Enterprise Architecture: A Practitioner’s Handbook
A bicycle shed is a building, but the Lincoln Cathedral is a piece of architecture. -Nicholaus Pevsner, architectural historian.
Traditional building architecture and enterprise architecture use similar processes for developing their respective end products. The architect calls upon architecture’s first principles and combines them with the experience of doing architecture in the real world. Experienced architects apply first principles and add practical experience to integrate fit, balance and compromise into the architectural process. Qualified enterprise architects possess applied first principles including the understanding that most architectural decisions are driven by business decisions, particularly business investment decisions. This book brings the reader the insights from two enterprise architects with decades of real-world experience. The book consolidates the examples and experiences of innovative uses of enterprise architecture in enhancing transformation initiatives. The book clearly fills a gap in the current literature, and amplifies the role of enterprise architecture in building future-ready enterprises, an essential trait of all successful enterprises. Read it, learn from it, and put it to work for the future of your enterprise.”