Capability: Architecture

Managed Architecture Service

Enterprise Architects (EAL) Managed Architecture Service (MAS) provides an outsourced on demand flexible workforce of highly skilled architects. MAS is our most popular service amongst our clients.

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Service Definition: Managed Architecture Service

Enterprise Architects (EAL) Managed Architecture Service (MAS) provides an outsourced on demand flexible workforce of highly skilled architects. MAS is our most popular service amongst our clients as it addresses many of the challenges faced when hiring contract labour and offers assurance of quality, performance and consistency of approach at an affordable price point. We embed a core team of Managed Architects who are hand-picked, equipped, formally trained, on boarded, performance measured and supported by world class architecture methods.

How we deliver this service

A Managed Architect is:

  • Sourced, assessed, qualified and hand-selected
  • On-boarded with a comprehensive orientation about the organisation and project
  • Performance reviewed by our team – weekly checkpoint meeting
  • Provided with quality assurance review of work products
  • Given access to higher and broader levels of architectural expertise
  • Has TOGAF® 9 training and certification
  • Domain focused: Enterprise, Business, Information/Data, Applications, Technical and Security
  • Skills focused: If specific skills are required such as SAP, Oracle, IBM, Microsoft, Salesforce and Open Source (various)
  • Guaranteed to satisfy project requirements
  • Able to be rotated mid-project allowing competencies to be continuously aligned with changing project requirements
Deliverables

We regularly provide and source the following types of architecture roles:

  • Enterprise Architect
  • Chief Architect
  • Head of Architecture
  • Business Architect
  • Data Architect
  • Application Architect
  • Technology Architect
  • Solution Architect
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EA Capability Development

Enterprise Architects (EAL) Enterprise Architecture Capability Development (EACD) service helps clients to rapidly establish a mature EA capability. Clients usually achieve CMMI level 3/4.

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Service Definition: EA Capability Development

Enterprise Architects (EAL) Enterprise Architecture Capability Development (EACD) service helps clients to rapidly establish a mature EA capability. Our EACD practice is our signature product used by over 100 global clients to cost effectively achieve an integrated, value adding EA function. Armed with a wealth of best practice methods, techniques and frameworks using our BLEAMTM (Benefits Led Enterprise Architecture Method) within a six phase approach. Clients usually achieve CMMI level 3/4. Typical outcomes of EACD implementation are an EA function integrated with change management, business strategy linked transformational roadmaps and an EA tool and repository of accurate content.

How we deliver this service

Each phase incrementally evolves the EA capability. EAL pragmatically selects, develops and applies value adding parts of TOGAFTM with essential architecture artefacts needed to interpret corporate strategies to establish an Architecture Vision; provide an accurate view of the Baseline Architecture that is managed and monitored by effective EA governance processes; scientifically determine the Target Architecture, gap analysis and impact assessment detailing projects/work packages in a transformational roadmap. You will be able to sustain the capability through mentoring and skills transfer.

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Deliverables
  • Phase 1: EA Project Initiation and Mobilisation 
  • Phase 2: Establish EA Governance 
  • Phase 3: Baseline EA
  • Phase 4: Target EA 
  • Phase 5: Transformation Roadmaps
  • Phase 6: EA Sustainability
  • Optional: Business Case Development
  • Optional: EA Training
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EA Consultancy

Enterprise Architects (EAL) Enterprise Architecture Consultancy practice provides custom services that help clients with specific enterprise, programme or domain areas. We use EA to deliver strategic business transformation.

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Service Definition: EA Consultancy

Enterprise Architects (EAL) Enterprise Architecture Consultancy practice provides custom services that help clients with specific enterprise, programme or domain areas. We use our award winning Benefits Led Enterprise Architecture Methodology (BLEAMTM) to deliver pragmatic and practical architecture work. Capabilities include deep expertise in Business, Data, Application, Integration, Technology, Security, Financial and Governance domains. We are experts in all the leading architecture tool vendors. We use Enterprise Architecture to deliver strategic business transformation.

