Business Outcome EA

Of the many reasons to have EA as part your company’s approach to decision-making, the one that is most often overlooked is that it will save you TIME.  We usually emphasize that EA helps the enterprise make more effective decisions, but it isn’t just about choosing right over wrong.  Making those decisions more efficiently matters […]

Six reasons why you should use ArchiMate

6 reasons why you should be using ArchiMate® Describing the assets of the enterprise in a clear and structured way can be a difficult task. And communicating stakeholder needs when making changes to that architecture can seem impossible. Often, enterprise architects will use a variety of custom or homegrown solutions, but there is a better […]

Ten Steps to Organise and Manage your Enterprise Architecture

1. The organization of enterprise architecture should reflect the organization of the business. The EA department exists to regulate processing activities among business groups; the nature of its work is to assess and account for varying system and process requirements across the company. A retailer’s e-commerce division, for instance, would likely require certain digital capabilities […]

The Zachman Framework for Enterprise Architecture

The Framework for Enterprise Architecture: Background, Description and Utility by: John A. Zachman In the early ‘80’s, there was little interest in the idea of Enterprise Engineering or Enterprise Modeling and the use of formalisms and models was generally limited to some aspects of application development within the Information Systems community. The subject of architecture […]

EA vs EA: When an Architect is(n’t) an Architect

The old adage says that the great thing about standards is there are so many of them, and when it comes to defining the spectrum of Architecture practices, every article on the matter not only proves the adage true, but adds weight to the true collective noun for architects is “an argument”. So, why yet […]