Blue Ocean Technologies LLC
Business-Driven Technology Consulting

Enterprise Architecture Strategy

Blue Ocean Technologies can help its clients develop the execution strategy for any Enterprise Architecture initiative. Three key disciplines for execution of an Enterprise Architecture Strategy:

  • Clear definition of the firm's Business Operating Model
    • Identify the processes that distinguish your firm competitively
    • Determine what elements of those processes should be standardized
    • Envision your firm's experience as it ought to be. Determine what integration of data and end-to-end connection of processes is necessary
    • Decide how you would like the firm to grow
  • Enterprise Architecture model which is the long-term view of a company's processes, systems, and technologies
  • IT Engagement model which is the system of Governance mechanisms that ensure business and IT projects achieve business objectives

Four General Types of Operating Models:

  • Diversification (low standardization, low integration)
  • Coordinated (low standardization, high integration)
  • Replication (high standardization, low integration)
  • Unification (high standardization, high integration)

The Key to Effective Enterprise Architecture is to Identify:

  • Processes
  • Data
  • Technologies
  • Interfaces

Execution Foundation for Enterprise Architecture:

  • Analyze your existing foundation
  • Define your operating model
  • Design your architecture
  • Set priorities
  • Design and implement an engagement model
  • Exploit the foundation for future growth

Enterprise Architecture Levels:

  • Business process architecture
  • Data / Information Architecture
  • Application Architecture
  • Technology Architecture

Common Elements in Enterprise Architecture:

  • Core Business processes
  • Shared data driving core processes
  • Key linking and automating technologies
  • Key users / customers of the system

Stages of Architecture Maturity

  • Business silos architecture
  • Standardized technology architecture
  • Optimized core architecture
  • Business modularity architecture

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