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Missions, Organizations, and Functions

Duration

One Day

The focus of the Mission and Organization Function development presentation are the work products related to the enterprise architecture rows (Knowledge Work Framework columns 1, 5 and 6). These work products become the essential foundation for all enterprise architectures. It is from within the leaves of these enterprise architecture components that all the other As-Is enterprise architecture components are mapped and cross referenced.

Mission Development

The key topics of the Mission Development part of the presentation consist of the following types of activities that are defined, presented, and then via the workshops created:

  • Gather enterprise information that identifies and describes the scope, organization, and objectives of the enterprise.
     
  • Organize these descriptions into an overall hierarchy factoring out any aspect of who or how. Missions descriptions should be be independent of the organizations that accomplish them and the functions that describe the actual processes through which the missions are accomplished.
     
  • Describe each statement in terms of idealized outcomes.
     
  • Review resulting statements for complexity. If contained terms can be further divided then create subordinate descriptions.
     
  • Continue until no further subdivisions are obvious.
     
  • Review resulting descriptions with the tests of “Is this your business” and “Is any aspect of your business missing?”

Organization Development

The key topics of the Organization Development part of the presentation consist of the following types of activities that are defined, presented, and then via the workshops created:

  • Gather various enterprise organization charts and identify each organizational unit in terms of its overall responsibility. Factor out any aspect of enterprise mission objectives and also any aspect of how the organization actually accomplishes it charters. Organization descriptions should be independent of both missions and functions.
     
  • Review resulting organization descriptions for complexity. If contained organization unit descriptions can be further divided then create subordinate organization unit descriptions.
     
  • Continue until no further organizational unit subdivisions are obvious.
     
  • Review resulting descriptions with the tests of “Is this the organizational structure of your business” and “Is any organization unit that accomplishes a mission of your business’ missions missing?

Function Development

The key topics of the Function Development part of the presentation consist of the following types of activities that are defined, presented, and then via the workshops created:

  • Gather various enterprise processes that are performed by organizational units in the accomplishment of missions. Factor out any aspect of enterprise mission objectives and any aspect of enterprise organizational unit descriptions. Function descriptions should be independent of both missions and organizations.
     
  • Review resulting organization descriptions for complexity. If contained organization unit descriptions can be further divided then create subordinate organization unit descriptions.
     
  • Continue until no further organizational unit subdivisions are obvious.
     
  • Review resulting descriptions with the tests of “Is this the set of processes that operate your business” and “Is any function that accomplishes a mission of your business’ missions missing?

Metabase System Deployment

Included in this presentation is the identification of the relevant Metabase System data model tables, and the various Metabase System functional modules and processes necessary to capture, store, update, and report appropriate captured data along with an instructor led demonstration followed up by workshop exercises on enterprise architecture work products

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