Category Archives: Case Study

Security and Resilience Architecture

This project, run by Serco PLC, developed a Security and Resilience architecture which was analysed to identify gaps in the strategy, systems and processes that can diminish its security and resilience capabilities. Frontis were responsible for the development of the MODAF-based framework, liaison with workstreams to produce an analysis of the as-is security and resilience capabilities as well as a generic Framework which can be reused for modelling the security and resilience of other subjects. Using a system of systems approach, the architecture covers the whole lifecycle and includes a risk management module which identifies the components which are at risk and the control systems which mitigate those risks.

Project Management

Provided the Technical project manager of this 5.5 Million Euro project consisting of eleven European companies. SEASPRITE produced the architecture and business processes for data exchange and integration of maritime systems across the member companies.
We were responsible for forming and managing the consortium, developing the work plan, submitting it for funding and negotiating the contract. During the operation of the project, we oversaw the allocation of resources, oversaw technical direction, performance of tasks and work packages, whilst ensuring that deliverables were produced in a timely manner. We was also responsible for presentation to client boards at progress meetings and on completion of deliverables.
SEASPRITE was completed to budget and on time, and was so successful, that we also provided the project manager for the follow-on which linked the integration architecture to companies in the USA and Korea.

Architecture Practice Setup

Frontis were employed to set up the Enterprise Architecture practice in a large transformation project. This included producing the architecture design strategy and plan including:
• Developing the Architecture Vision including Scope, Stakeholders, Purpose and Concerns;
• Produce the EA framework and model development methodology;
• Design and Implementation of EA Governance – This defines the ownership, review, approval and update roles and responsibilities for each of the views defined in the Framework, and specifies the processes and products required for efficient governance;
• Define the skills and training requirements for the roles in the EA practice;
• Determine the end user requirements for architecture support and architectural outputs and analyses.

Architecture Assurance and Governance

Frontis performed an Enterprise Architecture assurance task on a large Information Assurance project. We analysed their MODAF-based EA Framework and their governance processes, and ensured that they were in-line with the customer’s specifications and that the solution development was carried out in a structured and coherent manner. After the study Frontis provided the Chief Enterprise Architect to coordinate the development of the technical solution and build the business architecture across all workstreams (technical, business change, implementation and service support).