Enterprise Architecture Made Simple Using the Ready, Set, Go Approach to Achieving Information Centricity

ISBN-10: 1935504630

ISBN-13: 9781935504634

Edition: 2013

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Learn how to institute and implement enterprise architecture in your organization. You can make a quick start and establish a baseline for your enterprise architecture within ten weeks, then grow and stabilize the architecture over time using the proven Ready, Set, Go Approach.
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List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Technics Publications, LLC
Publication date: 10/30/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 180
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.770
Language: English

Introduction
How to derive the architecture and its governance
What is the problem?
Ready, Set, Go overview
Conventions used in this book
About the authors
Ready
City plan basic elements
Initiating the assignment
Purpose of EA and EA awareness
Executive sponsor and management commitment
Participants
Risks
Gathering knowledge and getting started
Checklist: Results of the initiation
Modeling the business processes and information
Modeling business processes
Modeling the business information structure
Oh no, not data modeling!
Business information modeling basics
How to produce a business information model
Documenting a business information model
Expressing business expectations
Expressing business expectations using Osterwalder's Business Model Canvas
Expressing business expectations using Ross's Operating Model
Linking business processes to objectives and values
Analyzing consequences and opportunities
Identifying entity groups
Determining information life cycle type
Category information
Resource information
Business event information
Detail operational transaction information ("big data")
Distinguishing between resource and event entity groups
Describing the processes' need of information
Describing existing systems
Analyzing opportunities and assessing benefit
Designing the optimum architecture
Using business capabilities
Understanding the process and system matrices
Forming ideal blocks in the architecture matrix
Forming a realistic architecture
Planning the enterprise architecture deliverables
Short-term EA planning
Long-term EA planning
Establishing a roadmap
Compiling a city plan
Summary of the Ready step
SET
Getting set
Identifying stakeholders and target groups
Conducting a SWOT analysis: analyzing strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats
Formulating targets for EA
Securing support from management
Forming an EA-oriented development environment
EA activities in business development
EA activities when forming an IT vision and IT strategy
EA activities to perform when forming EA and IT plans
EA activities when executing development projects
Forming the EA ownership
Entity owner and entity manager
Who decides, who influences?
Form a decision process
Organizing the enterprise architects
Describing roles, mandates, and responsibilities
Describing competence needs and recruiting
Establishing prioritization rules for projects
Identifying triggers and warnings
Identifying requirements for EA tools
Forming meta-models
Identifying rules for models
Communicating and planning
Key success factors
GO
Conducting enterprise architecture work in practice
Participating in projects
Working with information models and conceptual models
Working with information models for the architecture and for requirements specification
Supporting projects relating to requirements specifications
Providing support for systems acquisitions
Developing triggers and actions
Trigger: a start date for a project is reached
Trigger: a project runs out of control
Trigger: a new business model, strategy, or plan is published
Trigger: a new ERP system is acquired
Trigger: a new or updated business plan is published
Trigger: a new person is appointed to a key decision-making role
Trigger: a company is acquired
Trigger: a new product or way of doing business is introduced
Trigger: a new (unplanned) project is initiated
Trigger: a new systems development method is selected
Trigger: a new key partner needs to be chosen by management
Managing models
Communicating target achievements
Developing standard/generic models
improving the EA work
Monitoring the external environment
Fine-tuning entities and processes
Improving regulations
Appendix: The Zachman Framework and Our Ea Process
Further Reading
Index
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