Enterprise Architecture Professional Journal Volume I March 2014

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This back issue of EAPJ contains valuable case studies for enterprise, solution and business architects. The articles apply enterprise architecture best practices to a wide variety of commercial, government and non-profit situations.

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  • 1. E A P JInterviews With Top Business and Technology Thinkers, Case Studies, and Articles on Enterprise TransformationEnterprise Architecture - Moving Organization X Towards Their Strategic ObjectivesSarah NasserImproving a Cloud Computing Initiative at a Non-Profit OrganizationAbi ONealSolution-Oriented Enterprise Architecture (EA) Reportfor a Mid-Tier Federal Contracting Firm, Company ABCRobert S. FreyEnterprise Architecture with Respect to an Enterprise Resource PlanningSystem InstallationPatrick CliffordV 1 M 2013Featured In This Issue

2. Opinionsnotedhereinarethoseoftheauthorsanddonotnecessarilyrepresentthoseoftheeditorsorofeitherbusinessorgovernmentinterests.Infact,occasionallyprovocativearticlesareincludedjustforthesakeofstirringthepotandencouragingcounterarticles,ifappropriate,inafutureissue.Somearticlesarepublished"notforattribution,"buttheeditorshaveensuredthatsuchsourcesarereliableandknowledgeable.PotentialcontributorsarestronglyencouragedtosubmitmaterialtoDr.SteveElsedirectlyforconsiderationforpublication(selse@eapj.org).Allarticles2013bytheauthors 3. ENTERPRISEARCHITECTUREPROFESSIONALJOURNALVOLUME1MARCH2013ForBusinessandTechnologyInsights:CaseStudiesandArticlesonEnterpriseTransformationINTHISISSUE:APPLIED,PRACTICALCASESTUDIESUSINGTOGAF9*EnterpriseArchitecture-MovingOrganizationXTowardsTheirStrategicObjectivesSarahNasserImprovingaCloudComputingInitiativeataNon-ProfitOrganizationAbiONealSolution-OrientedEnterpriseArchitecture(EA)ReportforaMid-TierFederalContractingFirm,CompanyABCRobertS.FreyEnterpriseArchitecturewithRespecttoanEnterpriseResourcePlanningSystemInstallationPatrickClifford*TOGAFisaregisteredtrademarkofTheOpenGroupintheUnitedStatesandothercountries2ENTERPRISEARCHITECTUREPROFESSIONALJOURNALVOLUME1MARCH2013 4. FROMTHEEDITORWelcometotheinitialissueofTheEnterpriseArchitectureProfessionalJournal.Thisjournalprovidesawholenewchannelforpractitionersandexpertsinenterprisearchitecture(EA)toshowcasetheiroriginalthinkingthroughcasestudiesandarticles.Inaddition,Iwillincludearticlesaboutcurrenttrendsandbestpracticesinbusinessandtechnology,oftenfeaturingreviewsandsynthesesofmajorGartnerconferences,aswellasinterviewswithleadingcompaniesandthinkersintheseareas.IwillalsofeaturebookandotherEA-resourcereviewsinupcomingissues.ThisissueisbasedonworkoriginallysubmittedasprojectsonactionableEAdoneattheUniversityofDenver,UniversityCollege.AllthestudentsusedTOGAFastheirEAframework,buttheJournalpromotestheuseofallpragmaticEAandrelatedframeworksforenterprisetransformationandwillhavearticlescoveringthegamutofsuchframeworks.IwouldliketothanktheprofessionalssubmittingthesearticlesforsharingtheirknowledgeTheJournalwillbepublishedonlineonapproximatelyamonthlybasis,withseveralissuescomingout,though,inquicksuccessionin2013,includingaspecialissueonusingenterprisearchitecturetoenhanceapproachestodisasterrecovery.Shouldyouwanttosubscribetoahardcopyversion,pleasecontactusformoredetails.Ifyouwouldliketoregistertobeinformedaboutwhennewissuesarepublished,pleasesendanemailtotheeditorinordertobeaddedtoourmailinglist,whichwillbeusedexclusivelytonotifyyouabouttheJournalandrelatedenterprisearchitectureblogsandnews.IwelcomeyourideasandfeedbacktohelpmoreknowledgeablepeoplearoundtheworldtogetpublishedbytheJournal,theBoardofwhichconsistsofleadingtrainers,educators,andpractitionersofEA.Ifyouwouldliketobeconsideredtobeamemberoftheeditorialboard,pleasecontactme,Dr.SteveElse.BesidesbeingtheFounderandExecutiveEditoroftheJournal,IamalsoCEOofEAPrincipals,theFounderandChairoftheAssociationofEnterpriseArchitects--Washington,DCChapter,andAssistantDirectorforKnowledgeontheTechnicalOperationsBoardoftheInternationalCouncilofSystemsEngineering.Pleasespreadthewordaboutthisexcitingnewpublicationsootherscanbenefitfromitandcontributetoit.Youwillfindittobea"friendly"publication,whichwhileensuringtheaccuracy,originality,andintegrityoftheprospectivepieceswillrespectallsubmittersofworkforpublicationandwill,totheextentpossible,helpcontributorshavetheirworkpublishedbysuggestingtimelyanddetailedfeedback.SteveElse,Ph.D.EnterpriseArchitectureProfessionalJournalVolume1March20133 