Collaborative Enterprise Architecture
Enriching EA with Lean, Agile, and Enterprise 2.0 practicesBy
- Stefan Bente, Head of Software Architecutre DC Dusseldorf, Tata Consultancy Services
- Uwe Bombosch, Enterprise Architect, Tata Consultancy Services
- Shailendra Langade, Enterprise Architecture Practice Lead, Tata Consultancy
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, todays 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 todays 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.
Primary: Upper IT management and practitioners, including CTOs/CIOs, lead architects, and enterprise architects. Secondary: Computer Science graduate students.
Paperback, 328 Pages
Published: October 2012
Imprint: Morgan Kaufmann
"This work for IT practitioners and managers uses a conversational style and a sense of humor as it penetrates the shroud of mystery surrounding enterprise architecture (EA)."-- Reference and Research Book News,December 2012
1. Why Collaborative Enterprise Architecture?
2. What is Enterprise Architecture?
3. What Enterprise Architects Do: Core Activities of EA4. EA Frameworks
5. EA Maturity Models6. Foundations of Collaborative EA
7. Towards Pragmatism: Lean and Agile EA8. Inviting to Participation: EAM 2.0