Defining an Initial Plan and Roadmap
The design of our future state information architecture was described in Chapter 6. Given how it was developed, it should provide a solution that aligns with the organization's business requirements. For now, we will put the technology design work aside. Based on our earlier assessment of skills, we believe we can cover any skills gaps and successfully deploy and maintain this architecture (though we must now explore this further). Our sponsors are pleased so far. But, we still don't fully understand what it will cost to implement this design nor do we understand how quickly we will begin delivering value to our business sponsors and the organization. This likely has our sponsors concerned since we are reaching the point at which we should gain buy-in from senior executives and obtain project funding.