Pragmatic Enterprise Architecture

Pragmatic Enterprise Architecture
Author: James V Luisi
Publsiher: Morgan Kaufmann
Total Pages: 346
Release: 2014
ISBN 10: 9780128002056
ISBN 13: 0128002050
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pragmatic Enterprise Architecture Book Review:

"Regardless of the type of architecture, architecture itself is an organized accumulation of knowledge within a particular domain. While we generally conceive of its representation as a set of diagrams, containing specific notations and taxonomies of symbols and glossary terms, an architecture may actually be represented using anything that can be arranged in a pattern to record information. The earliest forms of architecture relate to architecting buildings, monuments, military disciplines, organized religion, music, storytelling, and various other forms within the arts. These early forms of architecture of course predate computer related architectures by thousands of years. That said, it is worth noting that there are a number of common elements among architectures irrespective of their relative age, such as forms of standardization, reusable structures, the accumulation of knowledge, and providing a context for understanding something. Needless to say, anyone can be an architect in a topic in which they have a deep understanding and appreciation of. While one obvious difference among architects is the amount and variety of pertinent experience, the less obvious difference is the degree to which an architect recognizes the potential forms of standardization, reusable structures, accumulation of knowledge, relationships among the components, and use of architecture as an accelerator to more rapidly understand the context and scope of a particular topic or to rapidly convey it to another. Architectures as a result must be easy to understand"--

An Introduction to Peaf

An Introduction to Peaf
Author: Kevin L. Smith
Publsiher: Pragmatic EC Limited
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2011-05-01
ISBN 10: 9781908424013
ISBN 13: 190842401X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to Peaf Book Review:

This reference provides a practical introduction to PEAF (pragmatic enterprise architecture framework) and its use in enterprise-architecture practice for those who want to explore how to get an enterprise on track with EA.

An Introduction to PEAF

An Introduction to PEAF
Author: Kevin Lee Smith,Tom Graves,Pragmatic EA Ltd
Publsiher: Anchor Books
Total Pages: 105
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 9781908424006
ISBN 13: 1908424001
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Enterprise Architecture A Pragmatic Approach Using PEAF

Enterprise Architecture   A Pragmatic Approach Using PEAF
Author: Kevin Lee Smith
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 333
Release: 2014-09-01
ISBN 10: 9781908424105
ISBN 13: 1908424109
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Enterprise Architecture A Pragmatic Approach Using PEAF Book Review:

PEAF inherits and builds on POET (ISBN:978-1-908424-07-5) therefore reading and understanding PEAF requires that you have previously read and understood POET. PEAF is also available as a POET+PEAF Box Set. (ISBN: 978-1-908424-28-0). PEAF does not tell you how to be a CxO, Executive, Strategic Planner, Enterprise Architect, Business Architect, Solution Architect, Portfolio Planner, Portfolio Manager, etc, etc, etc. What PEAF does do is expose a holistic environment and context of Methods, Artefacts, Culture and Environment that all of those people exist within. The glue that brings all the parts together into a choreographed whole which makes the whole so much more than just the summation of its parts. PEAF asserts that people working within the Strategising and Roadmapping phases of Transformation already know how to do what they do. The problem is not them. The problem is the context (Methods, Artefacts, Cultural and Environmental things) that they are forced to work within. PEAF aims to increase the maturity (effectiveness and efficiency) of that context, enabling people to achieve their full potential. Increasing the maturity of the context they work within, to one that supports, enables and makes their work easier rather than one which hinders, impedes and makes their work more difficult. PEAF places its emphasis on the one practical issue that causes the most problems for EA efforts: how to get started and keep going, delivering real and verifiable results within the constraints and complex, challenging realities of any large Enterprise. In a sense, PEAF was born out of failure - out of identifying all the myriad of ways in which EA efforts fail in real business practice, and then devising ways to prevent these sources of failure from occurring.

