Raytheon's Architecture Journey (SATURN 2006)
April 2006 • Presentation
Keynote address made by Rolf Siegers at SATURN 2006, in which Siegers discusses Raytheon and its institutionalization of architecture as a formal practice throughout the company.
Software Engineering Institute
Raytheon began an "architecture journey" several years ago to institutionalize architecture as a formal practice throughout the company. Corporate Engineering's senior leadership defined a vision to address a set of software, systems, and enterprise architecture needs across Raytheon's multiple business areas.
Since then, Raytheon has enhanced its architecture competencies through a variety of corporate initiatives including:
- Establishing a corporate Architecture Review Board (ARB)
- Establishing a company-wide, standardized architecting process
- Definition and deployment of an architecture training program
- Definition and deployment of an internal Raytheon Certified Architect Program (RCAP)
- Participation in external architect certification programs
- Development of reference architectures
- In-depth analyses of the latest architecture tools
- Establishing a corporately accessible architecture repository
- Establishing company-wide, architecture-centric Technical Interest Groups (TIGs)
- Collaborations with academic, industry and government organizations