As organisations adopt agile operating models that put customer services at the centre, the role of Enterprise Architecture changes from master planners, gate keepers, and model-making to supporters of service design, delivery, and operations capabilities. The Dept. Health & Human Services (Victoria) has built a digital service delivery capability based on modern platforms and agile development methods. An essential part of the operation is the Enterprise Architecture Unit that acts as a strategic planning and enterprise design partner to the business. This session will detail practical elements of how Enterprise Architecture can set up as a driver of sustainable change and executive strategy, including:
The formal position of EA within the business is not well understood across all organisations, and variance in the control and guidance disparate teams direct clearly shows there is now a divergence in how EAs are viewing their role alongside agile business practices. This panel will move towards a consensus on the future of EA governance:
· Developing strategic alignment: what role do EAs need to play in informing, shaping, and executing strategy?
· Govern or guide; influence or control? What is the most effective path for EA enabling business action in line with its goals?
· Competing disciplines and agreement over the role and purpose of EA within the business
· Assigning ownership & accountability