1. TITLE The name shall be the BCS Enterprise Architecture Specialist Group.
2. INTERPRETATION In this constitution, except where otherwise required: “Group” shall mean BCS Enterprise Architecture Specialist Group. “BCS” shall mean British Computer Society, Registered Charity No. 292786 “Member” or “Members” shall mean a person or persons qualified under article 4 of this constitution. “Committee” shall mean that body of members elected, appointed or co-opted under article 5 of this constitution. “Officer” or “Officers” shall mean the Chair, Treasurer, Membership Secretary, Secretary and such other appointments which the Group may make under article 5 of this constitution. “Professional Member” or “Professional Members” shall mean a person or persons holding membership of the BCS in one of the following grades: Fellow (FBCS) or Member (MBCS) “Chartered Member” or “Chartered Members” shall mean a person or persons holding membership of the BCS in one of the following grades: Fellow (FBCS CITP) or Member (MBCS CITP) and entitled to use the designation “Chartered Information Technology Professional.” “In writing” applies equally to e-mail or paper copy

• To promote best practice in, and the use of, Enterprise Architecture as relevant to computing professionals, business professionals, academics, and other groups
• To contribute to the development of Enterprise Architecture methods and practises
• To provide a forum for Enterprise Architects to interact and exchange views and to facilitate the sharing of skills, techniques, tools and methods by positively encouraging members to participate in the activities of the Group
• To improve the competence and quality of individuals engaged in Enterprise Architecture
• To provide a point of interaction between the British Computer Society and external bodies concerning matters of Enterprise Architecture
• To encourage membership of the BCS.

BCS Enterprise Architecture Specialist Group
Enterprise Architecture is a comprehensive discipline encompassing definition, organisation, inter-relation and governance across architecture domains including business architecture, associated information and process architecture, and technology architecture.
The objectives of the Group are:
To achieve this the group will:

• Raise awareness and knowledge of the issues and opportunities related to Enterprise Architecture, through facilitating blogs, web discussions, articles and events;
• Attract new professionals in the Enterprise Architecture field to membership of the BCS;
• Build credibility as a body of expertise that can act as a source of information in the field of Enterprise Architecture, for instance through the provision of road maps, policies and guidance;
• Provide a forum across the BCS and beyond on Enterprise Architecture;
• Support a knowledge community for Enterprise Architecture;
• Develop a programme of events, standalone and with other Specialist Groups.
• From time-to-time publish materials of relevance to Enterprise Architecture

Specifically the group will:

• Keep under review, advise and make recommendations to the BCS on matters concerning Enterprise Architecture;

• Consider partnership requirements to achieve delivery of effective Enterprise Architecture learning and the promotion of suitable provision in education establishments;
• Consider quality assurance requirements of Enterprise Architecture and promote best practice in all aspects related to the teaching and research in Enterprise Architecture;
• Work with others and develop policies and procedures, standards and specifications, implementations that could be referenced, and initiate and coordinate relevant events and publications;
• Participate in any ongoing benchmarking, networking and other related dialogues, build confidence whilst honouring diverse perspectives and maintain an active Enterprise Architecture community.