5. TABLEOFCONTENTSAbiONeal:ImprovingaCloudComputingInitiativeataNon-ProfitOrganization6ExecutiveSummary.................................................................................................................................6ProjectBackground.................................................................................................................................6OrganizationalBackground.................................................................................................................................6CloudComputing......................................................................................................................................................7ArchitecturalIssues................................................................................................................................8ImplementingCloudComputing.........................................................................................................8Organizational...........................................................................................................................................................8Data,Information&Knowledge........................................................................................................................9InformationTechnology....................................................................................................................................11BusinessProcess,Policies,andProcedures..............................................................................................12RecommendedSolutionsandHigh-LevelRoadmap..................................................................13RoadmapTowardstheAdoptionofaCloudComputingEnvironment.........................................13Solutions...................................................................................................................................................................16Conclusions..............................................................................................................................................18Appendices...............................................................................................................................................20SarahNasser:EnterpriseArchitecture:MovingOrganizationXTowardsTheirStrategicObjectives....................................................................................................................27ExecutiveSummary...............................................................................................................................27GeneralBackground.............................................................................................................................28IntroductionofMajorArchitecturalIssues...................................................................................29AnalysisofMajorArchitecturalIssues...........................................................................................29Issue#1:CulturalDivisionsandLackofCommunicationBetweenDepartments...................29Issue#2:SiloedData...........................................................................................................................................32Issue#3:LackofControlsandGovernance..............................................................................................34Issue#4:LackofMetrics...................................................................................................................................36Issue#5:UseofExtensiveSystems...............................................................................................................37RecommendedSolutionsforMajorArchitecturalIssues.........................................................39Issue#1:CulturalDivisionsandLackofCommunicationBetweenDepartments...................39Issue#2:SiloedDataandSystems................................................................................................................40Issue#3:LackofControlsandGovernance..............................................................................................41Issue#4:LackofMetrics...................................................................................................................................42Issue#5:UseofExtensiveSystems...............................................................................................................43Roadmap...................................................................................................................................................45Appendix...................................................................................................................................................................48RobertS.Frey:Solution-OrientedEnterpriseArchitecture(EA)ReportforaMid-TierFederalContractingFirm,CompanyABC...................................................................56ExecutiveSummary...............................................................................................................................56Background:KeyConceptsandCompanyABC............................................................................56Business,Goals,andStructure........................................................................................................................57OperatingModel....................................................................................................................................................57CoreEnterpriseArchitecture...........................................................................................................................58ProblemSpace........................................................................................................................................................584ENTERPRISEARCHITECTUREPROF

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