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  • 1. Measuring Enterprise Architecture Success Information Technology Conference 2009 April 15-16, 2009 Michael Rollings Senior Analyst Executive Advisory Program [email_address] 2009
  • 2. Measuring Enterprise Architecture Success <ul><li>Agenda </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Things We Have Forgotten about Enterprise Architecture (EA) Value </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Determining Program Success </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Value and Other Success Measures </li></ul></ul>
  • 3. Measuring Enterprise Architecture Success <ul><li>Agenda </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Things We Have Forgotten about EA Value </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Determining Program Success </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Value and Other Success Measures </li></ul></ul>
  • 4. <ul><li>Burton Group’s View of Enterprise Architecture </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Planning, optimization and design discipline </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Not solely for the enterprise </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Active - EA is something you do </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Focused on business outcomes </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Influences IT decision-making </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Architecture is personal </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>EA results in an architecture (what gets built) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A way to synchronize with the business </li></ul></ul></ul>Things We Have Forgotten About EA Value Planning Execution Measurement Governance
  • 5. Things We Have Forgotten About EA Value Exploring the relative importance of an idea Perspective... Influencing an outcome without direct control Relevance...
  • 6. Things We Have Forgotten About EA Value <ul><li>WARNING! Signs of program failure </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Poor business participation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No resources or executive-level commitment for change </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The EA team has no influence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Poor communication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enforcer rather than a collaborator </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Disconnected from business model change </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Disconnected from software development and projects </li></ul></ul>The system shorts out (with casualties) Analysis paralysis Stale artifacts Ivory-tower Disconnected
  • 7. Things We Have Forgotten About EA Value <ul><li>How to assess our contribution? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Benchmarks and Comparisons ≠ What needs to improve </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maturity ≠ Effectiveness or Quality </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Baseline ≠ Report Card </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Just because you know where you are, and others are with you, does not mean that you are not lost or that you should follow the same path.” </li></ul></ul>
  • 8. Measuring Enterprise Architecture Success <ul><li>Agenda </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Things We Have Forgotten about EA Value </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Determining Program Success </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Value and Other Success Measures </li></ul></ul>
  • 9. Determining Program Success <ul><li>Business Synchronization </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Does the architecture embody the business strategy and operating model? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How are these linkages made? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Are the dependencies documented? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Is the connection apparent at all levels of architecture (e.g., is it clear what standards are required for certain strategies and operating principles)? </li></ul></ul>
  • 10. Determining Program Success <ul><li>EA Program Oversight </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Is there responsibility for the EA program? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How are the many project, communication, governance, process, and behavior changing  activities coordinated? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Does a charter exist for the EA program? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What is the process used to create, enhance, and maintain architecture artifacts? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How is the EA function organized and how are resources used as part of the process? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Is the value of EA known, measured, and communicated? </li></ul></ul>
  • 11. Determining Program Success <ul><li>Communication and Change Leadership </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Does a plan exist to assure buy-in, achieve participation, improve awareness, and maintain consistency of program messages? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What activities exist for regular communication to share progress and findings, and to influence change? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How do stakeholders show their support of the EA program? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Are agreement networks modeled and managed? </li></ul></ul>
  • 12. Determining Program Success <ul><li>Governance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Has the role of EA in IT governance been formalized? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How is EA currently linked to… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Strategy development process </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Project/program funding process </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Software development lifecycle </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Procurement </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Measurement </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Are informal structures in place to facilitate decision-making in line with EA guidance without compliance checking? </li></ul></ul>
  • 13. Determining Program Success <ul><li>Are there walls between siloed processes? </li></ul>CIO – Chief Information Officer PM – Project Management SDLC – Software Development Life Cycle EA – Enterprise Architecture OPS – Operations CIO Portfolio Mgmt PM SDLC OPS EA IT Planning & Execution
  • 14. Determining Program Success <ul><li>Use , improve , and share decision-quality information </li></ul>CIO – Chief Information Officer PM – Project Management SDLC – Software Development Life Cycle EA – Enterprise Architecture OPS – Operations CIO Portfolio Mgmt PM SDLC OPS EA IT Planning and Execution
  • 15. Measuring Enterprise Architecture Success <ul><li>Agenda </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Things We Have Forgotten about EA Value </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Determining Program Success </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Value and Other Success Measures </li></ul></ul>
  • 16. Value and Other Success Measures <ul><ul><li>Business outcomes achieved </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Business case attainment </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Estimates blown due to poor dependency analysis </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Decisions influenced and impact </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Awareness and perception </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Are projects receiving active guidance? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other Instrumentation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>% of investment in dated technologies </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>% projects using standard solution patterns </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li># exceptions granted </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Schedule and cost reductions due to reuse </li></ul></ul></ul>Value Perception Actual Value Contribution Value?
  • 17. Summary <ul><li>EA is most useful when it influences a better outcome </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use assessments to bring focus on required EA improvements and not as grade or a benchmark </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Reveals weaknesses and barriers to progress </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Provides a valuable baseline to plan next set of actions and solidify stakeholder participation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Approach EA as a way to facilitate the creation, sharing and use of decision-quality information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Affect planning, design, implementation and financial outcomes </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Improve top-down, bottom-up and project planning perspective </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Drive both process improvement and behavior change </li></ul></ul></ul>
  • 18. Contacts <ul><ul><li>Michael Rollings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Senior Analyst, Executive Advisory Program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Burton Group </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>7090 Union Park Center </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Suite 200 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Midvale, UT 84047-6051 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>office +1.801.566.2880 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>fax +1.801.566.3611 </li></ul></ul>

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