In many organisations, the nascent architecture practice is faced with a situation where initial management support has led to the budget being found for permanent staffing, and some form of formal training (often in TOGAF methodology). Thereafter, the situation is often characterised by them being left to ‘just get on with it’.
However, creating a functioning professional practice relies on more that just having a group of well-trained, intelligent staff. Important domains of expertise, such as Enterprise Architecture, Project Control and Service Management should be underpinned by a framework providing support and structure for the work done by subject area experts.
To function effectively, each domain requires an Operating Model, Knowledge and Process Management coupled with appropriate interfaces defining the way they work with other parts of the organisation.
At Doriq, we have developed and implemented such practices for large organizations, and have built a consistent and reliable approach to brining professional practices to maturity.