Enterprise Architecture, to a degree, touches all aspects of the people, process, and technology that are employed within the State of Vermont to run the business of State Government. It is important to understand the primary roles within the state that interact within the State Architecture.
Enterprise Architects oversee all aspects of technology that collectively defines State, Agency, and Department architecture. Enterprise Architects (EAs) work with State agencies assisting them in the identification and articulation of capabilities, processes, and requirements. Working within the sponsored project process, EAs map capabilities and processes to assess their alignment to technology solutions. In performing these assessments EAs ensure that business strategies align with technology within a well-defined framework. The Vermont Enterprise Architecture Framework breaks into four key domains: Business, Application, Information and Technology Architecture.
The Business Architect validates and approves service implementation in line with the business requirements and features. They report directly to their Business or Business Process Engineering (BPE) team.
The Technical Lead assumes responsibility for the service design and construction phase. This role is custodian of design, development, and deployment of the SOA implementation. They present all artifacts for review to the governance board and seek approval based on the established governance process.