How we deliver this service

Using reusable artefacts in BLEAM and a consultative led approach we focus on business outcomes and then select architectures to achieve them. EAL use collaborative design, simplification, business domain expertise and technology leadership to deliver architecture work. Example engagement scenarios include:

  • Business vision realised through architecture artefacts including a business capability model, business canvas model and motivation model.
  • Programme and project architectures such as digital transformation, e-commerce (.com), ERP, biometric, enterprise automation and integration.
  • Tier 1 product architecture expertise in SAP, Oracle, IBM, Microsoft, Salesforce and Open Source (various).
  • Enterprise Architecture tool implementation in all key vendors including Avolution Abacus, Bizzdesign, IBM Rational System Architect, Troux, ARIS, Mega and Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect.
  • Enterprise Architecture content development, selecting appropriate artefacts to address a business problem.
  • Enterprise Architecture Capability Maturity Model assessment.
Deliverables
  • Baseline Architecture Development
  • Target Architecture Development
  • Architecture Governance Function creation
  • Business Architecture 
  • Data Architecture 
  • Application Architecture 
  • Technology Architecture 
  • Integration Architecture 
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EA Content Development

Enterprise Architects (EAL) EA content development service allows organisations to select from our extensive catalog of over 200 architecture artefacts across business, information, systems and technical architecture domains.

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Service Definition: EA Content Development

Enterprise Architects (EAL) EA content development service allows organisations to select from our extensive catalog of over 200 architecture artefacts across business, information, systems, technical and security architecture domains. Our rich catalog of artefacts, diagrams, matrices and catalogs can be used and populated as a service to the client. Our core artefacts are based on TOGAFTM 9.1 with a wide array of extensions especially within the business architecture and security architecture domains tailored to the client environment in all cases. 

 

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Benefits
  • Efficient, trusted and lean approach used by over 100 global companies
  • On demand architecture artefact development service 
  • Cost effective and practical
  • Experts at enterprise, domain and solution architecture
  • Certified TOGAFTM professional services provider and contributor
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EA Method & Framework

Enterprise Architects (EAL) Enterprise Architecture Method & Framework service helps clients establish the right methodology, framework and meta model to support their architecture projects.

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Service Definition: EA Method & Framework

Enterprise Architects (EAL) Enterprise Architecture Method & Framework service helps clients establish the right methodology, framework and meta model to support their architecture projects. Our Benefits Led Enterprise Architecture Method (BLEAM) takes our framework, methodology and toolkit and adapts it to meet the client’s EA modelling requirements. BLEAM consists of an integrated set of best practices including TOGAFTM, Business Architecture, IBM SOMA, SABSA and ArchiMate. EAL also has industry expertise in sector frameworks including BIAN.

How we deliver this service

Our Enterprise Architecture Meta Model & Framework product will provide the client with the following outputs:

  • Catalog of Content Meta Model entities
  • Characteristic/Attribute Definitions
  • Characteristic Usage matrix of Meta Model entities and characteristics
  • Meta Model relationships

A digital Architecture Repository is setup to manage Architecture content.

How we deliver this service
Deliverables
  • Enterprise Architecture Methodology
  • Enterprise Architecture Framework
  • Enterprise Architecture Meta Model
  • TOGAFTM Meta Model 
  • BLEAMTM Meta Model
  • IBM SOMA
  • ISO IEEE 42010 – Systems & Software Engineering
  • Rational Unified Process
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EA Capability Assessment

Enterprise Architects (EAL) Enterprise Architecture Capability Maturity Model (EACMM) Assessment service helps clients evaluate the maturity of their Enterprise Architecture capability.

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Service Definition: EA Capability Assessment

Enterprise Architects (EAL) Enterprise Architecture Capability Maturity Model (EACMM) Assessment service helps clients evaluate the maturity of their Enterprise Architecture capability. The EACMM is an independent evaluation designed to improve the overall Architecture Capability. The assessment is developed over 3 phases: The Enterprise Architecture Maturity Model, Enterprise Architecture Characteristics at Different Maturity Levels and Performance Criteria and Enterprise Architecture Capability Maturity Model Assessment Scorecard.

