Development Experience of National Enterprise Architecture Framework: A Case StudyAli AlSoufi*
University of Bahrain, Kingdom of Bahrain
- *Corresponding Author:
- Ali AlSoufi
University of Bahrain
Kingdom of Bahrain
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: March 14, 2014; Accepted Date: April 28, 2014; Published Date: May 05, 2014
Citation: AlSoufi A (2014) Development Experience of National Enterprise Architecture Framework: A Case Study. J Inform Tech Softw Eng 4:127. doi:10.4172/2165-7866.1000127
Copyright: © 2014 AlSoufi A. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The eGovernment Authority (eGA) of the kingdom of Bahrain embarked on a three year eGovernment program aimed at improving service delivery to citizens through seamless integration and connected governance. In order to achieve this objective, eGA realized the need for a Kingdom-wide strategy and holistic guiding plans, and hence decided to design and develop a National Enterprise Architecture Framework (NEAF). NEAF is an aggregation of models and meta-models, governance, compliance mechanisms, technology standards and guidelines put together to guide effective development and implementation of an Enterprise Architecture by different government entities across Kingdom. This paper will describe NEAF development project success story, its objectives and its importance to Bahrain’s economical vision 2030. It describes the NEAF development lifecycle and highlights at each stage the findings and challenges faced during the project.