IT4IT Forum Way of Working

The IT4IT Forum is continuously developing content for the next release of the standard and/or for the IT4IT Body of Knowledge (Guides, white papers, case studies, etc). The Standing Committees manage the flow of work through the Forum and out to the IT community. The content itself is developed by the IT4IT topical work groups that are staffed by member volunteers who have passion and subject matter expertise. All committees and work groups are led by and contributed to by members. If you would like to propose a new topical work group or get involved with any existing work group or committee, please complete the form here.

IT4IT Forum Work Groups and Leaders



Working Group Name                                   Working Group Chair                                  Description                          Overview Video

Vertical Service Model

Lars Rossen, Micro Focus
Sue Desiderio, JNS Consulting

Gather requirements to better align the IT4IT reference architecture for use in enterprise multi-supplier, cloud and/or DevOps scenarios

Intelligence & Reporting 

Etienne Terpstra Hollander, Micro Focus

Define key metrics/KPIs

Supporting Activities

Rob Akershoek, Logicalis SMC

Define and detail the Supporting activities in the IT4IT Value Chain - starting with Governance, Risk and Compliance

IT Financial Management

Phillippe Geneste, Accenture

Document the IT financial management support activity

Product Lifecycle Management
Standing Committee

Dan Warfield, CC&C Solutions

Co-ordinate the release of many normative and guidance elements in the IT4IT product roadmap and capture feedback from user communties as input


Strategy to Portfolio

Jeannine McConnell, ServiceNow

Updating S2P to address the convergence of business strategy and IT strategy and more

- IT4IT,  TOGAF, ArchiMate

Kees van den Brink, Fujitsu
Martin Tax, DAIN
Sylvain Marie, Accenture

Alignment, harmonization and guidance of using TOGAF, ArchiMate and IT4IT together

Interoperability and Information Model

Ben Noordzij and Karel van Zeeland, Fruition Partners

Gather requirements for better information & data exchange, multi-vendor integration, tool interoperability



Guidance Standing Committee

Stephanie Ramsay, Raytheon,
Sukumar Daniel, ING

Produce guidance documents to explain and demonstrate the business value of using the IT4IT RA in real world use cases or in conjuction with other industry frameworks

IT Operating Model

Mark Bodman, ServiceNow

Create an IT Operating Model based on the IT4IT RA standard using principles from Operating Model Canvas by Andrew Campbell


Adoption Standing Committee David Morlitz, IBM and Satya Misra, HCL Technologies Drive adoption, promote the standard, organize events, understand the usage of the standard, etc small_DavidMorlitz_2018Nov_0.jpg
Steering Standing Committee

IT4IT Forum Elected Member Officers

Comprised of the Chairs of all the standing committees and topical workgroups, this group governs the strategy and execution plans for the Forum with input from the other Standing Committees (see diagram above)

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Training and Certification
Standing Committee
Acting Chair awaiting volunteer: Mike Fulton Governs the recommended changes and feedback about the IT4IT conformance requirements, training content and strategy and the exam strategy and provides input to The Open Group Certification Staff. small_Mike Fulton Headshot_2018 July.jpg
Core Standard standing committee Lars Rossen, Micro Focus
Sue Desiderio, JNS Consulting
Manage RFCs and inputs to the standard and produce the draft Snapshots and Standard publication for Company Review of version “Next” of the IT4IT RA standard



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