Enterprise Architecture Toolkit

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The Enterprise Architecture Self Assessment toolkit is the tool to help you as the consultant or manager to identify the level of the business for the standards and process to help the entity more compliant. The Enterprise Architect Toolkit address common challenges with best-practice templates, step-by-step work plans and maturity diagnostics.

Using the 3 step toolkit effectively will save you and your staff many hours of R&D time in writing the questions and templates to obtain the results needed to analyse the data collected.

 

DO YOU HAVE THE TIME TO WASTE? THIS TOOLKIT WILL SAVE YOU TIME AND MONEY.

 

The Toolkit contains the following practical and powerful enablers with new and updated Enterprise Architect specific requirements:


STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest edition of the Enterprise Architect Self Assessment toolkit containing requirements to perform a quickscan, get an overview and share with stakeholders.

Organized in a data driven improvement cycle RDMAICS (Recognize, Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control and Sustain), check the…

  • Example pre-filled Self-Assessment Dashboard to get familiar with results generation

Then find your goals...


STEP 2: Set concrete goals, tasks, dates and numbers you can track

Featuring new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of process design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Enterprise Architect improvements can be made.

10 examples of the standard requirements:

  1. Are you an enterprise architect looking to automate test data management as part of a continuous integration process, so database copies are masked and spun up on test servers in AWS automatically?

  2. What contextual organizational elements are required to manage the paradoxical relationship implied by the definitions of Business Design and Enterprise Architecture Management?

  3. Which Enterprise Architecture artifact defines a set of entities that allow architectural concepts to be represented in a consistent and traceable manner?

  4. How do you go about planning a workshop to help your organization find out what it really is and does Ð the highest level of its enterprise-architecture?

  5. How can the various architectures at the local project level, and interdependencies and contents, be defined in the context of Enterprise Architecture?

  6. Are there any monitoring and evaluation processes to determine whether the application of EA in your organization is meeting its intended objectives?

  7. How can organizations show return on investment for security, what are the metrics that business management should see and how much should be spent?

  8. What are the software capabilities within your organization that influence or could potentially influence the implementation or evolution of an EA?

  9. How much easier would SOA be realized if the already stated legacy systems had been designed, anticipating exposure to broad reuse and re-assembly?

  10. What are the software capabilities within your organization that influence or could potentially influence the implementation or evolution of EA?


Complete the self assessment, on your own or with a team in a workshop setting.

Your Enterprise Architect self-assessment dashboard which gives you your dynamically prioritized projects-ready tool and shows your organization exactly what to do next:

  • The Self-Assessment Dashboard; with the Enterprise Architect Self-Assessment and Scorecard you will develop a clear picture of which Enterprise Architect areas need attention, which requirements you should focus on and who will be responsible for them:

    • Shows your organization instant insight in areas for improvement: Auto generates reports, radar chart for maturity assessment, insights per process and participant and bespoke, ready to use, RACI Matrix
    • Gives you a professional Dashboard to guide and perform a thorough Enterprise Architect Self-Assessment
    • Is secure: Ensures offline data protection of your Self-Assessment results
    • Dynamically prioritized projects-ready RACI Matrix shows your organization exactly what to do next:

 

STEP 3: Implement, Track, follow up and revise strategy

The outcomes of STEP 2, the self assessment, are the inputs for STEP 3; Start and manage Enterprise Architect projects with the implementation resources:

  • Step-by-step Enterprise Architect Project Management Form Templates covering the Enterprise Architect project requirements and success criteria:

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Activity Duration Estimates: Will outside resources be needed to help in its development?

  2. Scope Management Plan: Are vendor contract reports, reviews and visits conducted periodically?

  3. Cost Management Plan: Was the Enterprise Architect project schedule reviewed by all stakeholders and formally accepted?

  4. Procurement Management Plan: Have Enterprise Architect project team accountabilities & responsibilities been clearly defined?

  5. Project Performance Report: To what degree does the formal organization make use of individual resources and meet individual needs?

  6. Executing Process Group: Would you rate yourself as being risk-averse, risk-neutral, or risk-seeking?

  7. WBS Dictionary: Detailed schedules which support control account and work package start and completion dates/events?

  8. Human Resource Management Plan: Have the key elements of a coherent Enterprise Architect project management strategy been established?

