WIKIPEDIA: Enterprise architecture is a well-defined practice for conducting enterprise analysis, design, planning, and implementation, using a holistic approach at all times, for the successful development and execution of strategy.

GARTNER: Enterprise architecture is the process of translating business vision and strategy into effective enterprise change by creating, communicating, and improving the key principles and models that describe the enterprise's future state and enable its evolution.

FORRESTER: Enterprise architecture consists of the vision, principles and standards that guide the purchase and deployment of technology within an enterprise.

THE OPEN GROUP: Enterprise architecture is a discipline that helps the enterprise define, develop and exploit the capabilities in order to achieve the enterprise’s strategic Intent. An ‘enterprise’ is any collection of organizations that has a common set of goals and/or a single bottom line.

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Enterprise Architecture

Enterprise Architecture - Platform Suites are Dying

enterprise architecture - platform suites are dying

enterprise architecture - platform suites are dying How did it get started? For a while a strong trend within technology architecture was to invest in large technology platform suites. This trend started with the core back-office functions and...

What to look for in an Enterprise Architecture Tool

enterprise architecture tools requirements

enterprise architecture tools requirements This article provides some of the key requirements you would want to look for inside an enterprise architecture tool. Please note that we are an EA tool vendor and will be highlighting features or requirements...

EA Modeling Tips by EAComposer

A big part of what enterprise architects do is creating visual models. This is also known as EA modeling. We use EA modeling to deliver certain insights. The visual model is often how this insight is delivered. We will now discuss two aspect of this....

Enterprise Architecture and Small Businesses

Enterprise Architecture and Small Businesses

Enterprise Architecture and Small Businesses Most of EA work takes places with the medium to large size businesses. There are several drivers for that usually. The larger organizations have recognized the existence of problems that EA can resolve or...

Enterprise Architecture Middle Out

enterprise architecture middle out approach

enterprise architecture middle out approach In my previous post I talked about the two basic different approaches that you can use to start applying Enterprise Architecture. This post is describing another option called the Middle Out. Middle Out The...

Enterprise Architecture Top Down or Bottom Up

Enterprise Architecture Top Down or Bottom Up

Enterprise Architecture Top Down or Bottom Up At the core there are two ways to start with Enterprise Architecture. Let’s start with a very quick distinction between these two and then we will explains the pro’s and con’s and provide some more depth as...

Enterprise Architecture Metamodel Explained

Enterprise Architecture Metamodel

Enterprise Architecture Metamodel We're all aware that the creation of specific metamodel is very valuable. But, if you had to explain metamodel to someone, how would you do it? First, let's define the term "metamodel". According to the IEEE Online...

Socialcultural side of Enterprise Architecture

Socialcultural Enterprise Architecture

Socialcultural Enterprise Architecture Companies don't work in reality as they do on paper. On paper, there are divisions (all made like a nice rectangle) and business processes with accurate inflows and outflows of information. On paper, things can be...

Enterprise Architecture Key Activities

enterprise architecture activities

enterprise architecture activities Enterprise Architecture is really straightforward if you have a decent model to explain it. Without a decent model, everyone starts arguing. Back in 1989, the FEAF (Federal Enterprise Architecture Framework) defined a...

Digital Transformations

enterprise architecture and digital transformation

enterprise architecture and digital transformation Digital transformation remains an intriguing topic as the meeting of new client preferences and expectations, and the rising number of touchpoints drives technology and business decision-making more...

Enterprise Architecture Maturity Models

enterprise architecture maturity models

enterprise architecture maturity models All You Need to Know About Enterprise Architecture Maturity Models Companies that can manage transformation effectively are usually more successful than those that cannot. Numerous companies are aware that they...

Enterprise Architecture Involvement Overview

Enterprise Architecture Involvement Matrix

Enterprise Architecture Involvement Matrix What does the involvement matrix for Enterprise architecture look like? Who interacts with enterprise architecture, what different roles does Enterprise Architecture perform? In general the EA roles should be...

Metrics for Enterprise Architecture

enterprise architecture performance metrics

enterprise architecture performance metrics Enterprise architecture is still relatively new and continuously rising. There are only a few companies today that can effectively measure their Enterprise Architecture program with metrics. You will discover...

Enterprise Architecture Management

Enterprise Architecture Management

Enterprise Architecture Management Most organizations have a dedicated Enterprise Architecture department that supervises the whole systems architecture. This involves overseeing IT infrastructure and business processes, as well as establishing...

Enterprise Architecture Roadmaps

Enterprise Architecture Roadmaps

Enterprise Architecture Roadmaps Does your plan for a digital business look similar to this? - Dispose of inflexible infrastructure - Clean up existing IT mess - Move to the Cloud - Encourage Digital Transformation The way to achieve all these things...

Traditional Enterprise Architecture Tools

traditional enterprise architecture tools

traditional enterprise architecture tools Traditional Software Tools for Enterprise Architecture EA Tools are essential for development, presentation and improvement of enterprise architecture strategies, we decided to present the traditional EA tools...

Enterprise Architecture and Solution Architecture

Enterprise Architecture and Solution Architecture

Enterprise Architecture and Solution Architecture In the last couple of years, there has been a lot of debate about Enterprise Architecture. What Enterprise Architects do, why it's important and how it is different from Solution Architecture (SA) are...

5 Reasons Why EA Initiatives Fail

Reasons Enterprise Architecture Initiatives Fail

Reasons Enterprise Architecture Initiatives Fail According to recent reports, 66 percent of Enterprise Architecture initiatives fail. But why? In the last couple of years, there has been a lot of debate, expert opinions, and written contributions on...

Top 5 Trades for Enterprise Architects

Top Skills for Enterprise Architects

Top Skills for Enterprise Architects So what would be the top 5 trades of an enterprise architect. This can also be explained what it takes to be successful as an EA. Below is our top 5 list, in random order. Strong Communicator As an EA has to...

Enterprise Architecture Trends for 2016

Enterprise Architecture Trends 2016

Enterprise Architecture Trends 2016 Digital business is changing business models, value exchange and relationships between people, companies, and things. Enterprise architects need to understand the technology trends in order to drive the change and...

TOGAF and Solution Architectute?

EA TOGAF and Solution architecture

EA TOGAF and Solution architecture The original context for TOGAF is for EA and EA projects. But what about Solution Architecture projects or Integration Architecture projects? Why not leverage the TOGAF ADM for those cycles as well? As you can...

Application Portfolio Management

Enterprise Architecture Application Portfolio Management

Enterprise Architecture Application Portfolio Management This topic is about application portfolio management (APM). Sharing some real-life practical EA activities I encounter at my clients. I will also touch lightly on TOGAF's Architecture Building...

Capability vs. Process vs. Service

EA Capability vs. Process vs. Service

EA Capability vs. Process vs. Service We are currently engaged with a customer (Insurance) that right in the middle of an ITSM rollout and also further increasing the adoption of TOGAF. So this means we need to marry the frameworks and align on terms....


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