Enterprise Architecture Body of Knowledge
Planning an EA

Purpose

Enterprise Architects analyze areas of common activity within or between enterprises or organizations, where information and other resources are exchanged to guide future states from an integrated viewpoint of strategy, business and technology. The Enterprise Architecture is a strategic tool used to guide the investment decisions and technical direction of an organization necessary to fulfill its business imperatives. The enterprise architecture is intended to help an organization evolve its business processes and IT capabilities from their current state to a desired, integrated future state within financial and technological constraints, thereby strategically positioning the organization for the future.

This topic area provides an EA practitioner access to information and guidance on defining the purpose(s) of a specific EA, which helps scope and guide the development of the planned EA.

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Carlos Martinez - The MITRE Corporation - 2014

This paper presents a summary of the full range of potential uses of enterprise architectures (EAs), some of challenges facing the users of EAs, and practical approach for developing them incrementally over time to provide "just in time" utility to decision makers.

This video presents a brief introduction to Enterprise Architecture to support decision making. It focuses on an As-Is view of elements of an enterprise to produce information in consumable formats for customers of an Enterprise Architecture program. The categories illustrated in the video are based on the Federal Enterprise Architecture, which is in the public domain.

Planning an EA