Phase 0 : Preliminary Phase (3. Approach (1. How to achieve the Objectives…
Phase 0 : Preliminary Phase
Pick a point in this phase to envision more Advanced architecture capability - Like -
:check: Larger team
:check: Better Governance structure
:check: Better processes
that Architecture Capability
Support from Organization to setup that Architecture capability
Preparation and Initiation Activities - Before the main ADM cycle
Defining the "Enterprise"
Choosing the "Frameworks" -
Evaluate Enterprise maturity and capability-
Its ability to adjust to change
Defining Architecture Principles -
Like guiding lights for making architecture decisions
to achieve the
it means by "Defining the "Enterprise""
:check: the key drivers for change
:check: important business elements
:check: Looking at the "WHY" for overall architecture renewal or architecture implementation
that will be involved in this
4. Define the requirements
for architecture work
:check: can be treated as a project
:check: defining timelines and budget
5. Define Architecture principles
:red_flag: Extremely important
:check: Help to lay down the processes to follow and implementation easier
6. Define the Framework
to be used
7. Define relationships
between Management frameworks
:check: co-ordination between IT team's, Business and Project mgmt teams' frameworks
the enterprise organizations impacted
:check: Identifying "collateral damage" if the scope in this project will affect somehow others in the organization?
governance and support frameworks
:check: These are people doing checks and balances that log the decisions to ensure transperancy
and establish the architecture team
:check: Architecture team works together to develop the architecture
:check: identify people with domain expertise like Business, Data, Application and Technical architects
4. Identify and establish
TOGAF and other frameworks
:check: TOGAF is not necessarily implemented "by the book"
:check: Take into account size of the business, their concerns, their priorities etc.
:check: Some tools like MS project, word, excel, file/folders to manage
3.a Inputs (Usually documents)
Other architecture frameworks
Board strategies, board business plans, IT strategy, business principles etc.
Major frameworks operating in business like SCRUM
Partnership and contract agreements
4.a Output (usually documents)
Organization model for enterprise architecture
:check: how your company does architecture
Tailored architecture framework
:check: this becomes output of this phase
Initial architecture repository
:check: no.of documents, diagrams, lists etc.
Restatement/reference to business principles, goals etc.
Request for Architecture Work (optional)
:check: similar to SoW
Architecture governance framework
:check: Logs, project plans, decisions, principles