RainesRulesRevisited

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Unformatted text preview: Interior Enterprise Architecture (IEA) Raines’ Rules Revisited: Lessons Learned & Roads Not Taken in the Era of Service-Oriented, Component-Based Architecture Owen Ambur, Chief XML Strategist Department of the Interior October 24, 2006 Page 2 Interior Enterprise Architecture (IEA) S D E P A R T M E U M A RCH 3,18 4 9 T N T H E I N T E R IO R Raines’ Rules Issued October 25, 1996 (10 th Anniversary) Guidance under the Information Technology Management Reform Act (Clinger-Cohen Act) Criteria for IT Investments Included in President’s Budget Eight Broad “ Rules ” Including Three “Pesky Questions” Part of Our Nation’s History What Can We Learn from This Part of Our History? Can We Avoid Re-living the Mistakes of the Past? Those Who Refuse to Learn the Lessons of History Are Doomed to Relive Them. ~Santayana, 1903 Page 3 Interior Enterprise Architecture (IEA) S D E P A R T M E U M A RCH 3,18 4 9 T N T H E I N T E R IO R Raines’ “Pesky Question” Rules 1 - 3 Does the Investment: 1. Support core/priority mission functions that need to be performed by the Federal government? 2. Need to be undertaken because no alternative private sector or governmental source can efficiently support the function? 3. Support work processes that have been simplified or otherwise redesigned to reduce costs, improve effectiveness, and make maximum use of commercial off-the-shelf ( COTS ) technology? Page 4 Interior Enterprise Architecture (IEA) S D E P A R T M E U M A RCH 3,18 4 9 T N T H E I N T E R IO R Raines’ Rules 4 & 5 4. Demonstrate a projected return on investment that is clearly better than alternative uses of available resources. 5. Be consistent with Federal, agency, and bureau information architectures which: integrate agency work processes and information flows with technology to achieve the agency's strategic goals ... and specify standards that enable information exchange and resource sharing, while retaining flexibility in the choice of suppliers and in the design of local work processes. Page 5 Interior Enterprise Architecture (IEA) S D E P A R T M E U M A RCH 3,18 4 9 T N T H E I N T E R IO R Raines’ Rules 6 & 7 6. Reduce risk by: avoiding or isolating custom-designed components using fully tested pilots , simulations, and prototypes establishing clear measures and accountability for project progress; and securing substantial involvement and buy-in ... from program officials who will use the system. 7. Implement in phased, successive chunks as narrow in scope and brief in duration as practicable, each of which solves a specific part of an overall mission problem and delivers a measurable net benefit independent of future chunks . Page 6 Interior Enterprise Architecture (IEA) S D E P A R T M E U M A RCH 3,18 4 9 T N T H E I N T E R IO R Raines’ Rule 8 Employ an acquisition strategy that appropriately allocates risk between government and the contractor,...
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