Simplifies IT investment decision-making
HUD's EA practice uses blueprints to enhance the evaluation of proposed IT initiatives. Blueprints provide a common language that links IT initiatives with the Department's strategic objectives and core business functions. Our simple approach provides executive-level staff with a strategic, enterprise view of HUD's IT portfolio.
Accelerates system implementation
HUD's EA practice applies existing blueprints to accelerate system design and development. Blueprints are working documents. They define core business processes, common data elements, cross-cutting applications, and standard system platforms. Blueprints are used to verify common system needs that span program areas, and facilitate enhanced communication between program areas and technical staff to define custom requirements. Our leveraged approach means that system design does not start from scratch.
Reduces system diversity
HUD's EA practice uses blueprints to streamline HUD's IT environment. Blueprints define core business processes, common data elements, and standard applications and platforms. Standardization reduces the number of IT products, reduces system maintenance and operation costs, and simplifies staff training. Our standards-based approach reduces systems diversity across the Department.