Top 87 Enterprise Architecture Management Things You Should Know

What is involved in Enterprise Architecture Management

Find out what the related areas are that Enterprise Architecture Management connects with, associates with, correlates with or affects, and which require thought, deliberation, analysis, review and discussion. This unique checklist stands out in a sense that it is not per-se designed to give answers, but to engage the reader and lay out a Enterprise Architecture Management thinking-frame.

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Below you will find a quick checklist designed to help you think about which Enterprise Architecture Management related domains to cover and 87 essential critical questions to check off in that domain.

The following domains are covered:

Enterprise Architecture Management, Application Architecture, Architectural layer, Benchmarking, Business model, Enterprise architecture, Information Technology Governance, Management, Project Portfolio Management, Risk Management, Service-Oriented Architecture, Standardization:

Enterprise Architecture Management Critical Criteria:

Add value to Enterprise Architecture Management goals and revise understanding of Enterprise Architecture Management architectures.

– Have you identified your Enterprise Architecture Management key performance indicators?

– What are the Key enablers to make this Enterprise Architecture Management move?

– Does Enterprise Architecture Management appropriately measure and monitor risk?

Application Architecture Critical Criteria:

Refer to Application Architecture quality and do something to it.

– How can you create a cross application architecture that supports your current systems, while at the same time accommodating changing business needs?

– What is the total cost related to deploying Enterprise Architecture Management, including any consulting or professional services?

– Application Architecture Considerations. Is the application web-based, or built with a serviceoriented architecture (SOA)?

– What about Enterprise Architecture Management Analysis of results?

– What is Effective Enterprise Architecture Management?

Architectural layer Critical Criteria:

Learn from Architectural layer strategies and integrate design thinking in Architectural layer innovation.

– How do you incorporate cycle time, productivity, cost control, and other efficiency and effectiveness factors into these Enterprise Architecture Management processes?

– What new services of functionality will be implemented next with Enterprise Architecture Management ?

– Do you monitor the effectiveness of your Enterprise Architecture Management activities?

Benchmarking Critical Criteria:

Investigate Benchmarking results and raise human resource and employment practices for Benchmarking.

– A compounding model resolution with available relevant data can often provide insight towards a solution methodology; which Enterprise Architecture Management models, tools and techniques are necessary?

– Have all basic functions of Enterprise Architecture Management been defined?

– What are our Enterprise Architecture Management Processes?

Business model Critical Criteria:

Have a round table over Business model governance and point out Business model tensions in leadership.

– Does Enterprise Architecture Management include applications and information with regulatory compliance significance (or other contractual conditions that must be formally complied with) in a new or unique manner for which no approved security requirements, templates or design models exist?

– How can we create a secure environment to protect our data, especially when new business models like cloud computing and mobility leave us with little control over it?

– How can we take rapid and informed action given the dramatic changes the IoT will make to our traditional business models?

– Are there any disadvantages to implementing Enterprise Architecture Management? There might be some that are less obvious?

– What applications will first become mainstream and under which business model will they operate?

– How well does the product fit our current and planned business model(s)?

– What potential megatrends could make our business model obsolete?

Enterprise architecture Critical Criteria:

Study Enterprise architecture goals and improve Enterprise architecture service perception.

– Think about the kind of project structure that would be appropriate for your Enterprise Architecture Management project. should it be formal and complex, or can it be less formal and relatively simple?

– With the increasing adoption of cloud computing do you think enterprise architecture as a discipline will become more or less important to us and why?

– Who will be responsible for making the decisions to include or exclude requested changes once Enterprise Architecture Management is underway?

– Enterprise architecture planning. how does it align with to the to be architecture?

– Are assumptions made in Enterprise Architecture Management stated explicitly?

– How does the standard fit into the Federal Enterprise Architecture (FEA)?

– Are Enterprise JavaBeans still relevant for enterprise architectures?

– Are software assets aligned with the agency enterprise architecture?

– Are the levels and focus right for TOGAF enterprise architecture?

– Are software assets aligned with the organizations enterprise architecture?

– Is There a Role for Patterns in Enterprise Architecture?

– What is the value of mature Enterprise Architecture?

– Why Should we Consider Enterprise Architecture?

– What is an Enterprise Architecture?

– What Is Enterprise Architecture?

– Why Enterprise Architecture?

Information Technology Governance Critical Criteria:

Mix Information Technology Governance tasks and oversee Information Technology Governance management by competencies.

– What tools and technologies are needed for a custom Enterprise Architecture Management project?

– Does our organization need more Enterprise Architecture Management education?

– How do we go about Comparing Enterprise Architecture Management approaches/solutions?

Management Critical Criteria:

Give examples of Management quality and find the ideas you already have.

– Customer Service What is the future of CRM with regards to Customer Service five years from now, What Technologies would affect it the most and what trends in Customer Service landscape would we see at that time?

– What other departments, besides IT, use service catalog as a means of publishing their services in your organization?

– Have any changes occurred which could weaken management support obtained for the program during the planning phase?

– Do you have a process for looking at consequences of cyber incidents that informs your risk management process?

– Are there any call deflection user stories implemented already in the existing exchange/CRM system?

