This TOGAF case study is about using TOGAF and Enterprise Architecture to enable an Agile Enterprise. By going through the case study with us you will discover, what we did and how we used TOGAF to to control change through a portfolio approach.
We are going to use architecture governance to control change through a portfolio approach. We will refresh & develop additional architecture as needed. We will guide multiple concurrent agile development teams with the enteprise architecture. They work one sprint at a time to deliver.
We will ensure that each enterprise architecture development sprint moves the yardsticks by all measures of success—both tactical and strategic.
Conexiam teaches what we do. Enterprise Architecture, TOGAF and IT4IT are not theoretical concepts. They are central to our business. The CSC & Conexiam Agile Enterprise Architecture Case study explores how we deliver Enterprise Architecture. How we use TOGAF in the real-world.
CSC’s Kris Venkatesh and Conexiam’s Dave Hornford presented the at the Open Group’s Ottawa conference.
CSC is a worldwide leader for business, legal, and financial services. CSC “suffers” from success. They have grown immensely over 115 years. Doubled in size between 2010 and 2015 with a goal to continue organic and strategic growth through 2020 and beyond. Growth brought CSC the expected legacy: operational practices, IT applications, and customer-facing applications. Making it harder to stay agile. Making it harder to sustain market leadership
To accelerate its journey, CSC partnered with Conexiam. The case explores how CSC leveraged Conexiam’s Predictable Enterprise Architecture to accelerate its journey. CSC wanted useful enterprise architecture and a high functioning EA team. Acceleration matters. Measure Time to Latte.
“Using this approach, we moved further in 7 weeks than we would have in a year”
CSC Chief Architect
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Conexiam’s role was to accelerate CSC’s new EA team. We filled gaps in method, toolkit, approach and resources. The project was structured to transfer best practice, tools and skill.
We followed a Show, Learn & Do approach.
Through an agile iterative approach we enabled CSC’s team to independently deliver the third enterprise architecture development sprint.
Conexiam’s Predictable EA leverages Conexiam Navigate. Navigate & Predictable EA are configurations. We use TOGAF as a framework that provides the essential scaffolding. Solid repeatable practices that are universal and generalized. The universal TOGAF framework must be optimized for every organization. Conexiam’s architecture toolsets, Navigate™ and Pilot™ accelerate the optimization.
Conexiam TOGAF Training
We teach the exact tools and techniques we use. In fact, we use our training in our consulting. As heavy consumers of our own training we work to improve it. Especially effective distance education.
At CSC we used our packaged training to support the Predictable Enterprise Architecture service:
- EA with TOGAF and Navigate using ABACUS provided practical hands-on quick-start CSC’s EA Capability Journey
- TOGAF, the video supported CSC’s staff desire to obtain TOGAF Certification.
As part of the Predictable Enterprise Architecture service at CSC we referenced:
- Leader’s Guide to Establishing and Evolving an Enterprise Architecture Capability
- World Class EA: A Enterprise architect’s Approach to Developing Enterprise Architecture Whitepaper
- World Class EA: Governor’s Approach to developing and using Enterprise Architecture Whitepaper
- Digital Transformation Strategy to Implementation using Open Group Standards
- TOGAF® 9.1 Standard
- IT4IT™ 2.1 Standard
This TOGAF case study was focused on architecting an agile enterprise. In this TOGAF case study you will discover, what we did and how we used TOGAF to to control change through a portfolio approach.
Following an iterarive approach we developed just-enough enteprise architecture. We guided portfolio planning decsions. Multiple concurrent agile development teams used the enterprise architecture.