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Contributors: Jim Phelps, Rupert Berk, Piet Niederhausen, Ray Polakovic

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Strategy Statement: (Very brief description of how outcomes will be achieved)

Vision: (Very brief description of the future state)

Large transformational projects require discipline and practices with which UW has little experience.

(EAA-16) Provide business and data architecture support to the discovery phase of the Finance Transformation program.

(EAA-320) Facilitate definition of governance processes for the Integrated Service Center.

(EAA-62) Facilitate design and configuration of the knowledge base for the Integrated Service Center.

(P) Implementation of a UW-wide application registry.

Effective business transformation

Finance Transformation and future projects execute more quickly because they start from an up-to-date base of information about applications at the UW.

Transformation projects know how to start with the right scope, have the right roles and skills, include enterprise requirements, identify the right stakeholders and governance.

HRP transitions to post go-live more smoothly as a result of clear governance and well-designed knowledge base.

Within UW-IT, size and complexity of the organization drives need for strategic clarity.

(EAA-15) Support and continue to grow the UW-IT strategy management practice.

(P) Implement EA Tool.

Agile & efficient IT planning and investment

UW-IT strategy is clear to teams within the organization and to external stakeholders.

UW-IT decision-making and escalation are easier for teams, leading to better-informed and faster decisions.

UW leaders and governance groups have better information to help them guide changes in the UW-IT service portfolio.

UW-IT teams are better aligned with each other as a result of communication about strategy.

UW-IT portfolio management is more effective because teams are working from one shared set of data about applications and the business processes.

More IT services are turned off.

UW-IT needs to constantly evaluate and realign its service offerings due to rapid changes in technology.

(EAA-6) Facilitate the Service Management Board.

(P) Implementation of a UW-wide application registry.

(P) Implement EA Tool.


Business-IT alignment

SMB uses EA tools to better align the IT service portfolio with expressed needs.

Need for cost savings and efficiency drives demand for better reuse of expertise among technical teams, improved processes, reduction of business and technical debt, and better information for decision-making.

(C) Provide frameworks, models, and tools to UW-IT initiatives (DevOps, EIP, CX) to assist with planning and design.

(EAA-47) Lead the Embedded Architects Community of Practice. 

(EAA-18) Improve access to EA resources such as reference architectures and methods.

(P) Implementation of a UW-wide application registry.

(F) Grow architecture governance and the use of reference architectures.

(F) Offer an EA training curriculum in architecture methods and concepts.

(F) Refine and promote EA scorecard for self-assessment of initiatives.

Agile and efficient IT project execution

Expertise is more available to project teams when needed.

Decision-makers better understand the architectural impacts of decisions.

Teams and projects are more effective as a result of applying architecture methods and reference architectures.

IT projects are more effective as a result of improved architecture guidance from governance processes.

Technical debt within IT services is reduced.

Increasing demand for timely, accurate, and appropriate business data for decision-making.

(C) Implement enterprise integration platform.

(P) Create a platform for data governance and/or source-target mapping and/or reference data management.

(EAA-55) Facilitate restarting the UW Data Management Committee.

Data governance & decision-making

Authoritative data dictionaries enable data consumer to more easily understand data meaning.

Data governance enables data consumers to more easily resolve disparities in data meaning.


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