By Iver Band
Allen Podraza is a Certified Information Professional who believes that organizations benefit from developing a strategy for managing their information. He serves as the Director of Records Management & Archives for the American Medical Association in Chicago. He is an active member of a number of professional associations including the Association for Information and Image Management (AIIM), ARMA International and the Society of American Archivists (SAA), and has advised organizations on the development and administration of records management and archive programs. He also provides a wealth of “How To” advice though his blog, posts, and tweets.
This interview uses the Architecture Development Method (ADM) of The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF®) as a template for interviewing Allen Podraza. The ADM cycle focuses successively on the establishment of an architecture capability, the development of an architecture, planning for the transition to the new architecture, and architecture governance. Allen has responded to this unusual interview format with expert advice relevant to all aspects of the architecture lifecycle.