Enterprise Design Patterns are developed by the Office of Technology Strategies (TS) in coordination with internal and external subject matter experts (SME) and stakeholders.
Enterprise Design Patterns take into consideration the current and future technology initiatives across TS. They also incorporate use cases in the commercial and government sector while specifying VA use cases to industry as well as internal/external stakeholders. The figure below illustrates these relationships.
Enterprise Design Pattern Relational Diagram
Enterprise Design Patterns provide a standardized framework of capabilities and constraining principles to aid all Project Teams in the development, acquisition, and/or implementation of IT systems and services. Approved Enterprise Design Patterns are incorporated into Design, Engineering, & Architecture (DE&A) Compliance. Per VA policy (VA Directive 6551), all VA IT projects developed in accordance with OI&T integrated development and the Veteran-focused Integration Process (VIP) must evaluate Enterprise Design Patterns as they progress through the VIP lifecycle.
Enterprise Design Patterns are also posted to the Office of Technology Strategies website page in the MAX Federal Community Department of Veterans Affairs-External space at http://www.max.gov/