SMART Enterprise Architecture:
Government IT Strategy Development
Knotion has extensive experience in the application of the Department of Public Service and Administration (DPSA) Outline for ICT Plan, Implementation Plan and Operational Plan development, as well as the Government Wide Enterprise Architecture (GWEA) Framework and Implementation Guide, dating back to the inception of the GWEA in 2010.
As such, our methodology represents a tight integration of the two standards. High level guidance provided in the DPSA Outline, is complemented by detailed guidance in terms of the documentation of EA, provided by the GWEA.
The approach highlights the importance of maintaining strong alignment between key components of the ICT Strategy, namely the ICT plan, the ICT Implementation Plan, and the ICT Operational Plan. This alignment is achieved by reviewing the strategic articulation and prioritisation for each component.
The approach also supports the principle of progressive elaboration. For each component of the ICT strategy, relevant elements are elaborated to enable increasing accuracy and detail as time horizons become shorter. For example:
The GWEA is integrated into our approach by illustrating how the TOGAF ADM is relevant to each component and element of the DPSA Outline.
Knotion has developed a complete set of GWEA artefact templates, tested and refined
through multiple applications on projects performed for the South African government.