Foundations of EA
Author: Saurabh Mittal, PhD
Enterprise Architecture has its roots in the 1960s. It came about to analyze areas of common activity within or between other resources that are exchanged to guide the future state of the organization or the enterprise, from an integrated viewpoint of strategy, business and technology. EA is a strategic tool used to guide investment decision and technical direction of an organization necessary to fulfill its business imperatives. It is intended to help an organization evolve its business processes and Information Technology (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.
In this topical area, we present:
- Historical perspective on EA, and
- EA principles
- Martinez, C., (2014) Enterprise Architectures: A Just-in-Time Approach for Decision-Making, MITRE Corporation
- Zachman, J (1982) Business Systems Planning and Business Information Control Study: A comparison, IBM Systems Journal, 21(1). 32.
EABOK® Knowledge Areas
Organizational Scope and Structure of EA
Foundations of EA
Developing an EA
- Business Requirements and Value Proposition
- Methodologies and Processes
- Architecture Frameworks
- Data and Information Management
- Project Management
- Change Management
- Testing and Evaluation
- Modeling and Simulation
- Role of Reference Architectures
- How to Build a Reference Architecture
- Coordinating the Creation of a Reference Architecture
Management of EA
EA in Practice
Perspectives on EA
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