In the context of Architecture vision after Preliminary Phase we need to formulate the SMART(Specific,Measurable,Actionable,Realistic, Timebound)objectives so it is essential to frame the problem as follows
“Currently multiple applications running on different platforms catering to similar functionalities exist in Order & Buy unit. This has lead to increased maintenance overhead, complex customer experience and increased call centre work load etc.In order to be consistent with Organization objectives providing a consistent user experience on a single platform for the Order & Buy service will increase the end customer experience, call centre efficiency and reduce huge costs invested in training and development effort. Also this can be replicated to other services and products from organisation business. Infrastructure consolidation will result in reduced administration overhead and reduced investment on IT infrastructure. These contribute to the wider vision of IT investment reduction and increased customer satisfaction”.
- Complete application landscape analysis including the detailed business functions under Order & Buy provided by various products and consolidation on to a single product that will meet the existing capabilities by end of this financial year. This will increase the reusability by 30%, reduce the development effort by 5% and reduce the application license costs by 20%.
- By the end of Q2 next fin year, perform infrastructure consolidation using stable infrastructure for hosting the business services to ensure the current administrative overhead of maintaining various systems are eliminated. This will lead to administration effort saving of 20%, 30% reduction in power consumption and 15% cost reduction for OS licenses.
- By the end of Q3 next fin year, provide a consistent user interface across services that provide similar functionality to ensure all user accessible functions and services appear and behave in a similar way in a predictable fashion regardless of application or site. This will lead to 10% greater user efficiency and 20% fewer order entry user errors, which in turn may result in 5% lower order entry cost.
Scope of architecture work
In scope :
All Corporate and Individual Pension products and versions
Services that collect and collate the data from back office systems .
Framework for internal and external customers to access these services (and future services).
Develop an appropriate presentation layer for internal use that takes account of the users need to see lots of information at the same time. This presentation layer will use many of the services developed.
Developing the external presentations to the user through the extranet.
Queries and transactions. So this should allow for view only and update transactions.
Internal and external presentation layer to adopt XYZ branding
Early prototyping and usability testing to be used to help refine/inform detailed requirements specification
Out of scope :
Developing solutions for infrequent or bespoke transactions.
Timeliness – Project to be delivered within 6 months
Availability of resources well versed with current system
Stakeholders : Concerns
XYZ management and business users concern
Help desk turnaround time is high
Long staff training due to complexity of underlying systems
Large number of staff due to long complexity of processes
Cost of training staff fully on multiple systems
Help desk users concern
Usage issues due to multiple, complex as well as slow systems
Lengthy calls to find basic information
Current turnaround times for many tasks is slow and inconsistent across contracts and platforms
Current Web system holds limited information and gives customers limited functionality.
Broker dealers and agents concern
Unable to meet customer expectation because of delay in processing
|Architecture domain and views||Web Application|
|Resources need||Project Manager|
|XYZ Architecture Review team|
|Road map and schedule for development||6 months|
|Objectives||To develop architecture for XYZ Single Customer View|
|Measure of success||Reduction of Help desk calls per day|
|Response time reduction per call|
|Reduction of Help desk staffs|
|Human Actors and Roles||Help desk staff|
|Access policy details||Management|
|Budgeting, decision making||Sponsor|
|System Actors and Roles||Home Insurance System|
|Life insurance system.(optional).|
Target Architecture development
|Generic Business Models -Use case and Activity|
Business Transformation Risks and Mitigation Activities
|Initial level of risk is minor but cut over mechanism has to be devised in terms of business cutover and technical cut over|
|Governance||Architecture Change request Management Procedure to be formalised.|
|Architectute Review Board needs to be formed|
|Solution Review Board needs to be formed|
|Department heads&Implentation Organisation|
|End user & customers|