William M. Ulrich is a Fellow of Cutter Consortium's Business & Enterprise Architecture practice, a member of Arthur D. Little's AMP open consulting network, and President of TSG, Inc. Specializing in business and IT planning and transformation strategies, he has more than 35 years’ experience in the business-IT management consulting field. Mr. Ulrich serves as strategic advisor and mentor on business-IT transformation initiatives and also serves as a workshop leader to businesses on a wide range of business-IT transformation topics. He has the unique ability to cross business and IT boundaries to facilitate and streamline business-IT transformation strategies, and his workshops on business-IT architecture transformation have been widely attended by organizations worldwide.
Mr. Ulrich is the cofounder and President of the Business Architecture Guild, Cochair of the OMG Architecture-Driven Modernization Task Force, and cofounder and Principal Instructor at Business Architecture Associates, Inc. Previously, he served in a senior management capacity at KPMG, including as Director of Reengineering Strategies, prior to leaving and forming his own company in 1990. Mr. Ulrich’s work has been the basis for business and IT architecture transformation projects worldwide. Past clients include a wide range of large-scale corporations and government agencies worldwide.
By allowing an organization to analyze and visualize the entire business and apply business blueprints to both strategic transformation initiatives and ongoing business challenges, business architecture becomes an enabler of critical business strategies.
Mr. Ulrich is a pioneer in the evolution of the practice and discipline of business architecture. As an originating author of A Guide to the Business Architecture Body of Knowledge® (BIZBOK® Guide), he played a pivotal role in framing the now generally accepted approach to business architecture. He is a Certified Business Architect® (CBA®) and continues to play a role in formalizing industry standards around the practice.
As developer of The Systems Redevelopment Methodology (TSRM/USRM), Mr. Ulrich defined many of the standards used in systems modernization within today’s IT industry. He has also helped hundreds of organizations capitalize on knowledge built into their existing systems. A forerunner in the IT transformation industry, Mr. Ulrich was on the 1980 alpha test team for the first commercially available systems redevelopment tool and was instrumental in the development of the application reengineering and reverse engineering papers for IBM’s Guide Project.
Mr. Ulrich has also served on the faculty of Northeastern Illinois University and facilitated numerous workshops, including sessions for SEI. He has lectured internationally to thousands of business and IT professionals and has testified as an expert witness on the use of IP within the computer field. Mr. Ulrich continues to serve as a software forensic and litigation support expert in technology-related cases. In 2005, he was awarded the Keeping America Strong Award by Rear Admiral Kevin F. Delaney (Ret.).
Mr. Ulrich has authored hundreds of articles appearing in major publications and journals. He is coauthor of Business Architecture: The Art and Practice of Business Transformation, Information Systems Transformation: Architecture-Driven Modernization Case Studies, and Legacy Systems: Transformation Strategies. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.