OMB Enterprise Architecture Assessment Framework 3.0 (EAAF) requires an agency to submit a success story of its Enterprise Architecture (EA) Program quarterly to OMB. During times of tighter budget and resource constraints, it is imperative that EA demonstrate and communicate its value and the achievements it has made to enable an agency to realize cost savings, performance improvements, and improved decision making support. The template outlined in section 2 is designed to capture the relevant information pertaining to EA program achievements to demonstrate to OMB the successes of EA throughout the agency.
Success stories should be brief (1-2 page) summaries which highlight an achievement or performance improvement on any number of topics ranging from the following:
Agency Awards (directly/indirectly associated with architecture plans/activities)
Closing agency Strategic, Program, or Investment Performance Gaps
Please list the name of IT Investment (s) as identified in the agency IT portfolio
Please list the name of the segment (s) as identified in the agency IT portfolio.
Please provide a brief description of the success. What were the drivers for change? Draw out the highlights of the success such as key achievements that comprise of meta-data around the story which can be used to report on the success.
Challenge(s) / Goal(s):
Please describe each of the challenges the agency faced and the goals that were established to be met by the EA program.
Description of Activities:
Please describe how the challenges described above were overcome / how the goals were achieved.
Business Value, Success, Performance Improvement(s):
Please describe the business value, success, performance improvement or cost savings that may have been achieved in undertaking this EA effort. Please make sure to include data-driven metrics in your summary.