Enterprise Architecture: Enterprise Context Model (ECM)

When trying to define a business, it is critical to understand the context of the business such as the following to ensure that those who are involved have a clear understanding of the business, their roles and responsibilities.

  • Mandate
  • Objectives
  • Key stakeholders (organizations and/or individuals) and the relationships
  • Accountability relationships with stakeholders

Enterprise Context Model (ECM) is a Business Architecture artifact that provides a single view of the key stakeholders involved in the business. It also establishes a framework to further breakdown and understand the business.

Here is my attempt to come up with an ECM for City of Edmonton’s Graffiti Management Program.

CityOfEdmonton-ECM

Refer to “Architecture for the Business – By the Business” presentation by I&IT (Office of the Corporate Chief Technology Office) if you are interested in learning more about Business Architecture and ECM.