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    EA Vision   4 24 08 EA Vision 4 24 08 Presentation Transcript

    • Enterprise Architecture The value of EA April 24, 2008
    • Agenda
      • What is EA?
      • What is the role of the Chief Architect?
      • What is the Value of EA?
      • What should the EA group focus on?
      • How will the EA team operate?
      • What does the future look like?
    • What is EA?
      • Enterprise Architecture is the organizing logic for business processes and IT infrastructure reflecting the integration and standardization requirements of the firm’s operating model (wikipedia)‏
    • What is the role of the Chief Architect?
      • The Chief Architect is responsible for....
        • Creating the Vision and Plan
        • Maintain & Govern across the Enterprise
        • Defining processes and review procedures
        • Integrating EA with business and IT processes
      • Categories of Expertise
        • Visionary – (Strategy, roadmap, alignment)‏
        • Technologist – (Evaluate, architect, implement)‏
        • Leadership – (Sell, motivate, manage change, resolve conflict)‏
        • Govern – (Enforce, refine, measure, report)‏
        • Communicate – (Promote, discuss business value, inform)‏
    • What is the value of EA?
      • Business Alignment
        • Support corporate vision with technology
        • IT as a value add, not a cost center
      • Reduce costs
        • Consistency and standards
          • Fewer technologies to maintain
          • Easily move people across applications
        • Retire expensive infrastructure and applications
      • Speed to market
        • Reusability and flexibility
      • Integration
        • Connect to customers, suppliers, partners, existing systems
    • What should the EA team group focus on?
      • Create the vision
        • Where is the business going?
        • How does IT get the business there?
        • What is the roadmap?
          • Products, App Dev, Infrastructure, Security
      • Provide direction and oversight
        • Implement EA & SOA governance
        • Review all proposals for new technologies
        • Communicate vision and strategies
      • Key areas
        • Business processes, Business services
        • Enterprise metadata
        • Infrastructure, security
    • What should the EA team group focus on?
      • Fiscal Responsibility
        • Retire expensive infrastructure and applications
        • Open source strategy
        • IT performance strategy
          • Portfolio Management
          • Service Management (ie. ITIL)‏
          • Information (BI, KPIs)‏
      • Research and Development
        • Investigate emerging technologies
          • Web 2.0, Social networking
          • SOA, BPM, WOA, SAAS, EDA
          • Virtualization
    • How will the EA team operate?
      • Select an Architecture Framework or create one
        • Best practices taken from existing frameworks
          • Lean EA
          • FEA (Federal Enterprise Architecture)‏
          • Zachmann
          • TOGAF
    • What does the future look like?
      • Aligned
        • Quickly react to business opportunities
        • Enabler not an inhibitor
      • Open
        • Support multiple technologies, interfaces, devices
        • Software as a Service
        • Plug and Play
      • Key Financial Contributer
        • Bring revenue opportunities to the business (UPS & FedEx model)‏
        • Continually reduce costs of IT and business
        • Maximize reuse of IT assets
        • Forecast future IT investments and retirements
    • Summary
      • “ The Future's so Bright, You gotta wear Shades!”