Blog Posts Enterprise Architecture (EA)

Enterprise Architecture in posts going back a decade (vi)

Communications and OMG’s Architecture tools ecosystem

Communication means transmission of information between two sides. The message has to match the language and conventions of the receiving side as well.
Enterprise Architecture training course

In time, I had quite a few requests for the EA training advertised on this site, as described in the side column and based on my EA book. Nevertheless, as the …
Enterprise Architecture training and certification

I found that people graduating from certification courses were unable to define what Enterprise Architecture (EA) is. Well that is the root problem, isn’t it? …
Enterprise Architecture and complex systems science

An Enterprise is a complex system of people and technology. It is created by humans, typically and unfortunately, without a blueprint.
Business Architecture and Business Process Practices reading

Here is a reference to SOA Consortium’s business Architecture. Don’t hold your breath though. Included is a metamodel, from Nick Malik in fact, which is a good …
Gartner Highlights Key Predictions for IT Organizations and Users in 2010 and Beyond

The Cloud and overseas outsourcing seem to have a large impact in this estimation. The mobile penetration in accessing the Internet and the mobile e-commerce …
EA function in the organization hierarchy

An Enterprise Architect, whose scope of work is the whole Enterprise rather than IT, should coordinate and integrate the BPM effort with the rest of EA …
Enterprise Architecture and stakeholders’ plans

EA is used for many and various purposes, in fact as many as stakeholders. Each would see a part of EA, a plan of concern to own work, but integrated in the …
If the current Enterprise Architecture is IT…

To defeat the current scepticim about EA, we have to produce though the overall Enterprise architecture so that the technology and organization align to …
About EA frameworks, how useful they are

The existing EA “frameworks” help, but not too much. An EA develoment process or taxonomy support your effort but, without a structure, you are effectively …
How to make the Enterprise Architecture relevant

The maintain the EA always updated and relevant, the solution architectures have to be integrated in the EA and the business stakeholders must be given …
Enterprise Architecture as a blueprint

The EA blueprint is the base of all conversations about maintenance, renovation and transformation of the Enterprise structure to fit an evolving purpose, …
The purpose of Enterprise Architecture

Enterprise Architecture enables streamlining, alignment, agility and Strategic planning of the Enterprise.
The FFLV Enterprise Architecture Framework

Any Enterprise consists, at its basics, of business processes delivering the products and the Technology and People resource layers implementing the business …
TOGAF, is it an EA framework?

Open Group is an IT forum, not overly concerned with business architecture. TOGAF’s organization, and in fact, all non IT activities are lumped in the …
Enterprise Architects and Enterprise Architecture

There are too many Enterprise Architects and too few Enterprise Architectures.
Review of the latest edition of “An Enterprise Architecture Development Framework” book

“While maintaining the orientation of the original work Grigoriu has addressed the short comings of the previous edition. His framework is now much more …
Enterprise Architecture, is it trully Enterprise wide or limited to IT only?

EA, ultimately, has to become a coordinated set of activities from various domains: IT, BPM, Six Sigma, organization design…
How to estimate and measure the value Enterprise Architecture

Key advantages of EA: Operational (improved operations, IT resources aligned to business…), Strategic (vision mapped and implemented), Governance (better …
Zachman framework, how does it help you?

The matrix just tells you what the involved parts need to do; it does not tell you how to draw the architecture, how to build it… Zachman in fact leaves you …

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