Enterprise Architecture

Rationale

This set of best practices addresses enterprise architecture.  This area involves but is not limited to the following:

  • Identity Management
  • Authoritative Sources
  • System Integration (Interfaces)
  • Hosting & Technology Options
  • Portfolio Management

Goals

When we are following good practices in EA, we should see the following:

  • Elimination of back-doors and side files - data and events should be accomodated by authoritative sources and standard business practices
  • Adoption of technologies that are driven by business needs and alignment to campus goals - never technology for the sake of technology

Some best practices related to enterprise architecture are the following: