Douglas T. Erickson
Douglas T. Erickson has been an Information Management and Enterprise Architecture practitioner and consultant for over forty years. Doug has been a career-long advocate for the advancement, improvement, and formalization of the enterprise systems development process.
In 1980, Doug met John A. Zachman. This meeting started a decades-long pursuit, as a student and practitioner, to understand and apply the concepts and principles of Enterprise Architecture. By the early 1980s, Doug had developed the beginnings of what is known today as the Erickson Methodology for Enterprise Architecture (EMEA).
The EMEA has been used to deliver implementable Enterprise Architecture, achieve enterprise agility, business process alignment and integration, and data management that has produced results that improve data quality, shareability, and availability, across multiple organizational units and applications, cost-effectively.
The EMEA incorporates many innovations, conventions, and techniques that meet and even exceed the objectives promoted by approaches such as Agile Development, Service Oriented Architecture, Master Data Management. The modeling conventions have proven to produce data and process models that are transportable across multiple computing platforms, DBMS’, and development environments.
Innovations in the EMEA have demonstrated how to achieve results in developing highly aligned, integrated enterprise systems at one-fifth the cost of traditional development approaches and up to one-third the cost of purchasing and installing software packages.
The use of the EMEA delivers implementable Enterprise Architecture, achieves enterprise agility, business process alignment and integration, and data management that have produced results that improve data quality, shareability, and availability, across multiple organizational units and applications, cost-effectively.
Doug has been a career-long advocate for the advancement, improvement, and formalization of the information system development process.
Doug became an early practitioner of structured methodologies and relational data modeling. However, he developed a concern that these disciplines, as practiced, lacked the means to plan and implement systems in an aligned and integrated manner.
Along the way, Doug gained experience in enterprise planning and operations, strategic planning, enterprise process management, enterprise data management, information systems development, and Information Technology organizational development.
Doug has extensive business and information management experience based on his work with enterprises in various industries, including engineering and manufacturing, insurance, airline, electric utility, natural gas distribution, the U. S. Army, and state government agencies.
Doug is a recipient of the DAMA International 2021 Data Management Excellence Award.
Doug has a degree in Business Administration from Black Hills State University, with MBA coursework at Arizona State University.
Doug is the founder and owner of ENTARCO USA Inc.
Donald B. Phillips
Donald Phillips has over 40 years of experience in the IT industry in a variety of roles including applications development and database design in a variety of information technology environments. He has been a consultant as an information systems development facilitator leading to the successful design, development, and implementation efforts on projects based on the Erickson Methodology for Enterprise Architecture. In the course of this work, Don has contributed greatly to the innovations that led to the viability of the EMEA.
Don has exceptional skills in leading, teaching, and mentoring people in their professional development. Don graduated from Pepperdine University with a B.A. in 1969. His information systems career started in the U.S. Navy as a Data Processing Technician where he completed programming school in the Navy and worked as a developer and in technical support. After the Navy, he completed graduate level courses in statistics, business, and information systems at Texas Tech University.