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

“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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AAF Pragmatic Enterprise Architecture

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