The Integrated Enterprise Life Cycle: Enterprise Architecture, Investment Management, and System Development
F. Armour (Armour IT LLC, USA), C. Emery (U.S. Architect of Capitol, USA), J. Houk (U.S. Architect of Capitol, USA), S. Kaisler (SET Associates, USA) and J. Kirk (U.S. National Science Foundation, USA)
Copyright: © 2007
The enterprise architecture provides benefits to the organization that embraces it. However, in many organizations, the enterprise architecture effort is not tightly coupled and integrated with other enterprise level programs such as investment management and system development processes. This chapter will identify the process integration and enterprise architecture touchpoints from the perspective of the investment management process and it outlines an overall integrated enterprise life cycle process flow. Specifically, this chapter explores Why it is important for an organization to follow an architecture-driven integrated enterprise life cycle? What are the processes of an enterprise life cycle and how do they fit together, specifically the enterprise architecture, investment management, and system development processes? What is an organizational structure for managing and executing the integrated enterprise life cycle? What is an approach for implementing an integrated enterprise life cycle?