Enterprise Architecture’s Quest for its Identity

Is enterprise architecture primarily about IT or is it about the entire enterprise? Is enterprise architecture a “hard” discipline or a “soft” discipline? Our answers strongly influence what we believe is within the purview of enterprise architecture, how we address that scope, and what we imagine we can accomplish by doing so.

Thoughts on reorienting Enterprise Architecture

Whatever modeling or tools or methodologies one may adapt for EA, there should be a connect to the fundamental forces that shape the thinking of the enterprise. I think it is very important that we be aware of the forces of influence of our enterprises and position EA to help manage these forces.

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