Enterprise Architecture - Centric Consulting

Enterprise Architecture

Our approach to Enterprise Architecture is less academic and easier to implement and operate, but still gets the same results – aligned business and IT strategies.

Enterprise Architecture Services

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EA Advisory

We provide the following:

  • Executive mentoring designed to identify functional areas where EA principles may be beneficial, define roll-out and ongoing operational approaches, and provide insights into best practices
  • Roadmap development involving the creation of a detailed rollout plan for implementation and ongoing governance of the EA
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EA Implementation

An experienced team cyclically applies the CEAF process to define the future state environment by considering the four layers of an EA solution:

  • Business Processes
  • Applications
  • Data
  • Technology Architectures

Production of a future state vision typically includes data modeling, policy and procedure documentation, data flow creation, and infrastructure standards. This also involves the creation and communication of governance standards and procedures with associated cross-divisional enforcement policies.

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EA Sourcing

We provide organizations with trained CEAF practitioners who are able to manage and direct an EA implementation as well as the ongoing operation of the EA process.

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Our Enterprise Architecture Framework

To address these concerns, we have developed our own EA framework known as Centric’s Enterprise Architecture Framework (CEAF). CEAF combines and extends essential elements of the established EA frameworks such as Zachman and TOGAF.

Why is CEAF a better alternative? We’ve made the EA implementation and ongoing governance process simpler, more practical and easier to understand and operate.

CEAF's Four Domains

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What are the benefits of a properly implemented CEAF process?

  • Achievement of a repeatable process that improves coordination and alignment of IT and business investments
  • Increased efficiency in delivery of strategic initiatives
  • Lower overall total cost of ownership across diverse IT Portfolios, including project and application portfolios
  • Standardized mechanism to prioritize the highest impact IT investments based on defined budget cycle frequency
  • Faster delivery of mission critical IT initiatives via the efficient reuse of enterprise, data and infrastructure standards

Want to learn more about our Enterprise Architecture Framework?

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