By Adrian Grigoriu
The ebook makes an attempt to respond to some of the so much requested company structure (EA) questions. what's the challenge and why EA is the answer? what's EA and what's an EA framework? that are the present EA frameworks? what's SOA and company structure? what's the BPM, Lean/Six Sigma, ERPs dating to EA?
A confirmed EA Framework, the linked metamodel, a singular unmarried web page known enterprise structure and firm reference structure templates for company, humans association, IT functions and infrastructure layers are then supplied. The framework appears like a content material web page displaying the parts of an EA as placeholders, with no truly describing them, yet illustrating how they healthy into the total. It allows navigation among enterprise and the expertise layers imposing it. Navigation makes attainable know-how alignment to company operation, swap effect research and new enterprise versions implementation. The templates allow the pro to maneuver directly into personal firm description part instead of waste time at the EA framework determination.
The ebook then exhibits tips on how to record and construct an company structure: structure ideas, layout approach, top practices, supply checklists, EA styles, improvement technique, tooling and repository, integration to the mundane answer architectures, standard use situations, an easy EA improvement instance, the best way to degree the EA adulthood and cost introduced, what are the common EA triggers and roadblocks and the way to construct an EA perform, its governance, association, investment and site.
A method specification and firm roadmapping strategy is illustrated as a way to determine the long run states and the objective structure of the Enterprise.
The company Architect activity description, choice standards, management talents, politics of the activity, cultural blocks and the way to successfully promote EA are then discussed.
In essence, the e-book describes all features of why and the way to construct an company structure with emphasis at the undeniable fact that EA is greater than IT: EA is ready documenting and aligning the firm company strategies, association and expertise to carry the strategic cause.
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6. What are the EA benefits? 7. Enumerate key EA components. 8. Describe the most important steps of the EA development process. 9. What are the benefits for the CXO management Chapter 2 2. EA provides a competitive edge to the Enterprise Due to the growing complexity of technology, the daily increase in the amount of information and the ever fastening pace of change and competition, the very existence of many Enterprises will be challenged in the next few years. Ray Kurzweil states that every ten years the rate of change doubles; in the next hundred years we may experience the same amount of change as in the past 20,000 years[iv].
It is usually represented as swimlane or sequence chart diagrams. As a logical view, it serves as the baseline for the design of the current and target EA architecture. The Business Functions Map, while specific to a company, it is based on the generic Business Reference Model, valid for any Enterprise. An Enterprise is modeled both as a hierarchy of business functions (Business Functions Map) and flows (Business Flows Map). Any business function can be described, like the whole Enterprise, in terms of a minimum set of views.
It attempts to solve the problem of why, what is, and how to build an Enterprise Architecture (EA). What are the issues? What is Enterprise Architecture? Why should an organization consider Enterprise Architecture? What are the trends and drivers of business change? What would be the benefits and the costs? What is the Return on Enterprise Architecture, Payback or NPV? Which are the factors inhibiting EA initiatives? And how to build the EA; good practices in the development of an Enterprise Architecture are discussed.