Enterprise Architecture (EA) is a collaborative, consensus building alliance among agencies for aligning technology with business goals and for designing, implementing, and maintaining the underlying infrastructure to support information sharing and resource optimization.
The mission of Enterprise Architecture is to provide a process that sets common goals and coordinates the delivery of information technology services to state government that are responsible and cost effective. EA is built upon five Conceptual Principles.
For state government to be as responsive and cost effective as possible, it is essential to have a clear view of enterprise goals and how to achieve them. EA offers a model that connects business objectives to IT strategy, and creates a formal communication structure to support the attainment of a common vision.
Through EA, state agencies guide the future direction of information technology. The success of this highly collaborative process depends on the strength of its governance structure and the commitment of the participants to its goals and guiding principles.
EA is an on-going, iterative process that provides:
ITD’s online Work Management System (WMS) may be used to submit a “Generic” Service Request. Attach any associated forms, and select “Enterprise Architecture” as the Service Group.
|Request an Architecture Design Review||SFN 53560|
|Request a Feasibility Study||SFN 53560|
|Request to Create, Modify, or Rescind an IT Standard||SFN 59304|
|Request for Exemption to IT Standard and Policies||SFN 51687 and SFN 54126|
|Request for Exemption from ITD Consolidated Service||SFN 58516|
If you are interested in actively participating in the EA process, please contact Jeff Quast, (701) 328-1993.
The April 8th, 2015, Information Technology Coordinators Council (ITCC) meeting recap is now available.
The March 11th, 2015 Information Technology Coordinators Council (ITCC) meeting recap and slides are now available.
The February 11th Information Technology Coordinators Council (ITCC) meeting recap is now available.
The January 14th Information Technology Coordinators Council (ITCC) meeting recap is now available.
The state has implemented a new Enterprise Architecture (EA) framework, previously referred to as EA 2.0. The new framework focuses on streamlined processes, faster response to agency needs and changing technologies, and increased agency participation.
The State of North Dakota scores high in the most recent biennial Digital States Survey.