– Do you have a baseline configuration of IT/ICS that is used and regularly maintained?

– How do you enhance existing cache management techniques for context-dependent data?

– Does the service providers Change Management process match the customers needs?

– Are there any data with privacy concerns to sharing (e.g., human subjects)?

– Are you achieving the sales revenue per channel partner that you expect?

– What services are published in your organizations service catalog?

– How do we decide if there is any corrective action needed?

– How well did we build trust between us?

– What data will be deposited and where?

– How Can Costs be Fairly Allocated?

– What consumer need is satisfied?

– What languages are supported?

Project Portfolio Management Critical Criteria:

Co-operate on Project Portfolio Management leadership and display thorough understanding of the Project Portfolio Management process.

– What are our best practices for minimizing Enterprise Architecture Management project risk, while demonstrating incremental value and quick wins throughout the Enterprise Architecture Management project lifecycle?

– How can you negotiate Enterprise Architecture Management successfully with a stubborn boss, an irate client, or a deceitful coworker?

– Do Enterprise Architecture Management rules make a reasonable demand on a users capabilities?

– What is project portfolio management?

Risk Management Critical Criteria:

Devise Risk Management leadership and finalize the present value of growth of Risk Management.

– Has management conducted a comprehensive evaluation of the entirety of enterprise Risk Management at least once every three years or sooner if a major strategy or management change occurs, a program is added or deleted, changes in economic or political conditions exist, or changes in operations or methods of processing information have occurred?

– What kind of guidance do you follow to ensure that your procurement language is both specific and comprehensive enough to result in acquiring secure components and systems?

– What impact has emerging technology (e.g., cloud computing, virtualization and mobile computing) had on your companys ITRM program over the past 12 months?

– What is the optimal (not ideal) level of analysis, given data, time, and budget constraints for a given project?

– Do we know what information assets are most at risk to compromise or damage and what can happen to these assets?

– What is the potential impact on the organization if the information is disclosed to unauthorized personnel?

– Is there a person at your organization who coordinates responding to threats and recovering from them?

– Market risk -Will the new service or product be useful to the organization or marketable to others?

– To what extent is Cybersecurity risk incorporated into organizations overarching enterprise Risk Management?

– Does our company communicate to employees the process for reporting and containing compromise?

– What has been the boards contribution to ensuring robust and effective Risk Management?

– Whos in charge of inactivating user names and passwords as personnel changes occur?

– When you need advice about enterprise Risk Management, whom do you call?

– What is the likelihood (probability) risks would go wrong?

– Where is this procedure or policy written and kept?

– Why is cloud security such a big challenge?

– Do we have a back-up source?

– How do I know my identity is at risk?

Service-Oriented Architecture Critical Criteria:

Nurse Service-Oriented Architecture results and diversify disclosure of information – dealing with confidential Service-Oriented Architecture information.

– At what point will vulnerability assessments be performed once Enterprise Architecture Management is put into production (e.g., ongoing Risk Management after implementation)?

– How do we measure improved Enterprise Architecture Management service perception, and satisfaction?

Standardization Critical Criteria:

Accumulate Standardization goals and gather practices for scaling Standardization.

– Is the Enterprise Architecture Management organization completing tasks effectively and efficiently?

– Have the types of risks that may impact Enterprise Architecture Management been identified and analyzed?

– Is there any existing Enterprise Architecture Management governance structure?


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Author: Gerard Blokdijk

CEO at The Art of Service |

Gerard is the CEO at The Art of Service. He has been providing information technology insights, talks, tools and products to organizations in a wide range of industries for over 25 years. Gerard is a widely recognized and respected information expert. Gerard founded The Art of Service consulting business in 2000. Gerard has authored numerous published books to date.

External links:

To address the criteria in this checklist, these selected resources are provided for sources of further research and information:

Enterprise Architecture Management External links:

Enterprise Architecture Management Tools |Tools For EA …

Application Architecture External links:

Azure Application Architecture Guide | Microsoft Docs

Application Architecture – Gartner IT Glossary

application architecture – Martin Fowler architecture.html

Architectural layer External links:


Benchmarking External links:

[PDF]Benchmarking Case Studies –

Business model External links:

Business Model Definition | Investopedia

Blazar Capital | Unique business model, combining …

Business Model Innovation Resources —

Enterprise architecture External links:

Enterprise Architecture Center of Excellence

Center for Enterprise Architecture

Enterprise Architecture Professional Journal

Information Technology Governance External links:

105.200 – Information Technology Governance

Management External links:

Homes For Rent – Title One Management

Title Management Inc.

Title Management | Firebrand Technologies

Project Portfolio Management External links:

Project Portfolio Management Software | Deltek PPM

Best Project Portfolio Management (PPM) Software in …

Service & Project Portfolio Management Platform | …

Risk Management External links:

20 Best Title:(risk Management Manager) jobs (Hiring …

“Billions” Risk Management (TV Episode 2017) – IMDb

Risk Management Job Titles | Enlighten Jobs

Standardization External links:

Titles in Your CRM: The Standardization Debate – RingLead

Standardization. (Journal, magazine, 1949) []

Title Standardization | Human Resource Blog