Corporate and business architecture

Aligning the organization's technology strategy with its business mission, strategy, and processes and documenting this with architectural models.

Methodological Guidelines:

Enterprise architecture is typically considered in four areas: business, data, applications, and infrastructure technology. It may also include information security or compliance.

Activities may include, but are not limited to:

translating business strategies and objectives into an operational model assessing current capabilities and identifying necessary changes in capabilities to achieve goals describing the relationships between people, organization, services, processes, data, information, technology, and the external environment

Creating, iterating, and maintaining architectural models and views that embody the key principles that describe the future state of the organization and enable its development

Implementing enterprise architecture practices to support and enable iterative/progressive work

Interpretation of business goals and drivers documenting and communicating the constraints, standards, and guidelines necessary to define, enable, and govern the required evolution

Using architectural models and processes to facilitate changes in organizational structure, business processes, information or data, business systems, and infrastructure a description of where and why the enterprise will benefit from cloud services.

Enterprise and business architecture: level 5

Develops models and plans to implement business strategy, leveraging opportunities to improve business performance. Contributes to the creation and analysis of a systems capability strategy that meets strategic business requirements. Identifies requirements and specifies effective business processes by improving technology, information or data practices, organization, roles, procedures, and equipment.

Corporate and Business Architecture: Level 6.

Develops enterprise-wide architecture and processes to implement strategic applications of change in the management of the organization. Leads the creation and revision of systems capability strategy to meet strategic business requirements. Provides support from all key stakeholders. Captures and prioritizes market and environmental trends, business strategies and goals, and identifies business benefits of alternative strategies. Develops and presents business cases for approval, funding, and prioritization of high-level initiatives. Defines strategies, policies, standards and practices to ensure alignment between business strategies, technology strategies and enterprise transformation activities.

Corporate and Business Architecture: Level 7.

Leads the development of enterprise-wide architecture and processes to implement the strategic application of change in the management of the organization. Leads the creation and revision of enterprise capability strategies to support strategic business requirements. Identifies benefits of alternative strategies for the business. Ensures alignment between business strategies, enterprise transformation activities and technology areas by establishing strategies, policies, standards and practices.