framework would be useful for reference (Tamm et al, 2011). The following are benefits of an EA program at the Virginia DMV: Business/IT alignment: An EA program would make it easier for business direction and IT investments to be aligned with one another. In the case of the DMV, it is important for business goals and IT to be aligned because IT supports the entire DMV enterprise. Additionally, lack of alignment would negatively affect the CSI project and possibly cause it to fail. Overall, an EA program is beneficial for business/IT alignment because EA requires all knowledge of relevant information to be clearly visible and accessible and used as a basis for making decisions on IT investments. Ease of integration of business processes : One of the main purposes of the DMV’s CSI project is to integrate multiple fragmented systems into one modernized system. EA can assist with this by using common infrastructure to enable cohesive integration. EA can also assist with making processes more efficient, and lowering the amount of unique processes by finding redundant processes. Unify data across the enterprise and link to external departments: The DMV has several third party hosted systems that need to interact and share data with other internal systems. The EA program enforces standardization of information across all systems, which is extremely beneficial when sharing data across systems and departments. Reduced complexity: The DMV organization has many different processes, which can increase the complexity of making strategic decisions. EA blueprints allows stakeholders and leadership personnel to better comprehend how the enterprise is
structured, which allows them to make better decisions regarding IT and business investments. Improve requirements analysis : An EA program requires documentation for every system and organization structure within an enterprise. By having accurate documentation readily available, requirement analysis for the CSI project can be made more quickly and accurately.
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