Collaborative Enterprise Architecture

Enriching EA with Lean, Agile, and Enterprise 2.0 Practices

Author: Stefan Bente,Uwe Bombosch,Shailendra Langade

Publisher: Newnes

ISBN: 0124159346

Category: Computers

Page: 310

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Why collaborative enterprise architecture? -- What is enterprise architecture -- What enterprise architects do: core activities of EA -- EA frameworks -- EA maturity models -- Foundations of collaborative EA -- Towards pragmatism: lean and agile EA -- Inviting to participation: eam 2.0 -- The next steps: taking collaborative EA forward.

Collaborative Enterprise Architecture

Enriching EA with Lean, Agile, and Enterprise 2.0 practices

Author: Stefan Bente,Uwe Bombosch,Shailendra Langade

Publisher: Newnes

ISBN: 0124159893

Category: Computers

Page: 328

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Ever-changing business needs have prompted large companies to rethink their enterprise IT. Today, businesses must allow interaction with their customers, partners, and employees at more touch points and at a depth never thought previously. At the same time, rapid advances in information technologies, like business digitization, cloud computing, and Web 2.0, demand fundamental changes in the enterprises’ management practices. These changes have a drastic effect not only on IT and business, but also on policies, processes, and people. Many companies therefore embark on enterprise-wide transformation initiatives. The role of Enterprise Architecture (EA) is to architect and supervise this transformational journey. Unfortunately, today’s EA is often a ponderous and detached exercise, with most of the EA initiatives failing to create visible impact. The enterprises need an EA that is agile and responsive to business dynamics. Collaborative Enterprise Architecture provides the innovative solutions today’s enterprises require, informed by real-world experiences and experts’ insights. This book, in its first part, provides a systematic compendium of the current best practices in EA, analyzes current ways of doing EA, and identifies its constraints and shortcomings. In the second part, it leaves the beaten tracks of EA by introducing Lean, Agile, and Enterprise 2.0 concepts to the traditional EA methods. This blended approach to EA focuses on practical aspects, with recommendations derived from real-world experiences. A truly thought provoking and pragmatic guide to manage EA, Collaborative Enterprise Architecture effectively merges the long-term oriented top-down approach with pragmatic bottom-up thinking, and that way offers real solutions to businesses undergoing enterprise-wide change. Covers the latest emerging technologies affecting business practice, including digitization, cloud computing, agile software development, and Web 2.0 Focuses on the practical implementation of EAM rather than theory, with recommendations based on real-world case studies Addresses changing business demands and practices, including Enterprise 2.0, open source, global sourcing, and more Takes an innovative approach to EAM, merging standard top-down and pragmatic, bottom-up strategies, offering real solutions to businesses undergoing enterprise-wide changes

Building an Enterprise Architecture Practice

Tools, Tips, Best Practices, Ready-to-Use Insights

Author: Martin van den Berg,Marlies van Steenbergen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402056060

Category: Computers

Page: 206

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This book provides practical advice on how to develop an enterprise architecture practice. The authors developed different tools and models to support organizations in implementing and professionalizing an enterprise architecture function. Coverage applies these tools and models to a number of different organizations and, as a result, will help readers avoid potential pitfalls and achieve success with enterprise architecture.

Enterprise Architecture as Strategy

Creating a Foundation for Business Execution

Author: Jeanne W. Ross,Peter Weill,David Robertson

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN: 1591398398

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 234

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Enterprise architecture defines a firm’s needs for standardized tasks, job roles, systems, infrastructure, and data in core business processes. Thus, it helps a company to articulate how it will compete in a digital economy and it guides managers’ daily decisions to realize their vision of success. This book clearly explains enterprise architecture’s vital role in enabling—or constraining—the execution of business strategy. The book provides clear frameworks, thoughtful case examples, and a proven-effective structured process for designing and implementing effective enterprise architectures.

An Introduction to Enterprise Architecture

Third Edition

Author: Scott A. Bernard

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781477258019

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 340

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An Introduction to Enterprise Architecture is the culmination of several decades of experience that I have gained through work initially as an information technology manager and then as a consultant to executives in the public and private sectors. I wrote this book for three major reasons: (1) to help move business and technology planning from a systems and process-level view to a more strategy-driven enterprise-level view, (2) to promote and explain the emerging profession of EA, and (3) to provide the first textbook on the subject of EA, which is suitable for graduate and undergraduate levels of study. To date, other books on EA have been practitioner books not specifically oriented toward a student who may be learning the subject with little to no previous exposure. Therefore, this book contains references to related academic research and industry best practices, as well as my own observations about potential future practices and the direction of this emerging profession.

