Australian Enterprise Architecture Market


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Every year ICT professionals gather to discuss the tools, models, methods, frameworks and skills needed to execute the most popular approach to aligning an organisation's business direction with structures and systems that support it - Enterprise Architecture. During these events it becomes obvious that organisations who begin the EA journey are often faced with the need to augment internal resources and capability through a combination of specialised recruitment and external consulting support. Unfortunately there has been a lack of qualified local research into the exactly what support organisations are looking for, who the market believes the key players are and what their true service capability is. In this session Sam Higgins, Research Director from Longhaus will share data and insights collected from over 100 members of Longhaus' Online Enterprise Architecture Panel. Armed with this information you will be better placed to find the right external support for your EA from the local market.

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  • Australian Enterprise Architecture Market

    1. 1. The Australian Enterprise Architecture Market Sam Higgins Research Director June 2007
    2. 2. Who is Longhaus? <ul><li>Longhaus is a research publisher and advisory company with a specialty in technology </li></ul><ul><li>We publish business reports and advise executives and management across Australia's government, business, and consumer sectors on the application and direction of technology </li></ul><ul><li>Our directional research reports are utilised by both SME and major organisations across the world </li></ul><ul><li>Through our advisory services we answer big business questions that most often pertain to customer, product or services markets – strong focus on government </li></ul><ul><li>Strong international and technology research experience </li></ul><ul><li>Leading industry voice in press and media broadsheets </li></ul><ul><li>Queensland founded and headquartered </li></ul>Commercial-in-confidence
    3. 3. Longhaus’ Enterprise Architecture Panel <ul><li>Established in Q4 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>Created to provide deep insights into this aspect of the Australian ICT market </li></ul><ul><li>Grown from 36 to 137 members </li></ul><ul><li>Includes various architecture roles </li></ul><ul><li>Members from across the Australia and New Zealand </li></ul><ul><li>~70% are from large organisations (100-5000 employees) </li></ul><ul><li>~50% work with or in the public sector </li></ul>Commercial-in-confidence
    4. 4. Agenda Commercial-in-confidence
    5. 5. Ethan has a line of sight to the CxO layer Commercial-in-confidence
    6. 6. Ethan is highly educated in business more than technology Commercial-in-confidence
    7. 7. But his academic qualifications are grounded with real experience <ul><li>Ethan has a long industry tenure </li></ul><ul><ul><li>At least 5 years experience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Industry preference is for a minimum of 10 years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Average industry tenure closer to 20 years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Permanent employees can expect $100K to $130K annually </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ethan is not alone </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Works on average with 10 peers in the Enterprise Architecture Office </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>One of an estimated 60,000 architects in Australia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More than 1000 architecture roles open in any given month </li></ul></ul>Commercial-in-confidence
    8. 8. Greg is a typical CIO mandated to provide EA services <ul><li>Greg’s firm has only embraced EA since Y2K </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Most organisations EA program is less than 10 years old </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>On average 7 years of serious effort to date </li></ul></ul><ul><li>With maturing practice comes a corporate mandate </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Majority now a part of corporate governance or formal planning activities </li></ul></ul><ul><li>… and the associated budget </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Most EA teams receive a dedicated budget </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A hybrid of dedicated and charge back is also common </li></ul></ul><ul><li>It is Greg’s approach to EA, and his organisation’s needs, that Ethan must satisfy </li></ul>Commercial-in-confidence
    9. 9. Greg is increasing his investment in EA Commercial-in-confidence
    10. 10. Greg’s issues are both business and technical Commercial-in-confidence
    11. 11. Greg’s issues are both business and technical Commercial-in-confidence
    12. 12. Greg’s organisation has clear preferences when it comes to EA <ul><li>Longhaus defines a Framework as: </li></ul><ul><li>a set of assumptions, concepts, classifications, values, and practices that constitutes a way of viewing reality </li></ul><ul><li>Longhaus defines a Method as: </li></ul><ul><li>the detailed processes and techniques by which artefacts, such as models and documents, are produced </li></ul>Commercial-in-confidence
