Architects at Work
A Closer Look at the Organizational Structure of The New Business Architecture
The NBA Team is comprised of the following groups, with representation from major campus units:
- A Steering Committee co-chaired by Vice Provost Bruno and Vice Chancellor Hamilton and comprised of the vice chancellors from all major campus organizations. This group provides sponsorship, reviews progress on the recommended action plan, and approves budget and resource allocations.
- An Implementation Workgroup co-chaired by Assistant Vice Provost for Information and Educational Technology Dave Shelby and Associate Vice Chancellor for Finance Mike Allred. This group recommends investments and resources as well as providing day-to-day leadership, support, and direction to the project manager.
- A Project Manager (soon to be recruited) will be responsible for managing day-to-day activities. This person will serve as main liaison with the Implementation Workgroup and the sub-teams and will manage the NBA project plan and budget.
- Three sub-teams:
- The Technology Development Team co-chaired by Brian Alexander (IET) and Jeff Barrett (Office of Administration). This team was formed last October. The team has coordination responsibility in six main areas, including coordination with the other two sub-teams, core administrative systems teams, and middleware project teams. This team also coordinates the development of the architecture required to support the enterprise portal and to ensure compatibility with NBA standards and tools.
- The Business Process Team (not yet formed) will be a critical component of the NBA implementation strategy. This team will focus on six main goals: identify and prioritize processes to be implemented; assess processes for the first phase of implementation; research innovative practices; refine UC Davis NBA vision; redesign processes and policies; test and implement revised processes.
- The Change Management Team (not yet formed) will have responsibilities that fall under three main areas: communications, training/user support, and process/organization support.
For more information on the NBA, including meeting minutes, charge letters, reports and proposals, see http://nba.ucdavis.edu/. You can also add a New Business Architecture channel which will keep you current with the NBA each time you log on to MyUCDavis.