Policy is a specification of governance through a set of high-level control requirements defining a definite course and method of action to guide and determine present and future decisions including the need for and content of procedure.
The policy capability is the process capability system which functions to realize policies, directives, business process and business process requirements.
The purpose of the policy capability is to enable and assure the abilities of the policies controlling the procedures.
Policy management is the process capability management of the policy capability.
The purpose of policy management is to enable and assure the management and abilities of the policy capabilities of the enterprise are controlled, balanced and aligned to the mission and needs of the enterprise as a whole.
Policy Management Responsibilities
The process manager role is responsible for policy management of the policy capability.
Policy management work products include policy management ideas, requirements, plans, risks, opportunities, reviews, decisions and action items.
The policy architecture is the process architecture of policy management of the policy capability.
The process manager role uses the policy architecture to support policy management responsibilities and activities.
The purpose of the policy architecture is to provide a management structure to enable and assure the policy capability of the enterprise is controlled, balanced and aligned to the mission and needs of the enterprise as a whole.
The structure includes policies, directives and business process requirements.
Policy Architecture Responsibilities
The process architect role is responsible for architecting the policy architecture in support of the policy management responsibilities of the process manager role.
Policy architecture work products include policy concepts, descriptions, models, views, viewpoints, specifications and analyses. A specific example is an organizational standard process.
As shown in Figure 54 – Policy Team Concept, policy is interconnected with and interdependent on governance and integration, operations, data, configurations, records, information utilization, system solution and service solution.
Figure 54 – Policy Team Concept