In case you haven’t seen it already, the OMB’s new Federal Transition Framework (FTF) is an excellent approach to creating architecture governance documentation. I’ve been working with federal agencies on various enterprrise architecture (EA) initiatives for several years now and one of the problems we’ve always had has been communicating what the initiatives are, why they are important, how strategic or tactical they are, how they should be scheduled, etc.
I’ve also been working with commercial firms trying to do similar architecture governance and they’ve faced the same kinds of problems of documenting the strategy.
The OMB’s new FTF is a good source for reviewing how to take enterprise-wide initiatives, document them, share the knowledge, and establish a process by which progress can be tracked.
Definitely worth taking a look.