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Guardrails are a type of reference architecture that help implementers maximize the architectural value of the solutions they design, based on the long-term goals and needs of the UW.

Who are Guardrails for?

Guardrails guide developers as well as end-users.  They inform both groups of the best practices that we follow.  They help decision makers streamline the decision making process.  They also help make sure key stakeholders are involved in the decision making processes. 

Where do Guardrails Come From?

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Ongoing guardrails communication, maintenance, and application

Following the initial v1 drafting work, the Workday Guardrails will be used to inform decisions about how to effectively resource workstreams and implement solutions in the UWFT program. 

The Enterprise Architecture (EA) team will work with the UWFT program and other partner teams to foster alignment between the guardrails and the on-the-ground implementations. The EA team will also work to coordinate changes that need to be driven back into the guardrails from project findings.

Guardrails are living documents

Since the technologies, opportunities and restraints are always changing; Guardrails must always adapt.  Part of the responsibilities of the EA team is to watch for when Guardrails need updating.  The working Team and Reviewers as well as consumers might all highlight needed updates or changes.  When these changes arise, EA will bring together the appropriate people to discuss and validate the change.  EA will then publish the new version if there is agreement on updating the Guardrail and it will help communicate the change.

Status, Materials, and People for Workday Guardrails Development

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