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A Pragmatic Approach Using PEAF


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The following table details the graphics used to represent people or groups shown on the PEAF process diagrams.


Board of Directors (BOD)

The Statutory company board of directors for limited companies or for government bodies/agencies, the group of individuals responsible for setting policy and direction.

Strategic Investment Board (SIB)

A group, with budget, that can decide, or not, to provided extra time, money, people, scope to projects if it would create strategic benefit or competitive advantage.

EA Review Group (EARG)

A group with powers devolved from the SIB and the BOD which ensures that solutions conform, where appropriate, to strategic principles and roadmaps and ensures that Transformation Debt™ is uncovered and documented.

EA Project Board (EAPB)

The project board of the EA Implementation project.



Executive Management

The Enterprise wide group of people responsible for turning the Enterprise strategy into reality and managing all work undertaken.

Business Department

Any department in the Enterprise playing a primary business role.

(i.e. Any department not playing a supporting business role)

Strategic Planning

The group of people responsible for annual business planning and the formulation of Business and IT Strategy to support the Enterprise Strategy.

EA Project Team

The group of people tasked with increase the Enterprise maturity in its use of Enterprise Architecture.

Project Personnel

Anyone working on a project. e.g. Project Mangers, Business Analysts, Architects, Developers, etc.

Human Resources (HR)


Information Technology (IT)





Enterprise Architect - Type 1 (Increasing EA maturity)

Enterprise Architect - Type 2 (“doing” EA)

Solution Architect


Provider (Modelling)

This role is responsible for finding and extracting the information from wherever it currently resides and providing a consolidated set of information to the QA and tends to be the people who currently use this information.

This role will almost certainly be fulfilled by people already working for Enterprise.

Subject Matter Expert (Modelling)

This role is responsible for analysing the information and making sure that all the information collected is consistent and correct.

This role will almost certainly be fulfilled by team leaders and managers already working for the Enterprise.

Modeller (Modelling)

This role is responsible for taking the Quality Controlled information provided by the SME and entering it into the modelling tool.

This role could be fulfilled by individuals already working for the Enterprise (having received appropriate training) or equally could be fulfilled by the tool vendor’s professional services team.

Owner (Modelling)

This role is responsible for keeping the information in the model up to date, consistent and correct.



Questions to ponder...

Do these roles exist within your Enterprise?

Are they called the same names?

Which ones are missing?

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