How was Training?

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“Good” - BI Architect, Board of Equalization, USA, Jan 2015

Recommend PEAF?

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“Yes - it sounds like it is in the right direction I find all the tools and methods confusing and long winded ” - Enterprise Architect, James Dawson, Australia, Jun 2010















This section details the measures that would allow an Enterprise to measure the level of Maturity they currently have in relation to Enterprise Architecture and to also measure whether they have attained an increase in maturity.

These measures are not hard and fast rules (although they can be used as such), but are used to provide a basis for Enterprises to get a feel for their current level of EA Maturity and to help guide them to decide what level of maturity they wish to attain and in what timescales.

 

Methods

Unconsciously Incompetent

Consciously Incompetent

Consciously Competent

Definition

For each area…

(EA Education,

Strategising,

Roadmapping,

Governance & Lobbying,

Discovery, Modelling)

·     Existence

·    Non-existent

·    Ad-hoc

·     Yes

Modelled

No

Out of date

Yes and up to date

Improvement

Never

Annually

Quarterly

·     Tool Support

·    None

·    Some

·    Mostly

·    Projects budget for it

·    None

·    Some

·    Mostly

·     Recognition as a Phase/Discipline

·    None

·    Some

·    Mostly

Followed

Occasionally

Sometimes

Mostly

Operation

EA Education

·     Approach

·     Mostly Reactive

·     Some Proactive

·     Mostly Proactive

Strategic Planning

Approach

·     Mostly Black art

·    Some Structured

·    Mostly Structured

Roadmapping

Approach

·     Mostly Black art

·    Some Structured

·    Mostly Structured

Enterprise Debt™

·     Mostly Ignored

·    Some Accounted for

·    Fully Accounted for

Modelling

Approach

·    Many things are modelled without a clear idea what the model will be used for

·     Things are mostly modelled to answer specific questions

·    Things are only modelled to answer specific questions

Population

·     Ad-hoc

·    Sometime approached as data migration

·    Mostly approached as data migration

Maintenance

·     No or little attention is paid to how the information is maintained

·    Some integrated with data owners

·    Mostly integrated with data owners

Governance & Lobbying

Approach

·     Driven as a policing exercise or just paid lip service

·    Some open and cooperative

·    Mostly open and cooperative

Enterprise Debt™

·     Ignored

·    Some Exposed

·    Mostly Exposed

Discovery

Approach

·    People spend a lot of time rediscovering information

·     Re-discovering information is reduced

·    Re-discovering information happens rarely

 

Artefacts

·    Unconsciously Incompetent

·    Consciously Incompetent

·    Consciously Competent

Definition

(Meta-model)

For each domain…

(Structural - MACE:

Enterprise Context, Contextual, Conceptual

Transformational - MAGMA:

Strategising, Roadmapping)

Existence

·    Sparse or non-existent

·    Some of the most important entities and relationships are covered

·    Most of the most important entities and relationships are covered

Vocabulary Definitions

·    Mostly incomplete and inconsistent

·    Some complete and consistent

·    Mostly complete and consistent

Vocabulary Knowledge

·    Most people do not understand most definitions

·    Some people understand most definitions

·    Most people understand most definitions

Operation

(Models)

For each domain…

(Structural - MACE: Enterprise Context, Contextual, Conceptual

Transformational - MAGMA: Strategising, Roadmapping)

Existence

·     Some

·     Many

·     Most

Entities

·     Most are incomplete, inconsistent, out of date

·     Some are complete, consistent, up to date

·     Most are complete, consistent, up to date

Internal Relationships

·     Most are incomplete, inconsistent, out of date

·     Some are complete, inconsistent, up to date

·     Most are complete, inconsistent, up to date

·    Structural <> Transformational Relationships

·     Most are incomplete, inconsistent, out of date

·     Some are complete, consistent, up to date

·     Most are complete, consistent, up to date

Storage

·     Mostly unstructured

·     Some structured

·    Mostly structured

Transformational

(Principles)

