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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Inji Wijegunaratne, George Fernandez and Peter Evans-Greenwood


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.


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.