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From: "Peter P. Yim" <peter.yim@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 05 Aug 2004 10:00:40 -0700
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From: Susan Turnbull <susan.turnbull@xxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 5 Aug 2004 12:22:05 -0400
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Greetings!    (01)

You are invited to the next Collaborative Expedition workshop on  August
17, 2004, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the National Science Foundation,
Ballston, VA.
The workshop seeks to build on CIO Council Strategic Leadership priorities
and is designed for participants to experience an organizing process that
can be employed anytime a purpose cuts across organizational boundaries.
The agenda and venue location is below.  We'll explore how to harvest Best
Practices using Communities of Practice with an emphasis on Enterprise
Architecture.    (02)

Please share this invitation with interested colleagues.  RSVP to
Renee.Hughes@xxxxxxx or 202-501-4083.   Please note, all laptops brought to
the workshop must first be scanned for viruses in Room 357, Stafford I.    (03)

Best Regards,
Susan    (04)

Susan Turnbull, GSA, Office of Citizen Services and Communications
NITRD, SEW Co-Chair and
Emerging Technology Subcommittee, AIC
p 202.501.6214
susan.turnbull@xxxxxxx    (05)

                               DRAFT AGENDA
                   Collaborative Expedition Workshop #34
                              August 17, 2004
                        National Science Foundation
                    Room 555, Stafford II, Ballston, VA    (06)

Harvesting Best Practices Using Communities of Practice: Enterprise
Architecture    (07)

The President's Management Agenda (PMA) requires all federal agencies to
transform the roles and relationships among people, processes, and
technology in order to become a citizen-centered government.  The PMA
emphasizes bringing value and productivity results to citizens, businesses,
and public managers.  The purpose of this workshop is to build on strategic
priorities of the CIO Council's Best Practices Committee and Architecture
and Infrastructure Committee that align with the PMA.  This workshop will
provide an orientation to these priorities relative to Best Practices
Exchange, Enterprise Architecture, and Communities of Practices.  Future
workshops will build on the strategic relationships among these drivers of
managed change.  For example, how can best practices from Enterprise
Architecture (EA) leverage the public dialogue and public service delivery
goals of Communities of Practice (CoPs) implementing the President's
Management Agenda?    (08)

Questions for the August workshop include: What is the purpose of Best
Practices? How should Best Practices be framed to optimize value?  What is
the role of Communities of Practice (CoPs)?  How could EA Best Practices be
leveraged among CoPs to address urgent requirements for agile information
sharing?  Will CoPs be early adopters of open standard, semantic
technologies (RDF, OWL) that "distill" the context-aware data needed by
people and machines in complex, service-oriented environments?    (09)

I. Orientation    (010)

8:00 a.m.      Check-in, Box Lunch Order ($8.00/person) and Coffee
          See CALL FOR VOLUNTEER SCRIBES at the end of the agenda    (011)

8:30 a.m. Organizers' Welcome and Introduction
          Susan Turnbull, GSA, Emerging Technology Subcommittee and
          co-chair Social, Economic and Workforce Implications of IT and IT
          Workforce Development (SEW) Coordinating Group, Brand Niemann,
          EPA, Emerging Technology Subcommittee and co-chair, Semantic
          Interoperability Community of Practice, Rick Murphy, Rick
          Murphy.org, Jay Peltz, Federal Connections.Org and Alex Pavlak,
          Thales Research    (012)

8:50 a.m. CIO Council Strategic Leadership Priorities
          Introduction to the Vision for the CIOC Best Practice Exchange,
          Greg Frey, Office of Administration, Executive Office of the
          President, representing CIO Council's Best Practices Committee    (013)

9:10 a.m.      Exchange of Knowledge Between Public and Private Partners
          Introduction to the Enterprise Architecture Interest Group (
          http://www.eaig.org), Greggory Garrett, Volkswagen of America and
          Chairperson, EAIG Board. of Directors    (014)

II. Listen to Practitioners    (015)

          Learning How to Transform EA Practitioner Experience into
          Community Understanding of Exemplary Practice
          How can we improve the discovery, arrangement, and use of
          enterprise-level knowledge elements? Rick Murphy, Moderator
          Andy Hoskinson, Director of Enterprise Architecture Development
          for UNISYS Global Public Sector Solutions
          Dan Ellis, Vice President, Software Performance Systems    (016)

10:20 a.m.     Break    (017)

10:35 a.m.     Engaging through Communities of Practice to Share Strategic
          Knowledge and Navigate Experience Gaps
          How is IT sharing and Knowledge sharing conducted today in
          exemplary settings? Rick Murphy, Moderator
          Peter Groen, Director, Health Information and Technology Sharing
          Program, Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Dept. of Veterans
          Kent Craig, Director of Application Architecture, US Patent and
          Trademark Office    (018)

III. Build Community Know-How    (019)

11:25 a.m.     Practicing the Shared Stewardship Needed to Harvest and Seed
          Best Practices Across Organizations
          Alex Pavlak, Break-out Session Facilitator    (020)

          Working lunch (in small groups) to address how to advance
          strategic priorities, in light of practitioner narratives
          including: 1) Best Practices Repository, 2) Enterprise
          Architecture Best Practices and 3) Community of Practice Best
          Practices    (021)

1:30 p.m.      Break    (022)

1: 45 p.m.     Shared Understanding of promising "Design Seeds" needed to:
           Buildout a Best Practices Repository for Enterprise Architecture
           Cultivate Communities of Practice as Agents for Rapid, Coherent
          Advancement of EA Best Practices
          Jay Peltz, Report-out Session Facilitator    (023)

          Rappateurs from each break-out group will summarize findings,
          including roles and relationships among Best Practices,
          Enterprise Architecture, and Communities of Practice: What works?
          What doesn't?  What needs to be created?  What do we need to
          know?  Open discussion to follow.    (024)

3:15 p.m. Adjourn    (025)

3:30 p.m. Networking    (026)

          Note: Brief organizing meeting for participants interested in
          post-workshop drafting of summary report will be led by Alex
          Pavlak.    (027)


We will need volunteers during the working lunch session to take notes
(bullet list).  Bring your laptop and have it cleared by NSF (Room 357) for
Internet access, either LAN or WiFi.  You will need the latest Windows
patches, virus protection patches and recent virus scan. Clearing computers
at that time of day can take NSF about 20 min so plan your arrival
accordingly.    (029)

Venue Directions    (030)

Go to main NSF bldg. at 4201 Wilson Blvd.(Stafford I Building). Enter
around the corner at the NSF visitor entrance at N. Stuart and Ninth Sts.
After receiving visitor badge, and having laptop scanned in Room 357, leave
Stafford I, and walk around the corner to 4121 Wilson Blvd., Stafford II,
Room 555,  If traveling by:
1. Car: Parking lot below the Stafford I and II buildings (entrances on
Wilson and N. Stuart)
2. Subway: Ballston metro station - exit to right along N. Stuart. Walk one
block to main NSF entrance at N. Stuart and Ninth Sts, Ballston, VA.    (031)

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