Have the capability for effective and optimized Technology Architecture ensuring ongoing alignment with technology standards, compliance with architecture policies and procedures and timely fulfillment of key technology strategies.
|Application Portfolio||Technology Portfolio||Policies and Procedures||Architecture Reviews||Key Partners/Interactions|
|Why you need an Application Inventory to understand what technologies are being used and how to optimize your environment||Who is responsible for Technology Domain and setting the standards? Best practices of a domain owner.||Do you have a documented Architecture Policy which is updated annually?||Best practices to ensuring projects have Alignment with Roadmaps||Real life advantages and disadvantages of an Enterprise Architecture Council|
|How many applications do you have that support a particular Business Function(s)?||How many applications are running on End of Life Software which must be remediated before support vendor runs out?||Do your Procedures align and support your Architecture policy?||Ensuring the value of Technology Standards are understood and followed||What value does a Chief Data Office have?|
|Do you have a Business Function Roadmap showing which applications need to be maintained, are strategic, or are going to be replaced/retired?||How many applications do you have that are running on software that is no longer supported and has reached End of Vendor Service?||Do you have effective Control Points to measure compliance with your procedures?||Learn the value of having Business Architecture Reviews||Working with Technology Infrastructure organizations|
|How many Application Retirements are past due? How many times are planned retirement dates changing and why?||What vendor products do you need to purchase Extended Support Contracts for to continue receiving security patches?||Ensure you have published Technology Standards that tell your organization what technology you DO and DO NOT want them to use||The challenges and best practices for effective Technical Architecture Reviews||Learn the importance of a strong relationship between Technology Engineering and Architecture both at the grass roots and management layers of the teams|
|Understanding which applications have Personally Identifiable Information (PII)? Or which applications are Business Critical?||How to establish a Tech Mandatory program to ensure budget dollars are secured for environmental upgrades||Integrated multi-year investment strategies into your Technology Roadmaps to improve alignment with business funding during the budget process||The value of having Peer Reviews both for you and your peers||Ensuring you get support from the organization’s Chief Technology Officer|