Enterprise Architecture concerns the way that organizations get work done and strategies for changing how work is done.
In the state of Washington, Enterprise Architecture looks at how the state enterprise delivers services: how people work together; what activities they perform; what data they work with; and what tools they use.
The Governor and the Legislature have asked that the state change the way it gets its work done according to three overarching strategies:
- Consolidating – trim duplicative tools, processes, and information sources that add no additional value
- Streamlining – seek opportunities to let people change their activities by using better tools, well-structured processes, and sharing common information
- Managing from an enterprise perspective – strive to allow transparent access to Washington state services, not each agency’s services
The OCIO Enterprise Architecture Program will address that challenge through a series of initiatives, which will be documented on this site.