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World-Class Enterprise Architecture

World-Class Enterprise Architecture

Reference: W102

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This White Paper is intended to help organizations who are attempting to set up an enterprise architecture practice. It provides assistance in overcoming common pitfalls in the adoption of enterprise architecture, and will help to ensure that the enterprise architects are focused on activities that provide recognized value to the organization.
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This White Paper is intended to help organizations who are attempting to set up an enterprise architecture practice. It shows how organizations can use a modular, iterative, and incremental approach in order to develop an architectural capability that is otherwise a large and complex undertaking. Setting up an enterprise architecture function is not an exercise that should typically be completed in a single revolutionary step, but in an incremental and evolutionary manner.

This White Paper provides assistance in overcoming common pitfalls in the adoption of enterprise architecture, and will help to ensure that the enterprise architects are focused on activities that provide recognized value to the organization. Most enterprise architecture efforts to-date have focused on the deployment of tailored frameworks within the organization in order to improve the alignment between the business and IT disciplines.

However, the specific business drivers within each industry, and overarching drivers across industries, which will have a bearing on enterprise architecture within an organization, have not been fully explored and analyzed. This White Paper attempts to re-address this gap by helping organizations to first understand their current drivers and challenges, and then develop a roadmap that links the deployment of architectural capabilities within the organization, to specific challenges that are based on the inherent nature of the organization. Only then can organizations focus their enterprise architecture effort on developing the appropriate capabilities within the business, IT, or both functions.

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Reference W102
Author(s) The Open Group Adoption Strategies Working Group
Published 25 Apr 2010
Pages 39
Subject Architecture
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