Implement and Optimize Application Integration Governance

Don’t let your applications govern you!

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Your Challenge

  • Enterprises begin integrating their applications without recognizing the need for a managed and documented governance model.
  • Application Integration (AI) is an inherently complex concept, involving the communication among multiple applications, groups, and even organizations; thus developing a governance model can be overwhelming.
  • The options for AI Governance are numerous and will vary depending on the size, type, and maturity of the organization, adding yet another layer of complexity.

Our Advice

Critical Insight

  • Governance is essential with integrated applications. If you are planning to integrate your applications, you should already be considering a governance model.
  • Proper governance requires oversight into chains of responsibility, policy, control mechanisms, measurement, and communication.
  • People and process are key. Technology options to aid in governance of integrated apps exist, but will not greatly contribute to the success of AI.

Impact and Result

  • Assess your capabilities and determine which area of governance requires the most attention to achieve success in AI.
  • Form an Integration Center of Competency to oversee AI governance to ensure compliance and increase success.
  • Conduct ongoing training with your personnel to ensure up-to-date skills and end user understanding.
  • Frequently revisit your AI governance strategy to ensure alignment with business goals.

Implement and Optimize Application Integration Governance

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Implement and optimize Application Integration Governance

Know where to start and where to focus your attention in the implementation of an AI governance strategy.

2

Assess the organization's capabilities in AI Governance

Assess your current and target states in AI Governance.

3

Create an Integration Center of Competency

Have a governing body to oversee AI Governance.

4

Establish AI Governance principles and guidelines

Create a basis for the organization’s AI governance model.

5

Create an AI service catalog

Keep record of services and interfaces to reduce waste.