A critical part of any companys successful strategic planning is the creation of an enterprise business architecture eba with its formal linkages. It has been around since the 1980s, when for the first time. Enterprise architecture is now about structuring business capabilities and processes in order to support your longterm business strategy. The goal of this book is to share insight gathered by industry thought leaders in an easy to read practical manner. But they are unlikely to answer business peoples or executives questions about enterprise architecture management eam.
This threeday course is a practical introduction to business architecture and covers the frameworks and tools needed for the discipline. It includes the business architect role as well as guidance on. This book contains many leading edge examples that illustrate how. Enterprise architecture is the discipline of managing the complexities of the businessit landscape. Business architecture maps and documents the essence of the enterprise. You may have a book of your own or that you cherish. Chapter 12 the enterprise architecture repository and support tools section iv future trends in enterprise architecture chapter future trends in enterprise architecture appendix a developing a business case for an enterprise architecture component appendix b example approach to enterprise architecture. When i speak at conferences on enterprise business architecture, i make a point of referencing this particular book as a necessity to be on any eaeba. Strategic research and analysis firms have recognized the. This is not a book about it, but a book for business professionals who want to. For general understanding of ea as a generic topic. Strategic research and analysis firms have recognized the importance of an integrated enterprise architecture and they have frequently reported on its increasing value to successful companies. He specializes in enterprise architecture, it transformation, it strategy, digital transformation, cloud computing strategy, technology enablement, solution architect.
This book explores how enterprise architecture and viable services link together to create a simpler yet far more powerful view of the enterprise, as a dynamic, unified whole. Art and practice of business architecture by william ulrich and neil mcwhorter enterprise architecture as strategy by jeanne ross and peter weill business. Here, we list some definitions of enterprise architecture compiled from various sources. Enterprise business architecture eba or strategic business architecture is a comprehensive and integrated modeling of a company linking the strategic, structural, informational, technological, and operational aspects of a corporation. Hundreds of books, white papers, and articles deal with enterprise architectures ea. Need i say more the business model canvas and embedded value proposition canvas are mandatory for anyone who wants to play in customerbased business architecture. For practitioners, citizens interested, and students alike, books on architecture offer. Creating a foundation for business execution by jeanne w. The formal link between strategy and results this book is similar to the the power of business process but is more focused on the actual process improvement initiatives, it architecture, the value model, strategic allingment analysis and so on. Chess and the art of enterprise architecture by gerben wierda, an introduction to enterprise architecture by scott a. Enterprise architecture ea is a rapidly evolving but still immature discipline.
This fourth edition of the book has been completely reworked to be compatible with archimate 3. Enterprise business architecture the formal link between. It covers patterns related to domain logic, database mapping and access, web presentation, concurrency, etc. Handbook of enterprise systems architecture in practice provides a comprehensive and unified reference overview of practical aspects of enterprise architecture. Business architecture management architecting the business for. Enterprise business architecture by whittle, ralph ebook. User guide library enterprise architecture sparx systems. Using an illustrated example, the reader is guided through the handson iconix process roadmap for serviceoriented architecture. Ten must to read books for software architects design smells. Enterprise architecture domains establishing enterprise. Chapter 12 the enterprise architecture repository and support tools section iv future trends in enterprise architecture chapter future trends in enterprise architecture appendix a developing a. The business architecture guild in this bizbok guide defines business architecture in these fancier words. Enterprise application is the name i give to a certain class of software systems.
He started as a computer network and security professional and developed his knowledge around enterprise business, security architecture. Ecommerce is still a new and volatile industry, but each day a new enterprise pops up promising to be the next big thing. You will not find among the references a standard or comprehensive definition. Stay aligned with what is going on in business architecture. The book does not describe technology in detail, but instead offers a bestpractice strategy for companies who want to ensure their business processes and information technology architecture are structured for future growth and agility. Building blocks for enterprise business architecture. Introduction to the guide1 enterprise architecture ea is a rapidly evolving but still immature discipline. Jan 21, 2016 the business architecture guild in this bizbok guide defines business architecture in these fancier words. Enterprise architecture as strategy is a book that will be useful to both business managers and information technology managers. We invite you to contribute to this community by posting your own with comments and links to your book by going to our blog. About the author james mcgovern, enterprise architect for hartford financial services, is a coauthor of the bestselling books java web services architecture and agile enterprise architecture. The book does not describe technology in detail, but instead offers a bestpractice strategy for companies who want to ensure their business processes and information technology architecture are structured for future.
The enterprise frameworks sabsa, cobit and togaf guarantee the alignment of defined architecture with business goals and objectives. Part i introduces eba concepts and terms, and emphasizes the importance of architectures in reaching business goals. The formal link between strategy and results explains the approach needed for the development of a formal but pragmatic eba. Enterprise architecture ea has different meanings for different organizations. See more ideas about business architecture, enterprise architecture and business. The book does not describe technology in detail, but instead offers. Continuous innovation using the latest business and technology ideas to create new revenue streams, services and experiences is a high priority for firms. Download a fully operational 30 day trial, compare which edition of enterprise architect is best suited to you, or purchase you own copy of the award winning and best value lifecycle platform in the market today. The catalogs cover various different aspects of enterprise software development. You will not find among the references a standard or comprehensive definition, understanding, or description for a business architecture. If you are a practitioner of business architecture, you may be interested in reading books about the art and science, the theory and practice of the discipline.
