Pragmatic Enterprise Architecture

1st Edition

Strategies to Transform Information Systems in the Era of Big Data

Authors: James Luisi
Print ISBN: 9780128002056
eBook ISBN: 9780128005026
Imprint: Morgan Kaufmann
Published Date: 31st March 2014
Page Count: 372
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Pragmatic Enterprise Architecture is a practical hands-on instruction manual for enterprise architects. This book prepares you to better engage IT, management, and business users by equipping you with the tools and knowledge you need to address the most common enterprise architecture challenges. You will come away with a pragmatic understanding of and approach to enterprise architecture and actionable ideas to transform your enterprise. Experienced enterprise architect James V. Luisi generously shares life cycle architectures, transaction path analysis frameworks, and more so you can save time, energy, and resources on your next big project.

As an enterprise architect, you must have relatable frameworks and excellent communication skills to do your job. You must actively engage and support a large enterprise involving a hundred architectural disciplines with a modest number of subject matter experts across business, information systems, control systems, and operations architecture. They must achieve their mission using the influence of ideas and business benefits expressed in simple terms so that any audience can understand what to do and why. Pragmatic Enterprise Architecture gives you the tools to accomplish your goals in less time with fewer resources.

Key Features

  • Expand your Enterprise Architecture skills so you can do more in less time with less money with the priceless tips presented
  • Understand the cost of creating new Enterprise Architecture disciplines and contrast those costs to letting them go unmanaged
  • Includes 10 life cycle architectures so that you can properly assess the ROI of performing activities such as outsourcing, insourcing, restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, and more
  • Complete appendix of eight transaction path analysis frameworks provide DBA guidelines for proper physical database design


enterprise architects, solution architects, IT managers, and their teams

Table of Contents

  • Dedication
  • Foreword
  • Inside the Cover
  • Prologue
  • The Main Characters
  • Culture
    • Epigenetics
    • Degrees of Civilization
    • Organizational Fitness
    • Automation in Perspective
    • Shortcuts
    • Rise and Fall of Organizations
    • How to Read This Book
  • Part I: Introduction
    • Abstract
    • 1.1 General Background
  • Part II: Business Architecture
    • Abstract
    • 2.1 Business Architecture and Governance Summary
  • Part III: Information Systems
    • Abstract
    • 3.1 “Information Systems” Architecture and Governance
  • Part IV: Information Architecture
    • Abstract
    • 4.1 Information Architecture
  • Part V: Control Systems
    • Abstract
    • 5.1 “Control Systems” Architecture and Governance
  • Part VI: Operations Architecture
    • Abstract
    • 6.1 Operations Architecture and Governance
  • Part VII: Cross-Discipline Capabilities
    • Abstract
    • 7.1 Cross Discipline Capabilities
  • Part VIII: Miscellaneous
    • Abstract
    • 8.1 Special Topics
  • Appendix
    • A.1 Transaction Path Analysis (TAPA)
    • A.2 Bibliography
  • Index


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About the Author

James Luisi

James Luisi has over 30 years of experience within business and IT, where he has gained a unique perspective that contributes to the way business and IT collaborate to address the conditions that result from the cycles of acquisition and rapid expansion in ways that serve the customer, shareholder, and business and IT stakeholders. A family business owner, he is also insurance and series 7 and 24 licensed, with experience in dealer banking, brokerage, securities exchanges, commercial banking, retail banking, life insurance, property and casualty, and portfolio management. He has experience in the government sector, defense and intelligence, very large databases (VLDB), cloud computing, and several areas of artificial intelligence (AI), such as natural language processing (NLP). The foundation of Luisi’s IT background rests upon large information systems, control systems, database technologies, artificial intelligence, operational workflow and most every discipline of enterprise architecture and infrastructure architecture.

Affiliations and Expertise

Enterprise Information Architect, Knowledgement


"...a balanced introduction to the field of EA. It will help business managers trying to achieve their strategic goals with the help of ICT systems in particular, and help them understand what EA can do to help." -- Computing Reviews,  September 30,2014