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ICH Architecture Assurance Program


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ICH Architecture Assurance Program

  1. 1. ICH Transformed Architecture Resource Center “ From Architectures to Implementation Reality"
  2. 2. ICH – The Questions <ul><li>I need independent IV&V. How do I get it? </li></ul><ul><li>OMB (my Department) keep kicking back my 300’s, what do I need to do? </li></ul><ul><li>Framework Shamework, I need actionable architectures!!! </li></ul><ul><li>TRM, BRM, PRM, …… how do I get there? </li></ul><ul><li>.NET, J2EE, web services,... How do I map my business to solution frameworks? </li></ul><ul><li>How do I establish a common and secure infrastructure to support my application and appropriation requirements? </li></ul>
  3. 3. ICH – The Business <ul><li>ICH’s charter is to aid Business Executives in creating effective Enterprise Architecture and Asset Management. ICH is a non mandatory, non-profit, cost reimbursable EA collaboratory that provides consulting services, architecture research, and education to ensure the success of its clients and members. </li></ul><ul><li>ICH value proposition: ICH has a unique architecture modeling and validation process that effectively maps business needs to validated solution sets. The ICH has direct interface with both the government and industry CIO community which results in broad based contact and highly effective working relationships. Leveraging an extensive component repository, meaningful Work gets done with ICH behind it. </li></ul><ul><li>ICH’s primary focus is to assist clients in creating, maintaining, and operating world class Enterprise Architectures with total objectivity and fiscal responsibility. </li></ul><ul><li>ICH is a Non Profit (501 C 6) which provides Enterprise Architecture and IT Capital Planning Services to its members and to its Public Sector constituents.  These government approved services are of a Mentoring, Assurance, IV&V, Measuring Performance Outcomes, Research, and Consulting nature. ICH focuses on the entire EA package with specific links to E GOV, Security, Critical Infrastructure Protection, Capital Planning, and Detailed Business and Technical Framework alignment to the IT infrastructure services.  The ICH service offerings are delivered through reports, training, conferences, hotline, and on site facilitation. </li></ul><ul><li>ICH Architecture Resources are readily accessible through firm fixed price engagements or by the hour. ICH can be “reached” through GSA Schedule 70, FEDSIM, and JACER 8A contracting vehicles. </li></ul>
  4. 4. ICH – Collaboratory Best Practices <ul><li>ICH Enterprise Architectural Framework </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Source: ICH and Member Input </li></ul></ul><ul><li>ICH Enterprise Architecture Templates </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Source: ICH </li></ul></ul><ul><li>ICH Enterprise Architecture Views </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ICH and The Benchmarking Company </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ICH and Aerospace Corp. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>ICH Enterprise Architecture Repository </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ICH and Fed Gov’t EAMS Users </li></ul></ul><ul><li>ICH Enterprise Architecture Tools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ICH and Bureau of Engraving and Printing (Headstrong/Metis) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>ICH Asset Management Tools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hubbard Decision Research – Applied Information Economics </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. ICH – The Architecture Collaboratory <ul><li>CIO/User Community </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Society of Information Managers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Federal CIO Council </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Financial Services Technology Consortium </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Standards Development Organizations: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Object Management Group </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open Applications Group </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Data International Standards Organization </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Industry Associations: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>IAC, NDIA, Council for Excellence in Govt, </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. ICH – Engagements <ul><li>DARPA*** </li></ul><ul><li>DEA </li></ul><ul><li>EPA* </li></ul><ul><li>HUD* </li></ul><ul><li>OSD Health Affairs </li></ul><ul><li>NSC Cybersecurity** </li></ul><ul><li>OSD** </li></ul><ul><li>DISA** </li></ul><ul><li>PTO*** </li></ul><ul><li>Intelligence Community </li></ul><ul><li>FEMA* </li></ul><ul><li>DLA ** </li></ul><ul><li>OMB* </li></ul><ul><li>US Transcom (w/ Harris) </li></ul><ul><li>Discovery Communications </li></ul><ul><li>DON CIO </li></ul>*In contract negotiations ** In proposal stage *** Negotiating next phase
