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Enterprise Architecture Development and Usage Process

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000145734D
Original Publication Date: 2007-Jan-24
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2007-Jan-24
Document File: 2 page(s) / 60K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

This invention comprises an Enterprise Architecture (EA) Development and Usage Process that describes the role of IT investment and transition planning considerations with respect to all On Demand business transformation. A defensible process model has been defined that will address collaboration among architecture developers and stakeholders. EA can leverage Component Business Modeling (CBM), and Service Oriented Architecture (SOA).

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Enterprise Architecture Development and Usage Process

Background

Business Transformation within the context of the broader "On Demand" innovations is a primary business objective with large companies. Enterprise Architecture (EA) can leverage Component Business Modeling (CBM), and Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) mindset to allow the transformation to occur, but its success rates are usually not known for several years into transformation engagements. This is because the policies, governance, and processes are detached from the solutions that they are supposed to drive. Consequently, even though the enterprise and solution architectures have interdependence, this detachment has made quantifiable measurement very difficult for IT Optimization. This process will address the collaboration among stakeholders and architecture developers with respect to business transformation and tools to measure the enterprise architecture for business transformation. This process will provide a broader understanding of the architecture for transformation life cycle and help define appropriate steps leading to proper planning for deployable solutions.

Scope

The scope of the process is medium to large-scale organizations (greater than 10,000 employees with multiple divisions) that have enterprise architectures in place or will develop enterprise architectures. The scope of the work describes a superset of potential processes that a customer would integrate to define an architecture that governs and manages the org...