Enterprise Architecture A to Z

Frameworks, Business Process Modeling, SOA, and Infrastructure Technology

Author: Daniel Minoli

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420013702

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 504

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Driven by the need and desire to reduce costs, organizations are faced with a set of decisions that require analytical scrutiny. Enterprise Architecture A to Z: Frameworks, Business Process Modeling, SOA, and Infrastructure Technology examines cost-saving trends in architecture planning, administration, and management. To establish a framework for discussion, this book begins by evaluating the role of Enterprise Architecture Planning and Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) modeling. It provides an extensive review of the most widely deployed architecture framework models. In particular, the book discusses The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF) and the Zachman Architectural Framework (ZAF) in detail, as well as formal architecture standards and all four layers of these models: the business architecture, the information architecture, the solution architecture, and the technology architecture. The first part of the text focuses on the upper layers of the architecture framework, while the second part focuses on the technology architecture. In this second section, the author presents an assessment of storage technologies and networking and addresses regulatory and security issues. Additional coverage includes high-speed communication mechanisms such as Ethernet, WAN and Internet communication technologies, broadband communications, and chargeback models. Daniel Minoli has written a number of columns and books on the high-tech industry and has many years of technical hands-on and managerial experience at top financial companies and telecom/networking providers. He brings a wealth of knowledge and practical experience to these pages. By reviewing the strategies in this book, CIOs, CTOs, and senior managers are empowered by a set of progressive approaches to designing state-of-the-art IT data centers.

Architecture Principles

The Cornerstones of Enterprise Architecture

Author: Danny Greefhorst,Erik Proper

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642202797

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 197

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Enterprises, from small to large, evolve continuously. As a result, their structures are transformed and extended continuously. Without some means of control, such changes are bound to lead to an overly complex, uncoordinated and heterogeneous environment that is hard to manage and hard to adapt to future changes. Enterprise architecture principles provide a means to direct transformations of enterprises. As a consequence, architecture principles should be seen as the cornerstones of any architecture. In this book, Greefhorst and Proper focus on the role of architecture principles. They provide both a theoretical and a practical perspective on architecture principles. The theoretical perspective involves a brief survey of the general concept of principle as well as an analysis of different flavors of principles. Architecture principles are regarded as a specific class of normative principles that direct the design of an enterprise, from the definition of its business to its supporting IT. The practical perspective on architecture principles is concerned with an approach to the formulation of architecture principles, as well as their actual use in organizations. To illustrate their use in practice, several real-life cases are discussed, an application of architecture principles in TOGAF is included, and a catalogue of example architecture principles is provided. With this broad coverage, the authors target students and researchers specializing in enterprise architecture or business information systems, as well as practitioners who want to understand the foundations underlying their practical daily work.

From Business Strategy to Information Technology Roadmap

A Practical Guide for Executives and Board Members

Author: Tiffany Pham,David K. Pham,Andrew Pham

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 146658503X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 298

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Whether you are a CEO, CFO, board member, or an IT executive, From Business Strategy to Information Technology Roadmap: A Practical Guide for Executives and Board Members lays out a practical, how-to approach to identifying business strategies and creating value-driven technology roadmaps in your organization. Unlike many other books on the subject, you will not find theories or grandiose ideas here. This book uses numerous examples, illustrations, and case studies to show you how to solve the real-world problems that business executives and technology leaders face on a day-to-day basis. Filled with actionable advice you can use immediately, the authors introduce Agile and the Lean mindset in a manner that the people in your business and technology departments can easily understand. Ideal for executives in both the commercial and nonprofit sectors, it includes two case studies: one about a commercial family business that thrived to become a multi-million-dollar company and the other about a nonprofit association based in New York City that fights against child illiteracy.

The Agile Architecture Revolution

How Cloud Computing, REST-Based SOA, and Mobile Computing Are Changing Enterprise IT

Author: Jason Bloomberg

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118417879

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

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A sneak peek at up-and-coming trends in IT, a multidimensional vision for achieving business agility through agile architectures The Agile Architecture Revolution places IT trends into the context of Enterprise Architecture, reinventing Enterprise Architecture to support continuous business transformation. It focuses on the challenges of large organizations, while placing such organizations into the broader business ecosystem that includes small and midsize organizations as well as startups. Organizes the important trends that are facing technology in businesses and public sector organizations today and over the next several years Presents the five broad organizing principles called Supertrends: location independence, global cubicle, democratization of technology, deep interoperability, and complex systems engineering Provides a new perspective on service-oriented architecture in conjunction with architectural approaches to cloud computing and mobile technologies that explain how organizations can achieve better business visibility through IT and enterprise architecture Laying out a multidimensional vision for achieving agile architectures, this book discusses the crisis points that promise sudden, transformative change, unraveling how organizations' spending on IT will continue to undergo radical change over the next ten years.