·     Domain Focus

·     Technical

·    Enterprise Transformation Best Practice

·     Enterprise Transformation Best Practice + Enterprise Strategy

·    Time Focus

·    Mostly tactical (short term))

·    Mostly strategic (long term)

·    All strategic (long term)

·     Management

·    Never or occasionally

·     Yearly

·     Quarterly

·     Acceptance

·     Lip service

·     Implicit acceptance without perhaps fully agreeing with the impacts they cause

·     Reviewed and accepted within all business departments

Enterprise Debt™

Value

·    Massive

·    Medium

·    Low

Ratio (S:T:R)

·    10:80:10

·    20:50:30

·    80:10:10

 

 

Culture

·    Unconsciously Incompetent

·    Consciously Incompetent

·    Consciously Competent

Definition

For each person…

(Strategising,

Roadmapping,

Initiating,

Elaboration.

Construction, Transitioning)

·     Understand EA

·    Very few people

·    Many people

·    Most people

·     Open to EA

·    Very few people

·    Many people

·     Most people

·     Opposed to EA

·    Most people

·     Some people

·     No one

·     Reward Basis

·    Short Term Results

·     Medium Term Results

·     Long Term Results

Reward Payment

·    Short Term

·     Medium Term

·     Long Term

Roles, Boards

and Groups

Enterprise Architect

·    Undefined

·    Defined and existing

·    Well defined and accepted

EARG

·    Undefined

·    Defined and existing

·    Well defined and accepted

SIB

·    Undefined

·    Defined and existing

·    Well defined and accepted

Projects

·    Hierarchical structure - PM Rules SA, BA and TA

·    Hierarchical structure - PM cooperates with SA, BA and TA

·    Flat structure

Operation

Culture

Style vs Substance

·    Style and presentation tends to overrule substance of argument

·    Substance of argument tends to overrule style and presentation

·    Substance of argument mostly overrules style and presentation

Power vs Valid Argument

·    Power tends to overrule valid argument

·    Valid argument tends to overrule power

·    Valid argument mostly overrules power

Hiding vs Exposing

·    Bad news is mostly hidden

·    Bad news is generally exposed

·    Bad news is mostly exposed

View of Value

·    Mostly only monetary value measures considered

·    Many value measures considered

·    Most value measures considered

Power vs What is right

·    I do what I do in the way that I do it because someone told me to or because that’s the way its always been done

·    I do what I do in the way that I do it because it’s generally logical and reasonable

·    I do what I do in the way that I do it because it’s obvious

Basis for Decisions

·    Mostly short term benefit

·    Generally long term benefit

·    Mostly long term benefit

Suppression of views. Going against the grain

·    Most people do not speak up and are generally not listened to

·    Many people speak up and are generally listened to

·    Most people speak up and are mostly listened to

 

 

Environment

·    Unconsciously Incompetent

·    Consciously Incompetent

·    Consciously Competent

Definition

Tool

For each domain…

(Structural: Enterprise Context, Contextual, Conceptual

Transformational:

Strategising, Roadmapping)

·     Existence

·    Word, Excel, Visio

·    Pragmatic Tool

·    Full-blown Tool

Tool Integration

Intra Phase

·    Little or no integration

·    Mostly Integrated

·     Fully Integrated

·    Inter Phase

·    Little or no integration

·    Mostly Integrated

·     Fully Integrated

EA Framework

Existence

·    None defined or documented

·    Pragmatic Framework

·    defined and documented based on PEAF

·    Refined Framework

·    defined and documented based on previous Level

Intra Phase Integration

·    Little or no integration

·    Mostly Integrated

·     Fully Integrated

·     Inter Phase Integration

·    Little or no integration

·    Mostly Integrated

·     Fully Integrated

Operation

Tool

For each Tool…

 

Use

·    Used by a few select individuals

·    Used by many people

·    Used by most people

Change Control

·    Haphazard or non-existent

·    Mostly controlled

·    Fully controlled

Management

·    Centralised

·    Mostly federated

·    Fully federated

EA Framework

How well are we using / implementing the framework

·    Non existent

·    Used pragmatically

·    Used extensively

 

 

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