Wisnosky Presents Keynote - “The Bottom Line of EA and DoDAF Wizdom” at Telelogic 2005 Eastern Users Conference

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Recently more than 150 Telelogic customers gathered at the SAIC Conference Center in Tysons Corner, Virginia to learn the latest about Telelogic products and plans to support the Federal Government efforts in building Enterprise Architectures. This was Telelogic's third annual Mid-Atlantic Customer gathering, known as TechConnect.

Recently more than 150 Telelogic customers gathered at the SAIC Conference Center in Tysons Corner, Virginia to learn the latest about Telelogic products and plans to support the Federal Government efforts in building Enterprise Architectures. This was Telelogic's third annual Mid-Atlantic Customer gathering, known as TechConnect.

Wizdom founder and President Dennis E. Wisnosky presented the keynote talk “The Bottom Line of EA and DoDAF Wizdom” which led off the proceedings. The talk was based on Chapters 1 and 6 of Wisnosky’s acclaimed book, DoDAF Wizdom.

Filled with real-world examples, illustrations, anecdotes, essential tips and decades of insight, DoDAF Wizdom describes the specific requirements for products under the variety of circumstances that the DoDAF practitioner is likely to meet, and what they’ll need to know to get over the humps. Beginning with an explanation of the DoDs Joint Capabilities and Development System (JCIDS), the book introduces an 11-step methodology that demonstrates exactly how a DoDAF project should progress doing the amount of work that is no less and no more than necessary to get the job done. Finally, DoDAF Wizdom provides an actual working example that takes the reader through application of the Wizdom “Minimalist Methodology” using a DoD example.

“Our TechConnect attendees learned about the DoDAF and had some St. Patrick’s Day fun at the conference”, said Susan Boers, Telelogic Senior Vice President of Sales.

Titled “The Bottom Line of EA and DoDAF Wizdom”, Wisnosky presented an approach to gathering and working with Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) to build the business case required by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to be in compliance with OMB Exhibit 300 Capital Asset Plan & Business Case.

“The most useful metaphor to explain the concept of Key Performance Indicators is to compare business performance metrics with Heading, Altitude and Air Speed – the only indicators important to every pilot flying an aircraft”, said Dennis E. Wisnosky, Wizdom founder. “Pilots are taught in their basic training to continuously scan these instruments and to compare their readings with both what is expected and especially with one another. If all 3 instruments agree, then the aircraft is under control.” “Experience has shown that all business performance can be measured by looking at only 3 indicators.

•    Time

•    Cost

•    Quality”

Within the DoDAF, performance analysis process begins with the Business Process Operations Model – the OV-5. The OV-5 can be created using IDEF0, Use Case or Activity Diagrams from the UML as shown in the figure. A goal of the analysis is to ensure compliance with the Clinger Cohen Act and to deliver assured capability to the end user.

About Telelogic

Founded in 1983, Telelogic® is a leading global provider of solutions for advanced systems and software development. Telelogic’s intuitive, best-in-class software tools automate and support best practices throughout the application lifecycle, leaving development teams free to concentrate on core competencies and apply their skills and energy to value-added tasks. By optimizing each phase of development, Telelogic enables companies to deliver higher quality systems and software with greater predictability, reduced time-to-market and lower overall costs. Contact: Jesper Christensen, +1 (949) 885-2496 or visit http://www.telelogic.com

About Wizdom

Since 1986, Wizdom has been a recognized leader in providing clients with innovative process-based business and software solutions for improving performance. Wizdom’s integrated software, training and consulting enables our clients to communicate, plan and execute a unified corporate strategy. Wizdom helps businesses grow by aggressively pursuing new opportunities and employing the best business practices. Wizdom’s corporate headquarters is located in Naperville, IL, a western suburb of Chicago. Contact Robin Davies at (630) 357-3000 ext. 3084, robind@wizdom.com, or visit Wizdom’s website at http://www.wizdom.com .

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