  7. 7. ICH – The Offerings <ul><li>Enterprise Architecture Focus </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ICH Frameworks (aligns business with technology) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ICH Performance Metric Solutions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Readiness Assessment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Normalized EA Process Templates </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Capital Planning Focus </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A 11 – 300 Advisory and Assistance </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Asset Management </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Economic and IT Baseline Assessment (HDR) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>EA Repository </li></ul><ul><ul><li>EAMs Open Source </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DARPA DCAM </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. ICH Working Groups – The Delivery Format <ul><li>Understanding key EA methods and tools; C4ISR, FEAF, IEEE 1471, OMG MDA, OSI RM-ODP, </li></ul><ul><li>Enterprise Architecture Planning; Developing and roadmap: Choosing the right resources </li></ul><ul><li>Enterprise Architecture and Asset Portfolio Management </li></ul><ul><li>Assuring Interoperability in the Architecture </li></ul><ul><li>Federal Business Reference Model </li></ul><ul><li>Developing the Technical Reference Model and the Role of Standards (A119) </li></ul><ul><li>Security Architectures and GISRA Compliance </li></ul><ul><li>Critical Information Infrastructure Frameworks </li></ul><ul><li>E Gov Frameworks and Component Architectures </li></ul><ul><li>Web Services Frameworks </li></ul><ul><li>Differentiating Knowledge Management, Data Warehousing and Portals frameworks </li></ul><ul><li>Capital IT Planning: How to drive A11-300 from EA outputs </li></ul><ul><li>Making your EA Actionable: Metrics, specifics, and acquisition factors </li></ul><ul><li>ICH EA Assessment Framework </li></ul>
  9. 9. ICH – The Why <ul><li>Analysis of the $52 Billion found... </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Automation of outdated processes </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Duplicative IT investments </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Few IT investments significantly improve mission performance </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Few demonstrated linkage of IT to business of the agency </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Major Gaps in agency and government-wide computer related security </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>$10 bn, 400 projects still have to address business case issues </li></ul></ul></ul>“ ... Source Bill McVeigh-OMB
  10. 10. ICH – The Mandate
  11. 11. AS IS Current Enterprise Lifecycle Planning: Strategic Planning = CIO Advisory Capital Planning = Cost Benefit Analysis Performance ≠ Accountability Compliance = “The Minimum” Application Data Technology IT Architecture = Objects & Standards <ul><li>Planning islands with little to no leverage of information across planning exercises. </li></ul><ul><li>No consistency and logical connections between planning components </li></ul><ul><li>Many planning steps are duplicated in different planning components leading to incompatible formats </li></ul><ul><li>Planning resources are scarce. Agencies are conditioned to meet requirements bare minimum which often results in poorly funded projects. </li></ul><ul><li>Existing services firms are vested in the status quo will not drive process improvements in this area </li></ul>Business = Program Office
  12. 12. Performance Metrics TRANSITION Enterprise Lifecycle Planning Strategic Planning Business Application Data Technology Enterprise Architecture Capital Planning $ Compliance Performance Management System GAO ITM Level 3
  13. 13. Compliance Capital Planning / Asset Management TO BE Effective Enterprise Lifecycle Planning: Technology Architecture Data Architecture Application Architecture Business Architecture Enterprise Architecture Strategic IT Planning E L C A SmartPlan R e p o s i t o r y Performance Management System $ $ <ul><li>Logical integration of all planning components </li></ul><ul><li>Planning activities are seamlessly connected enabling a consistent and comprehensive flow of planning activities </li></ul><ul><li>Business requirements and performance metrics are used as common threads across all planning components </li></ul><ul><li>Capital planning is tightly connected to planning activities moving beyond cost-benefits analysis maturing towards asset management </li></ul><ul><li>Planning activities follow applicable legislative guidelines and ensure a smooth budget submission process while maximizing targeted funding goals </li></ul><ul><li>The SmartPlan Repository captures and connects information from all planning activities </li></ul><ul><li>Reusability, Reliability, Objectivity </li></ul><ul><li>Do more with less by implementing the ELCA framework </li></ul>
