81 In-Depth Enterprise Architecture Management Questions for Professionals

What is involved in Enterprise Architecture Management

Find out what the related areas are that Enterprise Architecture Management connects with, associates with, correlates with or affects, and which require thought, deliberation, analysis, review and discussion. This unique checklist stands out in a sense that it is not per-se designed to give answers, but to engage the reader and lay out a Enterprise Architecture Management thinking-frame.

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To address the criteria in this checklist for your organization, extensive selected resources are provided for sources of further research and information.

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Below you will find a quick checklist designed to help you think about which Enterprise Architecture Management related domains to cover and 81 essential critical questions to check off in that domain.

The following domains are covered:

Enterprise Architecture Management, Application Architecture, Architectural layer, Benchmarking, Business model, Enterprise architecture, Information Technology Governance, Management, Project Portfolio Management, Risk Management, Service-Oriented Architecture, Standardization:

Enterprise Architecture Management Critical Criteria:

Reason over Enterprise Architecture Management strategies and devise Enterprise Architecture Management key steps.

– What is the total cost related to deploying Enterprise Architecture Management, including any consulting or professional services?

– Does Enterprise Architecture Management appropriately measure and monitor risk?

Application Architecture Critical Criteria:

Have a session on Application Architecture engagements and stake your claim.

– How can you create a cross application architecture that supports your current systems, while at the same time accommodating changing business needs?

– Application Architecture Considerations. Is the application web-based, or built with a serviceoriented architecture (SOA)?

– What are the Key enablers to make this Enterprise Architecture Management move?

– How do we go about Securing Enterprise Architecture Management?

Architectural layer Critical Criteria:

Adapt Architectural layer outcomes and proactively manage Architectural layer risks.

– How likely is the current Enterprise Architecture Management plan to come in on schedule or on budget?

– How do we go about Comparing Enterprise Architecture Management approaches/solutions?

Benchmarking Critical Criteria:

Investigate Benchmarking engagements and perfect Benchmarking conflict management.

– Does Enterprise Architecture Management include applications and information with regulatory compliance significance (or other contractual conditions that must be formally complied with) in a new or unique manner for which no approved security requirements, templates or design models exist?

– A compounding model resolution with available relevant data can often provide insight towards a solution methodology; which Enterprise Architecture Management models, tools and techniques are necessary?

– What is the source of the strategies for Enterprise Architecture Management strengthening and reform?

Business model Critical Criteria:

Tête-à-tête about Business model results and integrate design thinking in Business model innovation.

– Consider your own Enterprise Architecture Management project. what types of organizational problems do you think might be causing or affecting your problem, based on the work done so far?

– How can we create a secure environment to protect our data, especially when new business models like cloud computing and mobility leave us with little control over it?

– Who is responsible for ensuring appropriate resources (time, people and money) are allocated to Enterprise Architecture Management?

– How can we take rapid and informed action given the dramatic changes the IoT will make to our traditional business models?

– What applications will first become mainstream and under which business model will they operate?

– Think of your Enterprise Architecture Management project. what are the main functions?

– How well does the product fit our current and planned business model(s)?

– What potential megatrends could make our business model obsolete?

Enterprise architecture Critical Criteria:

Huddle over Enterprise architecture planning and know what your objective is.

– What other organizational variables, such as reward systems or communication systems, affect the performance of this Enterprise Architecture Management process?

– With the increasing adoption of cloud computing do you think enterprise architecture as a discipline will become more or less important to us and why?

– Is Enterprise Architecture Management Realistic, or are you setting yourself up for failure?

– Enterprise architecture planning. how does it align with to the to be architecture?

– How does the standard fit into the Federal Enterprise Architecture (FEA)?

– Are Enterprise JavaBeans still relevant for enterprise architectures?

– Are software assets aligned with the agency enterprise architecture?

– Are the levels and focus right for TOGAF enterprise architecture?

– Are software assets aligned with the organizations enterprise architecture?

– Is There a Role for Patterns in Enterprise Architecture?

– What is the value of mature Enterprise Architecture?

– Why Should we Consider Enterprise Architecture?

– What is an Enterprise Architecture?

– What Is Enterprise Architecture?

– Why Enterprise Architecture?

Information Technology Governance Critical Criteria:

Guide Information Technology Governance results and check on ways to get started with Information Technology Governance.

– What are the business goals Enterprise Architecture Management is aiming to achieve?

– How can you measure Enterprise Architecture Management in a systematic way?

Management Critical Criteria:

Pilot Management adoptions and display thorough understanding of the Management process.

– Critical to the centralized coordination of technical infrastructure is the cost model used. how can costs be managed to support compliance and good practice rather than hinder the uptake?

– Which cloud service management process monitors and reports on allocation and utilization of resources by consumers in order to generate a chargeback report?

