Enterprise and business architecture STPL

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Aligning the technology strategy of an organisation to its business mission, strategy, and processes and documenting this using architectural models.

Guidance notes

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Enterprise Architecture is typically considered across four domains: business, data, applications and infrastructure technologies (BDAT),

Activities may include - but are not limited to...

  • translating business strategies and objectives into an operating model
  • assessing current capabilities
  • identifying required changes in capabilities
  • describing the inter-relationships between people, organisation, service, process, data, information, technology and the external environment
  • creating, iterating, and maintaining architectural models and views  embodying the key principles that describe the organisation's future state, and that enable its evolution
  • interpreting business goals and drivers
  • documenting and communicating constraints, standards and guiding principles necessary to define, assure and govern the required evolution
  • using architectural models and processes to facilitate changes in the organisation's structure, business processes, systems and infrastructure

Enterprise and business architecture: Level 7

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Directs development of enterprise-wide architecture and processes to embed the strategic application of change in the management of the organisation.

Directs the creation and review of an enterprise capability strategy to support the strategic requirements of the business. Identifies the business benefits of alternative strategies.

Ensures compliance between business strategies, enterprise transformation activities and technology directions, setting strategies, policies, standards and practices.

Enterprise and business architecture: Level 6

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Develops enterprise-wide architecture and processes to embed the strategic application of change in the management of the organisation. Ensures the buy-in of all key stakeholders.

Leads the creation and review of a systems capability strategy that meets the strategic requirements of the business.

Captures and prioritises market and environmental trends, business strategies and objectives, and identifies the business benefits of alternative strategies. Develops and presents business cases, for high-level initiatives, approval, funding and prioritisation.

Sets strategies, policies, standards and practices to ensure compliance between business strategies, technology strategies, and enterprise transformation activities.

Enterprise and business architecture: Level 5

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Develops models and plans to drive the execution of the strategy, taking advantage of opportunities to improve business performance.

Contributes to the creation and review of a systems capability strategy which meets the strategic requirements of the business.

Determines requirements and specifies effective business processes, through improvements in information systems, data management, practices, procedures, organisation and equipment.