Alignment and contribution to all-of-government standards and practices

Develop your document so it aligns to New Zealand’s all-of-government ICT requirements.

  • Refer to the Government Enterprise Architecture Framework. Enterprise architecture adds value when positioned as a business planning discipline that reports to a senior ICT leader.
  • Outline potential risk management for your ICT initiative that incorporates any current state risks. Refer to the all-of-government ICT assurance frameworks.
  • Outline your agency’s approach to Cloud, use of off the shelf software (also known as COTS), the leveraging of existing common and shared capabilities, and bespoke development.
  • Clearly identify business ownership of significant ICT assets through an asset management catalogue. Provide evidence of:
    • an asset sustainability plan and its link to long-term investment plans and 10+ year capital asset management plans
    • systematic asset risk identification and treatment including health validation of business critical systems through an application portfolio management initiative
    • consideration of ‘2 speed IT’ – that is, the separation of asset lifecycles for core record systems from more agile engagement and innovation systems that support business processes
    • high-level information on asset status, lifecycle, strategic roadmaps. You may find the TIME (tolerate/integrate/migrate/eliminate) method useful to think about this.
    • Describe your agency’s approach to security and privacy. This includes identity and access management covering capability requirements, governance, and accountability.
  • Articulate or illustrate a target operating model, where applicable.
  • Link your proposed initiative to systems development life cycle (SDLC) and enterprise project management office (EPMO) processes and your approach to the agile method.





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