Today’s Enterprise Architecture (EA) programs often “hit a wall” when attempting to demonstrate their value to the business. While EA teams may be effective at launching a program and perhaps creating initial deliverables, other stakeholder communities within IT and the business often do not directly appreciate the value of EA work.
EAIG Member Booz Allen Hamilton Promotes the Modernization of Federal Agencies’ Information Technology In Support Of Business Transformation. In recent months, Federal agencies raced to meet OMB’s May 31, 2005, deadline for achieving “green” ratings on Enterprise Architecture (EA) maturity as part of the President’s Management Agenda (PMA) assessment. OMB had established a target for all Federal agencies to achieve a Level 3 or higher (out of a possible 5) on its EA Assessment Framework by that date.
Stakeholders Rely on EA Solutions to Leverage ‘Space Situation Awareness’ Data. An effective national defense strategy demands dominance in air, on land, and at sea. To adequately defend these arenas also requires superiority in space. The key to space superiority is Space Situation Awareness (SSA), a complete understanding of environmental and man-made events in space.
Welcome to the second issue of Architecture & Governance Magazine. I’d like to thank everyone for your supportive response to the premier issue. Particular thanks go to those of you who offered suggestions on topics for future articles. Your feedback is an important part of our editorial planning process. Please keep your suggestions coming!
By now, you have probably heard about the Enterprise Architecture Interest Group.
But like other professionals, you may be wondering whether the organization is a good fit for you and the company or agency you work for. The EAIG, a growing not-for-profit organization, has made it easy by offering the following litmus test:
Join the EAIG if you want to…
If you haven’t met your company’s Enterprise Architecture team, you might want to schedule an introduction. In the year ahead, Enterprise Architecture will become a governing force in IT decision-making. New projects will require EA concurrence, and spending decisions will get hung up in architectural and governance review processes.