2016-04-21

What Services should be offered by an Enterprise Architecture Practice?

All depends, as usual.

1 Core EA practice


Let us consider that core EA practice is as defined in http://improving-bpm-systems.blogspot.ch/2015/12/enterprise-patterns-adagio-entarch.html

Its possible services are the following.

1.1 Architecture Governance Services

These services allow to define, execute, supervise, and review strategies, policies and procedures for
  • business 
  • applications 
  • information 
  • infrastructure 
  • security

1.2 Architecture Delivery Services


The purpose of these services is to deliver architecture in accordance with its lifecycle and some specific of an enterprise. For example, a target architecture of an enterprise has three major parts:
  1. Corporate Unified Business Execution (CUBE) platform see http://improving-bpm-systems.blogspot.ch/search/label/%23platform
  2. Platform-based solutions see http://improving-bpm-systems.blogspot.ch/search/label/PEAS
  3. Stand-alone applications
Then each of "smaller" services must address each of those parts.
  1. Architecture Design Service
    • Platform
    • Platform-based solutions
    • Stand-alone solutions
  2. Architecture Support Service
    • Platform
    • Platform-based solutions
    • Stand-alone solutions
  3. Architecture Operations Service
    • Platform
    • Platform-based solutions
    • Stand-alone solutions
  4. Architecture Evolution Service
    • Platform
    • Platform-based solutions
    • Stand-alone solutions

1.3 Innovations and optimisation services

Possible services:
  • Training
  • Knowledge dissemination
  • Prototyping
  • Experimentations
  • Technology watch

2 Supporting EA practice to enable other functions


Possible services:
  • EA services in the PMO processes
  • EA services in procurement processes
  • EA services in strategic planning processes

3 Reminder - check that set of service is complete


Know all your artefacts (i.e. those are under your responsibilities or those about which you are consulted ) and build services around these artefacts.

For each of artefact:
  • Policy
    • RASCI
    • lifecycle = states+events+procedures
    • security
  • Procedures (design, build, support, operations, maintenance) - depending of RASCI
  • Catalogue
  • Relationships to other artefacts

Thanks,
AS


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