Key Concepts consists of terms commonly used throughout the COE.  These terms are crucial for any analyst in any field here at ASU.  


Team: One person can not possess all skills necessary to fill the various roles outlined by the COE. In order for the COE to succeed, it will take multiple dedicated people to deliver results. This does not mean that all members will need to work full-time in the COE, but all team members must be fully dedicated to its success.
Collaboration:  Collaboration comes from sharing knowledge, skills, experiences, and ownership both inside and outside the COE. Working well in and across teams and organizational structures is essential.  

Best Practices: 
 Best practices take the form of methods, tools, templates, approaches and ideas that have shown to have beneficial application across multiple customers, needs, issues, and projects.

Focus Area: 
 The focus area cannot be too narrow or broad. It must be sufficient enough to meet a particular, long-term, priority business objective. Focus Areas may be model documentation, product development, business process flow, process diagraming, or other technologies, skills, or methods.

Results:  The COE is not a library to create and store knowledge. It can only justify its existence if it delivers value significantly greater than the costs of staffing and running it.