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Enterprise Architecture Planning

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Enterprise Architecture Planning

  1. 1. Enterprise Architecture Planning Methodology - Implementation Steps - Tony Baker, MBA, CMC [email_address] 250.727.1715
  2. 2. Steps * <ul><li>Mobilization </li></ul><ul><li>Business Model </li></ul><ul><li>Current Architecture Description </li></ul><ul><li>Vision Architecture </li></ul><ul><li>Implementation Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Act </li></ul><ul><li>Iterate </li></ul>* Approach loosely based on the Steven Spewak method and consistent with the Zachman enterprise architecture framework
  3. 3. Mobilization <ul><li>Determine scope & objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare charter </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Vision & objectives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Plan </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Management approval </li></ul>
  4. 4. Business Model <ul><li>Document organizational structure </li></ul><ul><li>Identify clients and related services </li></ul><ul><li>Describe business functions </li></ul><ul><li>Assemble business model deliverable </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tied to mission statement and strategic plan </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Current Architecture Description <ul><li>Prepare Information Resource Catalogue (IRC) – inventory of </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Data stores (logical level) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Applications and services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology infrastructure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Network equipment & topology </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Hardware & system software </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Data flows through the organization </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sources and consumers of information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Transformation of information </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Vision Architecture <ul><li>Data architecture </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What data does the business require? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Where and how should it be stored? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Applications architecture </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What applications are required to provide the services identified? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Technology architecture </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What platforms and configurations are required to support the data & applications? </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Implementation Plan <ul><li>Chart a course </li></ul><ul><ul><li>From current architecture to vision architecture </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Identify implementation projects </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Assign priorities & timeframes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Recognize precedence </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Estimate benefits, costs, resources </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Recommend action plan </li></ul>
  8. 8. Act <ul><li>Secure executive approval to proceed </li></ul><ul><li>Embark on selected projects, applying </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Project management best practices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Appropriate system development methodologies </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Establish and apply appropriate standards </li></ul>
  9. 9. Iterate <ul><li>Set “sanity check” milestones </li></ul><ul><li>Review progress, benefits & costs against expected outcomes </li></ul><ul><li>Revise plan </li></ul><ul><li>Select next set of projects </li></ul><ul><li>Act </li></ul>

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