Developing an Enterprise Architecture (EA) capability can involve a big change to the way you do IT development, the way that strategic IT decisions are made and also the way individual projects are managed to ensure alignment with wider organisational goals. It will involve navigating through a minefield of available tools and methods to select and tailor those that are the most suitable for your needs. And then you will need to introduce architecture governance processes to ensure that your Enterprise Architecture is effectively managed.
We support the development and delivery of Enterprise Architectures at a variety of levels from the strategic Enterprise Architecture Vision to the detailed Technical Architecture. We can assist you in selecting tools and methodologies and tailoring them to your specific needs. Under this overarching service there are a suite of services charged on a per day basis designed to fulfil specific delivery needs. In all cases, our focus is to deliver tangible benefits to your business as early as possible. We can assist with:
- EA Governance / Design Authority
- Requirements Analysis
- Business Process Modelling
- Architecture Design
- Solution Design
- Interoperability Design
We will tailor our approach to fit in with your existing structures and processes, taking advantage of standard best practice tools and techniques such as TOGAF 9, BPM, and UML. When developing your Enterprise Architecture, we will take you through the various stages of the chosen methodology working with you to implement each stage.
A good enterprise architecture brings significant business benefits such as:
Lower software development, support, and maintenance costs as services are shared where possible and infrastructure and lower level components are standardised.
Increased portability of applications as the architecture is standardised where possible reducing the number of variations that have to be considered.
Improved interoperability and easier system and network management with a consequent reduction in costs.
Improved ability to address critical enterprise-wide issues like security, information governance and data quality.
Easier upgrade and exchange of system components as interdependencies are better understood.
Reduced risk in new investment as the role of each system is understood and changes are documented reducing the risk of un-discovered functionality as changes are made.