicplanning, EA, CPIC, and performance data.

5. MIT Sloan Management Review
Aims to be the most trusted source of useful and innovative ideas for business leaders, in print and online.

6. The IT Process Institute
The IT Process Institute is an independent research organization thatprovides information for IT decision makers that seek the highestlevels of organizational performance.

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Sentinel provides free monthly updates and resources across the wholespectrum of IT governance subject matter, including Risk Management,Information Security, Compliance and much more. Click here to see theprevious editions of the newsletter. To subscribe visit…

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