This case study article introduces the concept of Enterprise-Focused Development (EFD) as a part of a repeatable method for improving productivity in government agencies at federal, state, and local levels. EFD does this by promoting a project management approach that links business analysis and data modeling methods. EFD also takes an enterprise-level architected view to reducing software expenses and creating higher quality computer systems. In keeping with newer methods, EFD promotes the use of highly productive project teams and frequent iterations with clients to develop IT systems to avoid long delivery timeframes and performance failures that often came with early project management approaches and lifecycle development approaches, such as the ‘Waterfall’ method. In this way EFD has the potential to save government agencies significant time and resources in developing IT systems.
Journal of Enterprise Architecture