integrated Enterprise Governance
An iEM Enables and Assures Integrated Enterprise Governance
By structuring and populating the architectural space to represent the as-is or to-be conditions of an enterprise, an integrated enterprise model (iEM) provides the overall governing structure for the resources and architectures within.
Since offerings and capabilities are composites of resources, the relationships of the resources to the offerings and capabilities provides the foundation for gathering a complete and comprehensive set of integrated data and information for input to the business, marketing, strategic and transformation plans, business and capability models, gap analyses, technology roadmaps, and architectural activities associated with establishing, managing, controlling, maintaining and transforming the architectures of the enterprise.
An enterprise may plan and execute strategic transformation initiatives without the existence of an enterprise model. However, until an enterprise is modeled and the elements of the model are integrated, there is no overall governing structure to contain the architectures of the enterprise and the value and benefits of these transformation initiatives will not be realized or at least not to the full potential expected.
Through use of various representations of the iEM, the architectural space enables and assures enterprise architects, specialists, leadership and the governing authority the insight, knowledge and understanding needed for holistic and integrated enterprise architecture initiatives and transformations and their governance.
For example, interrelationships and interfaces between key resources and enterprise system architectures and between enterprise system architectures are identified through an iEM.
An iEM provides an understanding of the key and critical elements of any size or level of architecture. For example, records management, an FEA segment level architecture, is described and viewed through the mapping of records management data resources. In this way the key records management resources are identified and related to the appropriate strategic initiatives and enterprise system architectures.