The old saying is “If it ain’t broke, then don’t fix it.” I don’t know of any old saying for what to do if something is broken. The Pajaro Valley Unified School District also doesn't know of any saying for what to do when something is broken. The District seems broken and in need of repair. I have limited knowledge in Enterprise Architecture, or even AE Frameworks, but I know enough to begin to understand what a powerful endeavor EA can be.
If a model were to be made of how decisions are made in the PVUSD, it would be a mess. In my opinion, each department has the best intentions, but too many decisions are done in reactive isolation. Sure there might be a plan somewhere, like PVUSD’s Instructional Technology Use Plan, but as a teacher and a potential leader I know that plan is not followed. I know that some TOSA for the Curriculum and Instruction department are not Goolge competent. These are TOSA who are sent to train teachers on best instructional practices. Unfortunately, The Technology is still viewed, by many, as the wire-guys.
I have to believe that a complete look at all systems of the PVUSD would only help the district achieve whatever their goal is. My limited understanding of EA suggests that it is the process that PVUSD desperately needs. Stakeholders need to see how the district is ‘broken’ and understand how to the district can be fixed. I just hope I am not the only one who has heard of EA.
My current metaphor to explain TOGAF, ADM, and EA: