Topic: Enterprise Architecture best practice

e-Book: Creating a Successful Enterprise Architecture Practice

This discussion explores the factors that drive enterprise architecture success. It proposes that enterprise architecture fails because of a focus on deliverables and not on their use in creating value. An excellent discussion for CIOs to follow. (450 pages)

e-Book: Enterprise Architecture Best Practices

This e-Book discusses the root causes for the failure of enterprise architecture programs. It proposes a holistic framework of critical success factors governing the success of enterprise architecture programs. Excellent discussion for the CIO! (450 pages)

Enterprise Architecture for Organizational Flexibility

This paper discusses how Enterprise Architecture can be used to create a flexible organization that can adapt quickly to the changes in its environment – a must not only for growth but also for survival. 

Creating a World Class Enterprise Architecture

What ails enterprise architecture? Why do EA implementations fail to produce results? This whitepaper discusses best practices in enterprise architecture planning, and identifies specific issues with EA development that hinder successful implementation.

EA Implementation Lessons Learned

This presentation provides the results and challenges overcome in implementing enterprise architecture in a massive organization. These insights can provide invaluable guidance to the CIO who is about to implement enterprise architecture – what to expect, what to avoid, what to overcome, and what results to expect. Great advice.

Enterprise Architecture in Practice

What does an enterprise architect do for a living? What activities do/should they perform? When? How? Why – how does enterprise architecture create business value? This ebook focuses on answering these seemingly simple but often overlooked foundational questions related to enterprise architecture. Excellent Read! (150 pages)

Enterprise Architecture As Story

This eBook presents an interesting approach to enterprise architecture – using literature, narrative and storytelling. This approach to enterprise architecture uses storytelling to make the connection of business value – the main focus of creating an enterprise architecture in the first place! – with the thing that matters most in the enterprise: people. If people identify with the story, can understand it, can communicate it, then they can implement it and that is the way to produce sustainable results! (200 pages)

Enterprise Architecture Strategy

This presentation explains the key concepts behind enterprise architecture planning, discusses the shortcomings of existing EA methodologies, proposes an alternative paradigm for EA, shares a plan to ensure enterprise wide participation in EA initiatives and demonstrates the value of EA to the enterprise to get EA into the boardroom!

Enterprise Architecture and Portfolio Management

This article makes a case for effective IT Governance and suggests that the path to it is through effective enterprise architecture planning and robust portfolio management.

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Sample IT Strategy Plan

A good IT Strategy Plan that you can use as a template to create your own.

IT Strategy Presentation

This in-depth – 78 pages – presentation goes into just about everything you would have wanted to know about IT Strategy aka business IT alignment (ICT Strategy, IS strategy, IS strategic alignment, IT Alignment, strategic information systems planning (SISP)…)

IT Strategy Example

This is an in-depth information technology strategic planning example that details the process and framework that CIOs can adapt to give direction to their own IT Organizations. Excellent Read!! (200 pages)

IT Strategy Template

Use this template to create an IT strategic plan for your organization – aligning business with IT strategy. IT Strategy Template can be downloaded for free by CIO Index members.