How we deliver this service

Our EACMM product will evaluate the current situation and detail recommendations across the following architecture areas:

  1. Architecture Process
  2. Architecture Development and Tooling
  3. Business Linkage
  4. Senior Management Involvement
  5. Other Entity Participation
  6. Architecture Communication
  7. Information Security
  8. Governance
  9. IT Investment and Acquisition Strategy

Enterprise Architecture Capability Maturity Model (EACMM) Process 

How we deliver this service
Deliverables

Enterprise Architecture Capability Maturity Assessment Report

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EA Governance

Enterprise Architects (EAL) Enterprise Architecture Governance & Planning service helps clients establish the key governance principles, governance bodies and boards, operating processes, roles and responsibilities and templates.

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Service Definition: EA Governance

Enterprise Architects (EAL) Enterprise Architecture Governance & Planning service helps clients establish the key governance principles, governance bodies and boards, operating processes, roles and responsibilities, templates and terms of reference. EAL will establish and integrate the Architecture Group, Design Authority and Architecture Review Board into the client’s existing governance mechanisms. EAL will mobilise operational processes to ensure cohesion of solutions, projects and stakeholders transforming from an operating in silos organisation to a central change function.

How we deliver this service

EAL will use a consultative approach to establish a governance model that fits within your organisation. We will ensure stakeholder acceptance and that the EA function is centralised and positioned within the key business and IT decision making processes within the client environment. We achieve this by making sure that the relationships, inputs and outputs flow correctly between the newly introduced EA governance bodies and forums and existing wider client governance mechanisms. 

EAL work with you to mobilise the governance model and will stay until the processes and fully embedded into your organisation. 

How we deliver this service
Benefits
  • Efficient, trusted and lean approach used by over 100 global companies
  • Establish architecture governance, processes and procedures using our significant experience 
  • Integrate architecture governance into your organisation effectively 
  • Become a central change function
  • Experts at enterprise, domain and solution architecture
  • Certified TOGAFTM professional services provider and contributor
Deliverables
  • Architecture Governance Principles
  • Architecture Repository Setup
  • Enterprise Architecture Governance Model
  • Enterprise Architecture Operating Processes
  • Architecture Design Authority Roles and Responsibilities
  • Architecture Governance Templates
  • Governance Boards Terms of Reference
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EA Project Initiation

Enterprise Architects (EAL) Enterprise Architecture Project Initiation & Mobilisation service reviews and assess the client environment to inform the definition and mobilisation of the Enterprise Architecture project.

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Service Definition: EA Project Initiation

Enterprise Architects (EAL) Enterprise Architecture Project Initiation & Mobilisation service reviews and assess the client environment to inform the definition and mobilisation of the Enterprise Architecture project. The service includes defining and setting up the EA project, project initiation document, project schedule, stakeholder management, setting up an architecture repository, deploying an architecture framework and methodology (including tooling) and defining the EA mission statement and charter, principles and  Architecture Vision.

How we deliver this service

EAL will review and assess the organisation and environment to inform the definition and mobilisation of the Enterprise Architecture Project, inclusive of the following activities:

  • Understand the strategic enterprise drivers of the organisation, the key goals/objectives and the challenges
  • Stakeholder identification and assessment
  • Conduct key stakeholders interviews and assessment to validate strategic directions and elicit requirements and define expectations
  • Creation and implementation of the digital architecture repository
  • Recommendation and implementation of an architecture tool, meta model, framework, and methodology ready for delivery of Architecture content within subsequent phases
  • Delivery of a number of core EA project initiation deliverables
Benefits
  • Efficient, trusted and lean approach used by over 100 global companies
  • A unique selling point is our ability to establish self funded benefit led opportunities and solutions through sophisticated architecture development techniques
  • Experts at enterprise, domain and solution architecture
  • Certified TOGAFTM professional services provider and contributor
Deliverables
  • Architecture Governance Principles
  • Architecture Repository Setup
  • Enterprise Architecture Governance Model
  • Enterprise Architecture Operating Processes
  • Architecture Design Authority Roles and Responsibilities
  • Architecture Governance Templates
  • Governance Boards Terms of Reference
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EA Tool Platform

Enterprise Architects (EAL) Enterprise Architecture Tool Platform Implementation service assists clients with the introduction and implementation of an Enterprise Architecture Tool.

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Service Definition: EA Tool Platform

Enterprise Architects (EAL) Enterprise Architecture Tool Platform Implementation service assists clients with the introduction and implementation of an Enterprise Architecture Tool. Tool options can be evaluated in the context of the client environment recommending the right tool for the job. Implement an EA tool platform to provide centralised, stable and consistent information about the enterprise information.

