Health Co. manages the collection, processing and distribution of blood products throughout the national health system. It is a large professional organisation working in scientific, medical and support services which has facilitated new levels of national and international cooperation, resulting in improved consistency, quality and safety nationally. Health Co.’s goal was to maximise the effectiveness of IT decision making through use of relevant enterprise architecture viewpoints, while simultaneously uplifting their internal enterprise architecture capability.
The engagement would re-establish an internal enterprise architecture capability that could provide tangible benefits for the organisation through the delivery of recommendations sequenced as an executable roadmap for Health Co. Enterprise Architects structured an architecture kick-start engagement which was heavily oriented to guiding and mentoring Health Co.’s architecture practice through the delivery of outcomes based upon EA’s method and templates.
The deliverables included:
- Architecture Capability Assessment.
- Architecture Capability Development Program.
- Baseline Architecture Definition.
- Target Architecture.
- Application Portfolio Health Check.
- Application Lifecycle Plans.
Health Co. had a clearly defined enterprise architecture operating and accountability model and had acquired IP and accelerators for ongoing use within the practice. They also had established tangible baseline and target architectures that could be sustained by their architecture team moving forward. With respect to internal planning processes, Health Co. was able to use the delivered architectures to better identify risks and opportunities.