Enterprise Architecture Roadmap

With the establishment of the Office of the Chief Architect, Peace Corps has embarked on the development and institutionalization of an Enterprise Architecture Program (EAP) that will support capital planning, program development and control.

The Enterprise Architecture Roadmap (EA Roadmap) describes the intended use, scope, and depth of the Peace Corps EA and presents the approach for capturing and/or developing key elements of the total EA. It summarizes the Peace Corps plan for evolving and applying the EA throughout the other phases of the Life Cycle. As such, the purpose of the EA Roadmap is to describe the implementation course for proceeding with the Peace Corps EAP. It captures the underlying premises for why the effort is being undertaken and documents the high-level decisions, processes and approaches for the program.

The following chart summarizes the sections of the EA Roadmap and their purpose. To jump to a specific section, move your mouse over it and click on it. Or, to goto the beginning of the document, click here.

Section

Purpose

Executive Summary

Explains reason and logic for developing the Enterprise Architecture Roadmap.

Section 1: Introduction

Provides an overview of the benefits of an EA. Identifies EA audience and stakeholders, and includes a description of the purpose the Roadmap document, its audience, and its organization.

Section 2: Key Drivers for the Peace Corps Enterprise Architecture

Identifies the key business and technology drivers for the development of a Peace Corps EA.

Section 3: Peace Corps Enterprise Architecture Scope, Goals, Strategies, and Use

Describes the initial and long-term scope of the Peace Corps EA, its goals, strategies, and use.

Section 4: Peace Corps Enterprise Architecture Governance Approach

Describes the EA Governance Structure, the approach for validating and approving the initial EA, and the long-term EA Governance approach.

Section 5: Peace Corps Enterprise Architecture Methodology, Work Products

Describes the EA framework and work products, identifies their compliance with the OMB requirements for enterprise architectures, and provides a brief description of the work product development.

Section 6: Strategy of Developing, Applying, and Maintaining the Peace Corps Enterprise Architecture Program

Describes the steps and prerequisites for developing, enforcing, and evolving the Peace Corps EA.

Section 7: EA Repository and Development Tool Suite

Description of the repository and development tool suite used for the generation of the Initial Peace Corps Enterprise Architecture.

Section 8: EA Activities and Schedule

Identifies the proposed activities for developing, managing and maintaining the Peace Corps EA.

Appendix A: GAO Enterprise Architecture Maturity Model

Description of the required outcomes associated with the five maturity stages of the GAO EA Maturity Model

Appendix B: Sample EA Work Products

Sample work products generated with the help of Popkin System Architect

Appendix C: Strategies for Excellence and Growth

Copy of the EA Vision Statement by the Peace Corps Office of the Chief Information Officer, October 23, 2002

Acronym List

Identifies acronyms used in this document.

References

Lists documents referenced in this document.