IT Architecture Toolkit – Table of Content

First edition; 256 pages
ISBN 0131473794
(by: Jane Carbone)

Table of Contents
Chapter 1

  • The Role of IT Planning
    • Four Mini Case Studies–Best (and Worst) Practices
    • Introducing the Enterprise Architecture Toolkit
    • Getting Started
    • Components of an Enterprise Architecture
  • A Comparison of the Toolkit and the Zachman Framework
    • Critical Success Factors
    • A Word About Integration
    • How This Book Is Organized

Chapter 2
Connecting Architecture to the Business

  • The Business Framework
  • Describing the Business Current State–Collecting Key Facts
  • Suggested Exercise
  • Another Approach to Describing the Current State

Chapter 3
Analyzing the Business Current State

  • Using Assessment Indicators
  • Environmental Scan
  • Suggested Exercise
  • Using Process Flows

Chapter 4
Constructing the Business Target State

  • Using Assessment Indicators
  • Using Process Flows
  • Digging Down
  • Suggested Exercise

Chapter 5
Analyzing the Target State–Identifying Gaps and Opportunities

  • Analyze the Target State
    • First Approach
    • Second Approach
  • Suggested Exercise
  • Integration

Chapter 6

  • The IT (Architecture) Framework
  • Defining Principles
    • CDCo IT Principles
  • Suggested Exercise

Chapter 7
Architecture Models

  • Setting the Context for Architecture Models
  • Ground Rules For Modeling
    • Rule #1 Agree on a set of standard components
    • Rule #2 Use a standard representation scheme
    • Rule #3 Set a scope
    • Rule #4 Determine the level of detail
    • Rule #5 Define the state to be modeled
    • Rule #6 Define the environment
  • Building Architecture Models
    • Level 0 Current State Model
    • Considerations for Assessing Current State Architecture
    • Level 0 Target State Model
  • Architecture Strategies
    • Level 1 Model
    • Level n Models
  • Suggested Exercise
  • Architecture-Based Logical Models
  • Translating Architecture to Conceptual Data Model

Chapter 8

  • Set a Scope
  • Determine the Level of Detail
  • Define the State
  • Define the Environment
  • Agree on a Format
  • Suggested Exercise

Chapter 9

  • Ground Rules for Setting Standards
    • Establish Ownership
    • Define the State
    • Define the Environment
    • Define the Level of Detail
  • Setting Function/Application Standards
  • Selecting Technology Standards
    • Setting People Standards
  • Setting Data Standards
    • The Good
    • The Bad
    • The Ugly
    • The Payoff
    • Then and Now
    • Some Good Examples
  • Suggested Exercise
  • Integration–Again

Chapter 10

  • The Framework for Implementation
  • Translating Architecture to Projects
    • Identifying Architecture Projects
    • Selecting Architecture Projects
    • Data-Driven Approach to Project Selection
    • Apply Viability Criteria
  • Suggested Exercise
    • Six Strategies for Containing Project Scope
    • First Things First
    • Use It or Lose It
    • No Data Before Its Time
    • Smaller Is Better
    • Just In Time
    • Something New Under the Sun
  • The Project Brief
  • Suggested Exercise
  • Summary

Chapter 11
Establishing Metrics

  • Measuring Architecture Effectiveness
    • Setting Business Objectives
    • Setting Project Objectives
    • Setting Architecture Objectives
  • Measuring Architecture Values
    • Benchmark Data
    • Sample Data
  • Suggested Exercise

Chapter 12
Presenting the Plan for Buy-in

  • Gaining Executive Support
  • Creating a Presentation-Level Architecture Model
  • Gaining Support from IT
  • Suggested Exercise

Chapter 13
Compliance and Other Key Processes

  • Architecture Governance Process
  • Architecture Development Process
    • When Should Architecture Be Developed?
    • Where is the Architecture?
  • SDLC Process

Chapter 14

  • Human Resources Issues for Architecture
    • Evaluating HR Practices for the Architecture Team
    • Staffing the Architecture Team
    • Key Architecture Roles
    • Data Management Roles
    • Organization Structure
    • Putting It Together
  • A Final Word

Appendix A
Business Framework Interview Outlines

  • Group 1 Questions
  • Group 2 Questions
  • Group 3 Questions
  • Business Framework Data Collection Documents
  • Architecture Data Collection Documents

Appendix B
Sample Architecture Principles

  • Enterprise IT Principles

Appendix C
Example Architecture Strategies

  • Application Development Strategies
  • Data Management Strategies
  • Technology Strategies

Appendix D
Example Target Application Architecture Patterns

Appendix E
Estimating IT Work Effort for Projects

  • Sample Scale for Estimating IT Effort
  • Add New Code
  • Change Script–Wording-Only
  • Create New List
  • Modify Existing Script
  • Add New Code–Code Contains Intelligence Used by Applications
  • Fix Small Bug
  • Create New Report
  • Create Customer List
  • Modify Existing Applications–More Than One Module
  • Add New Function and Interfaces
  • Reorganize Work Across Functions—Existing and New
  • New Process, Applications, Data Store, and Cross-Function Data Movement

Appendix F
Sample Current Architecture Cost Data Collection

  • Current Cost of Projects Survey

Appendix G
Sample Job Descriptions

  • Data Steward
    • Key Functions
    • Expected Outputs
    • Key Skills/Knowledge
  • Data Architect
    • Key Functions
    • Expected Outputs
    • Key Skills/Knowledge
  • Data Acquisition
    • Key Functions
    • Expected Outputs
    • Key Skills/Knowledge
  • Common Data Services
    • Key Functions
    • Expected Outputs
    • Key Skills/Knowledge
  • Data Architecture Associate
    • Key Functions
    • Expected Outputs
    • Key Skills/Knowledge

Appendix H
Enterprise Architecture Toolkit: 3-Day Workshop

  • Course Description
    • Course Overview
    • Target Audience
    • Course Approach
    • Course Outline
    • Course Logistics

Appendix I
Conducting Enterprise Architecture Assessment: 2-Day Workshop

  • Course Description
    • Course Overview
    • Target Audience
    • Course Approach
    • Course Objectives
    • Course Outline
    • Course Logistics


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