Governance and Conceptual, Logical and Installed Architecture Alignment Using Work Products and Workflow

Governance and Conceptual, Logical and Installed Architecture Alignment Using Work Products and Workflow

Jay Ramanathan (Ohio State University, USA) and Rajiv Ramnath (Ohio State University, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-276-3.ch003
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Abstract

Governance and related alignment methods for the management of complex systems are introduced here to facilitate and better decision making. The goal here is to increase re-use and agility. We also show how EA governance can leverage technologies like middleware and workflow to enable service evolution. The methods and work products of the previous Chapter 2 along with the following EA layers guide continual service improvement.
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Introduction

What is the ACE EA governance?

  • How is the organization established?

  • What are the goals and benefits of EA governance?

  • What are the different roles and responsibilities of the EA team?

How does the Conceptual ACE structure guide the EA team to make enhancements to the Logical and Installed architecture layers?

  • What is the service life-cycle and how does this use the architecture layers for service improvement?

  • How does the conceptual architecture relate to the logical and the installed physical layers?

  • What types of work products are needed to enable the entire service lifecycle?

  • How is the conceptual layer used to determine governance Roles and responsibilities?

  • How does EA governance facilitate continual improvement?

  • What types of business and operational information is needed for engineers and architects to analyze and improve the Interaction performance?

  • What is missing?

How do workflow management, standards, emerging technologies, and patterns assist with service life-cycle management?

  • How do we better bridge conceptual, logical layers and installed architecture with workflow management?

  • How can Workflow Management and related technologies assist in increasing more conceptual organization of services?

  • What standards and technologies are relevant to complex architectures?

  • What are the tradeoffs?

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Ea Governance

The ACE structure and work products guide the decision making by the ACE governance team. This team is made up from the CIO (Chief Information Officer), Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Architects, Software Engineers, System and Business Analysts, Application and System experts, Procurement, Finance, Human Resources, Project Managers, and operational members drawn from Line Managers and other workers. With quite a few members involved, it is useful to establish an EA organization with program roles and responsibilities as follows.

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Table of Contents
Acknowledgment
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Chapter 1
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We begin with a characterization of service challenges and a conceptualization of a complex service enterprise as a collection of organizations and... Sample PDF
Characterization of Service Orientation and the Adaptive Complex Enterprise
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Chapter 2
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The ACE structure for coordination across various services using policies to meet overall goals is presented here. The more detailed depiction of... Sample PDF
Adaptive Complex Enterprise Framework: Ontology, Modeling, Co-Engineering Principles, Work Products
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Chapter 3
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Governance and related alignment methods for the management of complex systems are introduced here to facilitate and better decision making. The... Sample PDF
Governance and Conceptual, Logical and Installed Architecture Alignment Using Work Products and Workflow
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Chapter 4
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The knowledge infrastructure for enterprise architecture presented here has a taxonomy of useful patterns and pattern applications illustrated in... Sample PDF
EA Knowledge for ACE Deployment
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Chapter 5
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Organizations like the City are pressured to be more and more service oriented with fewer resources. The City has an expanding service area... Sample PDF
Strategic Improvement of Non-Routine Services
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Chapter 6
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Vertical traceability along the internal value chain illustrated in Figure 1 below allows us to establish a charge back system for the use of IT... Sample PDF
Co-Engineering Business Need and IT Services
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Chapter 7
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The ACE structure is not only used to create BioS goals and work products, but also to perform the analysis needed to prioritize improvement... Sample PDF
Co-Engineering IT Services for Lean Operations
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Chapter 8
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There is consensus that explicit knowledge is information. In addition there is tacit knowledge that exists in the human minds. Tacit knowledge is... Sample PDF
Management, Monitoring, and Mining of Service Knowledge
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Chapter 9
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We explore how different types of opportunities for Interaction improvement - innovation, effectiveness, and resilience can be identified. Our goal... Sample PDF
Relating IT to Service Innovation
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Chapter 10
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The Adaptive Complex Enterprise framework presented provides a basis for integrating many related areas of research into a services discipline. We... Sample PDF
Research Topics in Complex Systems
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Appendix
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