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Creating a Sustainable Architecture Organization

May 2014 Presentation
William Beshilas (PwC)

Presentation at SATURN 2014. Presenter discusses a framework that can assess how well an architecture organization understands its environment and determine if it is meeting the needs of the organization.

Publisher:

Software Engineering Institute

This presentation was created for a conference series or symposium and does not necessarily reflect the positions and views of the Software Engineering Institute.

Abstract

Our clients have asked us to help them to create or mature their architecture organizations, which are typically part of an Information Technology (IT) department. Through helping our clients, we developed a framework that we have used successfully with over 20 clients. The framework addresses the following aspects of what an architecture organization should be concerned with in order to be sustainable:

  • charter that includes mission and vision, roles, and organization
  • governance
  • service catalog
  • service delivery management

After reviewing the framework, we will present lessons learned from working with the various clients. After the session, the audience will be aware of the importance of defining the mission and vision of an architecture organization and of understanding the need for change management. With this awareness, the audience will be able assess how well an architecture organization understands its environment and determine if it is meeting the needs of the organization.