Semantech Inc. Architecture Fusion

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This presentation introduces a revolutionary new approach for the provision and management of Enterprise Architecture (EA). It provides an affordable path to achieve architecture and governance alignment...

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Semantech Inc. Architecture Fusion

  1. 2. Introduction <ul><li>This presentation introduces a unique solutions capability; one that facilitates the ability for complex enterprises or organizations to align architecture & governance economically and rapidly. </li></ul><ul><li>We will explain why the solution is necessary, how it works and also explain its value proposition. </li></ul><ul><li>We’ll illustrate why Semantech Inc. is uniquely qualified to provide this capability. </li></ul><ul><li>Presentation Theme: “Architecture Fusion addresses the biggest challenge in IT today - Complexity .” </li></ul>Copyright 2010, All Rights Reserved – Semantech Inc.
  2. 3. About Semantech Inc. Copyright 2010, All Rights Reserved – Semantech Inc. <ul><li>Semantech Inc. is a small, woman-owned business founded in 2007. The company is located near Dayton, Ohio. Since our inception we have supported clients in a variety of industries nationwide. </li></ul><ul><li>Our charter is to provide enterprise-level solutions and to develop innovative approaches to better solve IT’s most troubling problems. </li></ul><ul><li>Our underlying premise is founded upon the realization that traditional IT is largely an exercise in chaotic semantics. The unification of process, logic and data is Semantic Integration. </li></ul>
  3. 4. An Innovation Framework At Semantech, Innovation is not a mandate, it’s our passion… Copyright 2010, All Rights Reserved – Semantech Inc.
  4. 5. Our Mission is to Address the Full Spectrum of Today’s IT Challenges and Capabilities… Meeting the Challenge Copyright 2010, All Rights Reserved – Semantech Inc.
  5. 6. Section 1: The Architecture Challenge – Growing Complexity: Lack of Alignment Copyright 2010, All Rights Reserved – Semantech Inc.
  6. 7. “ Architecture” is a Process Enterprise Architecture in IT Copyright 2010, All Rights Reserved – Semantech Inc.
  7. 8. Architecture is Complexity <ul><li>There is more than one type of architecture and there are experts who specialize in each of them. </li></ul><ul><li>Architecture is also the backbone for all governance or process efforts. </li></ul><ul><li>Architecture must not only depict Systems, it must evolve along with them. </li></ul><ul><li>Architecture is becoming dynamic – Architecture is crossing domains. </li></ul><ul><li>Integrating the enterprise requires integration of its Architectures first… </li></ul>Copyright 2010, All Rights Reserved – Semantech Inc.
  8. 9. Enterprise Architecture “ Architecture” is now a Galaxy of related and interdependent “ Architectures .” Copyright 2010, All Rights Reserved – Semantech Inc.
  9. 10. Why Alignment Matters <ul><li>As enterprise complexity increases, the ability to track and manage relationships, interdependencies and outcomes becomes more difficult. </li></ul><ul><li>This growing lack of alignment and traceability makes governance difficult and sometimes impossible. </li></ul><ul><li>In the Federal Government, IT Alignment is mandated by law as is Enterprise Architecture. </li></ul><ul><li>Alignment of Architecture, Governance and Systems can dramatically improve solution development success ratios and can reduce lifecycle costs for IT. </li></ul>Copyright 2010, All Rights Reserved – Semantech Inc.
  10. 11. Meta-Integration Meta-Integration – This represents the integration of processes, data and architecture at the strategic rather than the system level. It is a necessary step that is often overlooked. Meta-Integration can occur as a first stage in a larger project or can occur in its own context to help organizations achieve alignment. Enterprise Integration in contrast is the resulting set of application, data and infrastructure interfaces that are deployed to satisfy mission or business requirements. Copyright 2010, All Rights Reserved – Semantech Inc.
  11. 12. Fusion Supports SOA… It is particularly important for Complex Initiatives such as SOA to achieve enterprise alignment. Copyright 2010, All Rights Reserved – Semantech Inc.
  12. 13. Fusion Supports IT Transformation Copyright 2010, All Rights Reserved – Semantech Inc.
  13. 14. Section 2: What is Architecture Fusion? Copyright 2010, All Rights Reserved – Semantech Inc.
  14. 15. Fusion – The Big Picture Semantic Fabric All aspects of any IT infrastructure share a common semantic fabric Occurs when that fabric is managed Copyright 2010, All Rights Reserved – Semantech Inc.
  15. 16. Architecture Fusion is… <ul><li>A time-boxed project engagement, lasting no more than 90 days, which encompasses the following key tasks and deliverables: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Initial Architecture Assessment </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Architecture Alignment </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Governance Alignment </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Architecture Roadmap </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>The Fusion Project is designed to assure that all existing and future architectures are coordinated and that architecture is aligned with Lifecycle Governance. Some Fusion engagements also include solution automation. </li></ul>Copyright 2010, All Rights Reserved – Semantech Inc.
