ndEA has been notified as a standard framework for designing Enterprise Architectures and it is seen that designing Enterprise Architecture for a large and complex organization typically takes months and years. Also, it requires big modeling upfront and involves creation of scores of artifacts, even before the first line of code is written. The Agile methodology, on the other hand, postpones any kind of modeling to the eleventh hour, insists on very little planning and documentation, and promises delivery of working software in weeks.
Need was felt to develop Agile IndEA framework to infuse agile practices into IndEA for simplifying the understanding of IndEA and promoting its widespread adoption by the Ministries of GoI, States and large organizations in the public sector.
Accordingly, Agile IndEA Framework has been approved wherein IndEA Framework and Agile Practices have been distilled and harmonized. Agile IndEA recommends referring to the IndEA Reference Models, where and when required for seeking more details – adopting the principle of Just-Enough-Architecture. Agile IndEA can be applied to both Greenfield Projects and Brownfield Projects. While applying Agile IndEA to the brown field projects, a careful assessment has to be made of the existing/ legacy applications using the self-assessment template provided by the Digital Service Standard notified by MeitY.
The purpose of the Agile IndEA framework is given below:
- It provides the framework to infuse agile practices into IndEA.
- It simplifies the understanding of IndEA and promotes its widespread adoption by the Ministries of GoI, States and large organizations in the public sector.
- It provides simple methodologies for implementation of IndEA in an agile way.
- It enhances the general awareness of the merits and methods of IndEA and enables building capacities required for its implementation.
National e-Governance Division (NeGD) has been entrusted with the mandate to drive Agile IndEA initiative across Government Ministries, States and other Agencies.