The book answers a few of the common questions related to Enterprise Architecture (EA). What is the issue? What is EA? Why should an organization consider EA? What are the benefits and how to build a business case.
It continues with how to build the Enterprise Architecture and document it. The book comes with examples of an one page generic business architecture in alignment to the technology and people architectures.
An innovative EA Framework and the associated metamodel is introduced that shows how the key artefacts and their components fit in the EA. The framework looks like a content page showing how the components of the Enterprise Architecture fit in the whole without actually describing them.
Enterprise Reference Maps for the business process, applications and infrastructure layers are then proposed. It presents IT application and Information architectures - and templates -, integrated to the EA, and a design example.
The approach is holistic in that takes into consideration the business (value chains, streams, business functions...), the technology (not only IT), and the people organization all linked together.
The book then identifies an EA development process and summarises best practices, architecture patterns and principles, the integration to the mundane solution architectures to the EA and delivery checklists. It discusses roadblocks, politics, governance, design method and a maturity framework and it illustrates how to measure the value delivered; enumerates criteria for the selection of an Enterprise Architect.
The book also introduces SOA and the Cloud in their relationship to EA.
At the end of every chapter it comes with review questions to facilitate study.
The book is available at:
IASA 3rd edition: http://www.iasahome.org/web/home/blogs/-/blogs/review---an-enterprise-architecture-framework-3rd-edition
IASA 2nd edition: http://www.iasahome.org/web/home/blogs/-/blogs/review---an-enterprise-architecture-development-framework
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The Problem: today's unresponding “legacy” Enterprise in a world of increasingly increasing complexity, amount of information, rate of change and competition.
The Solution: the Enterprise Architecture (EA) offering streamlining, alignment, blueprinting, strategic planning, and agility through SOA, the target state of the Enterprise.
The book describes:
RoEA = Revenuearch/Costsarch
Paul Harmon, the Executive Editor of Business Process Trends (www.bptrends.com).