  16. 17. What Fusion Delivers <ul><li>A comprehensive assessment of current architecture products, environments and multi-architecture coherence. </li></ul><ul><li>A Semantic Foundation for Architecture Mapping and Solution Traceability. </li></ul><ul><li>EA Framework Artifacts based upon your needs. </li></ul><ul><li>A Lifecycle Framework – family of processes, for Enterprise Governance. </li></ul><ul><li>A Roadmap for all future architecture evolution. </li></ul>Copyright 2010, All Rights Reserved – Semantech Inc.
  17. 18. Initial Assessment <ul><li>A point in time snapshot or “As-Is.” </li></ul><ul><li>Identifies immediate disconnects. </li></ul><ul><li>Measures EA compliance if applicable. </li></ul><ul><li>Creates a Risk Matrix & score which is later incorporated into the Governance framework. </li></ul><ul><li>Identifies core mission areas and business areas and assesses whether they’re properly supported. </li></ul><ul><li>Builds conceptual models of the Enterprise… </li></ul>Copyright 2010, All Rights Reserved – Semantech Inc.
  18. 19. Architecture Alignment - 1 Architecture Mapping is critical in achieving alignment. Copyright 2010, All Rights Reserved – Semantech Inc.
  19. 20. Architecture Alignment - 2 <ul><li>Provides Semantic Models for Architecture Mapping. </li></ul><ul><li>Builds processes for linking data, process and application architecture. </li></ul><ul><li>Develops a Knowledge Repository and Collaboration Center. Deploys an architecture repository for some engagements, [Heavy Fusion]. </li></ul><ul><li>Engages with user communities – develops processes for continuous collaboration / validation with them, [Communities of Interest]. </li></ul><ul><li>Develops data exchange models / mechanisms. </li></ul>Copyright 2010, All Rights Reserved – Semantech Inc.
  20. 21. Alignment thru Lifecycle Governance is a Lifecycle of Lifecycles – data and process make it truly traceable. Copyright 2010, All Rights Reserved – Semantech Inc.
  21. 22. Governance Alignment <ul><li>Unifies existing Governance models or develops a new comprehensive model for Enterprise or Cross-Domain Governance. </li></ul><ul><li>Integrates Architecture development with Lifecycle Governance and integrates those with system development and sustainment. </li></ul><ul><li>Provides metrics or performance management approach for Lifecycle Governance. </li></ul><ul><li>Provides a Requirements Management and integration solution tied to Architecture & Lifecycle. </li></ul>Copyright 2010, All Rights Reserved – Semantech Inc.
  22. 23. Program Alignment Copyright 2010, All Rights Reserved – Semantech Inc. This example represents a high level view of program alignment between various International Aviation initiatives and Programs.
  23. 24. Architecture Roadmap The Roadmap – The Architecture Fusion Roadmap activity and deliverables encompass the entire scope of IT goals, objectives and program planning over a 1 year or 3 year period. It builds upon the previous alignment activities. Copyright 2010, All Rights Reserved – Semantech Inc.
  24. 25. Fusion Methodology Our Methodology is applicable to both Government and Commercial Environments. Copyright 2010, All Rights Reserved – Semantech Inc.
  25. 26. Section 3: The Architecture Fusion Value Proposition Copyright 2010, All Rights Reserved – Semantech Inc.
  26. 27. The Advantages of Fusion <ul><li>Architecture Fusion is Fast and Flexible … </li></ul><ul><li>It meets a critical need. </li></ul><ul><li>Fusion improves overall IT efficiency. </li></ul><ul><li>Fusion Projects do not require permanent staff – the results can be handed off to the IT department. </li></ul><ul><li>Fusion is high impact, we focus on areas which traditionally involve high risk and require exceptional analytical support. </li></ul><ul><li>Architecture Fusion encourages innovation. </li></ul>Copyright 2010, All Rights Reserved – Semantech Inc.
  27. 28. Fusion is Innovation Architecture Fusion is particularly beneficial when organizations are involved in substantial Transformation Initiatives. Copyright 2010, All Rights Reserved – Semantech Inc.
  28. 29. The Value Proposition <ul><li>Architecture Fusion solves critical problems and helps to avoid others. </li></ul><ul><li>Architecture Fusion is focused solely on value; value in the project delivery, value in the ability to exploit project deliverables and value in the assurance that when the enterprise is “Fused,” more value can be derived from all IT and mission capabilities. </li></ul><ul><li>Architecture Fusion builds a real foundation for the rest of the enterprise to use going forward. </li></ul><ul><li>Architecture Fusion facilitates compliance. </li></ul>Copyright 2010, All Rights Reserved – Semantech Inc.
  29. 30. Semantech Inc. Contact Information Thank You… Call 937-554-4673 Or contact [email_address] For more Information Check us out at http://www.semantech-inc.com Copyright 2010, All Rights Reserved – Semantech Inc.

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