How we deliver this service

EAL will review and assess the organisation and environment to establish an EA tool platform inclusive of the following activities:

  • Tool platform implementation tailored to specific client requirements
  • Platform environments and multi-user desktop client setup & configuration
  • EA framework and meta model implementation i.e. TOGAFTM 9, BLEAM
  • EA content population including strategy, business capabilities, processes and services, applications, data, technology and investments
  • EA analysis: report building, dashboards and advanced analytics including impact analysis and what if analysis. Understand connections and relationships between a connected set of Enterprise Portfolios.
  • EA Tool platform training: basic, intermediate and advanced.
How we deliver this service
Benefits
  • Efficient, trusted and lean approach used by over 100 global companies
  • Enhance planning and execution and increase agility, while increasing the speed of solution architecture demand fulfilment by employing consistent architecture methods and enabling reusable architecture
  • Reduce risk and improve information quality by providing enterprise level visibility and effective management of valuable information assets
  • Experts at enterprise, domain and solution architecture
  • Certified TOGAFTM professional services provider and contributor
Deliverables
  • EA Tool Evaluation and Selection
  • EA Platform Implementation
  • EA meta model and framework tool implementation
  • EA Tool Platform Configuration
  • EA Content Population
  • EA Analytics
  • EA Tool Training
  • TOGAFTM Training
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Business Architecture

Business Architecture service that focuses on developing Business Architecture within the client environment. Business Architecture ensures the future viability of a company’s business model.

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Service Definition: Business Architecture

Enterprise Architects (EAL) Business Architecture service focuses on developing Business Architecture within the client environment. Business Architecture is a critical and fundamental part of an EA strategy, to ensure the future viability of a company’s business model. It ensures that the business leadership is fully supported in planning their business strategy and transforming their business. Business architecture is concerned with the strategic implementation of an organisation’s business goals.

How we deliver this service

EAL’s Business architecture models include a company's organisation, people, capabilities, services, functions, processes and information aligned with the organisation's vision, strategies and goals.

Using a practical business architecture approach, our business and enterprise architects provide expertise and best practices to ensure our customers successfully achieve their business vision, values and goals, make their strategic decisions and identify their future investments

How we deliver this service
Deliverables
  • Architecture Vision
  • Strategic Themes, Strategies, Goals, Objectives & Performance Measures
  • Business Model 
  • Business Capability Model (change management perspective)
  • Component Business Model (operating model perspective)
  • Value Chain (functional perspective)
  • Service Model (outside In customer perspective)
  • Business Process Model (inside out perspective)
  • Business Scenarios/Value Streams (event driven perspective)
  • Organization model
  • Investment proposals 
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Data Architecture

Enterprise Architects (EAL) Enterprise Architecture Consultancy practice provides Data Architecture and Design services that help clients with specific enterprise, programme or domain areas.

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Service Definition: Data Architecture

Enterprise Architects (EAL) Enterprise Architecture Consultancy practice provides Data Architecture and Design services that help clients with specific enterprise, programme or domain areas applying subject matter specialism in Information and Data Architecture. EAL prepare actionable data architectures for practical domain areas such as Information Management, Business Analytics, Data Warehouse, Big Data, Predicative Analytics and Physical Data Models for Software Architectures.

How we deliver this service

Using reusable artefacts in our BLEAM / TOGAF and a consultative led approach we focus on business outcomes and then select architectures to achieve them. EAL use collaborative design, simplification, business domain expertise and technology leadership to deliver architecture work. Example service offerings include:

  • Corporate Fata Models, Business Information Models, Conceptual Data Models, Logical Data Models and Physical Data Models 
  • Enterprise Data Warehouse Models
  • Big Data & Business Analytics Reference Architecture
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Deliverables
  • Conceptual Data Model
  • Logical Data Model
  • Data Entity Catalog
  • Attribute Definition Catalog
  • Data Entity/Business Function Matrix
  • Data Mastery Model
  • Information Flows
  • Current State and Future State Data Models
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Application Architecture

Application Architecture and Design services that help clients with specific enterprise, programme or domain areas applying expertise in Application/ Software Architecture.