Strategic Enterprise Architecture Management

Challenges, Best Practices, and Future Developments

Author: Frederik Ahlemann,Eric Stettiner,Marcus Messerschmidt,Christine Legner

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642242235

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 300

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The Enterprise Architecture Management (EAM) discipline deals with the alignment of business and information systems architectures. While EAM has long been regarded as a discipline for IT managers, this book takes a different stance: It explains how top executives can use EAM to leverage their strategic planning and controlling processes, as well as how it can contribute to their sustainable competitive advantage. Based on the analysis of best practices from eight leading European companies from various industries, the book presents the crucial elements of successful EAM. It outlines what executives need to do in terms of governance, processes, methodologies, and culture in order to bring their management to the next level. Beyond this, the book points out how EAM could develop in the next decade, thus allowing today’s managers to prepare for the future architecture management.

Modeling Enterprise Architecture with TOGAF

A Practical Guide Using UML and BPMN

Author: Philippe Desfray,Gilbert Raymond

Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann

ISBN: 012419995X

Category: Computers

Page: 350

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Modeling Enterprise Architecture with TOGAF explains everything you need to know to effectively model enterprise architecture with The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF), the leading EA standard. This solution-focused reference presents key techniques and illustrative examples to help you model enterprise architecture. This book describes the TOGAF standard and its structure, from the architecture transformation method to governance, and presents enterprise architecture modeling practices with plenty of examples of TOGAF deliverables in the context of a case study. Although widespread and growing quickly, enterprise architecture is delicate to manage across all its dimensions. Focusing on the architecture transformation method, TOGAF provides a wide framework, which covers the repository, governance, and a set of recognized best practices. The examples featured in this book were realized using the open source Modelio tool, which includes extensions for TOGAF. Includes intuitive summaries of the complex TOGAF standard to let you effectively model enterprise architecture Uses practical examples to illustrate ways to adapt TOGAF to the needs of your enterprise Provides model examples with Modelio, a free modeling tool, letting you exercise TOGAF modeling immediately using a dedicated tool Combines existing modeling standards with TOGAF

Cloud Computing for Enterprise Architectures

Author: Zaigham Mahmood,Richard Hill

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781447122364

Category: Computers

Page: 330

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This important text provides a single point of reference for state-of-the-art cloud computing design and implementation techniques. The book examines cloud computing from the perspective of enterprise architecture, asking the question; how do we realize new business potential with our existing enterprises? Topics and features: with a Foreword by Thomas Erl; contains contributions from an international selection of preeminent experts; presents the state-of-the-art in enterprise architecture approaches with respect to cloud computing models, frameworks, technologies, and applications; discusses potential research directions, and technologies to facilitate the realization of emerging business models through enterprise architecture approaches; provides relevant theoretical frameworks, and the latest empirical research findings.

Enterprise architecture planning

developing a blueprint for data, applications, and technology

Author: Steven H. Spewak,Steven C. Hill

Publisher: QED Information Sciences

ISBN: 9780894354366

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 359

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Enterprise Architecture Planning (EAP) is a high-level blueprint for data, applications, and technology that is a cost-effective long-term solution. The authors give you a common-sense approach to EAP, supported by examples of architectures, procedures, checklists, and useful guidelines.

Enterprise Architecture and Innovation Management

Author: Martin Owen Alan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781320388672

Category:

Page: N.A

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You've probably been hearing about Agile, Enterprise Architecture and Innovation Management for some time which isn't surprising as they are all important disciplines in their own right. If you've not been exposed to any of these or not used these together, then this book is here to help.There are differing levels of content in this book, and we’ve chosen to either describe a topic and why it is relevant or deep dive into the topic when we think it’s necessary.This book will not attempt to show you how to do enterprise architecture or innovation management but provides a tool kit of techniques that our clients have found beneficial over the past 20 years.Many people and teams can benefit most from this book, but we took the liberty to assume the following:- You’re looking at supporting some form of innovation in your organization. Whether you’re a business owner, architect, line of business manager, process owner or have some other role, you would like to understand how to capture innovation.- You may have used enterprise architecture in the past but couldn’t appreciate, extract or demonstrate the value of it within your organization.- You’ve had some success and you’re looking to grow your innovation management and/or enterprise architecture practice.- You want to try combining agile techniques with enterprise architecture best practices to achieve better agility.- You want to use innovation management and enterprise architecture in conjunction with each other but are unsure of the benefits or approach.- You would like to see how enterprise architecture could be more closely aligned to project delivery.