Sally bean, enterprise architecture consultant this is a significant contribution to the field of business architecture. So this book is an ideal companion for enterprise it or business architects in industry as well as for computer or management science students studying the field of enterprise architecture. This book is similar to the the power of business process but is more focused on the actual process improvement initiatives, it architecture, the value model. Business architecture is defined as a blueprint of the enterprise that provides a. Launching an enterprise business architecture practice. This pocket guide offers you an invaluable introduction to this business critical subject.
Enterprise architecture an overview this is a wikipedia book, a collection of wikipedia articles that can be easily saved, imported by an external electronic rendering service, and ordered as a printed book. Guide to the evolving enterprise architecture body of. Essential reading for all practising enterprise architects. Sometimes the business architecture is defined or described by a functionally centric business. This course will explain the different benefits, characters, principles and frameworks of ea. It can be very subjective from person to person, but i try my best to answer your question. As enterprise architecture is a comprehensive disciplines, the books are written from different angles. Stuart macgregor, ceo, real irm international, south africa this is a superb piece of writing for any current or aspiring business architect. Enterprise business architecture is about enabling the strategic intent into a functional reality. Aug, 2012 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. Regardless of the methodology or framework used, enterprise security architecture in any enterprise must be defined based on the available risk to that enterprise. Balmes is a senior business architect and change management consultant with a natural talent for improving business effectiveness by integrating business architecture into the enterprise. Enterprise architecture guides your organizations business, information, process, and technology decisions to enable it to execute its business strategy and meet customer needs. In general, enterprise architecture refers to the structural design of an enterprise including its people, technologies and the activities for designing and describing enterprises.
Enterprise business architecture eba or strategic business architecture is a comprehensive and integrated modeling of a company linking the strategic, structural, informational, technological, and. The business architecture guild and many business architects thinks that, on the contrary, the director of business architecture and his business architects should ideally be involved with the business strategy and transformation efforts and report to the coo, as shown in diagram 2 above, to insure top level business sponsorship and that the. The real challenge is to understand what is involved in using the. A treasure trove to learn the discipline of business architecture. Enterprise architecture focuses on the overall design of the company, while enterprise business architecture concentrates on the structure of the business. As business architecture is an emergent discipline, there are not that many books covering business architecture and business capability modeling. Handbook of enterprise systems architecture in practice. Business architecture data architecture infrastructure secur archtectura patterns componentbased. The enterprise architecture research forum defines ea as the continuous practice of describing the important. This ebook explains the concept of enterprise architecture, its various aspects, its benefits and usefulness to organizations. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. This book contains many leading edge examples that illustrate how enterprise architecture can be applied to existing business and technology issues. Essential books on the subject of enterprise architecture to help guide it.
Enterprise evolution or electronic enterprise is the road map to wellplanned evolution of enterprise complexity with business and system strategies integration through standardized and synchronized architectures of it components. Enterprise security architecturea topdown approach. Business architecture is defined as a blueprint of the enterprise that provides a common understanding of the organization and is used to align strategic objectives and tactical demands. Download a fully operational 30 day trial, compare which edition of enterprise architect is best suited to you, or purchase you own copy of the award winning and best value lifecycle platform in.
Whether youre a working architect or plan to become one, a practical guide to enterprise architecture will be your timely, trusted advisortoday and for years to come. You will find below comments and introductions to books all about business architecture. This book is similar to the the power of business process but is more focused on the actual process improvement initiatives, it architecture, the value model, strategic allingment analysis and so on. A list of business architecture books for business architects and other. Architecture has deep wells of research, thought, and theory that are unseen on the surface of a structure.
Creating a foundation for business execution 1st ed. Developing, building, using and maintaining an ea will also be part of. For example some books focus on the datainformation aspects, some on technology, and some on applications, etc. They address important questions and create inspiring views, some of which are referenced in this book. Business transformations includes defining holistic models and road maps of the change initiatives, covering all domains from a strategic. Each step of the roadmap is brought to life using enterprise architect business and software engineering edition to derive concrete deliverables from visual models. The business architecture guild and many business architects thinks that, on the contrary, the director of business architecture and his business architects should ideally be involved with the business. Building blocks for enterprise business architecture by eswar ganesan and ramesh paturi a unified metamodel of elements can lead to effective business analysis. The techniques described can be used in business transformation, workflow mapping, system design and much else besides, in every type of enterprise including those in. The formal link between strategy and results this book is similar to the the power of business process but is more focused on the actual process improvement initiatives. Aug 08, 2012 sally bean, enterprise architecture consultant this is a significant contribution to the field of business architecture. This book presents a comprehensive overview of enterprise architecture management with a specific focus on the business aspects. Effective application of enterprise architecture will enable you to improve your productivity and performance. Apr 25, 2016 patterns of enterprise application architecture, martin fowler, addisonwesley professional, 2002.
The enterprise architecture center of excellence eacoe is the definitive source of enterprise architecture communication, research, and implementation understanding. This book is strictly for software professionals entrusted with building enterprise applications. Enterprise architecture ea is the organizing logic for a firms core business processes and it capabilities captured in a set of policies and technical choices. The scope of business architecture can vary in practical scenarios and can be deployed at business unit level or department level and when performed with an enterprise wide scope, it qualifies to become enterprise business architecture.1162 1184 1365 37 112 5 943 1134 715 769 1082 1405 1478 1104 1252 371 108 1040 899 1079 1479 852 1451 366 175 193 219 609 1441 322 225 1047 713 495 1451 326 920 262 422 647 76 73 45 35 1472