– Will any of the planned events or research findings provide an opportunity for the program to raise its profile?

– When a Enterprise Architecture Management manager recognizes a problem, what options are available?

– Have the teams implementing the alliance received formal training on building relationships?

– What is the commitment from partner organizations to support the partnership?

– Do you want the vendor selected to deliver the tools to develop wbt?

– Are the control points commercial, technical or physical?

– Which file formats will you use for your data, and why?

– Does technological diversification promote innovation?

– What happens with your retired or disposed of assets?

– What naming conventions are being used for files?

– What are the Program Management guidelines?

– Does the risk only impact life-cycle cost?

– What is your budget for this initiative?

– How are we trending over time?

– What to protect?

Project Portfolio Management Critical Criteria:

Face Project Portfolio Management goals and reduce Project Portfolio Management costs.

– Does Enterprise Architecture Management analysis show the relationships among important Enterprise Architecture Management factors?

– What is project portfolio management?

Risk Management Critical Criteria:

Systematize Risk Management results and slay a dragon.

– Is maintenance and repair of organizational assets performed and logged in a timely manner, with approved and controlled tools?

– Have you broken down your risks into the COSO ERM categories: Strategic, Financial Reporting, Operating and Regulatory?

– Are information security roles and responsibilities coordinated and aligned with internal roles and external partners?

– Is there a person at our organization who assesses vulnerabilities, consequences, and threats?

– What is the effect on the organizations mission if the system or information is not reliable?

– Is our organization doing any form of outreach or education on Cybersecurity Risk Management?

– Is there an agreed-upon framework by which risk culture is regularly assessed?

– What is our approach to Risk Management in the specific area of social media?

– To what extent are you involved in ITRM at your company?

– Are records kept of Cybersecurity access to key systems?

– Are records kept of successful Cybersecurity intrusions?

– Who will be responsible internally?

– What if we already have something in place?

– Is there a plan in place?

– Which systems are most vulnerable?

– Which systems need to be patched?

– Why Cybersecurity?

Service-Oriented Architecture Critical Criteria:

Wrangle Service-Oriented Architecture strategies and mentor Service-Oriented Architecture customer orientation.

– Who are the people involved in developing and implementing Enterprise Architecture Management?

– How would one define Enterprise Architecture Management leadership?

– Do we have past Enterprise Architecture Management Successes?

Standardization Critical Criteria:

Pilot Standardization outcomes and display thorough understanding of the Standardization process.

– How can we incorporate support to ensure safe and effective use of Enterprise Architecture Management into the services that we provide?

– What potential environmental factors impact the Enterprise Architecture Management effort?

– What are specific Enterprise Architecture Management Rules to follow?


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Author: Gerard Blokdijk

CEO at The Art of Service | http://theartofservice.com



Gerard is the CEO at The Art of Service. He has been providing information technology insights, talks, tools and products to organizations in a wide range of industries for over 25 years. Gerard is a widely recognized and respected information expert. Gerard founded The Art of Service consulting business in 2000. Gerard has authored numerous published books to date.

External links:

To address the criteria in this checklist, these selected resources are provided for sources of further research and information:

Enterprise Architecture Management External links:

Alfabet: Effektives Enterprise Architecture Management …

Enterprise Architecture Management Tools |Tools For EA …

Application Architecture External links:

What Is Application Architecture? (with pictures) – wiseGEEK

Azure Application Architecture Guide | Microsoft Docs

.NET Application Architecture Guidance – microsoft.com

Architectural layer External links:


Benchmarking External links:

Energy Benchmarking | ddoe

Welcome to B3 Benchmarking

5 best PC benchmarking software for Windows 10

Business model External links:

Business Model – Investopedia

Plan to Start – Example of a Business Model

Business Model Templates for PowerPoint – …

Enterprise architecture External links:

Enterprise Architecture – CDT Services

Enterprise Architecture | North Dakota ITD

Zachman International – Enterprise Architecture

Information Technology Governance External links:

ITGC Structure – Information Technology Governance …

Management External links:

7 Common Management Job Titles and Responsibilities

Title Management Group, Inc. – NOLA.com

Title Management | Login

Project Portfolio Management External links:

Resource Planning and Project Portfolio Management | Ganttic

Eclipse Project Portfolio Management – Login

Project Portfolio Management | ServiceNow

Risk Management External links:

Risk Management Job Titles | Enlighten Jobs

Global Supply Chain Risk Management Solutions | Avetta

Risk Management – ue.org

Service-Oriented Architecture External links:

Microservices vs. Service-Oriented Architecture – NGINX

Understanding Service-Oriented Architecture

Service-Oriented Architecture | Coursera

Standardization External links:

Title Standardization | Human Resource Blog

Standardization. (Journal, magazine, 1949) [WorldCat.org]

Title standardization – Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC

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