Enterprise Architecture 101

What is Enterprise Architecture?

CIOs can learn about enterprise architecture frameworks in the context of essential enterprise architecture elements required to implement business strategy.

e-Book: Guide to Enterprise Architecture Planning

It doesn’t matter how many times one repeats this because it is not enough! Enterprise Architecture is not an end in and of itself, it exists to create business value. Enterprise Architecture is not an island, it must connect with other disciplines to achieve results. CIOs can use some timely advice on understanding these two things.

Toward that end, this week, we are referring you to an excellent discussion on enterprise architecture planning that will help you understand the EA value connection and the deep links it has with IT Strategy and IT Governance among others.

e-Book: Guide to Enterprise Architecture Planning

A practical guide to developing enterprise architecture

Starting on the journey to implement enterprise architecture in your organization? This is a step by step guide to help you implement EA. CIOs can use this paper to understand the big picture of enterprise architecture implementation. Then, dive into the specifics using other tools and guides.

A Guide to Enterprise Architecture Planning

This guide presents a framework for enterprise architecture planning, and a step by step approach to implement it in the enterprise. An excellent resource for the CIO to understand what enterprise architecture is, why is it important and how to implement it using a structure methodology.

eBook CIOs Guide to Service Oriented Enterprise Architecture

This e-book is written to help you, the CIO/senior IT leader, put your arms around the key concepts of enterprise architecture planning using service orientation. An excellent start for someone just dipping their toes into this concept. (150 pages)

e-Book: A Practical Guide to Enterprise Architecture Practice

This practical guide to enterprise architecture focuses on the practice of the discipline as opposed to its frameworks, processes and governance. What does an enterprise architect do every day? How does that add value to the business? How to build skills and competency in the enterprise architecture discipline? It is good to understand the theory of enterprise architecture – frameworks, processes, organization, tools, governance – but this e-Book helps you put that theory into practice by detailing the day to day activities of an enterprise architect. (250 pages)

Introduction to Enterprise Architecture Planning

This excellent presentation provides an in-depth primer on enterprise architecture planning – what is enterprise architecture? what are the challenges an enterprise architecture addresses? what are the challenges in implementing an enterprise architecture? how to implement enterprise architecture – a step-by-step guide to the enterprise architecture process? All illustrated with real world examples. Excellent Read!

CIO Guide to Enterprise Architecture

This complete, in-depth, comprehensive (~200 pages) guide to enterprise architecture planning covers key aspects of the topic – what is enterprise architecture planning? why is enterprise architecture important? what are common enterprise architecture frameworks – a brief overview of each? what is enterprise architecture assessment and related frameworks? what is enterprise modeling? what are the key enterprise architecture related roles?

Why Enterprise Architecture

This presentation makes a case for enterprise architecture planning – why is enterprise architecture important?

Essential Elements of Enterprise Architecture

This paper contributes to the identification of essential elements of enterprise architecture by (1) specifying enterprise architecture as a hierarchical, multilevel system comprising aggregation hierarchies, architecture layers and views, (2) discussing enterprise architecture frameworks with regard to essential elements, (3) proposing interfacing requirements of enterprise architecture with other architecture models and (4) matching these findings with current enterprise architecture practice in several large companies.

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