Enterprise Architecture Methodology
Based on the Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF), IT architecture provides the necessary technical foundation for an effective IT strategy, which is core to any business strategy delivering a technology plan for managing your IT Investment. Specifically, IT architecture defines the components that make up the overall information system related to a business process. It provides a plan from which products can be procured, and systems developed that will work together to implement the overall system. It thus enables you to manage your IT investment in a consistent manner that ensures that IT meets business requirements.
- Speed up and simplify architecture development
- Ensure more complete coverage of the designed solution
- Make certain that the architecture selected allows for future growth in response to the needs of the business.
- Enterprise Architecture Review
Begins with mapping business processes such as enrol new client to the IT processes that support the business process and details the actual components such as documents, network devices, servers, applications and databases that support the business process. While the Architecture review is not a Business Process Management (BPM) exercise, it is usually the initiator of such an exercise.
- Determines what technology has been implemented.
- Determines the roles that the technology is required to fulfil.
- Determines whether the technology is sufficient for business requirements based on policy requirements.
- Determines whether there are requirements for stricter access controls.
- Determines whether further technology is required.
- Determines the requirement for Enterprise Architecture planning.