|EA Practice at a Glance|
|2014 Initially, Reorganized in 2017|
Louis King, Enterprise Architect
|EA team is located in||Information Technology Services|
Infrastructure Design Services
|Roles on EA team|
Director, Enterprise Architect, Senior Solution Architect
The Enterprise Architecture and Design Services capability focuses primarily on the application, data, and technology architecture of enterprise services, architectural governance of solution architecture, and digital transformation in a few areas that the team has deep expertise in the business functions of the University.
What is your name and title?
Louis King, Enterprise Architect
Andrew Newman, Director, Enterprise Architecture
Yale's EA practice website, Yale University Enterprise Architecture, for more information.
Yale's CIO established the inaugural position of Chief Technology Officer (CTO) in 2013. The Office of the CTO was established one year later, in 2014. The Office was charged to lead architectural governance and technology strategy development within Information Technology Services (ITS) and where possible, across the University. Staffed with three, full-time, enterprise architects the office focused on strategy development, architecture reviews, technology roadmap development, portfolio lifecycle management, and architecture consultation.
In response to budgetary pressures on ITS the size of the office was reduced in subsequent years and upon the departure of the CTO, the remaining resource was moved to the Infrastructure Design Services team. Under design services the EA practice continued to deliver its capabilities and also began working closely with a newly established Technology Architecture Standards Team.
In July of 2018 the IT architecture resources were reorganized to a federated model in which EA (2 FTE) are housed in the IT Shared Services department and IT solution architects (12+ FTE) report directly to departments based on their domain expertise. The federated architects contribute a fraction of their effort towards EA activities of design, governance and professional development.
Enterprise Architecture supports ITS Organizational Priorities through an organization-wide approach to designing, planning, and governing the fundamental IT architecture used to deliver ITS services.
EA supports One IT at Yale by ensuring essential interoperability, reduced redundancy and architectural collaboration across ITS departments and IT Partners.
EA improves Service Quality and reduces technical debt through reviewed solution designs, technology standards, and multi-year technology planning.
EA contributes to the Workplace of Choice through an engaging program for architects and solution designers to exchange knowledge, advance professional collaboration, and learn new skills.
The EA Team provides direct services, facilitates IT architecture governance, and leads a program to advance the professional community of architects, solution designers, and related specialists. It also coordinates the EA contributions of architects embedded in ITS departments and IT Partners in a federated approach to EA.
How big is your practice and where is it located in the organization?
The EA capability consists of 2 FTE housed in the IT Shared Services department within ITS. IT Shared Services also houses portfolio management, IT service management, quality assurance and training. Synergy across these capabilities is beneficial.
What is your practice model for working with related teams – e.g., federated architecture practice?
EA works closely with and coordinates EA activities of a federated group of departmental and IT partner architects and design oriented professionals (12+ FTE). Each of the federated architects contribute a fraction of their effort towards EA activities.
How would you describe the maturity of your architecture practice in terms of:
See the Higher Education Enterprise Architecture Maturity Model for more about:
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