Government Enterprise Architecture: Beyond Business as Usual for Better Outcomes
Effectuating public service innovation for better citizen outcomes is a culmination of clear vision, enabling policies, efficient modern operations, smarter technology, and measurable goals amalgamated into a holistic construct. Government Enterprise Architecture is defined as: a whole of government approach to support government ecosystems by transcending boundaries for delivering services in a coordinated, efficient, and equitable manner.
Many governments are revitalizing public administration, overhauling public management, fostering inclusive leadership and moving their public services to become more efficient, transparent, and accountable. This creates the need to change the way in which:
(1) Services are delivered and consumed
(2) Internal back-office operations are executed
(3) Resources and processes are sourced and combined
In this context, governments are turning to Government Enterprise Architecture to bridge policies and outcomes for better services.
Making Standards Work®
Standards are key enablers for the creation of future governments. Throughout the globe, many countries have expended significant effort mandating and developing their own Reference Architectures to inculcate a standards-based approach to service delivery.
The need is to develop open standards, guidelines, and best practices that are internationally acceptable and enable the adoption of architecture-driven approaches.
Government Enterprise Architecture Work Group
The Open Group Government EA Work Group has been established to help government organizations through the development and sharing of best practices. This Work Group will be focused on developing standards and best practices relating to the world-wide use of Enterprise Architecture in government organizations. Indicative work areas include, but are not limited to:
- Integrated Whole-of-Government Paradigms
- Federated Approaches and Reference Architectures
- Building and Sustaining Architecture Capability
- Architect Careers and Competencies
- 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
- Digitalization in Government with Enterprise Architecture
- Government Profile for ArchiMate®