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® IBM Software Group © 2008 IBM Corporation Dr Tariq Aslam Business Alignment Using Enterprise Architecture Productivity, Governance, Innovation.

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1 ® IBM Software Group © 2008 IBM Corporation Dr Tariq Aslam Business Alignment Using Enterprise Architecture Productivity, Governance, Innovation

2 IBM Software Group | Rational software ® 2 Critical challenges for business Business is not aligned with vision/mission/KPI P O AD T L Org structure, functions and technology do not align to meet the business goals After the restructuring either the business processes do not work or technology fail to perform as expected Accurate and complete operational/customer data is never available in timely fashion Companies procure/develop applications that do not integrate Redundant and outdated technology leads to higher operational costs and poor business performance Our product offering and operational processes often overlook business environment of various locations Change P O AD T L

3 IBM Software Group | Rational software ® 3 Enterprise Architecture Helps Enterprise Architecture is the description of the current and/or future structure and behavior of an organization's processes, information systems, personnel and organizational sub-units, aligned with the organization's core goals and strategic direction. The primary purpose of creating an Enterprise Architecture is to ensure that business strategy and IT investments are aligned. As such, enterprise architecture allows traceability from the business strategy down to the underlying technology. Enterprise Architecture relates more broadly to the practice of business optimization in that it addresses business architecture, performance management, organizational structure and process architecture as well.

4 IBM Software Group | Rational software ® 4 ENTERPRISE INFORMATION ENTITIES Vision Strategic Objectives Initiatives Process Groups Process Maps Challenges & Opportunities PoliciesTechnology Departments Roles Responsibilities Network Data Applications Hardware Drives Mission Translates into Executed through To overcome Or take advantage of Executed by Responsible for Composed of Executed byBased on Belong to Use Run on Use Linked to Abide by Uses PlanExecute Manage Enable Perspectives Uses Organizations create and consume information as part of their planning, management, execution and delivery activities on continuous basis.

5 IBM Software Group | Rational software ® 5 DEFINING THE ENTERPRISE LAYERS Business Architecture Information & Applications Architecture Infrastructure Architecture which is being processed on a given platform / server / equipment Providing business services that..... Are automated by a service (functionality) of an application... which uses the component(s) of a system..... Are implemented by processes that..... Are executed through activities that..... A Business Strategy is Executed by…

6 IBM Software Group | Rational software ® 6 What is EA Planning

7 IBM Software Group | Rational software ® 7. If you don't know where you are going, any road will take you there Lewis Carroll

8 IBM Software Group | Rational software ® 8 Enterprise Architecture Métier Applications & Systems Information & Data Strategy Business Define the Enterprise Strategy, goals and Objectives : What to do, and how to do it? Business Processes : support the strategy, Operational organization The Applications support the Business, implement the business functions in the IT systems The Information is key for the organization : It is the fuel that drives the architecture Infrastructure that supports the IS: -Technical components: servers, networks, etc. -Technology: platforms, etc. Network & Infrastructure

9 IBM Software Group | Rational software ® 9 Gartner EA Tools Magic Quadrant IBM System Architect positioned at the front of the Leaders Quadrant.

10 IBM Software Group | Rational software ® 10 Network Topologies Capture and Model all Domains of the Organization Behavior (UML Support) Organizational Charts Matrix Views Application Models Data ModelsGoals Objectives Class Diagrams Process Models Business Process Modeling and Analysis Application and Service Models Network Infrastructure Relational Data Modeling

11 IBM Software Group | Rational software ® 11 Visio In The System Architect Repository Disparate Data CMDB Excel CSV IDL Visio XMI DDL XML Rose Becomes Managed Information Business Strategy Organization & Process Applications and IT Create an Organizational Blueprint Leverage Your Existing Information Create Roadmap

12 IBM Software Group | Rational software ® 12 Build Relationships and Perform Gap Analysis Perform Gap Analyses What Processes are not Automated? Create dependencies Visualize gaps in the organization. Update the project directly from the Matrix. Customize and create your own view XX

13 IBM Software Group | Rational software ® 13 Simulate and Optimize Processes Analyze resource utilization Determine cost structures

14 IBM Software Group | Rational software ® 14 Time Lapsed Visualizations As-Is/To-Be Transition

15 IBM Software Group | Rational software ® 15 What if Analysis WHAT part of the organisation will be affected IF this process step is removed in the future state?

16 ® IBM Software Group © 2008 IBM Corporation

17 IBM Software Group | Rational software ® 17 BUSINESS PROCESS DECOMPOSITION SAMPLE MODELS Business Domains Process Hierarchy Scenario Flow Business Procedure Procedure Step Application Mapping

18 IBM Software Group | Rational software ® 18 With SA you can see key EA components supporting Enterprise strategies & goals! With SA you can manage key EA components as projects and initiatives! With SA you can see key EA components dependent upon specific technologies! Visualize the Organization Applications Data Orgs & People Enterprise Strategies & Direction Business Processes & Services IT Infrastructure & Services Projects & Initiatives Bridging the Gap, the IBM Solutions… System Architect ®

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