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Architecture & Planning

Architecture & Planning 

Traditionally, architecture refers to the fundamental structures of a software system and the discipline of creating such structures and systems. Each structure comprises software elements, relations among them, and properties of both elements and relations. At Epigen, we extend the definition of architecture to describe the total infrastructure of an organization: operational and technical structures, data models, systems, strategic planning, and, most importantly, people and culture. We apply all aspects of architecture and planning holistically, engaging a full stack approach to achieving positive outcomes.

Our architecture and planning process is powered by our dedication to adding a human touch to all that we do, and embraces a culture of adoption. With each engagement we deliver a comprehensive roadmap that addresses solution, business, enterprise, and data architectures designed with your cultural DNA (and the people expected to execute the steps in the roadmap) in mind.

Solution Architecture

To build a client’s Solution Architecture, Epigen starts with learning the client’s mission objective. We run a requirements analysis and define domains of operation, i.e. technical, political or economic. We analyze risks and impacts, define business functions and processes, and assess resources. Lastly, we use operational metrics to evaluate capabilities and establish points of success or failure.

Enterprise Architecture

Executing IT strategy is a complex undertaking necessitating meticulous planning. Epigen develops an Enterprise Strategy and Enterprise Architecture Plan for IT. The Enterprise Architecture Plan defines what an organization does, who performs individual functions, how those functions are performed, and how information is used and stored. This plan is a living document which must be updated to keep pace with changes in technology and organization focus.

Business Architecture

Business architecture is a discipline that “represents holistic, multidimensional business views of: capabilities, end‐to‐end value delivery, information, and organizational structure; and the relationships among these business views and strategies, products, policies, initiatives, and stakeholders.

Data Architecture

Data architecture is composed of models, policies, rules or standards that govern which data is collected, and how it is stored, arranged, integrated, and put to use in data systems and in organizations.