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Architecture and Blueprint

The Architecture or Blueprint for the Management System underpins the entire big picture of the organisation.

This architecture forms the glue to integrate the people, processes and technology and deliver the expected benefits and customer satisfaction.

The architecture or blueprint addresses the following types of information:

  • People (Structure, Roles, etc)
  • Business Processes
  • Information Structure (Data)
  • Applications and Services
  • Computing Infrastructure
  • Other Resources

An example Process Architecture / Blueprint is provided in the downloadable information available from this site.

TOGAF (The Open Group Architecture Framework) is a complete framework and process for developing an enterprise wide architecture. (See TOGAF for further information).

Implementing the architecture is a significant challenge in organisations. These efforts generally are business change initiatives active within an organisation. The benefits of an architecture are realised when the architecture is fully implemented and this implementation is sustainable.

The architecture provides the representation of the way the various management systems within an organisation work. (See Quality Management System for information about terminology and vocabulary).

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