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Title: Open CA Conformance Requirements (Level 1 and 2)
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Dear Open Group Members,

I hereby announce the Company Review of the following Open Standard with The Open CA work group as the sponsor of the review:

Open CA Conformance Requirements (Level 1 and 2) 


The document under review, the Open CA Conformance Requirements (Level 1 and 2) sets out the criteria that must be met by an Architect seeking certification in the Open CA program.  The document covers the requirements for Enterprise, Business and IT Architects.  It also defines common basic skills that are intended to be incorporated in the Open CITS program and a projected Open Certified Manager program

The review will commence on April 11, 2016, and end on April 26, 2016. 

The (commenting but not balloting) review group will be The Open CA Work Group, plus other forums, work groups and interested parties from The Open Group membership.

The review group who will formulate the recommendations for all of the change requests will be the Open CA Work Group and invited Subject Matter Experts.

The balloting group consists of the members of The Open CA Work Group.

I hereby assert that this submissions satisfies the Standards Adoption Criteria.

Ballot resolution will be against the proposed resolutions put forward by the sponsor.

For the benefit of those unfamiliar with The Open Group Standards Process Company Review, it is a formal process by which a document is approved for publication by The Open Group. You are invited to review and submit proposed changes (“Change Requests - CR”) that would make the document acceptable to you. A formal ballot then decides which changes are accepted.

For more information about The Open Group Standards Process see:

How to Participate
The Current PDF is located at:

The PDF version is for your early access in preparation for the Company Review.

Go to:

There you will see document titled: The Open Group Certified Architect (Open CA) Program Conformance Requirements Level 1 and Level 2

Click on the HTM file.  That will bring up the Tagged document into which you will enter your Change Requests.

Or, you can use this URL with a link directly to the review document:

Click on the tag where you want to add your Change Request

Fill all areas (click on HELP if additional information is necessary)

When viewing the HTM/tagged file there are some links at the top of the page that you should be aware of:

“Help with Document Review” – provides you with excellent and detailed help instructions on entering and editing CRs
“Comments” – provides a table with the existing comments from all reviewers so you can see them in real-time.

CRs should be submitted using the online review system and must be received by the closing date.  You will be asked to supply your Open Group ID and password to access the review site and materials.

If you have forgotten your id and/or password, you can request assistance at: or, respectively.

The timetable for this review is as follows:

3/16/16 - Announce Company Review
4/11/16 - All review materials must be posted
4/11/16 - Review Opens
4/26/16 - Review Closes
5/2/16-5/9/16-  Convene teleconferences to propose resolutions
5/13/16 - Ballot Opens
5/20/16 - Ballot Closes
5/27/16 - Sanity Review opens
6/3/16 - Sanity Review closes
6/8/16 - Forward to Governing Board for Approval
6/13/16-  Executive Management Team Approval

PROCEDURE for Resolving CRs submitted during Company Review:

1. All requests for modifications must be the subject of formal change requests. They should be submitted via the web interface described above.

2. Immediately after being received from the sponsor, proposals recommending how each submitted change should be handled shall be circulated to the review group, together with a ballot table.

3. ALL members entitled to vote shall vote by electronic mail via the ballot group alias on EVERY submitted proposal within the agreed period. The ballot results shall be circulated immediately after the end of the ballot period.

4. Further discussion of the unresolved change requests during an agreed period may occur for an agreed limited period to seek a clear majority decision. Eventually, only changes that achieve 75% approval will be accepted.

5. The sponsor will announce the outcome of the vote.

You can use the link below to unsubscribe/subscribe (maintain your own account) yourself to specific Forums or workgroup mail lists:

If you wish to be removed from all Open Group Communications please place a ticket/request into the help desk here:

Please select the Membership category and we will have you removed.

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