Workgroups are the means by which AEA members
collaborate to achieve some outcome.The purpose of a workgroup is specified by its charter, written by the workgroup members. A workgroup has a chair and a secretary.
Workgroup working sessions must be held at least
once per month. Working sessions
are expected to be virtual.
A valid working session requires a quorum of
workgroup participants. A quorum
is a certain percentage of the workgroup members.
Workgroups that do not achieve quorum for two
successive working sessions will be disbanded.
Immediately after the workgroup is approved, it
must elect a chair and a secretary, by simple majority vote of the workgroup
The chair is responsible for leading/managing
working sessions and reporting workgroup progress, in the form of working
session minutes, to the AEA staff.
The secretary is responsible for recording
working session minutes. The
minutes must include participants, decisions made, action items, updated
roadmap and planned outcomes/deliverables, and scheduling of the next working
session. Minutes must be approved
by the workgroup members and will be made available to the entire AEA
membership by the AEA staff.
Working sessions must be scheduled and announced
at least two weeks in advance, and an agenda for the working session must be
distributed at least one week in advance.
Working session decisions represent the consensus of the working group members. Workgroups should resort to voting only when they cannot achieve consensus.
Special Interest Groups
A Special Interest Group (SIG) will provide you with additional ways and means to interact with other AEA members with similar backgrounds and further promote the professional status of Enterprise Architects in your specific industry or professional segment. They:
- have no geographical boundaries
- provide a forum for individuals and organizations that share a common industry, interest, or focus
- share specific project management ideas, challenges, and concerns
- promote activities that include
- establishing standards and practices within a focus area
- developing technical papers
Starting a Special Interest Group or Work Group
You must be an AEA member to start a Work Group or SIG. Please download the Work Group or SIG charter document at the bottom of page. Review, sign and submit via the form below. Thank you, AEA