Enterprise Architecture (EA) Practice initiates an information technology
(IT) lifecycle that is comprised of three integrated phases - architecture,
investment, and implementation. EA work is business-driven, and
technology solutions begin with the intended business model as the
goal. HUD "architects" before design, and designs before building
and deploying technologies.
Architects and Solutions Architects work collaboratively with business
and technical subject-matter experts from throughout the Department
and other agencies to guide the development of information technology
Blueprints, which represent segments within
the HUD Enterprise Architecture v4.0. The Practice provides strategic
direction to the IT Investment Management (ITIM) process by aligning
common solutions across HUD's strategic lines of business, business
functions and core IT services. These activities enable accelerated
IT Modernization at HUD.
is mandated by the Clinger-Cohen
Act and by OMB
to develop and enforce a single enterprise architecture. EA is also
a key E-Government component in the progress of the President's
Resources page contains
a wealth of information regarding HUD's EA Practice.
IT investment decisions