Architecture

Architecture

Provide a technology framework and a set of standards to enable acquisition, development,
and deployment of IT services that maximize interoperation, minimize duplication, and simplify
the IT environment across industries.

Company vision and implementation an understand how IT strategy drives architecture andIdentify, translate, and define the configurations for IT enterprises architecture.Know the different types of frameworks used to design and build the IT architecture and infrastructure. Understand the importance of knowing the details of the existing architecture and infrastructure of the organization

This growth came with a mixture of disparate IT systems and applications.Difficult and expensive to manage.Not easily integrated into large numbers of datacenter, ERP system, Cloud Computing.IT architecture needed to be redesigned to meet future needs.

Enterprise Architecture Overview

Our Areas of Interest

  • Business – HE Functional Reference Models
  • Platform Standards – Taxonomy
  • Architecture Governance
  • What other Industries are doing in this space
  • Methods/Tools being used to achieve goals of EA
  • Legacy Technology unable to support the business going forward
  • Little or No standards / methodology
  • No one overseeing the “bigger picture” across the organisation
  • Decentralised IT

 

Enterprise Architecture

  • Very early stages
  • Major business and systems change
    • Organisation Restructure completed early 2006
    • Centralised IT
    • Program of Works (EPMO) within IT
    • Formation of roles/groups (AAG, CAB, PoW, Change Office, IT Governance Committee)
  • Introduction of Groups and Processes
    • Start of ITIL implementation, Change Office (PMO), “formalised” Project Methodology and SDLC, Architecture Governance, Standards
  • Enterprise Architecture Consultant – “EA in a box”
    • Light inventory across Business, Information, Applications, Technology
    • Provided principals, some mapping between inventories, gap analysis
    • Current Activities/Changes/Lack of Ownership made this difficult – “hitting a moving target”

Tool – System Architect

IT Strategic Alignment

Aligning IT with the business strategy and delivering collaborative business/IT initiatives

IT Value Delivery

Optimising IT expenditure and proving the value and business benefits derived from IT investments

IT Resource Management

Optimising the use of the University’s IT assets (human, intellectual and infrastructure)

IT Risk Management

Safeguarding of IT assets, assessment of threats and disaster recovery

IT Performance Management

Tracking project delivery and monitoring the performance of IT services

Normal operations

  • SLA service delivery
  • Approved development projects
  • Minor enhancement requests (within resource constraints)

Escalation

  1. New/enhanced services beyond SLA

5. New development proposals

Where to from Now?

  • Adoption of Use of Enterprise Architecture outside of IT
  • Establish an EA group with a business focus
  • Learn and improve
  • Work collaboratively
  • Continual Development of Enterprise Architecture with alignment to the strategic direction of UoN
  • Become proactive rather than reactive
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