Enterprise Architecture for Business Success

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Enterprise Architecture (EA) has evolved to become a prominent presence in today’s information systems and technology landscape. The EA discipline is rich in frameworks, methodologies, and the ...
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Alignment

Pp. 46-100 (55)

Inji Wijegunaratne, George Fernandez and Peter Evans-Greenwood

Abstract

To detail the main meaningful activities of EA, in chapters 5, 6 and 7 we go through a scenario illustrating the lifecycle of a pragmatic, business aligned EA development exercise.

Chapter 5 covers the first, crucial stage of our EA lifecycle: Align. The main activities, tools, techniques and artefacts for the alignment phase are introduced.

Keywords:

Architecture artefacts, business and IT alignment, business value classification, current state assessment, enterprise ‘as is’, Heat Maps, investment priorities, IT strategy maps, business service maps, strategy maps, The EA project.