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 no requirement for new or upgraded EA components. \nDescribe the four basic phases of the capital planning [CPIC] process. \nCPIC Planning Phase: The CPIC Planning Phase is where business and technology requirements that emerge throughout the enterprise are reviewed at a preliminary level for merit, need, and identification of an association with an EA component. \nCPIC Selection Phase: The CPIC Selection Phase is where a funding decision is made for a proposed investment in an EA component. \nCPIC Control Phase: The CPIC Control Phase is where ongoing development and upgrade projects are evaluated for how closely cost, schedule, and EA component performance milestones are being met, and how well areas of risk are being managed. \nCPIC Evaluation Phase: The CPIC Evaluation Phase is where (1) completed IT projects receive a PostImplementation Review (PIR), and (2) where operational systems are periodically reviewed for continuing value.