Why is it important to integrate the EA Management Program with the enterprise’s capital planning process and project management practices?

The EA program is only effective if the enterprise’s resources are effectively applied to gaps in operational performance. It takes people, money, facilities, software, hardware, training, and other resources to do this through the investment in an ongoing series of development and improvement projects. If there were no gaps in operational performance, there would be… Continue reading Why is it important to integrate the EA Management Program with the enterprise’s capital planning process and project management practices?

What is a business case for investment in EA components? What are the roles of an Alternatives Analysis, Cost Benefit Analysis, and Return on Investment calculation in the business case?

A Business Case shows the value and projected results of selecting an investment in a particular IT solution. Within a business case, one performs an Alternatives Analysis to determine if there are several viable alternatives for meeting the stated EA-related requirement(s). Identify how each alternative meets or does not meet the requirement(s). Perform a Cost-Benefit… Continue reading What is a business case for investment in EA components? What are the roles of an Alternatives Analysis, Cost Benefit Analysis, and Return on Investment calculation in the business case?

Why is it important to have a standardized format for a Project Management Plan?

Project (and program) management is a professional discipline that focuses on developing, implementing, operating, improving, and/or retiring enterprise resources. Project and Program Managers (PMs) are responsible for meeting the goals of the project or program. Controlling successful outcomes involves the management of five primary aspects of a project/program: managing scope; controlling costs, maintaining the schedule,… Continue reading Why is it important to have a standardized format for a Project Management Plan?

What is meant by architectural alignment in developing a Project Management Plan?

For EA alignment, discuss and then document the project’s proposed technical approach with the enterprise’s EAWG for design and operational alignment at the various levels of the EA3 Cube Framework: strategy, business, information, applications, and technology infrastructure. Determine the costs associated with documenting the project throughout its lifecycle in the on-line EA repository, including views… Continue reading What is meant by architectural alignment in developing a Project Management Plan?

How can the EA Management Program help to promote effective security and privacy solutions?

The Security and Privacy Program is intended to provide expertise, processes, and solutions for the protection of IT resources active in the business and technology operating environment. The Security and Privacy Program supports the EA by providing requirements for standards and procedures that are used in the planning and implementation of EA components and artifacts.… Continue reading How can the EA Management Program help to promote effective security and privacy solutions?

Why are summaries of current and future views an important part of the EA Management Plan?

The EA Management Plan documents the enterprise’s performance gaps, resource requirements, planned solutions, a sequencing plan, and a summary of the current and future architecture. The Plan also describes the EA governance process, the implementation methodology, and the documentation framework. It is a living document that is updated at regular intervals (e.g., annually) to provide… Continue reading Why are summaries of current and future views an important part of the EA Management Plan?

What is the role of an EA framework within the EA methodology?

The framework should identify the areas of the enterprise that the EA will cover, and how those areas relate. For example, the EA3 framework identifies five functional areas and three ‘thread’ areas to be documented, organizes different types of components, and then orients the components into lines of business. These relationships are important in conveying… Continue reading What is the role of an EA framework within the EA methodology?