I’ll be presenting a case study at the IRM EA UK conference in London on Tuesday 16th June, 11:55am.
Case studies in TOGAF are hard to come by, and can be quite esoteric, but this one is particularly down to earth. Not only does it show TOGAF being used in to solve a real-world problem, but it also shows how it can be combined with business analysis techniques to deliver even deeper insights. Here’s the abstract, I hope you’ll be able to join me!
The Ministry of Justice is directly responsible for the UK prison service. Over many years, the application architecture and the business processes of the prison service developed organically. As a result, the application and business architecture layers became misaligned; the technical and security risk of the applications increased, and money was spent on applications that were no longer used, required, or fit for purpose.
This case study presentation will describe the Application Rationalisation Program, conducted over seven months by BMT Hi-Q Sigma for the Ministry of Justice, and will discuss:
How TOGAF and Archimate were used to improve knowledge management, and bridge the gaps between the business and application layers.
How business analysis techniques were used to help interpret the architecture, and create a comprehensive set of recommendations.
How application rationalisation can be used to reduce the risks and running costs of an application portfolio, leading to a more secure and efficient organisation.