Define an EA Operating Model

Realize the benefits of EA by balancing the need for controls with the desire for business engagement.

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An enterprise architecture operating model can address the following challenges:

  • Executing an EA function does not seem to work.
  • EA fails to showcase the benefits it proves.
  • EA is considered a silo.
  • You want to deliver on the EA strategy.

An enterprise architecture operating model will help you:

  • More efficiently use enterprise resources through a more thorough plan.
  • Make decisions that accurately reflect the needs of the business.
  • Find the benefits of a well-implemented enterprise architecture.

Module 1: EA Function Design

The Purpose

Identify how EA looks within the organization and ensure all the necessary skills are accounted for within the function.

Key Benefits Achieved

EA is designed to be the most appropriately placed and structured for the organization.

Activities: Outputs:
1.1 Place the EA department.
  • EA organization design
1.2 Define roles for each team member.
  • Role-based skills and competencies
1.3 Find internal and external talent.
  • Talent acquisition strategy
1.4 Create job descriptions with required proficiencies.
  • Job descriptions

Module 2: EA Engagement Model

The Purpose

  • Create a thorough engagement model to interact with stakeholders.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • An understanding of each process within the engagement model.
  • Create stakeholder interaction cards to plan your conversations.

Activities: Outputs:
2.1 Define each engagement process for your organization.
  • EA Operating Model Template
2.2 Document stakeholder interactions.
  • EA Stakeholder Engagement Model Template

Module 3: EA Governance

The Purpose

  • Develop EA boards, alongside a charter and policies to effectively govern the function.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Governance that aids the EA function instead of being a bureaucratic obstacle.
  • Adherence to governace.

Activities: Outputs:
3.1 Outline the architecture review process.
3.2 Position the architecture review board.
3.3 Create a committee charter.
  • Architecture Board Charter Template
3.4 Make effective governance policy.
  • EA Policy Template

Module 4: Architecture Development Framework

The Purpose

  • Create an operating model that is influenced by universal standards including TOGAF, Zachmans, and DoDAF.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • A thoroughly articulated development framework.
  • Understanding of the views that influence each domain.

Activities: Outputs:
4.1 Tailor an architecture development framework to your organizational context.
  • EA Operating Model Template
  • Enterprise Architecture Views Taxonomy

Module 5: Operational Plan

The Purpose

  • Create a change management and communication plan or roadmap to execute the operating model.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Build a plan that takes change management and communication into consideration to achieve the wanted benefits of an EA program.
  • Effectively execute the roadmap.

Activities: Outputs:
5.1 Create a sponsorship action plan.
  • Sponsorship Action Plan
5.2 Outline a communication plan.
  • EA Communication Plan Template
5.3 Execute a communication roadmap.
  • EA Roadmap

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