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Enterprise Architecture

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.

Benefits

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:

  • A common vision of the future shared by stakeholders in business and information technology
  • Guidance in the selection, creation and implementation of solutions driven by business requirements
  • Support for the business of government through improved information sharing
  • A means to control growing complexities of technology by setting enterprise-wide, leveragable, standards for information technology
  • Assurance to policy-makers that agencies are creating new systems and migrating old systems through a consistent process
  • A plan for the integration of information and services at the design level across agency boundaries

 Sub-categories

Requesting Service

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 Types
Process Form
Request to Create, Modify, or Rescind an IT Standard  SFN 59304
Request for Exemption to IT Standard and Policies SFN 51687
Request for Exemption from ITD Consolidated Service SFN 58516

Participation

If you are interested in actively participating in the EA process, please contact Jeff Quast, (701) 328-1993.

Expections

  • Attend EA meetings that most closely apply to your skillset and contribute to the disucssions
  • Help communicate EA initiatives to your agency and colleagues
  • Assist with studies and research between meetings
  • Complete EA Surveys if you have been engaged in the process leading to the decison point
  • Introduce new topics and opportunities for improvement

Online Resources

News

EA Application Architecture

Thursday, September 03, 2015

Agenda: Web Development Standard Web Development Best Practices Open Discussion

EA Data Architecture

Thursday, September 03, 2015

Meeting Agenda: PII in ND Century Code Data Classification Methodology Open Discussion

EA Security Architecture

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Meeting Agenda: Demo of BOMGAR remote control by DES Mobile Device Management software Final review of updated standards  

8-12-15 ITCC Meeting Recap

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

The August 12th, 2015, Information Technology Coordinators Council (ITCC) meeting recap is now available.

EA Technology Architecture

Monday, August 10, 2015

Meeting Agenda: Windows 10 Review of NASPO Valuepoint configurations Remote Support survey results Open Discussion

EA Application Architecture

Friday, August 07, 2015

ITCC Meeting

Friday, August 07, 2015

EA Data Architecture

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Meeting Agenda: Data Architecture Framework Data Architecture Definitions Open Discussion Recap:

EA Security Architecture

Monday, August 03, 2015

Meeting Agenda:

7-08-15 ITCC Meeting Recap

Thursday, July 09, 2015

The July 8th, 2015, Information Technology Coordinators Council (ITCC) meeting recap is now available.

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March 31, 2015