EA governance is the practice by which enterprise architectures are managed and controlled at an enterprise-wide level. Governance processes should be tailored to the particular environment of the organization, as well as the architectural goals and objectives of that organization, and should never hinder time to market. A centralized governance body can facilitate and drive key functional and architectural decisions across the primary internal stakeholders to ensure that the enterprise architecture addresses customers’ needs.
The presenter has implemented numerous EA governance organizations. As part of a major pharmaceutical distribution company’s corporate-wide SOA adoption program, he adapted the basic governance frameworks such as TOGAF to the organization and the objectives of the SOA adoption program. This session will examine the processes that were used to create an EA Governance organization at a major energy company and lessons learned at this company, as well as at other organizations.