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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!”