Enterprise Architecture: Different Views:

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September 14, 2008  8:05 PM

Business Architecture content example 3



Posted by: Anton
Enterprise architecture

Having defined the channel(s) through which a business will sell its products, a Business Architecture must also specify how products will be serviced. No organisation can afford to abandon customers after a sale without considering product support and servicing. As with the point-of-sale IT...

September 14, 2008  8:03 PM

Business Architecture content example 2



Posted by: Anton
Enterprise architecture

Another item that the Business Architecture must define is the range of products that the business will manufacture or sell. In industries such as Financial and Banking, the administration of products rely heavily on IT and it is therefore important that clear strategies exist around products and...


September 14, 2008  8:01 PM

Business Architecture content example 1



Posted by: Anton
Enterprise architecture

We said that a Business Architecture needs to convey information that will determine key aspects of the IT landscape required to support the business. So now, in practical terms, what detail can be found in a Business Architecture? In the next posts I will share some xamples. First example: It...


September 7, 2008  8:33 PM

Business Architects



Posted by: Anton
Enterprise architecture

Business Architects naturally play a key role in the Enterprise Architecture activities. I say "naturally" because EA cannot exist without Business Architecture. It is therefore often a surprise to hear that an organisation's Business Architects are in fact not part of the EA team, but function in...


September 7, 2008  8:23 PM

Business Conceptual Models



Posted by: Anton
Enterprise architecture

The accompanying diagram is an example of what a conceptual business model might look like. As can be seen, focus is on the major activities of the business and the groups of people that play a role in running it.


September 7, 2008  8:18 PM

EA Business Drivers



Posted by: Anton
Enterprise architecture

If we return to the Business "layer" of an EA framework with more practical focus, I will suggest some content for a Business Architecture, e.g. what topics are typically addressed and what a Business operating model might look like. The following are typical topics for the Business Architecture...


August 31, 2008  7:40 PM

EIA within EA Context



Posted by: Anton
Enterprise architecture

Here's another interesting view by Gartner of how Information Architecture fits within the context of Enterprise Architecture. In the accompanying diagram (which depicts EA) the shaded area in column 2 shows the scope of Information Architecture. Note how the word "business" features in this...


August 25, 2008  11:57 AM

The ROI of EA



Posted by: Anton
Enterprise architecture

Why is it worth practising EA and what is the Return on Investment? One could argue that the ROI all comes from Information and its use, so it could be a Return on Information. Firstly, if the architecture (current) is documented, it is easier for people to find information. For example, if an...


August 25, 2008  11:56 AM

Major EA Frameworks



Posted by: Anton
Enterprise architecture

I previously discussed EA Frameworks and some readers might be wondering about the terms "framework", "process" and "methodology" and possible overlaps between these. Looking more closely, the Zachman Framework is very useful to apply a taxonomy when describing a current or future EA. The TOGAF is...


August 20, 2008  5:05 PM

TOGAF’s ADM



Posted by: Anton
Enterprise architecture

TOGAF's ADM consists of the following stages: - Preliminary phase (deciding the framework to be used and principles, getting commitment, planning) - Architecture Development (vision, Business architecture, Systems architecture, Technology architecture) - Business Transformation planning...


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