About the Author
Ira S. Sachs has extensive experience in enterprise and business architecture, information systems development, capital planning, strategic planning, business and software process analysis and reengineering, financial systems, and program management. He leads High Performance Technologies, Inc.'s (HPTi, Reston, VA) Enterprise Architecture (EA) competency, assisting clients in planning and integrating enterprise-wide IT.
"Performance Driven IT Management" is Mr. Sachs' first book, providing the benefit of his extensive career experience to readers worldwide.
Mr. Sachs is a recognized expert in EA, performance management, capital planning, and IT strategy; he speaks about these topics at conferences nationally and internationally. Mr. Sachs was a key contributor to the development of IEEE Std 1016-2009, Systems Design--Software Design Descriptions, IEEE-Std-1471-2000 (now also ISO/IEC 42010:2007), Recommended Practice for Architectural Description of Software-Intensive Systems. He provided technical review on the Federal Segment Architecture Methodology (FSAM). Additionally, Mr. Sachs was a section author for "CPIC Overview - The Definitive Guide to Completing the OMB Exhibit 300" (2008).
Prior to HPTi, he was the architect for the U.S. Department of Education, leading the architecting and implementation of integrated information systems and associated capital and transition planning efforts. Mr. Sachs has also assessed large, mission-critical information systems for the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and made recommendations to Congress for improving these systems, architectures, and supporting management processes.
Mr. Sachs was born in Baltimore, MD. He has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland, and a M.B.A. in Finance from Loyola University Maryland. He is married, has four sons, and lives in Derwood, MD.