Active Knowledge Modeling of Enterprises

Author: Frank Lillehagen,John Krogstie

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540794166

Category: Computers

Page: 436

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Enterprise Modeling has been defined as the art of externalizing enterprise knowledge, i.e., representing the core knowledge of the enterprise. Although useful in product design and systems development, for modeling and model-based approaches to have a more profound effect, a shift in modeling approaches and methodologies is necessary. Modeling should become as natural as drawing, sketching and scribbling, and should provide powerful services for capturing work-centric, work-supporting and generative knowledge, for preserving context and ensuring reuse. A solution is the application of Active Knowledge Modeling (AKM). The AKM technology is about discovering, externalizing, expressing, representing, sharing, exploring, configuring, activating, growing and managing enterprise knowledge. An AKM solution is about exploiting the Web as a knowledge engineering medium, and developing knowledge-model-based families of platforms, model-configured workplaces and services. This book was written by the inventors of AKM arising out of their cooperation with both scientists and industrial practitioners over a long period of time, and the authors give examples, directions, methods and services to enable new ways of working, exploiting the AKM approach to enable effective c-business, enterprise design and development, and lifecycle management. Industry managers and design engineers will become aware of the manifold possibilities of, and added values in, IT-supported distributed design processes, and researchers for collaborative design environments will find lots of stimulation and many examples for future developments.

Software-Defined Data Infrastructure Essentials

Cloud, Converged, and Virtual Fundamental Server Storage I/O Tradecraft

Author: Greg Schulz

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1315352427

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 672

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Software-Defined Data Infrastructures Essentials provides fundamental coverage of physical, cloud, converged, and virtual server storage I/O networking technologies, trends, tools, techniques, and tradecraft skills. From webscale, software-defined, containers, database, key-value store, cloud, and enterprise to small or medium-size business, the book is filled with techniques, and tips to help develop or refine your server storage I/O hardware, software, and services skills. Whether you are new to data infrastructures or a seasoned pro, you will find this comprehensive reference indispensable for gaining as well as expanding experience with technologies, tools, techniques, and trends. We had a front row seat watching Greg present live in our education workshop seminar sessions for ITC professionals in the Netherlands material that is in this book. We recommend this amazing book to expand your converged and data infrastructure knowledge from beginners to industry veterans. —Gert and Frank Brouwer, Brouwer Storage Consultancy Software-Defined Data Infrastructures Essentials provides the foundational building blocks to improve your craft in serval areas including applications, clouds, legacy, and more.? IT professionals, as well as sales professionals and support personnel, stand to gain a great deal by reading this book.—Mark McSherry, Oracle Regional Sales Manager Looking to expand your data infrastructure IQ? From CIOS to operations, sales to engineering, this book is a comprehensive reference, a must read for IT infrastructure professionals, beginners to seasoned experts.—Tom Becchetti, Advisory Systems Engineer Greg Schulz has provided a complete ‘toolkit’ for storage management along with the background and framework for the storage or data infrastructure professional?or those aspiring to become one.—Greg Brunton, Experienced Storage and Data Management Professional

Enterprise Architecture

A Practitioner's Handbook

Author: Gopala Krishna Behara,Sameer S. Paradkar

Publisher: Meghan-Kiffer Press

ISBN: 9780929652566

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 174

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A bicycle shed is a building, but the Lincoln Cathedral is a piece of architecture. -Nicholaus Pevsner, architectural historian ______________________________________________________________ Traditional building architecture and enterprise architecture use similar processes for developing their respective end products. The architect calls upon architecture's first principles and combines them with the experience of doing architecture in the real world. Experienced architects apply first principles and add practical experience to integrate fit, balance and compromise into the architectural process. Qualified enterprise architects possess applied first principles including the understanding that most architectural decisions are driven by business decisions, particularly business investment decisions. This book brings the reader the insights from two enterprise architects with decades of real-world experience. The book consolidates the examples and experiences of innovative uses of enterprise architecture in enhancing transformation initiatives. The book clearly fills a gap in the current literature, and amplifies the role of enterprise architecture in building future-ready enterprises, an essential trait of all successful enterprises. Read it, learn from it, and put it to work for the future of your enterprise."

New Perspectives in Information Systems and Technologies

Author: Álvaro Rocha,Ana Maria Correia,Felix . B Tan,Karl . A Stroetmann

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3319059483

Category: Computers

Page: 500

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This book contains a selection of articles from The 2014 World Conference on Information Systems and Technologies (WorldCIST'14), held between the 15th and 18th of April in Funchal, Madeira, Portugal, a global forum for researchers and practitioners to present and discuss recent results and innovations, current trends, professional experiences and challenges of modern Information Systems and Technologies research, technological development and applications. The main topics covered are: Information and Knowledge Management; Organizational Models and Information Systems; Intelligent and Decision Support Systems; Software Systems, Architectures, Applications and Tools; Computer Networks, Mobility and Pervasive Systems; Radar Technologies; Human-Computer Interaction; Health Informatics and Information Technologies in Education.

Advances in Government Enterprise Architecture

Author: Saha, Pallab

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1605660698

Category: Law

Page: 502

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Presents current developments, issues, and trends in enterprise architecture (EA). Provides insights into the impact of effective EA on IT governance, IT portfolio management, and IT outsourcing.