  14. 14. ICH -Align Validate Integrate <ul><li>Community Based </li></ul><ul><li>Comprehensive: “Exerprise” </li></ul><ul><li>Alignment Driven </li></ul><ul><li>Metric Justified </li></ul><ul><li>Adaptive </li></ul><ul><li>Normative </li></ul><ul><li>Non Prescriptive </li></ul>Critical Success Factors
  15. 15. ICH EA Framework Enterprise Architecture Drivers /Inhibiters Missions, Goals and Objectives Revenue Enhancement/Cost Reduction Industry Shifts, Obsolescence, Recent Investments Organizational Change Considerations Budget Legislative Directives Mandates, Regulations Enterprise Architecture Business Process Layer: Technology Enablement Layer: (Application) Domain discipline Architectures Component Security Networking Platform Infrast. Mgmt Data Business Driver – Process Mapping Functional Hierarchies, Location Mappings Process Maps Process Descriptions, Performance Metrics Security and other Policies Technology Enabler – Process Mapping Solution Set: 1. Function/Feature, 2. Performance Characteristic 3. Performance Measure Business Process Patterns Solution Set Patterns Application Standards & Policies Information Layer: Data Dictionary Key Information Classes Data Standards & Policies Data Movement Req. Data Patterns Infrastructure Service Layer: Solution Set & Information - Infrastructure Mapping Infrastructure Enabler Description Topology Mappings, High Level Protocol Stacks IT Mgmt Architecture, Standards & Policies Infrastructure Patterns Solution Set – Information & Infrastructure Mapping
  16. 16. ICH Assurance Supports the Complete EA Life Cycle EA Project Planning EA Project Start Up EA Development EA Implementation Planning EA Implementation Org Readiness Assessment EA Planning Workshops Framework Develop. Support EA Plan Review Regulatory Conform. Expectation Level Set Project Charter Dev. Support plan oversight . Iterative Deliverable Reviews . 3 rd Party Validation Remediation Support Regulatory Conform. Cap. Budget Integration Implementation Risk Assessment Organizational Fit Assessment Milestone Reviews Remediation Support Regulatory Conform. Clinger-Cohen OMB GAO EA Project Life Cycle ICH Assurance Deliverable Overview ICH Enterprise Architecture Best Practice KPIs
  17. 17. Comprehensive Validation Readiness Assessment Commitment Resources Business Performance Metrics Expectations Process Assurance: Are we doing it right? Architecture Assurance: Are we achieving aligned, validated and measurable results? Organization Fit: Does it match organization expectations and abilities to implement? Actionability: Can it be implemented as planned, and adapt to change?
  18. 18. ICH Assurance Program Deliverables
  19. 19. ICH Value Proposition Reducing the time, cost, and risk of validating proposed solutions “ The ICH repository data and analysis methodologies was very helpful in supporting a quick turn around for [Information Assurance] section of COTS security products. Highly detailed ICH technology domain and product evaluation data comprised over 60% of this urgently needed [architecture] report”. Mike Luby, Program Manager, Logicon/PRC ICH Confidence Level Resources (cost & time) Trade Studies Testing Alone Traditional approach ICH advantage High Low Risk Delta Cost/time Delta
  20. 20. ICH Solution Framework Draws from existing testing and implementation successes Business Requirements Product Specifications Solution Models & Vetting Results IT/IA Standards <ul><li>Solution Lexicon </li></ul><ul><li>Two Phase Commit </li></ul><ul><li>Object Storage </li></ul><ul><li>Relational Constructs </li></ul><ul><li>Row Level Locking </li></ul><ul><li>Referential Integrity </li></ul><ul><li>ODBC Interface </li></ul><ul><li>SQL Interface </li></ul><ul><li>JDBC Interface </li></ul><ul><li>IDL Interface </li></ul>Normalized Specification <ul><li>DB Standard X, v2 </li></ul><ul><li>Two Phase Commit </li></ul><ul><li>Relational Constructs </li></ul><ul><li>Row Level Locking </li></ul><ul><li>Referential Integrity </li></ul><ul><li>ODBC Interface </li></ul><ul><li>SQL Interface </li></ul><ul><li>IDL Interface </li></ul>Common Criteria <ul><li>DB Product Y </li></ul><ul><li>Two Phase Commit </li></ul><ul><li>Relational Constructs </li></ul><ul><li>Row Level Locking </li></ul><ul><li>Referential Integrity </li></ul><ul><li>ODBC Interface </li></ul><ul><li>SQL Interface </li></ul><ul><li>JDBC Interface </li></ul><ul><li>Triggers </li></ul><ul><li>OLE DB Interface </li></ul><ul><li>Multiphase converter </li></ul>Solution Profile Scale, Industry Solution Suite Product A Product B v6.1 Product C v2 Platform S “ OASIS recognizes a much-needed synergy between our own interoperability development work and the ICH charter to model and validate interoperable solutions,” said Laura Walker, executive director of OASIS. “We look forward to seeing the efforts of both our organizations realized through greater industry deployment of interoperability standards.”
