Government organizations have grown to recognize the relationship between how a historically fractured approach to technology investment has led to overspending and limited their ability to provide superior citizen service more cost-effectively. As this realization has grown, so too has interest in enterprise architecture. A government organization’s enterprise architecture defines the information necessary to operate the organization, the technologies necessary to support the operations, and the transitional processes for implementing new technologies in response to the organization’s changing needs.
Making the Connections Between Process and Technology
LMI helps government organizations construct enterprise architectures that lead to improvements in the design, modernization, use, sharing, and performance of resources. To help structure our approach, we developed our own method, the LMI Enterprise Architecture Practice, or LEAP®, for evaluating the impact and consequences of changes in technology and business processes. With LEAP we start at the mission level—taking an enterprise look at an organization’s business processes. From that perspective, we identify the data needed to drive the business processes. We then use this information to help guide an agency’s IT investment decisions.
Our consultants bring more than a decade’s worth of experience in the enterprise architecture field, as well as the knowledge attendant on our membership in such global standards bodies as W3C, ANSI, ASC X12, and UN/CEFACT. Our goal is to develop enterprise architectures for clients that deliver a “line of sight” from processes to particular data elements. We have helped clients from the General Services Administration to the Transportation Security Administration resolve the complex interplay of process and technology.
LMI’s enterprise architecture capabilities include the following:
Develop effective IT strategic plans, governance, and investment decisions
Develop architectures compliant with the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Federal Enterprise Architecture Program Management Office (FEA PMO) and Department of Defense Architecture Framework (DoDAF)
Support acquisition and implementation activities, and ensure data interoperability and standardization.