The Open Group IT Architect
Certification Program

ACP Conformance Statement

Version 1.0
July 12, 2005



Note to submitter: This form contains a series of questions that need to be answered. Please complete ALL the fields in the questionnaire below to produce a Conformance Statement for your Third Party Information Technology Architect Certification Program. Your completed form should be submitted to the Certification Authority when you register for certification. Please ensure that you use the current version of the questionnaire (available on the Certification Authority's web site) for your submission. See "The Guide to Accreditation within The Open Group IT Architect Certification Program" for more information. Please note that all information in this Conformance Statement will appear on the public Certification Register, except for Revision History, which shows the changes in this Conformance Statement from prior versions and is contained at the end of this document.


1. Submitter Information

Enter the full name of the Organization that is registering this Third Party Information Technology Architect Certification Program and the name of the author of this Conformance Statement.

Organization: Raytheon Company

Author: Rolf Siegers


2. Program Information

Enter the Location of the Certification Program where the on site assessment will take place and the name of the Certification Program Manager with overall responsibility for the Quality and integrity of the Certification Program.

Program Location: 1200 South Jupiter Road, Garland, TX 75042 USA

Certification Program
Manager Name:
Randy R Case

Enter the name and title of the current Certification Board members.

Name Title
Rolf Siegers Lead, Architecture Institutionalization & Sust.
Robert (Bob) Curry Chair, Raytheon Architecture Review Board
[Note: Insufficient space for Board member list]

Enter the name Title and roles of other staff with responsibilities under the program

Name Title Role
Barry Russell Raytheon Professional Services; SE Deployment Mgr Coordinate RCA training vendor contracts & schedules
Marty Guiles Raytheon Professional Services; RCA Registrar RCA Group ('wave') interface; RCA records updates
Keith Herring Raytheon Professional Services; RCA Support On-site logistics support during RCA training sessions

3. Scope of ACP Accreditation

Select each level in which the ACP will certify individuals.

Level 1: Certified IT Architect
Level 2: Master Certified IT Architect
Level 3: Distinguished Certified Chief/Lead IT Architect
Level 3: Distinguished Certified Enterprise Architect
Level 3: Distinguished Certified IT Architect Profession Leader


4. Third Party Accreditation

Has the certification program been subject to any accreditation or certification by a third party?

Select "Yes" or "No", as appropriate.

If YES, State the name of the accreditation body the date of the accreditation and the expiration date of the certification.

Name of Body Date of accreditation or certification Date of expiry

Rationale:

The addition of this option to the ACP accreditation policy is pending.

Reference:

TBD


5. Implementation details

Question 1: Does the ACP have extended certification requirements?

Select "Yes" or "No", as appropriate.

If YES, provide brief details below.

Our Raytheon Certified Architect Program (RCAP) requirements span six areas: 1) specialized training (DoDAF, TOGAF, Zachman Framework, FEAF, SEI's ATAM, and our internal overarching process--REAP), 2) external certifications (TOGAF, ATAM), 3) leadership (must have 'driven' architecture engagement), 4) practitioner experience (multiple engagements, as in ITAC), 5) contributions to the discipline, and 6) orals review before our corporate certification board. I have noted our extensions in blue text within one of the objective evidence files, our Skills Assessment template used for our certification review boards.

Rationale:

Beyond the Conformance Requirements for a Certified IT Architect, third parties operating Accredited Certification Programs (ACP's) may levy additional requirements on their Candidates in order to satisfy their internal skills requirements. Such additional requirements are called extended certification requirements or simply extended requirements.

Reference:

IT Architect Certification: Accreditation Requirements, section 1.1 "Introduction"


Question 2: Does the Third Party Information Technology Architect Certification Program documentation include special procedures for extended certification requirements?

Select "Yes" or "No", as appropriate.

If YES, provide brief details below.

Any procedural deltas are documented within our RCAP Polices & Procedures document. For example, we mandate specialized architecture training within our program, which is coordinated through our corporate training organization, Raytheon Professional Services (RPS). This document defines how RCA participants can make up required training (internally or outside Raytheon) if they are unable to participate in one of the corporately scheduled sessions.

Rationale:

The Accredited Certification Program's documentation should be consistent with the IT Architecture Certification documentation, which is to say it should contain no contradictions or omissions. It may possibly define special procedures for extended certification requirements.

Reference:

IT Architect Certification: Accreditation Requirements, section 4.2 "Program Documentation"


Question 3: Are the Third Party Information Technology Architect Certification Program procedures a verbatim copy of those of the Certification Authority unchanged?

Select "Yes" or "No", as appropriate.

If NO, provide brief details below.

We defined and developed our own RCA Program documentation. Our certification review board templates are an extension of the ITAC Program experience profile tables.

Rationale:

The Accredited Certification Program's documentation should be consistent with the IT Architecture Certification documentation, which is to say it should contain no contradictions or omissions.

Reference:

IT Architect Certification: Accreditation Requirements, section 4.2 "Program Documentation"


Question 4: Does the program use the Certification Board evaluation template and web site provided by the CA?

Select "Yes" or "No", as appropriate.

If NO, provide brief details below.

Our RCA Program leverages the experience profile tables within ITAC documentation, but not the web site.

Rationale:

The ACP is at liberty to make use of these resources but is not constrained to do so provided that the Accredited Certification Program's documentation is consistent with the IT Architecture Certification documentation, which is to say it should contain no contradictions or omissions.

Reference:

None: The IT Architect Certification: Accreditation Requirements Document is silent on the use of these available resources


Question 5: Does the Certification Program Manager, on occasion, or customarily, serve on the Certification Board?

Select "Yes" or "No", as appropriate.

If YES, provide brief details below of the methods and procedure to ensure he or she does so without conflict of interest particularly in the context of any subsequent appeals:-

Raytheon's certification boards are comprised of a subset of members from our corporate Architecture Review Board (ARB). Randy Case sits on the Raytheon ARB and often participates in these certification boards. See RCAP Policies & Procedures document section 2.2 for the criteria of our certification board membership composition.

Rationale:

The Certification Program Manager may serve on the certification board but must do so without conflict of interest particularly in the context of any subsequent appeals.

Reference:

IT Architect Certification: Accreditation Requirements, section 4.3.1 "Roles duties and experience of the Applicant's ACP staff"


End of CSQ for ITAC ACP Accreditation.



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