What is your name and title?
Louis King, Enterprise Architect
Andrew Newman, Director-Design Services
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 capability was moved to the Infrastructure Design Services team. It currently operates there and works closely with a newly established Technology Architecture Standards Team that together will recommend future directions.
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.
How big is your practice and where is it located in the organization?
Yale's EA capabilities are led through the Infrastructure Design Services team. While Yale does not explicitly call this an EA practice, the capabilities of the office align closely to EA. The office has the director, one full-time enterprise architect, and four full-time senior solution architects.
What is your practice model for working with related teams – e.g., federated architecture practice?
The Design Services Team leads a federated approach to delivering EA capabilities. It works closely with 5-10 other architects and solution designers in ITS. It also works closely with IT Partners across campus. The Technology Architecture Committee (TAC) (Yale's architecture review board) includes architects and technology leaders from key departments of the University.
How would you describe the maturity of your architecture practice in terms of:
See the Higher Education Enterprise Architecture Maturity Model for more about: