The Digital WA Strategy identifies the need for Enterprise Architecture (EA) as a capability that will assist agencies to more successfully execute initiatives under the Strategy. The development of the Western Australian Enterprise Architecture Framework (WEAF) is the first step in building uniform EA capabilities across the public sector. Adoption and implementation will increase the likelihood of agencies delivering the full benefits of digital transformation.
The WEAF is the realisation of twelve months effort by a group of enterprise architecture practitioners who represent a mix of small and large agencies across the Western Australian public sector. The focus of the WEAF is to provide agencies with the capability to identify and explore opportunities related to whole of government initiatives and inter-agency collaborations. It aims to reduce duplication and complexity while leveraging the capabilities and resources of the entire sector.
The standards leveraged by the WEAF include the Australian Government Architecture (AGA; Reference Models & How To Guide), the United States’ Federal Enterprise Architecture Framework (FEAF), The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF) and the Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA).
The WEAF was developed in consultation with WA government agencies and was designed to be easily adopted by agencies of any size. It reflects the EA maturity of the majority of agencies and it gives agencies a roadmap to develop better strategic planning and ICT management capabilities. The rate and degree to which any single agency adopts the WEAF will be a pragmatic decision based on their current business needs, priorities, funding and targeted benefits.
You can read the WEAF by clicking one of the links below:
The Enterprise Architecture in the Public Service paper is available at the following links. It provides background and information on enterprise architecture in Western Australian public service, why it is important and how it can help improving business outcomes and supporting digital transformation in the public sector.
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