The Role of Enterprise Architecture & Liaison (EA&L)
The overarching role of the Enterprise Architecture and Liaison Department (EA&L) is to position the information, skill sets and technologies used by the University so that services provided to our students and staff meet the strategic and operational needs of the University in a sustainable way. In order to achieve this the EA&L Team engage with students and organisational units across the University to remain informed of developing educational, research and institutional needs and to inform on approaches to and options for continuous improvement.
The primary principle on which Enterprise Architecture and Liaison operate is to maximise the capabilities of the organisation as a whole i.e. information assets, systems and processes are designed, planned, prioritised and managed to maximise value to the University as a whole.
The EA&L Department comprises five different sections: The Business Process Office; The Project Portfolio Management Unit; The Records Management Unit; The Enterprise Architecture Unit; and Research Liaison. These teams provide leadership and expertise to activities targeting the continuous improvement of process management, information and technology capabilities for the organisation. Primarily the EA&L Team direct effort to planning activities, working parties, roadmap development, project activities and track industry trends to promote visibility of developments that may provide opportunities for Learning and Teaching and Research.
The PPM unit supports the sustainable introduction and improvement of technology based services through the management of the Initiatives and Strategy Implementation Plan (ISIP) and related resources as a program of continuous improvement.