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 Outcome Driven Government Forum 


 Re-thinking EA and the Challenges to Transformation  

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 12/2/2014  to 12/2/2014 


 Capital Conference Center 


 Tammy Kicker ([email protected]) 


 Outcome Driven Government

Achieving better results through new approaches to enterprise architecture.


Join noted EA experts and practitioners who are re-thinking how to approach Enterprise Architecture and are succeeding at achieving transformational results.  Discuss with these thought leaders how they are making EA more effective and efficient in accomplishing its purpose.

The purpose of this workshop is to examine case studies and real examples and of what outcome-driven processes and deliverables look like in Government, and to more closely inspect outcome-focused approaches that promise to assure the delivery of results.

What you will learn:  The workshop will explore the difference between simply including Agile IT development methods within Enterprise Architecture vs. the discipline of leveraging Enterprise Architecture to enable business and mission agility and transformation as an overall goal of the organization. Attendees will come away with fundamental best practices on how to re-think EA at any agency while overcoming the obstacles to change along the way.

Who Should Attend:  Enterprise architects, CIOs, CTOs, program managers, performance management, strategy and planning professionals


Mission drives agencies.  With the move toward digitization and mobility, there has never been more data being generated about a government enterprise than now. This is a big game-changer for EA. It’s time Enterprise Architects rethink how they drive value and deliver mission outcomes.

The value of Enterprise Architecture is in supporting decisions by that help agencies achieve increased levels of mission effectiveness through standardizing development, eliminating waste and duplication, increasing shared services, and closing performance gaps.  

Transforming EA Workshop


 7:30 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast
 8:30 AM Welcome and Introduction


Christopher Dorobek
Founder, editor and publisher, GovLoop’s DorobekINSIDER

Keynote Speaker

Jason Bloomberg, Intellyx

Jason is a leading expert on architecting agility for the enterprise. As president of Intellyx, he brings his years of thought leadership to a global clientele looking to achieve technology-enabled business agility. His latest book is The Agile Architecture Revolution (John Wiley & Sons, 2013).  

9:30 AM Commercial Case Study

Agile EA at Capital One

Christopher WilliamsChristopher Williams
Senior Manager – Enterprise Architecture, EA Governance|Enterprise Architecture, CapitalOne

Financial institutions have embraced EA transformation.  Capital One will discuss the challenges a regulated industry faces and how applied agile EA is generating transformational results.

10:15 AM Networking Break
10:30 AM Government Case Studies

EA Transformation in Government Agencies

Helen SchmitzHelen M. Schmitz
Enterprise Architect, Information Sharing Environment Office, Office of the CIO, Department of Homeland Security



Rick Lauderdale
Chief Architect for the Department of Energy

These agencies are breaking new ground by embracing an agile and outcome driven approach to EA. Architects from DHS and DoE will discuss needs and challenges for EA to achieve mission success for large IT and digital initiatives. They will address the challenges they faced as change agents, and how to move past them to produce results

Noon Summary and Adjourn

Capital Conference Center
3601 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA, 22201
(703) 351-8222

Metro: Virginia Square Stop on the Orange Line

Parking Under Building


   Capital Conference Center


Online registration is now CLOSED.

Online Pre-registration will close at noon, December 1, 2014.

Onsite registration will be available till 8:30 AM.

Register on-line at the NDIA event portal. You may use your current NDIA customer number.  If you don't have a or if you don't have an account you must create one and then register for the workshop.

Government Attendees

  • Registration is free for US Government Employees and active duty US military. Valid ID is required.
  • Contractors do not qualify for Government Registration and must register as Industry
  • Non-US Allied Government attendees MUST register via Fax or e-mail using the above form.

Academia Attendees

  • To qualify for Academia Registration you must be a full-time student or professor at an academic institution. Adjunct professors or part-time students who have full-time employment are not eligible.

Industry Attendees

  • Attendees from AFEI member companies and members of NDIA and its other affiliates may register at the Member Rate.


