Phase G: Implementation Governance

Objectives | Approach | Inputs | Steps | Outputs

This chapter provides an architectural oversight of the implementation.

Figure: Phase G: Implementation Governance


The objectives of Phase G are to:


It is here that all the information for successful management of the various implementation projects is brought together. Note that in parallel with Phase G there is the execution of an organizational-specific development process, where the actual development happens.

Phase G establishes the connection between architecture and implementation organization, through the Architecture Contract.

Project details are developed, including:

Implementation governance is closely allied to overall architecture governance, which is discussed in Part IV: Resource Base, Architecture Governance .

A key aspect of Phase G is ensuring compliance with the defined architecture(s), not only by the implementation projects, but also by other ongoing projects within the enterprise. The considerations involved with this are explained in detail in Part IV: Resource Base, Architecture Compliance .


Inputs to Phase G are:


Key steps in Phase G include:

  1. Formulate Project Recommendation

    For each separate implementation project do the following:

  2. Document Architecture Contract
  3. Review Ongoing Implementation Governance and Architecture Compliance


The outputs of Phase G are:

The implemented system is actually an output of the development process. However, given the importance of this output, it is stated here as an output of the ADM. The direct involvement of architecture staff in implementation will vary according to organizational policy, as described in Part IV: Resource Base, Architecture Governance .

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