An agile IT is more about changing the way IT delivers application services through architecture rather than a specific technology. Architecture is a living thing and must evolve over time and not remain static. It guides solution architectures providing consistency of solutions throughout the organisation – contract driven architecture.
By Architecture we don’t mean individual project solutions or a very complex application landscape picture or a dusty integration patterns guide!
A clear defined architecture guides solutions and enables you check for compliance later! Contract driven architecture provides functionality to the business and drives requirements on IT, specifying usage constraints, security policies and service-level agreements along with any pre and post-conditions.
Questions to ask yourselves
- Do we provide architectural guidance?
- Do we have a central architecture body?
- Can a project be stopped on compliance failure?
At ProSolveIT, we see a number of Themes that must be addressed in any EA approach – Click here for more information!