Registration Fees


Government Civilian/Active Military Fees

US Government

(must register with a .mil or .gov e-mail address and present valid Government ID when picking up badge at the event)

No Fee

Academia Fees

Academic Institutions
(Fulltime Employees)


Industry Fees

Industry Member AFEI/NDIA & Affiliates


Industry Non-Member AFEI/NDIA




For Government: Please consider your free registration as a commitment to attend. AFEI is committed to foster dialogue between Government and Industry on critical issues and offer free registration due to restrictions placed on travel and event attendance. We ask our ”no fee” registered colleagues to place the same importance on attending the event as if payment was made as it does impact key elements to the events learning objectives and outreach.


Registration is first come, first served.  On-line registration process will close Monday, December 1 by 12 PM.  After the Online pre-registration period closes , you may register onsite by paper form.

Once room capacity is reached registrants will placed on a wait-list and notified if space becomes available.


All cancellations must be in writing. No refunds can be given for cancellation.  Substitutions are welcome in lieu of a cancellation. There is a $25.00 change fee if a financial change is made. Requests for substitutions must be made in writing to Tammy Kicker ([email protected]).

AFEI reserves the right to make changes and updates to this website and all event information.

This event is business casual.

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Outcome Driven Government
(ODG) is a member community of Government and Industry thought leaders and practitioners with a focus on delivering outcomes that matter.

According to the recent annual survey conducted by the Partnership for Public Service, innovation is at an all-time low. Contributing factors include sequestration, acquisition hurdles, and other difficult issues that stifle needed transformation.

The private and public sectors, when working together, can help drive key changes that enable Government agencies to adopt leaner and smarter approaches, and therby achieve better outcomes with less resources at every level and across the Government.

The purpose of ODG is to exchange ideas and best practices with those who have been successful at delivering outcomes that achieve mission success in a rapid and cost-effective way across IT, financial, health, performance management, acquisition, program management, operations, and other domains.


Our objective is to grow the ODG community into a sustainable activity that will hold workshops, webinars, meet-up groups, and other events to bring together Government practitioners with industry, researchers, educators and other innovators to drive the adoption of proven approaches, and showcase case studies and success stories with interactive discussions, white papers, and other supporting documents provided to members.

The Changing Practice of EA

In today’s fiscal environment, Government agencies are struggling to meet mission goals with greatly reduced resources. They are searching for new ways to improve productivity, performance, and accountability for large-scale transformational initiatives, IT programs, acquisitions, and other projects.

The promises of Enterprise Architecture (EA) as a discipline to help organizations translate business vision and strategy into effective enterprise change have been slow to materialize and lack the agility to keep pace with technology-driven change.

Consequently, the practice of EA is shifting to focus more on business and mission outcomes, as well as agile methodologies, to deliver value quickly and cost-effectively. This movement is changing the way Government leaders look at EA and how it can help achieve transformational success.

Outcome Driven Concepts

In the first ODG workshop the following concepts were introduced:

A Bi-modal approach to IT
Simply stated, an organization is likely going to have to operate large, enterprise-level IT systems and processes while at the same time doing disruptive innovation to leverage constantly changing technology to impact business value. The architecture patterns for these are very different.

Defining Measureable Results
Delivering better outcomes means being able to measure the value to someone of what will be produced. It is common in software development to have features and functions specified that have no real value to the user. If the user sees no value the project should not be started. To focus first on the business need, start with the end in mind: what results does this program/project need to deliver, and who will use them?

Building Artifacts Which are Used
An architecture effort that creates an artifact which is of no use to anyone is a wasted effort. Avoid the production of shelf-ware.

Respond to Business Demand
This directly implies that there must be a customer to receive the result to validate a return on the investment. If no one wants the capability, why invest in it?


Tammy Kicker, CEM, CMP
AFEI Business Operations
[email protected]
(703) 247-9494

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