  21. 21. ICH Community - Contributions <ul><li>Validated Architectures </li></ul><ul><li>Proven Product and Services Suites </li></ul><ul><li>Experience Reports </li></ul><ul><li>Integration Capabilities </li></ul><ul><li>Standards Templates </li></ul><ul><li>Architecture Frameworks </li></ul><ul><li>Research Results </li></ul><ul><li>Enterprise Technology Requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Domain Architecture Models </li></ul><ul><li>Successful Results and Experiences </li></ul><ul><li>Regulatory Requirements/Constraints </li></ul><ul><li>Product Specifications </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Updates </li></ul><ul><li>Compliance Assertions </li></ul><ul><li>Product Dependencies </li></ul><ul><li>Implementation References </li></ul>The ICH Systems Integrators Affiliates & Standards Liaisons Government & Enterprise Members Vendors
  22. 22. ICH Community - Benefits <ul><li>Experiences from other Members </li></ul><ul><li>ICH data and tools to leverage domain experience </li></ul><ul><li>Differentiation by vetted integration successes </li></ul><ul><li>Existence proofs that “it can be done” </li></ul><ul><li>Business drivers, to ensure supporting them </li></ul><ul><li>Tracking of what standards are being implemented </li></ul><ul><li>Identification of needs to augment standards </li></ul><ul><li>Research Topics </li></ul><ul><li>Experiences from other Members </li></ul><ul><li>Implementation risk reduction from tools </li></ul><ul><li>ICH data and tools for analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Level playing field for product comparison </li></ul><ul><li>Validated, independent case studies/testimonials </li></ul><ul><li>Direct understanding of Enterprise requirements and business drivers </li></ul>The ICH Systems Integrators Affiliates & Standards Liaisons Government & Enterprise Members Vendors
  23. 23. ICH CD Contents – ICH and Partner Material <ul><li>ICH EA Assurance White Paper </li></ul><ul><li>ICH EA Framework – Final </li></ul><ul><li>ICH EA Templates – Overview </li></ul><ul><li>ICH Offerings – Summary and Contract Vehicles </li></ul><ul><li>ICH Overview Brief </li></ul><ul><li>ICH Communities of Interest </li></ul><ul><li>ICH Web Services Architecture Brief </li></ul><ul><li>Hubbard Decision research AIE Overview </li></ul><ul><li>EPA – OMB EA “To Be” </li></ul>
  24. 24. How to make it happen: 1. Sign up for ICH Membership 2. Review current Architecture/Capital Planning/ Asset Management Concerns 3. Solicit a detailed proposal from ICH 4. Put together team members 5. Create milestone list 6. Path, Pace, Progress 7. Get to Green 8. $ $ $ $ $ $ $
  25. 25. ICH Knowledge Repository
  26. 26. Example: OnLine Documents
  27. 27. Example: OnLine Documents
  28. 28. Example 2: Technology Area Criteria Selection
  29. 29. Example 2: Technology Area Criteria Management
  30. 30. Example 2: Technology Area Viewing
  31. 31. ICH Time Line 06/08/10 2000 1999 2001 2002 Enhance ICH-R for OMB & Fed CIO Community US TRANSCOM Awards to Harris & ICH Rick Smith Takes ICH Helm as COO Financial Services Technology Consortia Team on NIST ATP EPA, NUD, DISA, FEMA, Treasury engage Critical Infrastructure Protection Validation Model DARPA awards research grant for tool ICH Repository (ICH-R) established Architecture Assurance Methodology Formalized ICH awarded GSA Schedule for Architecture Assurance Offerings ICH establishes On-line Solutions Directory 2003 Interoperability Clearinghouse initiative established as medium for Government and Industry collaboration. DoD, IBM, Microsoft, Sun, Oracle, Lockheed, KPMG pledge support when established Office of the Secretary of Defense validates & endorses ICH ICH co-establishes ECCWG with DoD DEPSECDEF adopts ICH ECCWG Recommendations ICH given seat at Federal CIO Council ICH launches Executive Summit Interop WG establishes COTS Validation Methodology. Healthcare, Defense, Aerospace, Media, & Commerce industries apply ICH method 9-11-00: ICH incorporates as 501C6