  9. Source Selection Criteria: When should debriefings be held and how should they be scheduled?

  10. Probability and Impact Assessment: What will be the likely political environment during the life of the Enterprise Architect project?

 
Step-by-step and complete Enterprise Architect Project Management Forms and Templates including check box criteria and templates.

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 Enterprise Architect project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix


2.0 Planning Process Group:

  • 2.1 Enterprise Architect project Management Plan
  • 2.2 Scope Management Plan
  • 2.3 Requirements Management Plan
  • 2.4 Requirements Documentation
  • 2.5 Requirements Traceability Matrix
  • 2.6 Enterprise Architect project Scope Statement
  • 2.7 Assumption and Constraint Log
  • 2.8 Work Breakdown Structure
  • 2.9 WBS Dictionary
  • 2.10 Schedule Management Plan
  • 2.11 Activity List
  • 2.12 Activity Attributes
  • 2.13 Milestone List
  • 2.14 Network Diagram
  • 2.15 Activity Resource Requirements
  • 2.16 Resource Breakdown Structure
  • 2.17 Activity Duration Estimates
  • 2.18 Duration Estimating Worksheet
  • 2.19 Enterprise Architect project Schedule
  • 2.20 Cost Management Plan
  • 2.21 Activity Cost Estimates
  • 2.22 Cost Estimating Worksheet
  • 2.23 Cost Baseline
  • 2.24 Quality Management Plan
  • 2.25 Quality Metrics
  • 2.26 Process Improvement Plan
  • 2.27 Responsibility Assignment Matrix
  • 2.28 Roles and Responsibilities
  • 2.29 Human Resource Management Plan
  • 2.30 Communications Management Plan
  • 2.31 Risk Management Plan
  • 2.32 Risk Register
  • 2.33 Probability and Impact Assessment
  • 2.34 Probability and Impact Matrix
  • 2.35 Risk Data Sheet
  • 2.36 Procurement Management Plan
  • 2.37 Source Selection Criteria
  • 2.38 Stakeholder Management Plan
  • 2.39 Change Management Plan


3.0 Executing Process Group:

  • 3.1 Team Member Status Report
  • 3.2 Change Request
  • 3.3 Change Log
  • 3.4 Decision Log
  • 3.5 Quality Audit
  • 3.6 Team Directory
  • 3.7 Team Operating Agreement
  • 3.8 Team Performance Assessment
  • 3.9 Team Member Performance Assessment
  • 3.10 Issue Log


4.0 Monitoring and Controlling Process Group:

  • 4.1 Enterprise Architect project Performance Report
  • 4.2 Variance Analysis
  • 4.3 Earned Value Status
  • 4.4 Risk Audit
  • 4.5 Contractor Status Report
  • 4.6 Formal Acceptance


5.0 Closing Process Group:

  • 5.1 Procurement Audit
  • 5.2 Contract Close-Out
  • 5.3 Enterprise Architect project or Phase Close-Out
  • 5.4 Lessons Learned

 

Results

With this Three Step process you will have all the tools you need for any Enterprise Architect project with this in-depth Enterprise Architect Toolkit.

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Enterprise Architect projects, initiatives, organizations, businesses and processes using accepted diagnostic standards and practices
  • Implement evidence-based best practice strategies aligned with overall goals
  • Integrate recent advances in Enterprise Architect and put process design strategies into practice according to best practice guidelines

Defining, designing, creating, and implementing a process to solve a business challenge or meet a business objective is the most valuable role; In EVERY company, organization and department.

Unless you are talking a one-time, single-use project within a business, there should be a process. Whether that process is managed and implemented by humans, AI, or a combination of the two, it needs to be designed by someone with a complex enough perspective to ask the right questions. Someone capable of asking the right questions and step back and say, 'What are we really trying to accomplish here? And is there a different way to look at it?'

This Toolkit empowers people to do just that - whether their title is entrepreneur, manager, consultant, (Vice-)President, CxO etc... - they are the people who rule the future. They are the person who asks the right questions to make Enterprise Architect investments work better.

This Enterprise Architect All-Inclusive Toolkit enables You to be that person.