Overview: The Enterprise Architecture process can be described actionable alignment of corporate goals and technology plans to realize those goals. One of the biggest complaints of implementation of Enterprise Architecture is that the benefits aren't measurable. One of the most common reasons to implement an EA is for the sake of efficiencies, and a quick win can be the time and cost savings in the annual IT planning cycle.
This webinar will walk the attendee through some of the benefits and then an actual implementation model and plan for a cost and time efficient method to perform annual IT planning using the Enterprise Architecture process. It will cover the steps required by IT management to extend the EA Process into the IT planning process, estimating and budget planning. We will cover a case study and the methods for customizing this plan for your organization so that it may become a repeatable process and provide measurable savings in your organizations resources.
Why should you attend: Each year, the CIO or Director of Information Technology is faced with coming up with their IT budget and plans for the upcoming year. It can be almost certain to say that new projects and needs have come up since the last cycle, and there are projects that remain uninitiated from the prior years. Corporate focus has likely changed, and personnel and resources are unlikely constant. Often organizations scramble when it's time to do that planning, and don't necessarily have a repeatable planning process in place.
When the management team embark on their planning exercise, it is often time-consuming and resource intensive because must research and estimation has to take place and it becomes a bit of a chess game. What if your organization used Enterprise Architecture and its roadmap process to ensure that the right projects were on the books and the time to research and estimate were kept at a minimum. What if work done in prior years could be reused? What if your "guesstimates" could be more accurate and the team assembled would readily know their role and use a consistent process. Planning can often be made more efficient, and the Enterprise Architecture may hold the keys to gained efficiencies.
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