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EA Roles and Responsibilities

Chief Information Officer

  • Administers the Information Technology Department
  • Oversees the responsibilities of the Information Technology Department as prescribed by law
  • Develop statewide information technology standards, policies, and guidelines

State Information Technology Advisory Committee (SITAC)

  • Advise the Information Technology Department regarding statewide information technology planning and budgeting, services of the Information Technology Department, and statewide information technology initiatives and policy

Architecture Review Board (ARB)

  • Act as EA “ambassadors.”
  • Work closely with Architecture Team and Business Domain Teams to prioritize and provide input on all deliverables
  • Review and approve all architecture deliverables, excluding the Common Requirements Vision deliverable
  • Provide the bridge between business strategy and technical implementation by creating and maintaining a Common Requirements Vision for the Enterprise.  Present the Common Requirements Vision to the SITAC for approval
  • Vote on and recommend approval of information technology standards, best practices and guidelines
  • Charter subcommittees as appropriate, and authorize them to review / approve technical components of the EA (e.g. industry standards, domain technologies, vendor and product selections, etc.)
  • Determine the number of and scope of business domain teams
  • Approve recommendations of Business Domain Team Leads or, lacking a recommendation from a domain team, appoint a Business Domain Team Lead
  • Initiate and provide input on projects based on the EA Deliverables
  • Deny /approve / escalate exceptions to the EA standards
  • Ensure a unified approach in the development and evolution of Enterprise Architecture with ND State Government

Architecture Team (AT)

  • Facilitate the technical enterprise architecture process
  • Create and maintain deliverables
  • Communicate technical architecture standards to all interested parties
  • Review technology infrastructure projects for compliance to the architecture
  • Determine the number of and scope of technical domain teams
  • Approve recommendations of Technical Domain Team Leads or, lacking a recommendation from a domain team, appoint a Technical Domain Team Lead
  • Chair acts as the Architecture Team’s liaison to the Architecture Review Board and presents standing reports on the status of technical enterprise‑wide architecture

Domain Team Leads

  • Chair the domain teams.
  • Determine the size and membership of their teams
  • Determine the method and timing of soliciting new members
  • Report all changes in membership to the Enterprise Architecture manager, who maintains the master membership list

Technical Domain Teams

  • Recommend standards and policies
  • Determine guidelines and best practices
  • Recommend future states
  • Prepare gap analyses and recommend projects
  • Select product standards
  • Define standard configurations
  • Collaborate on component architecture design principles with the architecture team
  • Serve as subject matter experts
  • Annually, elect the Technical Domain Team Leads and recommend them to the Architecture Team
  • Annually, reaffirm each individual’s membership commitment

Business Domain Teams

  • Recommend standards and policies
  • Determine guidelines and best practices
  • Prepare gap analyses and recommend projects
  • Collaborate on business architecture design principles with the Architecture Review Board and applicable technical domain teams
  • Serve as subject matter experts
  • Annually, elect the Business Domain Team Leads and recommend them to the Architecture Review Board
  • Annually, reaffirm each individual’s membership commitment

EA Administrator

  • Provided by the Information Technology Dept.
  • Supports and administers the Enterprise Architecture processes
  • Ensures communication across team boundaries
  • Facilitates planning, decision making and issue resolution
  • Facilitates the documentation of Enterprise Architecture processes and decisions and the completion of deliverables
  • Provides communication and coordination with other entities impacted by the architecture decisions of state agencies, i.e higher education and political subdivisions
  • Provides coordination with other enterprise processes for technology planning, project management and procurement

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