Developing a new Integration Architecture – the importance of the “As Is”

The core data integration project is about identifying core master data as a valuable, reusable asset within the organisation. One part of this project’s activity is designing the “to be” architecture that will support our goals in terms of master data. However, we also need to document the “as is” architecture so that we can roadmap between the “as is” and the “to be”. This methodology is part of TOGAF.

To this end I have been working on establishing an Interface Catalog, now being contributed to by technical teams at the University, according to a defined standard to suit our purposes. You can read more about this at http://enterprisearchitect.blogs.ilrt.org/2012/07/31/the-value-of-an-interface-catalog/.

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