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  • 1. Controlled Vocabularies –Are they Useful? Woody Pidcock Boeing Information Technology BOEING is a trademark of Boeing Management Company. Copyright © 2006 Boeing. All rights reserved.
  • 2. What I Want To Talk About
    • Me
      • What I do at Boeing
      • Evolution of my Job Title
      • My Passion
    • Why Taxonomy Work is Important at Boeing
      • Lots of Information
      • Lots of Different Communities
    • Controlled Vocabularies at Boeing
      • Software Engineering Tools Taxonomy
      • Boeing Subject Taxonomy
      • Enterprise Architecture Frameworks
    • Where is the Value?
    Boeing Information Technology Strategy-2006 Copyright © 2006 Boeing. All rights reserved.
  • 3. What I do at Boeing
    • Technical Advisor to Management
      • Translate User Requirements into Technical Specifications
      • Translate Executive Cartoons into Technical Specifications
      • Translate Marketing Hype / Subject Matter Experts’ desire to look at new technology into Business Requirements
    • Enterprise Architect
      • Leadership in getting to consensus on the definition of an enterprise IT problem and what to do to solve it
      • Define and use standards (technical, process, product)
    Boeing Information Technology Strategy-2006 Copyright © 2006 Boeing. All rights reserved.
  • 4. Evolution of my Job Title
    • First, I was a Programmer (Fortran)
    • Then, I became an Application Developer (learned other languages such as JCL, BASIC, AutoTROL)
    • “ Promotions”
      • Software Developer/Analyst/Engineer
      • Systems Analyst/Engineer/Architect
      • Enterprise Architect (what I call myself, not my “official” job classification at Boeing)
    • Job Titles as a controlled vocabulary is an area that needs work!
    Boeing Information Technology Strategy-2006 Copyright © 2006 Boeing. All rights reserved.
  • 5. My Passion
    • Organizing Information
      • Defining Standards
        • Industry specifications for interfaces
        • Processes for storing and retrieving information
        • Products that automate business processes and comply with industry standard interfaces
      • Using Standards
        • Learn from others (reuse)
        • Configuration Management (lean)
    • Building Consensus
      • Keep it Simple
      • Pay attention to the real business requirements
      • Agree on the meaning before agreeing on the name
    Boeing Information Technology Strategy-2006 Copyright © 2006 Boeing. All rights reserved.
  • 6. Why Taxonomy Work is Important at Boeing
    • How many people at Boeing depend on taxonomies?
    • Use on various Boeing Programs
      • Commercial Airplanes
      • Technical Infrastructure
      • Military
    • Taxonomy at an enterprise level
    • Work with external partners to standardize their information organization work
    • Problems that come up regularly
    • benefits of Boeing's approach
    Boeing Information Technology Strategy-2006 Copyright © 2006 Boeing. All rights reserved.
  • 7. Controlled Vocabularies At Boeing
    • My work in this area has focused on answering two Questions:
      • I heard about this great computing product. How do I get it for my use at Boeing?
      • I have a new job at Boeing. What computing products should I use to do my job?
    • Controlled Vocabularies (CVs) help find information in two ways:
      • Browse through hierarchical structures
      • Controlled Keyword Search
    Boeing Information Technology Strategy-2006 Copyright © 2006 Boeing. All rights reserved.
  • 8. Enterprise Architecture Frameworks
    • Everyone has an Architecture Framework
      • Enterprise Architecture Chevron – From a consultant working with Boeing Management
      • Boeing Commercial Airplanes – IS Transformation Architecture (from a different consultant)
      • Computing Network & Operations – Delivery Systems Architecture (home grown)
      • Strategic Architecture Reference Model (military – home grown, then taken to an industry consortium)
    • Forward Looking Architecture Framework (FLAF)
      • Current Boeing baseline
      • Everything else needs to “align” to this one
      • Including the Software Engineering Tools Taxonomy…
    Boeing Information Technology Strategy-2006 Copyright © 2006 Boeing. All rights reserved.
  • 9. Boeing Information Technology Strategy-2006 Copyright © 2006 Boeing. All rights reserved.

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