IDS2 specializes in addressing one of the most common problems faced by federal and commercial organizations: How do we plan for the future demand for services subject to rapidly evolving threats within an affordable, “right-sized” architecture?
IDS2 solves this problem by integrating Enterprise Architecture Management, Project Portfolio Management, and Enterprise Risk and Vulnerability Management. The IDS2 process balances high-level demand-driven capability roadmap objectives with programmatic objectives associated with affordability and enterprise risk, and technical objectives associated with architectural objectives and existing topologies.
Exostrategies views EA as the natural extension of an organization’s strategic plan; the strategic direction of the organization drives the enterprise objectives that must be delivered by the operating organization. Traditional EA has focused on the information technology (IT) infrastructure as an enterprise, but that is only one element within an enterprise. Exostrategies’ EA management service focuses on the integration of the enterprise elements: enterprise, segment, and system.
Exostrategies’ PPM service emphasizes life cycle affordability based on the integration of projects contributing to architectural evolution, and projects contributing to risk mitigation. All of these projects form the project portfolio associated with Roadmap implementation. Our process relies on the integration of architectural objectives, risk mitigation, and the project portfolio within the Architex Decision Support Suite to focus on project portfolio affordability.
Acceptable enterprise risk is a key element of the affordability balance between architectural objectives, timeframe, and risk. Enterprise risks are associated with achieving or maintaining the required architectural capabilities. Exostrategies uses an agile affordable risk management process to continuously assess and prioritize risk mitigation activities based upon changing guidance and prevalent threats.