William Ulrich is President of Tactical Strategy Group, Cofounder of Business Architecture Associates, President of the Business Architecture Guild , and Cutter Consortium Fellow. As a management consultant, Mr. Ulrich serves in the role of advisor, mentor, and workshop leader to corporations and government agencies worldwide. He is a thought leader in the fields of strategy execution, business and IT transformation, and business architecture.
Mr. Ulrich has authored or coauthored several books, including Legacy Systems: Transformation Strategies, Information Systems Transformation: Architecture-Driven Modernization Case Studies, and Business Architecture: The Art and Practice of Business Transformation. During the 1990s, Mr. Ulrich coauthored two books defining strategies and techniques for identifying and resolving large-scale Y2K software challenges, with Computerworld naming his first book The Y2K Bible.
As a Business Architecture Guild® cofounder, Mr. Ulrich contributed significantly to the formation of the Guild’s Business Architecture Framework™ and played a major role in defining the now accepted de facto approach to business architecture used worldwide. He has been a principal contributor to A Guide to the Business Architecture Body of Knowledge® (BIZBOK® Guide), coauthored the Guild’s Business Architecture Quick Guide, and remains editorial advisor to the Guild’s Editorial Board. Mr. Ulrich co-chairs the Business Architecture Innovation Summit, an annual gathering of leaders and practitioners in the field.
Mr. Ulrich pioneered business-driven IT transformation, authoring The Systems Transformation Methodology (TSRM®), which was used on numerous IT transformation projects worldwide throughout the 1990’s. Active in the international standards community, Mr. Ulrich serves as co-chair of the OMG, Architecture-Driven Modernization task force, which has produced a wide range of software analysis and metric standards and was a contributor to the pending Business Architecture Core Metamodel (BACM) under review at the OMG. He has additionally participated in work related to updating Open Group’s TOGAF® standard. Through his work with the US Patent and Trademark Office, Mr. Ulrich designed the “Dynamic Rules-Based Routing Map™”, which is a way of designing and articulating architecturally robust, event and state-based workflow.
Business Architecture: The Art and Practice of Business Transformation
Business Architecture: The Art and Practice of Business Transformation targets business professionals who want to address difficult challenges across enterprises that have become bewildering monoliths of complexity. This book puts the business back in the driver's seat when it comes to setting strategy, crystallizing a vision and turning that vision into bottom line business value. Visualizing a business through architectural disciplines is not entirely new. Creating a business-friendly framework that allows business professionals to visualize and transform organizations, however, is a groundbreaking achievement! The most important aspect of business architecture is enabling business executives, managers and professionals to take ownership and drive enterprise transformation, a role that has oftentimes been delegated by default to the information technology organization. This is not an indictment of IT, but a call to action for business executives to take ownership of their business transformation strategies. The decisions that are made today can make or break organizations going forward into a complex, uncertain future.
Information Systems Transformation: Architecture-Driven Modernization Case Studies2011
Legacy Systems: Transformation Strategies2002
The Year 2000 Software Systems Crisis: Challenge of the Century1995
Awards and Recognition
- Heartbeat of America Award https://tacticalstrategygroup.com/businesit/