Disciplined Agile

Asset Management Workflow – External

The following diagram overviews the major workflows that a Disciplined Agile® (DA™) asset management team is associated with. Note that feedback is implied in the diagram. For example, where you see the Roadmaps & Models flow from enterprise architecture to asset management there is an implied feedback loop back to the enterprise architects. Also note that the workflows do not necessarily imply that artifacts exist. For example, the Guidance workflow from governance could be a conversation with a governance person, it could be a concise description of organizational standards, or it could be a combination of the two.

Asset Management External Workflow

Figure 1. The external workflow of Asset Management.

The following table summarizes the workflows depicted in the diagram.

Process Blade Workflow with Asset Management
Business operations
There are many assets that business operations may potentially take advantage of to support your organization’s customers.
Continuous Improvement As with all other activities within your organization, as people perform them they may identify potential improvement suggestions that they or others may be able to take advantage of. Similarly, others may identify potential improvements that can be applied to your asset management efforts.
Data management Your asset management activities should generate data that can be shared with data management, who then store the data, combine it with other data, and provide valuable intelligence to all areas of the organization. This intelligence/information is in turn used to provide insight and improve decision making.
Enterprise architecture The enterprise architects will produce roadmaps and models that teams should follow. These roadmaps will be used to help drive asset prioritization and investment decisions.
Finance The Finance team provides funding for your asset management activities.
Governance The Governance team will provide guidance for all aspects of your organization, including asset management. This guidance typically focuses on financial and quality goals as well as any regulatory constraints where appropriate.
IT operations There are many assets that IT operations may potentially take advantage of to support your organization.
Product management The Product Management team will provide product roadmaps and stakeholder priorities. These roadmaps will be used to help drive asset prioritization and investment decisions.
Teams Teams throughout your organization may create potentially reusable assets and may leverage existing assets.
Vendor management Purchase agreements Some assets will need to be purchased or leased from external vendors. Vendor management will help negotiating agreements with these vendors.

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