    13. 13. Greg’s organisation prefers generic frameworks <ul><li>Top 10 Frameworks (by perceived importance) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Zachman Framework for EA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Queensland Government Enterprise Architecture (GEA) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>US Government Federal Enterprise Architect Framework (FEAF) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Australian Government Interoperability Framework* </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gartner Enterprise Architecture Framework </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Department of Defence Architecture Framework (DoDAF) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Proprietary Frameworks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Generalise Enterprise Reference Architecture (GERA) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ISO Reference Model for Open Distributed Processing (RM-ODP) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>*In June AGIMO began promoting a clone of the FEAF in Australia known as the Australian Government Architecture </li></ul>Commercial-in-confidence
    14. 14. Greg’s chosen framework is complimented by detailed methods <ul><li>Top 10 Methods (by perceived importance) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>TOGAF Architecture Development Method (ADM) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gartner’s Enterprise Architecture Method </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>GEA ICT Planning Method </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FEA Architecture Assessment Method </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Proprietary Method </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In-house Developed Method </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IEEE Architecture Methods </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Software Engineering Institute (SEI) Architecture Methods </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>GERA Method </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NASCIO Enterprise Architecture Program </li></ul></ul>Commercial-in-confidence
    15. 15. Greg knows he’ll need more than just Ethan Commercial-in-confidence
    16. 16. Who do Greg and Ethan turn to in the Australian market? <ul><li>Australia’s EA market is not deep </li></ul><ul><ul><li>91 ASX listed Software & Services firms and only a handful offer EA services </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Multi-national brands dominate the thought leadership </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Many have few resources deployed locally </li></ul></ul><ul><li>There are no large indigenous pure-play EA service providers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>There are smaller brands / individuals who are well known in their regions </li></ul></ul>Commercial-in-confidence
    17. 17. The EA “A-List” in Australia <ul><li>Top EA Vendors (by perceived strength) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>IBM </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Oakton </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Deloitte </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CA, CSC, IES, SMS Management & Technology, Unisys </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accenture, EDS, Fujitsu, Oracle, SAP </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dimension Data, Hewlett Packard, Microsoft </li></ul></ul><ul><li>EA expertise is most often found in providers who also offer managed services for applications </li></ul><ul><li>EA expertise does not equal broad architecture competencies </li></ul>Commercial-in-confidence
    18. 18. Service providers perception profiles IBM Commercial-in-confidence
    19. 19. Service providers perception profiles Microsoft Commercial-in-confidence
    20. 20. With which service providers is Ethan going to spend Greg’s budget? Commercial-in-confidence
    21. 21. Challenges for the EA market in Australia <ul><li>The next generation of architects must seek out a balanced education </li></ul><ul><li>Enterprise Architecture is now a must-have feature of the corporate landscape </li></ul><ul><li>Currently EA services are hidden deep inside most providers </li></ul><ul><li>External expertise can lead to knowledge loss if not pro-actively managed </li></ul><ul><li>Measurement and evaluation is urgently needed to prove value given the level of spending </li></ul>Commercial-in-confidence
    22. 22. Source Reports <ul><li>Successful Portfolio Management Unifies ICT Management Practices , September 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>The Enterprise Architect – CxO Heir Apparent , February 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Good-faith investments in the Enterprise Architecture Office demand improved performance measures , June 2007 </li></ul>Commercial-in-confidence
    23. 23. Thank you <ul><li>Longhaus Head Office </li></ul><ul><li>Level 30, AMP Place </li></ul><ul><li>10 Eagle Street </li></ul><ul><li>Brisbane QLD 4000 </li></ul><ul><li>Longhaus Research Centre </li></ul><ul><li>7/269 Abbotsford Road </li></ul><ul><li>Bowen Hills QLD 4006 </li></ul><ul><li>p: +61 7 3868 4796 </li></ul><ul><li>f: +61 7 3303 8445 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Sam Higgins </li></ul><ul><li>Research Director </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>+61 412 621 014 </li></ul>Commercial-in-confidence