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Service Definition: Application Architecture

Enterprise Architects (EAL) Enterprise Architecture Consultancy practice provides Application Architecture and Design services that help clients with specific enterprise, programme or domain areas applying subject matter specialism in Application and Software Architecture. EAL are experts in UML, JEE and Java Application Architecture and Design. EAL are experts in Open Source Application Architecture. 

How we deliver this service

Using reusable artefacts in our BLEAM / TOGAFTM and a consultative led approach we focus on business outcomes and then select architectures to achieve them. EAL use collaborative design, simplification, business domain expertise and technology leadership to deliver architecture work. Example service offerings include:

  • Enterprise Architecture: City, technical evolution and roadmap planning
  • Applications Governance Model, architecture principles
  • Solution Architecture: High level architecture and design
  • Proof of concept, prototyping, best practices
  • Design for non functional requirements, design patterns, tech stack evaluation
  • Software Architecture: UML design, Use Case Modelling, Sequence Diagrams, Business Process Models, Software Deployment Models
  • Software Architecture Expertise: JEE, Java, PHP, Python, Groovy, Velocity, XSL, XML, FreeMarker, Drools, ehcache, jQuery Core & UI, Elastic Search
Deliverables
  • Application Portfolio Catalog
  • Application Services
  • Application Components
  • Interfaces Catalog
  • Application Flows Diagram
  • Systems Integration Viewpoint
  • Application/Data Matrix
  • JEE Design Patterns and High Level Design
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Technical Architecture

Technical Architecture services that help clients with specific enterprise, programme or domain areas applying subject matter specialism in Software Architecture, Disaster Recovery, Infrastructure Architecture and Operational Architecture.

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Service Definition: Technical Architecture

Enterprise Architects (EAL) Enterprise Architecture Consultancy practice provides Technical Architecture services that help clients with specific enterprise, programme or domain areas applying subject matter specialism in Software Architecture, Disaster Recovery, Infrastructure Architecture and Operational Architecture. These disciplines are tailored to ensure the performance, availability, resilience, recoverability, integrity, scalability, security and serviceability of B2B or B2C products and services.

How we deliver this service

Using reusable artefacts in our BLEAM / TOGAF and a consultative led approach we focus on business outcomes and then select architectures to achieve them. EAL use collaborative design, simplification, business domain expertise and technology leadership to deliver architecture work. Example service offerings include:

  • Enterprise Architecture: City, technical evolution and roadmap planning
  • Technical Governance Model, architecture principles
  • Solution Architecture: High level architect and design
  • Proof of concept, prototyping, best practices
  • Design for non functional requirements, design patterns, tech stack evaluation
  • Disaster Recovery: Continuity planning, data centre planning
  • Infrastructure Architecture: Network, Servers, Storage, Systems Management
  • Operational Architecture: Monitoring, Alerting, Performance, Capacity, SLAs
Deliverables
  • Technical Infrastructure Portfolio Catalog
  • Technology Services
  • Technology Components
  • Technical Standards Catalog
  • Environments & Locations Model
  • Disaster Recovery Architecture
  • Operational Architecture
  • Non Functional Requirements
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Information Security Architecture

Enterprise Architects (EAL) Information Security Architecture service helps clients to incrementally establish and implement best practice information security architecture, processes and policies.

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Service Definition: Information Security Architecture

Enterprise Architects (EAL) Information Security Architecture service helps clients to incrementally establish and implement best practice information security architecture, processes and policies. EAL uses a combination of SABSA, ISO 27001, 27002 methodologies to enable organisations to establish an information security posture, services and roadmap and overall governing architecture. Perform a security assessment to identify vulnerabilities and exposures and evaluate the currently documented policies and practices.

How we deliver this service

Phase 1 – Assess & Structure

  • Stakeholder Interviews & Information Gathering
  • Security Drivers
  • Security Principles
  • Information Security Governance

Phase 2 – Information Security Architecture Definition

  • Security Valuations
  • Security Postures
  • Security Domains
  • Security Services

Phase 3 – Information Security Architecture Planning

  • Security Roadmap
  • Security Operations, Processes and Policies
  • Security Architecture Document
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