Enterprise Architecture Management (EAM)
When it comes to Enterprise Architecture, we find as many definitions and perceptions as our clients. Each organization is unique. And what makes it unique is not the architecture methods but the people, their perceptions and experiences, business drivers, IT maturity, processes, and structures to name a few. One solution does not fit all and no single method will provide the right architecture management capabilities to help you achieve your objectives. In addition, with the drive towards achieve business-IT alignment through service management, it is even more critical to define, and in some cases, re-define EA and how it is positioned to help realize the most value.
A well-design EA capability will enable you to achieve the following:
- Establish appropriate level of understanding of your current IT services
- Identify those systems that are critical to the delivery of business critical IT services
- Build business-integrated IT strategies and architect target state IT services
- Ensure that right strategic changes are identified, selected and approved
- Create and enforce desired architecture policies, controls and standards
- Ensure that approved changes are implemented right
- Minimize the negative impact of changes
We possess expertize in a range of industry leading EA tools including IDS-Scheer ARIS, Proforma, Lombardi, Telelogic and Casewise. We perform tool evaluation and recommendation based on your specific business needs and therefore we strongly recommend that this service is combined with “EA Framework and Process Definition & Development” service to realize the most value from the EA initiative.
Since we are truly vendor-independent with expertize in most of the top-quadrant leading EA development and management platforms, we provide un-biased recommendations.
Current State & Target State Architecture Analysis
If you are a medium to large size organization wth hundreds of thousands of infrastructure (hardware as well as software) components, it will neither make business nor financial sense to try to identify, document and manage each and every component (or Configuration Item). 80/20 rules applies to IT components as well – not everything is equally important because not every components creates the same business value. We will assess your service portfolio, identify the most critical services that you deliver and help establish both current state as well as target state architectures. Our goal is always to help build your in-house EA capabilities so that you are able to continue to manage your architectures.