EA Model V.2

Two years ago, Dave Cresswell and I came up with a graphic to represent Enterprise Architecture @ BCIT. We needed a simple graphic to communicate EA and also knew that showing our senior Executive the Zachman Framework was too complex. Here is first draft EA model:

and Version 1 :

At that point, I was just getting introduced to the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) and did not have a clear sense of how it fit within the bigger realm of Enterprise Architecture. We were also just beginning our work on developing IT Governance (ITG) and again I did not have a clear sense of how it fit with EA.

Here is Version 2:

I want to share with you my new thinking on how to represent the relationship between EA, ITG and ITIL. The new EA Taxonomy graphic now shows that BCIT will use ITIL Service Delivery and Service Support as a backplane to guide our IT Service Management work. ITG fits in the first backplane with Strategy and Policy and ensures alignment to BCIT’s strategy and vision.

Looking forward to your thoughts on this.

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7 thoughts on “EA Model V.2”

  1. Hello Leo,

    I know that this is one of your older posts. However, now that you’ve had more time to consider the integration of EA and ITIL, do you have any feedback on the ITIL processes with respect to EA? How well is EA represented in the ITIL process flow?

  2. Nick, thanks for the question. I have put together a presentation about my thinking about ITIL and EA and how they relate @ BCIT. Let me turn it into a blog post in the next couple of days. Ok?

    1. Hi John, It has been a while. Work has been extremely busy since the late fall last year. Right now we are deploying an new budgeting and forecasting capability to help our organization have better access, control and analysis of our financial standing.

      I have not had time to take the ITIL V3 Foundations course yet. I have a draft post that I have not had time to complete updating my post on EA and ITIL V2 http://leodesousa.ca/2008/07/ea-and-itil-v2-processes-supporting-practices/

      I regularly visit your blog but have had little thinking time to comment and provide feedback. Hope you are doing well. Leo

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