TECHNICAL ARCHITECTURE REVIEW BOARD
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TECHNICAL ARCHITECTURE REVIEW BOARD (TARB) BYLAWS November 9, 2004 1. HHSC upper level management team, as the IT Steering Committee, selects board members. Generally, Board members are subject matter experts (SMEs) who align with the HHSC business needs and have an understanding of information technology. 2. Board may consist of up to 12 members 3. Tenure is not specified but depends on the following: • Participants’ availability to devote required time • Decisions by CIO Office Management Team and IRM reps 4. Over 50 percent participation (e.g., seven members are required for a twelve-members Board) is required to conduct TARB activities. 5. TARB decisions are made by a two-thirds majority vote. 6. Meetings are conducted biweekly or as needed. 7. Board members may send representatives in their absence, but the members are responsible for briefing the representatives and advising the TARB Facilitator of the representatives’ participation. 8. Enterprise Architecture Group provides the scribe. 9. Minutes of TARB meetings, materials presented to the TARB, bylaws, processes, etc., are published via HHSC IT Intranet site. 10. TARB is responsible for managing the Enterprise-Wide Technical Architecture (EWTA), Enterprise Information Architecture (EIA), and Enterprise Application Portfolio (EAP) as identified in the Architecture Management process. 11. TARB decisions are made known to HHSC IT via periodical announcements, such as newsletter, and on the Architecture page of the CIO web site. 12. TARB votes may be taken via email or phone in special circumstances and the votes are documented in subsequent TARB minutes. 13. Bylaws may be amended by a two-thirds majority vote of members at a TARB meeting. 14. The HHSC CIO/IT Steering Committee can override TARB decisions.