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This site's material, authored by Roy Roebuck since 1982, is released to the public domain. This material was originally Published in 1982 as guidance for the management improvement program and reorganization of 32nd Army Air Defense Artillery Command (AADCOM), then in 1984-85 as presentations and guidance to an IBM-supported Business Systems Planning (BSP) Team, and then in subsequent years to U.S. Army, DISA, and DoD audiences and as U.S. Government Suggestions to Army, DISA, DoD, the White House OMB, and GAO.  The site opened to the public in Nov 1998. It was last updated:  16 Jun 2013

Support for implementing the enterprise management approach described in this material is available by email request here: Support in applying our Enterprise Management Architecture Approach.  See Rights Notice and Disclaimer.

One World Information System

A Non-Profit Management Education Corporation

About One World Information System (OWIS)

One World Information System offers a capability to improve knowledge-worker productivity, mission-performance and resource accountability, innovation and adaptation ability, for any purposeful endeavor of any size and complexity.  This production capability is based on a technical design offering a One (1) World Information System (WIS) integrating and extending the functionality of the Internet, the Web, the Semantic Web, organizational intranets, and small-group and individual workstations for the endeavor participants.  We formed this non-profit educational organization to provide full support for this concept.  To support the implementation of this concept, we have invented the "Generalized Endeavor Management" (GEM) methodology, management repository, and repository-based functional applications.  Our publications, addressing technical, business, managerial, social, perceptual, and scientific aspects of GEM are available online and in electronic format (pdf).

GEM is a universal "management solution" architecture and methodology.  It consists of an endeavor life cycle management methodology, with integrated operation and intelligence life cycle processes and knowledge-bases, supported by various tailored combinations of open-standard, open-source, and commercial technologies that fit your current and future IT environment.  These technologies allow each GEM user, group, and organization to have a GEM model driven enterprise management (MDEM) repository that fits their needs, securely integrated with other GEM repositories as they see fit. 

From the foundation of a GEM (extended metadata) repository, continuously refined through the use of the methodology, GEM can integrate existing information systems, provide the foundation for GEM-based applications for new information processing requirements, or subsume existing information systems during their next redesign/redevelopment.  GEM supports the integrated flow of enterprise operations, supported by operationally refined human intelligence and organizational intelligence.

We have also separately packaged the portion of the GEM methodology that guides the development and maintenance of an Enterprise Architecture.  This basic enterprise architecture methodology (BEAM) provides a simple procedure to help anyone in attaining the benefits of an enterprise architecture developed within the larger structure of an enterprise management process.

GEM has been fully developed over the last 26+ years, from concepts researched over the past 30+ years, all based on timeless principles of management.  GEM provides integrated Enterprise "Management, Engineering, Architecture, Improvement, and Security" (MIAES). It also directly supports and extends, through BEAM, a variety of approaches to Enterprise Architecture, such as the U.S. Federal Enterprise Architecture (FEA).

BEAM and GEM, respectively, provide a solid foundation for an adaptive enterprise architecture and enterprise management.  GEM and BEAM are free for anyone to use.  OWIS provides support for BEAM and GEM  through fee-based services and coaching.

The GEM presentation (here in PDF) is focused on the use of GEM for achieving an Executive Manager's Agenda and priority initatives.  A more detailed version is also available (here in PDF). (An illustration of how GEM can support executive agenda's such as the U.S. President's Management Agenda (PMA) Human Capital Initiative is available here.  The PMA supports the implementation of the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA).

OWIS is the Global Distributor and Support Channel of this material.  OWIS has also teamed with several Management Consulting and IT Service firms for implementation of GEM/BEAM services and GEM-based application development.  These firms have very rich sets of Government Contracting Vehicles (e.g., GSA, Encore, COMMITS, CIO-SP) and excellent business ratings and reputations.  These contracting vehicles enable GEM/BEAM services to be more easily used by US Federal, State, and Local government organizations, and to organizations of US NATO-Allied governments.  Note that the GEM approach is considered public domain technical data under the FAR/DFAR.

Definitions of "Methodology": 

Technology Meaning: 

The specific way of performing an operation that implies precise deliverables at the end of each stage.

Standard Dictionary Meaning: 

1. a. A body of practices, procedures, and rules used by those who work in a discipline or engage in an inquiry; a set of working methods.
b. The study or theoretical analysis of such working methods.
2. The branch of logic that deals with the general principles of the formation of knowledge.

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I received the following from a friend, and it reminded me of the reasons I had chosen the path Im on, and giving me renewed appreciating that I had a choice at all.


Here's food for deep thought provided to me in an email ....
If we could shrink the earth's population to a village of precisely 100 people, with all the existing human ratios remaining the same, it would look something like the following

There would be: 57 Asians 21 Europeans 14 from the Western Hemisphere, both north and south 8 Africans

52 would be female 48 would be male

70 would be non-white 30 would be white

70 would be non-Christian 30 would be Christian

89 would be heterosexual 11 would be homosexual

6 people would possess 59% of the entire world's wealth and all 6 would be from the United States.

80 would live in substandard housing

70 would be unable to read

50 would suffer from malnutrition

1 would be near death; 1 would be near birth

1 (yes, only 1) would have a college education

1 would own a computer

When one considers our world from such a compressed perspective, the need for acceptance, understanding and education becomes glaringly apparent.

The following is also something to ponder...

If you woke up this morning with more health than are more blessed than the million who will not survive this week.

If you have never experienced the danger of battle, the loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of torture, or the pangs of are ahead of 500 million people in the world.

If you can attend a church meeting without fear of harassment, arrest, torture, or are more blessed than three billion people in the world.

If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof overhead and a place to are richer than 75% of this world.

If you have money in the bank, in your wallet, and spare change in a dish someplace ... you are among the top 8% of the world's wealthy.

If your parents are still alive and still married... you are very rare, even in the United States and Canada

If you can read this message, you just received a double blessing in that someone was thinking of you, and furthermore, you are more blessed than over two billion people in the world that cannot read at all.

Someone once said:

What goes around comes around.

Work like you don't need the money.

Love like you've never been hurt.

Dance like nobody's watching.

Sing like nobody's listening.

Live like it's Heaven on Earth.