A government department recognised the need to develop coherent, integrated information architecture and governance capabilities.
These capabilities needed to align with best practice and include an approved and communicated set of guiding principles, policies and enabling architectures. The risk placed upon existing business services and current projects along with latent risk for future phases when improvements or changes are eventually undertaken was also recognised.
Key objectives were to improve information quality, integration and resilience by enforcing a defined layer of abstraction between organisational strategy and the supporting enterprise architecture components (business processes, procedures, IT systems, data stores).
Artefacts were also developed, such as terms of reference, principles, policies and procedures. The data management and data governance framework and associated methodologies were based on the Data Management Body of Knowledge (DMBoK).