Enterprise Architecture

Enterprise Architecture is the successful implementation of a holistic strategy on the enterprise which includes the analysis, design, planning, and implementation of the strategy which guides an organization through business, information, process, and technological changes necessary to give competitive advantage and build stakeholder value. Requirements, data and process specifications, guiding principles, and concept models are artifacts of the Enterprise Architecture effort that describe the "future state", the gaps between the current state and the future state, as well as road maps that guide the enterprise to the future state by closing the gaps.

KAI's vision and implementation of Enterprise Architecture includes the dialog necessary to develop shared meaning and shared goals, as well as to foster extensive integration between the business architecture and strategy, program management, portfolio management, and governance functions of the organization. Organizations find themselves needing to adapt and change to competitive challenges and a dynamic technological landscape. Responding to this change results in new products and partners and new ways of doing business. Also, KAI provides mechanisms for integration of portfolio management into the Enterprise Architecture workflows and processes and thereby promoting continuous alignment with business goals and continuous improvement. KAI's Enterprise Architecture principles and practice allows organizations to design their future, plan for evolution, and implement the plan in order to create a simpler, more nimble organization that is quicker to seize opportunities.

KAI Enterprise Architects are well versed in several architectural specification languages including DoDAF 2.0, TOGAF 8 and 9, and the Federal Enterprise Architecture (FEA), as well as various tools and technologies (BPMN, UML, SysML) that provide the means to define requirements, capture data and information flows, as well as capture and document business processes. KAI employes Enterprise Architecture as a framework that can be used to provide a formal description and specification of the current and future state a system, as well as the structure of components and systems, their interrelationships, and the principles and guidelines governing their design and evolution over time.

KAI Enterprise Architects have extensive experience in both commercial and government settings, including the Military Health Systems (MHS), where they helped define business and operational requirements, developed plans for portfolio management, specified data architectures, and developed current and future architectural specifications. We helped to develop SOA transformational plans and policies within the agency.