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Architecture governance

  1. 1. Architecture Board & GovernanceKey to Running IT as Business Saturday, February 1, 2014 Aligning Business Strategy with IT
  2. 2. Agenda Goals & Objectives Enterprise Architect Role Enterprise Architecture Framework Architecture Governance?    What is Architecture Governance? Approach to Enterprise Architecture Governance Conceptual Structure Governance Framework Architecture Board     What is Architecture Board? Role of Architecture Board Operation of the Architecture Board Board Structure Next Steps Q&A Saturday, February 1, 2014 Aligning Business Strategy with IT
  3. 3. Goals & Objectives Goals:   To educate you about the architecture, architecture governance process Get your buy in for this process Objectives:   Outline the Architecture Board Structure Outline the Next step Saturday, February 1, 2014 Aligning Business Strategy with IT
  4. 4. Enterprise Architect Role Strategize      Understand Corporate Strategy for future Contribute to the Strategy Ensure Strategy is understood Model the Future Strategy Specify Migration Strategy Architect      Understand the current state Lead the process of architecting desired future state Identify the gaps between current state and future state Develop approaches to close the gaps Reduce the number and complexity of the interfaces between the components Lead    Lead the charge of change Maintain architecture components Develop the core architecture team Govern    Bring positive change through effective governance Establish a cross-organization architecture board. Develop a formal architecture compliance review process Communicate   Ensure that all aspect of enterprise architecture are communicated effectively Analyze feedback Saturday, February 1, 2014 Aligning Business Strategy with IT
  5. 5. Enterprise Architecture Framework Saturday, February 1, 2014 Aligning Business Strategy with IT
  6. 6. Architecture Governance What is Architecture Governance? Approach to Enterprise Architecture Governance Conceptual Structure Governance Framework Saturday, February 1, 2014 Aligning Business Strategy with IT
  7. 7. What is Architecture Governance? Architecture Governance: Conceptually it is an approach, a set of processes, and a set of owned responsibilities that ensure the integrity and effectiveness of the organization’s architecture.    Addresses the governance roles and processes required for maintaining Enterprise Architecture. Provides framework and structure that links IT (Information Technology) resources to Business goals. Introduces good business practice:   For planning, acquiring, implementing, and monitoring IT performance. Ensures that the enterprise’s Information Technology assets support its business objectives. Architecture Governance is a board level responsibility (Executives, Sr. Manager) Saturday, February 1, 2014 Aligning Business Strategy with IT
  8. 8. Approach to Enterprise Architecture Governance To enable business to achieve its goals and objectives,- the enterprise architecture must be shaped by:  Architectural Principles embraced by the whole enterprise (examples of principles are - Data is an asset, Information Management is everybody’s responsibility, ease of use, Business Continuity etc)  The principles: – Are enduring general rules and guidelines that inform and support the way an organization sets about fulfilling its mission. – Provide the context within which business requirements are expressed. – Are derived from the overall business objectives   Business Domain Views describing the enterprise architecture from the perspective of key stake holder's viewpoint (Usability view, business goals view, data security view, business function view, business service view etc). Architecture compliance process and strategy should be adopted. Saturday, February 1, 2014 Aligning Business Strategy with IT
  9. 9. Conceptual Structure – Governance Framework Saturday, February 1, 2014 Aligning Business Strategy with IT
  10. 10. Architecture Board What is an Architecture Board? Role of Architecture Board Operation of the Architecture Board Board Structure Saturday, February 1, 2014 Aligning Business Strategy with IT
  11. 11. What is Architecture Board? Is a cross-organizational body (members with diverse knowledge about the business (SMEs) and its competition) to see the implementation of business strategy and goals. The Board:  Provides contextual understanding of what is going on in market.           Market Trends Changes Market Forces Market opportunities Participates in the development of architecture principles (principles are drivers for defining functional requirements for the architecture) Prioritize the business needs Enforces the architecture compliance Ensures that the discipline of architecture-based development is adopted Develops architecture review process and periodically review architecture components. Participates in Architecture Change Management Processes. Saturday, February 1, 2014 Aligning Business Strategy with IT
  12. 12. Operation of Architecture Board Should conduct review of architecture components on a periodic basis to monitor the success of architecture. Work with various group within the organization to:     Resolve the issues Expand the scope of the architecture Review the projects Identify triggers that indicate a necessary change in the architecture Conduct Architecture Board meeting with defined agenda and explicit objectives Issue Architecture Contract to Implementation community Participate in IT procurement and IT Planning Saturday, February 1, 2014 Aligning Business Strategy with IT
  13. 13. Board Structure for Noteworthy President/Operation Director Stewardship Alignment Program Management office Architecture Board Alignment Risk Management Guidance Enterprise Architect Conformance Service Management Monitoring Implementation Projects Change Operational System Enterprise Architecture Continuum Architecture assets Architectures Processes Templates Standards Saturday, February 1, 2014 Aligning Business Strategy with IT
  14. 14. Next Steps Develop Template for Architecture Principles Develop Architecture Principles & vision and Distribute to the key people (IT & Business) Identify and define the value-added major functional areas (Market management, Sales Force, Logistics, Service etc) Describe and Prioritize the business problem. Define key business requirements to be addressed into the architecture effort. Develop Business Architecture Blueprint Structure/Framework Involve in gathering current state/baseline architecture Architecture Principles Development of Architecture Implementation Saturday, February 1, 2014 Aligning Business Strategy with IT
  15. 15. Template for Architecture Principles Saturday, February 1, 2014 Aligning Business Strategy with IT
  16. 16. Q&A ? Contact: Syed Suhail Ahmad Enterprise Steward LLC 21 Oxford Drive Latham, NY 12110 http://www.enterprisesteward.com Direct: 1866-5831331 Cell:518-331-7245 Fax: 1866-583-1331 Saturday, February 1, 2014 Aligning Business Strategy with IT

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