The General Services Administration (GSA) launched its enterprise architecture (EA) initiative to develop EA products that will make it easier for agencies to do business with GSA; promote common services and eliminate duplicate systems; ensure alignment of technology investments; and establish a common basis for strategic analyses.
For the past several years, LMI has been an integral part if this effort. We have been providing technical and program management support to GSA’s EA Program Office, including independently verifying and validating EA blueprinting projects, maintaining an EA repository, and helping execute EA projects. Using our proprietary LMI Enterprise Architecture Practice (LEAP®) method and structured analysis, we’ve helped GSA ensure alignment of their program investments with their initiative goals.
The benefits of our support have been far-reaching. GSA’s Services and Staff Offices are now developing EAs of their own that use the GSA EA as the starting point, leading to greater cohesion with GSA’s business vision and shared IT infrastructure. Moreover, the more detailed process analysis we have facilitated will enable GSA to identify service components that can be automated, and to establish interfaces among legacy and new application systems that mitigate redundancy.