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FHWA Order 1310.2
|Business Modernization Mapping (BMM)|
|Classification Code||Date||Office of Primary Interest|
|1310.2||November 1, 2006||HAIM-10|
What is the purpose of this directive? This directive provides policy and guidance regarding the implementation of Business Modernization Mapping (BMM) within the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). BMM is often referred to externally as Enterprise Architecture (EA); the terms BMM and EA are synonymous. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) mandates that Federal agencies develop an EA and use it for planning and decisionmaking as well as support for budget requests, including proposed investments. Refer to OMB Circular A-130 Revised, Section 8, and OMB Circular A-11, Section 31.9.
Does this directive revise an existing directive? No. This is a new directive.
What are the authorities for this directive?
The Clinger-Cohen Act of 1996, Public Law 104-106.
The E-Government Act of 2002, Public Law 107-347.
Government Performance and Results Act, Public Law 103-62.
OMB Circular A-11 , Submission, and Execution of the Budget.
OMB Circular A-130 Revised , Management of Federal Information Resources.
Departmental Information Resource Management Manual (DIRMM), Department of Transportation (DOT) Order 1350.2, Chapter 4 (Enterprise Architecture).
What is BMM and how will it be used?
BMM is a systematic approach towards business modernization, which involves:
(1) identifying FHWA’s current and future business and technology needs, including gaps that need to be closed;
(2) developing and implementing an FHWA transition strategy and sequencing plan to fulfill those needs; and
(3) establishing a governance body to ensure that the transition strategy and sequencing plan, and BMM standards and processes, are followed.
BMM serves as a central repository of enterprise-wide information that describes FHWA in terms of its mission and strategic objectives, performance measures, business processes, applications, data, services, and technology. This information repository, as well as the BMM process, can be used to:
(1) improve medium to long-range planning and management and budgetary decisionmaking;
(2) integrate FHWA strategic planning, performance planning, budget management, workforce planning, acquisition management, capital planning and investment control (CPIC), systems development, and other information technology (IT) related activities;
(3) ensure that FHWA IT investments support FHWA strategic objectives and performance goals, and align with the Agency’s transition strategy and sequencing plan;
(4) share best practices and lessons learned across FHWA; and
(5) identify opportunities for reusing FHWA business services, processes, and technologies.
What is the primary BMM governance group that will establish BMM policy and ensure its implementation?
The FHWA Architecture Review Board (ARB), a governance body established by this directive, is the primary BMM governance group. The Director, Office of Information and Management Services (HAIM), is the FHWA ARB chair and serves as the Agency’s liaison to the departmental counterparts. The Office of Administration, in coordination with the appropriate offices, governance bodies, and advisory groups/individuals, will identify and modify membership and roles and responsibilities, as appropriate. The membership will reflect active participation by both business and information technology personnel.
The ARB charter describes the board’s roles, responsibilities, and membership. The board’s key responsibilities include the following:
(1) ensures that FHWA’s key plans, programs, projects, and investments align with the Agency’s transition strategy and sequencing plan;
(2) ensures that changes to FHWA’s transition strategy and sequencing plan are identified, tracked, monitored, and appropriately coordinated and documented;
(3) makes recommendations regarding IT investments to the FHWA Investment Review Board (IRB), which provides executive-level direction and oversight of the CPIC process; and
(4) ensures that BMM standards, processes, and procedures are established and followed.
Who are the other key players that will implement BMM, and what are their roles and responsibilities?
The Administrator, who has overall responsibility for the strategic direction of the Agency, will serve as the BMM Champion. The BMM Champion will promote BMM’s benefits, garner commitment and support from other Agency leaders, and approve governance charters and certain other key documents.
The Leadership Team determines and implements the Agency’s strategic direction. The team will use information gathered through BMM for improved planning and decisionmaking. In addition, they will promote BMM’s benefits and uses to their respective organizations.
The Chief Enterprise Architect (CEA) provides guidance and consultative services to governance bodies and Agency offices on BMM goals and strategies, requirements, activities, reporting, and product development and usage. The CEA manages the BMM program, leads the development of the Agency’s transition strategy and sequencing plan, and serves as the owner of the information repository. Also, the CEA heads the BMM program management office (BMM PMO), as well as the BMM core team, which is comprised of BMM and IT CPIC staff. The CEA, BMM PMO, and the BMM core team are located in HAIM.
The BMM extended core team, which will consist of Washington Headquarters and field office representatives, will serve as the primary contact for collecting and disseminating information, coordinating and validating BMM products, and engaging subject matter experts and other staff, as needed. The team will operate on an ad-hoc basis.
Where can I get additional information regarding BMM? To obtain additional information, contact the BMM PMO in HAIM; e-mail the BMM core team at firstname.lastname@example.org; or visit the BMM Web site on StaffNet, the FHWA Intranet.
J. Richard Capka