The first edition of the EA Perspective Paper has been approved by the FEAPO delegates.  We have Yes ballots from 15 of the 17 FEAPO member organization representatives and the other two need a bit more time and expect to have Yes votes to make it unanimous.

This is quite an achievement – to get 17 people to agree on anything is difficult, let alone 17 professional organizations.

I want to thank all of you for getting us to this point – many people have told me that you all would not stay together and not be able to find common ground and agree on much.   I think we all see the bigger picture for the profession and have been able to begin to find much common ground for the advancement of the profession. This paper is proof.   I am truly honored to be associated with this group!  In the next few years, this organization will really start making a positive impact on the EA profession.

The paper is currently out with a professional editor and will be ready to submit to Architecture and Governance Magazine by the October 3 deadline.  After publication, the paper will serve as the new entry for EA in Wikipedia.  The paper working group that will be responsible for the continued evolution of this document will officially kick off at the Los Angles meeting of FEAPO next month.

At the LA meeting we will also officially discuss and kick off the EA Career Path effort and working group.  I am getting much interest in this effort from a wide variety of organizations – most recently on a call with the Royal Bank of Scotland this past week.  We will also discuss making the career path effort the focus of the next Summit on the EA profession this spring.  Once we are better organized around this effort, we will invite all of the major analyst firms and other leading organizations to participate as well – I’ve received great initial interest from many of them already.

Thats it for now – thanks again to everyone!

Brian