William M. Ulrich

 William M. Ulrich is President of TSG, INC., a management-consulting firm that specializes in business and IT planning and transformation strategies. He is also a cofounder and Partner at Business Architecture Associates, Inc., a premier business architecture training company, and serves as a Cutter Consortium Fellow. Mr. Ulrich has more than 35 years of experience in the business and IT management consulting field. He serves as strategic advisor and mentor on business / IT alignment initiatives and continues to work as a workshop leader and author. Mr. Ulrich has the unique ability to cross business and IT boundaries to facilitate and streamline business / IT transformation strategies. His workshops on business / IT architecture alignment and have been widely attended by organizations from around the world. His latest book, Business Architecture: The Art and Practice of Business Transformation, is a unique and groundbreaking look at organizational transformation.

Mr. Ulrich’s work has been the basis for business and IT architecture transformation projects worldwide. Past clients include AFLAC, Aetna, Allstate, American Express, Assurant Health, Amoco, Blue Cross Life, Cigna, Export Development Canada, Supply & Services Canada, FDIC, General Motors, General Services Administration, HP, IBM, JP Morgan, Mayo Clinic, Nationwide, Merrill Lynch, Oracle, Pacific Bell (SBC), Shell, State Farm, TELUS, Communications, TRW, United Technologies, US Patent & Trademark Office, US Internal Revenue Service, Unisys Wells Fargo and numerous other organizations. Mr. Ulrich is a Senior Consultant with Cutter Consortium and serves as Co-Chair of the OMG Business Architecture Special Interest Group, Editorial Director of the Business Architecture Institute, Co-chair of the OMG Architecture-Driven Modernization Task Force, Co-founder of the Business Architecture Guild and serves on the EA Advisory Board for Penn State.

As developer of The Systems Redevelopment Methodology (TSRM/USRM), Mr. Ulrich defined many of the standards used in systems modernization within the IT industry today. Mr. Ulrich has also helped hundreds of organizations capitalize on knowledge built into their existing systems. A forerunner in the industry, he was on the 1980 alpha test team for the first commercially available systems redevelopment tool and was instrumental in the development of the Application Reengineering and Reverse Engineering papers for IBM’s GUIDE Project. Mr. Ulrich served on the faculty of Northeastern Illinois University and facilitated numerous workshops, including sessions for the Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute.

Mr. Ulrich has lectured internationally to thousands of business and information technology professionals and has testified as an expert witness on the use of intellectual property within the computer field. He continues to serve as a software forensic and litigation support expert in technology-related cases. In 2005, Mr. Ulrich was awarded the Keeping America Strong Award by Rear Admiral Kevin F. Delaney (Ret.). He has authored hundreds of articles appearing in major publications, including Information Week and Computerworld, on information management technology trends. 

Mr. Ulrich is co-author of A Guide to the Business Architecture Body of Knowledge (BIZBOK® Guide), co-author of Business Architecture: The Art and Practice of Business Transformation, Information Systems Transformation: Architecture-Driven Modernization Case Studies (Morgan Kaufmann Elsevier), author of Legacy Systems: Transformation Strategies (Prentice Hall) and co-author of The Year 2000 Software Crisis: Challenge of the Century and The Year 2000 Software Crisis: The Continuing Challenge.

Mr. Ulrich served in a senior management capacity at KPMG. He was KPMG’s Director, Reengineering Strategies prior to leaving and forming his own company in 1990.