About the QGEA

If you're seeking information about the QGEA reference group, see QGEA Reference Group.

What is the QGEA?

The Queensland Government Enterprise Architecture (QGEA) contains tools and techniques to understand an organisation’s resources – it’s services, processes, information, applications and technologies – and a supporting policy framework which help achieve desired business outcomes, technical best practices and approaches that ensure services are interoperable across boundaries.

It contains tools and methods for describing current and future structures and behaviours for government services, processes, information, applications and technologies – which enables alignment with current strategic direction.

Although often associated strictly with technology, the QGEA relates to the practice of business strategy and business alignment. It captures, documents, classifies and analyses all aspects of an enterprise in order to make the information relevant for different types of decision makers, such as business managers, business analysts, information managers, and technology specialists.

The QGEA is the collection of digital and ICT strategies, policies and associated publications that guides agency digital and ICT investments to improve the compatibility and cost-effectiveness of these investments. This collection pulls together all Queensland Government publications relating to digital and ICT strategies, related policies and associated enterprise architecture documents.

It provides the decision making, structures and processes to support the development of better services for Queenslanders, more valuable use of digital, information and ICT across government.

The QGEA is underpinned by a set of foundation principles that support the development and implementation of the QGEA. These principles describe the values, beliefs and behaviours for the management of information and for investment decision-making for ICT across government - and are meant to be enduring and not require frequent change.

The Digital and ICT investment planning framework provides a range of processes and techniques to define future digital and ICT business opportunities and strengthen the development of digital and ICT strategic plans, investment proposals and associated governance practices. Ultimately helping agencies understand and prioritise their digital needs to agency business direction.

How does it help?

In making investment decisions and managing technologies, this repository of publications assists agencies in:

  • optimising their digital investments
  • managing their information holdings, technologies and initiatives
  • using preferred processes, solutions and configurations

What's in it?

First, the QGEA framework formalises the types of publications within the QGEA, including which documents define mandatory rules, and which ones provide supporting recommendations. By being aware of publications within the QGEA, it is expected that policies may need to be interpreted locally to suit individual agency needs.

Second, it documents the governance processes for developing, managing, approving and complying with strategy, policy and related publications.

Third, it provides classification frameworks on business services, business processes, information holdings, applications and technologies.

qgea framework

Here is a more contemporary diagram of the QGEA

Last Reviewed: 03 September 2020