AOGEA members will benefit from FEAC's hands-on pragmatic approach to training, whereas FEAC CEAs will benefit from the AOGEA's distinct focus on global standards and professional excellence.
AOGEA, who recently merged with the Global Enterprise Architecture Organization (GEAO), now serves more than 12,500 members in 72 different countries.
AOGEA also offers professional development via participation in globally recognized certification programs; local chapters; special interest groups; workgroups; bulletin boards; and general networking opportunities.
Len Fehskens is a frequent columnist, and is responsible for all activities relating to enterprise architecture at The Open Group, including AOGEA, TOGAF and the Architecture Forum.
It is an honor to have such an esteemed group of contributors to ensure that the official AOGEA blog remains fresh, relevant, and valuable to the enterprise architecture industry," said Allen Brown, CEO, The Open Group.
The AOGEA and GEAO, which will retain their respective names for the indefinite future, will be administered by The Open Group.
In addition, the combined organization will deliver expanded value to current AOGEA and GEAO members by providing them with access to an increased range of programs and services.
The tremendous adoption for our certification programs, such as TOGAF(TM) and ITAC, and the fast-growing membership of the AOGEA
confirm that our objective of elevating enterprise architecture to the status of an industry recognized profession reflects both what individual practitioners and global organizations need.
This can be achieved by having a common set of professional standards which are well guided by an experienced body; and is exactly where AOGEA comes in to support its members.
The AOGEA Michigan Chapter plans to elevate the knowledge and expertise of its members, and improve the Enterprise Architecture profession by knowledge sharing, fostering best practices and networking events," said Suresh Done, chair and founder, AOGEA-Michigan.
Through the establishment of a standard of professional ethics, a code of conduct, architecture certification and professional development programs, AOGEA
is advancing professional excellence in EA and raising the profile of the profession overall.
Additionally, the continued growth in certified TOGAF and ITAC practitioners combined with the immediate impact of the AOGEA
are reflections of the market need for skilled enterprise architects and for raising the level of professionalism.