By Adrian Grigoriu
The e-book makes an attempt to reply to a number of the such a lot 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 prevailing 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 unique unmarried web page conventional company structure and firm reference structure templates for company, humans association, IT purposes and infrastructure layers are then supplied. The framework seems like a content material web page exhibiting the parts of an EA as placeholders, with out really describing them, yet illustrating how they healthy into the entire. It allows navigation among enterprise and the know-how layers enforcing it. Navigation makes attainable expertise alignment to enterprise operation, swap influence research and new company versions implementation. The templates allow the pro to maneuver immediately into personal firm description part instead of waste time at the EA framework determination.
The booklet then indicates tips on how to rfile and construct an company structure: structure ideas, layout technique, most sensible practices, supply checklists, EA styles, improvement procedure, tooling and repository, integration to the mundane resolution architectures, common use situations, an easy EA improvement instance, easy methods to degree the EA adulthood and cost added, 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 method is illustrated on the way to determine the long run states and the objective structure of the Enterprise.
The firm Architect task description, choice standards, management talents, politics of the task, cultural blocks and the way to successfully promote EA are then discussed.
In essence, the ebook describes all elements of why and the way to construct an firm structure with emphasis at the incontrovertible fact that EA is greater than IT: EA is ready documenting and aligning the firm company approaches, association and know-how to bring the strategic purpose.
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But we solely let IT provide the Enterprise Architecture. To our relief, the ERP application suites are saving the Enterprise by providing both the business processes and application layers of the Enterprise. More often than not, this comes at the price of inflexibility, poor integration, high cost, dependency on one vendor and poor comprehension of the underlying functionality. EA is more than an ERP. Every Enterprise has a structure, an architecture, and it works, more or less. The structure is often the result of an organic growth and not the outcome of a deliberate process.
I enjoyed reading this book. It was as if Grigoriu had laid out all the business and IT elements that make up an enterprise on a table and then played around until he could fit them all together into a single cube – an ingenious effort at puzzle solving… I would happily recommend this book to anyone who is already an experienced enterprise architect. This book is an excellent “graduate review” that will force you to think through lots of issues and consider how you might address them in your own architecture.
On the other hand, the opposite result could occur; customers are confused by offers of similar but slightly different products and technologies, employee’s motivation may suffer from internal competition and potential redundancies and the share price may drop until the confidence is restored, that is, when the new products are integrated and the Enterprise is streamlined again. But there are numerous issues with acquisitions, for instance alignment of organizations, IT infrastructure, applications and in general Customer Relationship, Supply Chain and all the Enterprise Support functions.