Thursday, July 10, 2008

We would like Welcome Vince!

Welcome Vince!

Vince Rackliff has joined the Process Navigators!

If you don’t know Vince, you should. Vince comes from the OIT Architects Team. He is charged with learning how OIT processes function so reference architectures can be built in a complimentary manner. He just joined us this week and has already contributed to the team. Vince can be contacted at 420-1746, or

Don’t forget that you are always welcome to contact any of the process navigators should you have questions or suggestions for how this process work proceeds.

On another note – we’re busy finishing up the content for our first formal process, Process Innovation Management (PIM). The process package will be delivered to Leadership Council on the 18th. Immediately following that, we expect other process teams to be formed and the work begin to formally document and manage additional processes. Watch for more information coming up on that.

And finally, we want to send a great big THANKS! to Relia Smith’s team, especially Scott Bowen. This team has been helping us with editing, formatting, and publishing. They have been AWESOME! Scott has been thrown into the deep end and has really surfaced and learned to swim quickly. We sure appreciate what they are doing for us.

BTW – next newsletter will be out sometime around July 18th – keep an eye out for it!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

The last week or so

Lots of work happening since the last entry. Following the first teasers, the first newsletter was published. All of the newsletter articles are posted here in this blog. All future articles will also be posted here.

At the same time, the Process Navigators have been very busy documenting the Process Innovation Management process. This is the process that will help us manage all processes. We will present this process package to Leadership Council on July 18. We hope they like what they see and that we'll be able to move pretty quickly to get the process put into production. That means that we will begin publishing the package and holding training sessions to get everyone familiar with it. We'll also start working other processes through the steps towards getting them documented and published.

We're using as much material as we can from work that has been done previously in OIT. That should make it so that things look familiar and so that there aren't too many jarringly different surprises for anyone. We firmly believe that good process management in the organization means no unpleasant surprises.

Look for the second newsletter soon with more information about what we are doing and more ways for you to participate!!

Have a happy and safe 4th everyone!!!