Successful Architecture initiatives require active leadership and executive sponsorship. This sponsorship empowers the oversight team with not only the mandate but also the authority to oversee the architecture. Successful Oversight starts from the top down to drive adoption and commitment. Active leadership helps to drive the design of the Architecture.
A key aspect of architecture oversight is the creation of new governance structures to define, monitor, and enforce architecture policies. The number and names of these structures is less important than the roles and responsibilities they are focused on. This structure is shown below.