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Information Systems Transformation by Philip Newcomb, William M. Ulrich

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Project phase one — initial assessment: enterprise assessment

Management allotted a 45-day window to perform the enterprise assessment phase of the project. We initially had a team of one assigned to this effort but this was expanded during the 45-day window. The steps involved in the enterprise assessment included:

  • Organizational analysis
  • Capability analysis
  • Application/capability mapping
  • Agency-wide application architecture analysis
  • Core System application analysis tool selection

As we repeatedly reminded management, an assessment of a complex enterprise environment is very much like peeling an onion. You never know what the next layer will yield until you get there. This was certainly the case for the Agency enterprise assessment. ...

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