The process of identifying delivery vehicles such as projects, programs, or portfolios that effectively deliver the Target Architecture identified in previous phases is described in Phase E or ‘Opportunities and Solutions.’
This phase starts with initial implementation planning. Gaps found in the previous phases are consolidated, prioritized, and grouped according to the dependencies. Major implementation projects are identified based on the identified gaps and roadmap components to be developed. Following are the steps performed in Phase E.
- Perform initial implementation planning and the identification of delivery vehicles for the building blocks identified in the previous phases.
- Determine whether an incremental approach is required, and if so identify Transition Architectures.
Once the approach is decided, assess the priorities and schedule the implementation projects based on business goals, requirements, urgency, and business value. The dependency of one component on another must be understood. This also acts as an input to implementation project scheduling.