Enterprise Architecture As Strategy : Creating a Foundation for Business Execution

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2006-08-08
  • Publisher: Perseus Distribution Services

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Enterprise architecture defines a firm's needs for standardized tasks, job roles, systems, infrastructure, and data in core business processes. Thus, it helps a company to articulate how it will compete in a digital economy and it guides managers' daily decisions to realize their vision of success. This book clearly explains enterprise architecture's vital role in enabling-or constraining-the execution of business strategy. The book provides clear frameworks, thoughtful case examples, and a proven-effective structured process for designing and implementing effective enterprise architectures.

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments vii
1. To Execute Your Strategy, First Build Your Foundation 1(24)
2. Define Your Operating Model 25(20)
3. Implement the Operating Model Via Enterprise Architecture 45(24)
4. Navigate the Stages of Enterprise Architecture Maturity 69(22)
5. Cash In on the Learning 91(26)
6. Build the Foundation One Project at a Time 117(26)
7. Use Enterprise Architecture to Guide Outsourcing 143(22)
8. Now—Exploit Your Foundation for Profitable Growth 165(22)
9. Take Charge! The Leadership Agenda 187(22)
Notes 209(12)
Index 221(12)
About the Authors 233

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