Develop an Enterprise Architecture Strategy

Develop a strategy that fits the organization’s maturity and remains adaptable to unforeseen future changes.

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Implementing an EA function without an EA strategy can result in:

  • Lack of stakeholder understanding of EA value.
  • EA being perceived as an ineffective function.

Creating an EA strategy can result in:

  • Successfully capturing the common set of EA values (e.g. decreased costs, reduced risk, reduced complexity, increased agility).
  • A smooth execution of the EA operating model.
  • An understanding among EA stakeholders of the value of EA to the organization.

Module 1: Map the EA Contributions to Business Goals

The Purpose

Show an example of traceability.

Key Benefits Achieved

Members have a real-world example of traceability between business goals and EA contributions.

Activities: Outputs:
1.1 Start from the business goals of the organization.
  • Business goals documented.
1.2 Document business and IT drivers.
  • Business and IT drivers documented.
1.3 Identify EA contributions that help achieve the business goals.
  • Identified EA contributions and traced them to business goals.

Module 2: Determine the Role of the Architect in the Agile Ceremonies of the Organization

The Purpose

Create an understanding about role of architect in Agile ceremonies.

Key Benefits Achieved

Understanding of the role of the EA architect in Agile ceremonies.

Activities: Outputs:
2.1 Document the Agile ceremony used in the organization (based on SAFe or other Agile approaches).
  • Documented the Agile ceremonial used in the organization (based on SAFe or other Agile approaches).
2.2 Determine which ceremonies the system architect will participate in.
  • Determined which ceremonies the system architect will participate in.
2.3 Determine which ceremonies the solution architect will participate in.
  • Determined which ceremonies the solution architect will participate in.
2.4 Determine which ceremonies the enterprise architect will participate in.
  • Determined which ceremonies the enterprise architect will participate in.
2.5 Determine architect syncs, etc.
  • Determined architect syncs, etc.

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