AAF Pragmatic Enterprise Architecture

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Presentation delivered at the Australia Architecture Forum (AAF) 24 Aug 2009 Syd and 26 Aug 2009 Mel …

Presentation delivered at the Australia Architecture Forum (AAF) 24 Aug 2009 Syd and 26 Aug 2009 Mel

“Pragmatic Enterprise Architecture – The Modern Enterprise Architect”

How Enterprise Architecture can be used to create an ecosystem to meet broader business and technology outcomes and objectives for the new economy.

Key themes:
1. Major Trends in EA
2. Working in the New Business Climate
3. Hot Topics for EA

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  • 1. Pragmatic Enterprise ArchitectureThe Modern Enterprise Architect
    Marc Caltabiano
    Director, Enterprise Architecture
    Tim Rubin
    Enterprise Architecture
  • 2. Enterprise ArchitectureAgenda
    2 © 2009 Oracle Corporation – Proprietary and Confidential
    Pragmatic Enterprise Architecture
    What is Enterprise Architecture
    Open Space Workshop:
    Major Trends
    Working in the new business environment
    Hot Topics in Enterprise Architecture
  • 3. Pragmatic Enterprise ArchitectureWhat Problem are you trying to solve?
    3 © 2009 Oracle Corporation – Proprietary and Confidential
    Reduce Costs
    Faster to Market
    Innovate
    Globalize
    Business Goals
    Technology Challenges
    Delivering Real Business Value
    Increasing System Complexity
    Enterprise Architecture
    Business Integration
    Infrastructure
    Intelligence & Analysis
    Enterprise Mgmt
    Business
    IT Alignment
    Data & Content
    Applications & Services
    Security & Compliance
    Application Development
    and so on
  • 4. Pragmatic Enterprise ArchitectureWhere do you start?
    4 © 2009 Oracle Corporation – Proprietary and Confidential
    BUSINESS GOALS AND INNOVATION
    • Understand Key Business Drivers/Strategy
    • 5. Document Current Business Model/Process
    • 6. New Goals for Business Processes
    • 7. Information Requirements
    Top Down
    Enterprise Architecture
    ENTERPRISE ARCHITECTURE
    • Build the IT inventory and as-is architecture
    • 8. Create to-be architecture
    • 9. Determine the capability gap
    • 10. Create the Roadmap
    Business - IT Alignment
    TECHNOLOGY
    • Starts from technology & infrastructure architecture
    • 11. Establish standards and best practices and define the reference architecture
    • 12. Review project architecture
    • 13. Move up to business problems
    Bottom Up
  • 14. Enterprise ArchitectureOverviewLinking Business to Technology
    5 © 2009 Oracle Corporation – Proprietary and Confidential
    Architecture at many levels
    Technology Specialist
    • Deep Specialised Leadership
    • 15. Best Practices and real world skills
    Solution/Domain Architecture
    • Subject Matter expertise eg. Industry (FSI, CMU), ITIL etc
    or
    • Domain Specialisationeg. CRM, SOA, Govenance and Security etc…
    Enterprise Architecture
    • Business and IT alignment
    • 16. IT Strategy
    • 17. X-Product, X-Domain focus
    • 18. Potentially x-industry focus
    Enterprise Architecture
    Business
    Solution Architecture
    Enterprise Architecture
    Value
    Technology Specialist
    Product/Domain Architecture
    IT
    IT/
    Business
    IT
    Business
    Customer Liaison
  • 19. Pragmatic Enterprise ArchitectureJust in Time - Enterprise Architecture
    6 © 2009 Oracle Corporation – Proprietary and Confidential
    “Just-enough models should be created just in time to address specific [business-driven requirements].”
    Gartner EA Process: Evolution 2005
  • 20. Pragmatic Enterprise ArchitectureWhat is Enterprise Architecture
    7 © 2009 Oracle Corporation – Proprietary and Confidential
    1
    Identify the Business Strategy
    Establish an EA Program
    2
    3
    Define “Future State” Architecture
    4
    Define EA Roadmap
    5
    Establish EA Governance
    Establishes the vision for business and information technology.
    Involves the right mix of people for success.
    Establishes objectives, “future state” and roadmap.
    Provides prescriptive guidance, process and standards for Business and Information Technology.
    Documents current state and path to future state.
    Promotes adherence to EA guidance and plans while architecting business-driven, enterprise solutions.
  • 21. Pragmatic Enterprise ArchitectureUnneccesary EA Steps
    8 © 2009 Oracle Corporation – Proprietary and Confidential
    • If you want to build a new addition to your house or even scrap your house and build a new one on the old foundation, you don’t need a complete blueprint of the existing house.
    Exhaustively define “Current State” Architecture
    Exhaustively define “Future State” Architecture
    • Business strategies, vendor products and technologies change, therefore you need to “architect for change” and keep your options open.
    • 22. Create roadmaps on a “just in time” basis as you launch specific EA initiatives and architect enterprise solutions. Define “just enough” of the current and future states to implement your transformations and solutions.
    Exhaustively define Roadmap to “Future State” Architecture
  • 23. Pragmatic Enterprise ArchitectureRecommendations
    9 © 2009 Oracle Corporation – Proprietary and Confidential
    1
    Identify the Business Strategy
    Establish an EA Program
    2
    3
    Define “Future State” Architecture
    4
    Define EA Roadmap
    5
    Establish EA Governance
    Adoption of a Framework, does not give you Architecture - Stay practical!
    Always align EA to Business Strategy
    Get the right mix of Business/IT/EA people involved with Exec Sponsorship
    Adopt a simplified EA process
    Don’t re-invent the wheel: Get best practices business models and reference architectures from others
    Establish “Future State” EA Architecture Prescriptive Guidance
    Reuse best practice Business Models & Reference Architecture from industry and commercial vendors
    Focus on Operational Excellence first for sound Technical Architecture
    Build iteratively based on business priorities and alignment
  • 24. Open Space WorkshopThe Laws of Open Space
    Respect for others
    Whoever comes is the right people
    Whatever happens is the only thing that could have
    Whenever it starts is the right time
    When it's over it's over
    The law of two feet
  • 25. Open Space WorkshopPragmatic Architecture - Key Themes
    Major Trends in EA
    Working in the new business climate
    Hot Topics in Enterprise Architecture
    11 © 2009 Oracle Corporation – Proprietary and Confidential
    http://lightbulbeffect.blogspot.com
  • 26. Open Space Workshop1. Major Trends in EA
    The role of Enterprise Architecture as related to Business Strategy
    The role of Architecture Governance and Frameworks
    Trends in:
    Enterprise Systems
    Infrastructure
    Software/Hardware
    Networking and Telecommunications
    12 © 2009 Oracle Corporation – Proprietary and Confidential
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