Presentation on theme: "An Overview of the Federal Segment Architecture Methodology"— Presentation transcript:
1 An Overview of the Federal Segment Architecture Methodology
2 Who created the FSAM?Federal Segment Architecture Working Group (FSAWG)A cooperative effort with the federal architecture communityFormed in January 2008 as a sub-team to the Architecture and Infrastructure Committee (AIC)Formed at the request of the OMB Chief Architect
3 10 best practice presentations delivered Since the FSAWG was initiated, the team has made great headway. Some notable facts include…Best PracticesHUD - Segment Architecture Development Guidance / Work Product and Decision TemplatesDoD – DoDAF Version 2.0 (Draft)DOI - Methodology for Business Transformation (MBT)DOJ - Information Sharing Segment Architecture (ISSA)PM-ISE - Information Sharing Environment EA FrameworkPM-ISE - FEA Information Sharing Environment ProfileDHS – Information Sharing EnvironmentDOL - EA Quick Reference GuideDOL - IT Investment Management Quick Reference GuideDOL – STREAMLine MethodologyTreasury - Segment Architecture Analysis GuideTreasury - Segment Architecture Process GuideTreasury - Segment Architecture RoadmapHRLOB – Segment Architecture ApproachEPA - OSWER Segment Architecture Line-of-Sight: From Architecture through ImplementationHHS - HHS Architecture Development Methodology (ADM)FEA - Security and Privacy Profile (v2) (Draft)FEA - Records Management Profile13 participating federal organizations, including 2 cross-agency initiatives10 best practice presentations delivered18 assessed best practices consideredOver 200 analytical techniques / templates / examples considered3
4 What is the Federal Segment Architecture Methodology (FSAM)? FSAM is a step by step process for developing and using segment architecture.FSAM was created by chief architects within the federal community by reviewing over 200 federal “best practice” analysis techniques and focusing on answering key questions:What are the primary change drivers impacting the segment?What are the current segment systems and resources?What are the deficiencies or inhibitors to success and how can we improve information security within the segment?What are the vision and performance goals for the segment?What are the design alternatives for achieving the performance goals?What projects are required to achieve the target segment architecture and in what order should they be executed?4
5 FSAM includes the steps for developing a Segment Architecture as well as hand-offs to Enterprise and Solution Architecture.5
6 FSAM supports the entire lifecycle from strategic planning to execution with a primary focus on developing actionable architecture.Strategic PlanningExecutionArchitectureStrategic PlanningArchitectureArchitectureCPICArchitectureBudgetCPICCPICExecution6
7 Organizational View of Risk Management Security Categorization Process FSAM features a series of touch points to other disciplines such as security.NISTOrganizational View of Risk ManagementNISTSecurity Categorization Process
8 Suggested analytical techniques for each output have been included in the FSAM with templates from Agency best practices.Each suggested analytical technique table includes:Output nameAssociated FEA LayersName of suggested analytical techniqueLink to the template/exampleContributing Agency
9 Output: Governance Framework (Step 1) FSAWGSuggested Analytical Technique:Governance FrameworkProvides a formalized definition of decision-making roles and responsibilities.
10 Output: As-Is Key Information Sources and Qualitative Assessment (Step 3) Suggested Analytical Technique:Authoritative Data Source (ADS) Candidate Qualitative Analysis MatrixUsed to document the sources of information in the current state and determines the most trusted sources of data by information class and data entity.DOI
11 Output: As-Is Systems and Services Scoring (Step 4) Suggested Analytical Technique:As-Is Systems and Services Description and ScoringUsed to determine where adjustments to the segment systems and services architecture should be investigated.DOI
12 Output: Target Conceptual Solution Architecture (Step 4) TreasurySuggested Analytical Technique:Target Systems and Services Interface DiagramUsed to describe the conceptual solution architecture by providing an integrated view of the combined segment system, service, and technology architectures.12
13 As we continue to evolve, our discipline will become more effective. Template Based EA SubmissionFSAM helps deliver “actionable architecture”.Following FSAM will produce the data to populate the segment architecture template as a by-product.FSAM improves hand-offs between EA and our solution architecture, CPIC, and PM colleagues.
14 FSAM Toolkit Will Help Standardize and Expedite Architecture Development. The Architecture Community will have an on-line Toolkit based on best practice analytical techniques to include:Step-by-Step MethodologyOutreach & Training Material in Presentation FormatAnalytical Templates and Examples based on proven best practicesDownloadable Work Breakdown Structure based on FSAM to launch a segment architecture projectEventual population of Case Studies for referenceCollaboration on recommended FSAM improvements for future releases via OMB MAX site..