Capability workshop is designed to identify the purpose, objectives and organizational model of a successful EA team and rapidly identify a roadmap to achieving an EA team that meets the needs, structure and objectives of the organization.
To deliver this set of workshops Conexiam extensively utilizes its Navigate™ and Pilot™ toolkits with TOGAF® providing a framework.
Conexiam’s approach follows three stages
|Stage 1: Initial Questions||Stage 2: Gap Analysis||Stage 3: Roadmap|
|Purpose of EA Capability||People gap||Clear statement of the Target EA Capability|
|EA Capability||Process gap||Work Packages|
|Approach to EA||Tool gap||Interim support|
Purpose of Enterprise Architecture Team
Conexiam bases our EA Capability Workshop on the foundation of an established EA Capability Model. Our experience has shown that there no one right structure, purpose or design for an EA Team. Organizations have focused their EA on strategy or portfolio or project or a combination of these. Best practice EA teams enable organizational change leaders, particular transformation efforts, focused on broad continuous improvement initiatives.
For many the default position is all about IT & embedded with an IT organization.
There is no single correct scope, level of detail, or purpose for an EA. Your EA team must be aligned to the purpose your organization wants to use EA for.
Typically, there are four broad purposes of an EA Capability:
EA to support Strategy: provide an end-to-end target architecture, and develop roadmaps of change over longer time periods. In this context, architecture is used to identify change initiatives and supporting portfolio and programs.
EA to support Portfolio: Deliver EA to support cross-functional, multi-phase, and multi-project change initiatives. In this context, architecture is used to identify projects, set their terms of reference, align their approaches, identify synergies, and govern their execution.
EA to support Project: Deliver EA to support the Enterprise’s project delivery method to assure compliance with architectural governance, and to support the integration and alignment between projects.
EA to support Solution Deployment: Deliver EA that is used to support solution deployment by defining how the change will be designed and delivered, and finally, act as a governance framework for change.
Foundation of Workshop
Conexiam’s EA Capability Workshop is built around executing the “Leader’s approach to establishing an EA Capability“, elements of which are discussed in EA with a Purpose. Download the foundation Leader’s Guide.