The current level of architecture maturity determines the type and scope of work that can be undertaken, and the preparation needed before starting work. Typical items to be assessed include:
governance: funding, reporting relationships, organisational authority, primary stakeholders, performance metrics, etc.
principles: applicable guidelines, policies, priorities, etc.
standards: applicable laws, regulations, external and internal standards, etc.
scope: primary focus of work, aligned to maturity level – e.g. technology infrastructure, information systems, business integration – and core business goals and business drivers, etc.
frameworks: applicable taxonomies, ontologies, reference models, etc.
methods: architecture development, solution development, implementation, project management, change management, administrative...