The purpose of this step is to identify and assess what needs to be achieved, understand the major drivers for change, and then define, validate, and prioritize the operational realities of the mission and goals with leadership, stakeholders, and operational staff. During this step, the leadership, stakeholder, and customer needs and the operational requirements are validated so that ultimately, all stakeholder groups are working towards the same, well understood, validated outcome. Initial performance metrics are created to begin focusing the measurement of success to be consistent across stakeholder groups. In this step, “leadership” can range in levels of scope from an executive leader over an international challenge to a functional leader who has identified steady state improvements that may include services, systems, or infrastructure. An additional purpose of this step is to identify and engage appropriate governance.


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The clarification for the fields in the template is given in the Interaction template (Actant Dictionary).

Name Identify and validate
Domain
Target Outcome The key outcomes are (1) identified and validated needs, (2) an overarching set of performance metrics, and (3) a determination of who (governance) will ultimately oversee and approve recommended changes to meet those needs.
Social actors and roles Depending on the level of scope at which it is performed
Trigger or preceding interaction Perform and measure
Interfaces and services Depending on the level of scope at which it is performed
Inputs and outputs Depending on the level of scope at which it is performed
Stores and tools Depending on the level of scope at which it is performed
Other characteristics
Part of Organize and plan
Parts These could be possible parts: Collaborative diagnostics, Scenario planning
Succeeding Interactions Research and leverage
Alternatives
Action Realm Monitoring & Evaluation
Risks risks
Further reading Common Approach to Federal Enterprise Architecture (FEA).

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Position of Identify and validate among the interactions: