The Architecture Review Board is accountable to the Executive Board which delegates to it the design of a coherent Enterprise Architecture and the establishment, maintenance and enforcement of Business and IT Strategy throughout an organisation.
The main functions and responsibilities of the Architecture Review Board are primarily to:
- Establish, own and manage the content of the Enterprise Architecture Strategy (i.e. principles, standards, policies, guidelines and reference models) applicable to IT components under the responsibility of an organisation.
- Enforce compliance of IT designs and components (including IT infrastructures, systems and applications) with the Enterprise Architecture Strategy.
- Decide on possible exceptions to be granted to request for deviations from the Enterprise Architecture Strategy and act as ultimate escalation point on matters related to its mandate.
- Communicate the Enterprise Architecture Strategy throughout an organisation, so as to improve the maturity level of architecture discipline within an organisation.