Collaborative Enterprise Architecture

Collaborative Enterprise Architecture
Author: Stefan Bente,Uwe Bombosch,Shailendra Langade
Publsiher: Newnes
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2012-09-01
ISBN 10: 0124159893
ISBN 13: 9780124159891
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Collaborative Enterprise Architecture Book Review:

Ever-changing business needs have prompted large companies to rethink their enterprise IT. Today, businesses must allow interaction with their customers, partners, and employees at more touch points and at a depth never thought previously. At the same time, rapid advances in information technologies, like business digitization, cloud computing, and Web 2.0, demand fundamental changes in the enterprises’ management practices. These changes have a drastic effect not only on IT and business, but also on policies, processes, and people. Many companies therefore embark on enterprise-wide transformation initiatives. The role of Enterprise Architecture (EA) is to architect and supervise this transformational journey. Unfortunately, today’s EA is often a ponderous and detached exercise, with most of the EA initiatives failing to create visible impact. The enterprises need an EA that is agile and responsive to business dynamics. Collaborative Enterprise Architecture provides the innovative solutions today’s enterprises require, informed by real-world experiences and experts’ insights. This book, in its first part, provides a systematic compendium of the current best practices in EA, analyzes current ways of doing EA, and identifies its constraints and shortcomings. In the second part, it leaves the beaten tracks of EA by introducing Lean, Agile, and Enterprise 2.0 concepts to the traditional EA methods. This blended approach to EA focuses on practical aspects, with recommendations derived from real-world experiences. A truly thought provoking and pragmatic guide to manage EA, Collaborative Enterprise Architecture effectively merges the long-term oriented top-down approach with pragmatic bottom-up thinking, and that way offers real solutions to businesses undergoing enterprise-wide change. Covers the latest emerging technologies affecting business practice, including digitization, cloud computing, agile software development, and Web 2.0 Focuses on the practical implementation of EAM rather than theory, with recommendations based on real-world case studies Addresses changing business demands and practices, including Enterprise 2.0, open source, global sourcing, and more Takes an innovative approach to EAM, merging standard top-down and pragmatic, bottom-up strategies, offering real solutions to businesses undergoing enterprise-wide changes

Pragmatic Enterprise Architecture

Pragmatic Enterprise Architecture
Author: James Luisi
Publsiher: Morgan Kaufmann
Total Pages: 372
Release: 2014-03-15
ISBN 10: 0128005025
ISBN 13: 9780128005026
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pragmatic Enterprise Architecture Book Review:

Pragmatic Enterprise Architecture is a practical hands-on instruction manual for enterprise architects. This book prepares you to better engage IT, management, and business users by equipping you with the tools and knowledge you need to address the most common enterprise architecture challenges. You will come away with a pragmatic understanding of and approach to enterprise architecture and actionable ideas to transform your enterprise. Experienced enterprise architect James V. Luisi generously shares life cycle architectures, transaction path analysis frameworks, and more so you can save time, energy, and resources on your next big project. As an enterprise architect, you must have relatable frameworks and excellent communication skills to do your job. You must actively engage and support a large enterprise involving a hundred architectural disciplines with a modest number of subject matter experts across business, information systems, control systems, and operations architecture. They must achieve their mission using the influence of ideas and business benefits expressed in simple terms so that any audience can understand what to do and why. Pragmatic Enterprise Architecture gives you the tools to accomplish your goals in less time with fewer resources. Expand your Enterprise Architecture skills so you can do more in less time with less money with the priceless tips presented Understand the cost of creating new Enterprise Architecture disciplines and contrast those costs to letting them go unmanaged Includes 10 life cycle architectures so that you can properly assess the ROI of performing activities such as outsourcing, insourcing, restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, and more Complete appendix of eight transaction path analysis frameworks provide DBA guidelines for proper physical database design

A Modern Enterprise Architecture Approach Empowered with Cloud Mobility IoT Big Data

A Modern Enterprise Architecture Approach Empowered with Cloud  Mobility  IoT   Big Data
Author: Yildiz
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 166
Release: 2019-08-28
ISBN 10: 9781689142465
ISBN 13: 1689142464
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Modern Enterprise Architecture Approach Empowered with Cloud Mobility IoT Big Data Book Review:

I authored this book to provide essential guidance, compelling ideas, and unique ways to Enterprise Architects so that they can successfully perform complex enterprise modernisation initiatives transforming from chaos to coherence. This is not an ordinary theory book describing Enterprise Architecture in detail. There are myriad of books on the market and in libraries discussing details of enterprise architecture. As a practising Senior Enterprise Architect myself, I read hundreds of those books and articles to learn different views. They have been valuable to me to establish my foundations in the earlier phase of my profession. However, what is missing now is a concise guidance book showing Enterprise Architects the novel approaches, insights from the real-life experience and experimentations, and pointing out the differentiating technologies for enterprise modernisation. If only there were such a guide when I started engaging in modernisation and transformation programs. The biggest lesson learned is the business outcome of the enterprise modernisation. What genuinely matters for business is the return on investment of the enterprise architecture and its monetising capabilities. The rest is the theory because nowadays sponsoring executives, due to economic climate, have no interest, attention, or tolerance for non-profitable ventures. I am sorry for disappointing some idealistic Enterprise Architects, but with due respect, it is the reality, and we cannot change it. This book deals with reality rather than theoretical perfection. Anyone against this view on this climate must be coming from another planet.In this concise, uncluttered and easy-to-read book, I attempt to show the significant pain points and valuable considerations for enterprise modernisation using a structured approach. The architectural rigour is still essential. We cannot compromise the rigour aiming to the quality of products and services as a target outcome. However, there must be a delicate balance among architectural rigour, business value, and speed to market. I applied this pragmatic approach to multiple substantial transformation initiatives and complex modernisations programs. The key point is using an incrementally progressing iterative approach to every aspect of modernisation initiatives including people, processes, tools, and technologies as a whole. Starting with a high-level view of enterprise architecture to set the context, I provided a dozen of distinct chapters to point out and elaborate on the factors which can make a real difference in dealing with complexity and producing excellent modernisation initiatives. As eminent leaders, Enterprise Architects are the critical talents who can undertake this massive mission using their people and technology skills, in addition to many critical attributes such as calm and composed approach. They are architects, not firefighters. I have full confidence that this book can provide valuable insights and aha moments for these talented architects to tackle this enormous mission turning chaos to coherence.

Building an Enterprise Architecture Practice

Building an Enterprise Architecture Practice
Author: Martin van den Berg,Marlies van Steenbergen
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 206
Release: 2007-01-15
ISBN 10: 1402056060
ISBN 13: 9781402056062
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Building an Enterprise Architecture Practice Book Review:

This book provides practical advice on how to develop an enterprise architecture practice. The authors developed different tools and models to support organizations in implementing and professionalizing an enterprise architecture function. Coverage applies these tools and models to a number of different organizations and, as a result, will help readers avoid potential pitfalls and achieve success with enterprise architecture.

Enterprise Architecture Tools

Enterprise Architecture Tools
Author: Kevin Lee Smith
Publsiher: Pragmatic EC Limited
Total Pages: 170
Release: 2017-05
ISBN 10: 9781908424549
ISBN 13: 1908424540
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Enterprise Architecture Tools Book Review:

Having witnessed many failures, this book sets out the Methods, Artefacts and Environment required to effectively choose and operate an EA Modelling Tool. It covers the key things that must be done to effectively and efficiently; choose a tool, and then to operate it in a sustainable way.

Modelling Enterprise Architectures IET Professional Applications of Computing Series

Modelling Enterprise Architectures  IET Professional Applications of Computing Series
Author: Jon Holt,Simon Perry
Publsiher: IET
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 1849190771
ISBN 13: 9781849190770
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Modelling Enterprise Architectures IET Professional Applications of Computing Series Book Review:

It is important that these different aspects of the business are not only understood, but also that they are consistent and congruent with one another. The creation of an effective Enterprise Architecture (EA) provides a means by which an organisation can obtain such an understanding. --

Modeling Enterprise Architecture with TOGAF

Modeling Enterprise Architecture with TOGAF
Author: Philippe Desfray,Gilbert Raymond
Publsiher: Morgan Kaufmann
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2014-08-04
ISBN 10: 012419995X
ISBN 13: 9780124199958
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Modeling Enterprise Architecture with TOGAF Book Review:

Modeling Enterprise Architecture with TOGAF explains everything you need to know to effectively model enterprise architecture with The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF), the leading EA standard. This solution-focused reference presents key techniques and illustrative examples to help you model enterprise architecture. This book describes the TOGAF standard and its structure, from the architecture transformation method to governance, and presents enterprise architecture modeling practices with plenty of examples of TOGAF deliverables in the context of a case study. Although widespread and growing quickly, enterprise architecture is delicate to manage across all its dimensions. Focusing on the architecture transformation method, TOGAF provides a wide framework, which covers the repository, governance, and a set of recognized best practices. The examples featured in this book were realized using the open source Modelio tool, which includes extensions for TOGAF. Includes intuitive summaries of the complex TOGAF standard to let you effectively model enterprise architecture Uses practical examples to illustrate ways to adapt TOGAF to the needs of your enterprise Provides model examples with Modelio, a free modeling tool, letting you exercise TOGAF modeling immediately using a dedicated tool Combines existing modeling standards with TOGAF

Securing Cloud Services

Securing Cloud Services
Author: Lee Newcombe
Publsiher: IT Governance Publishing
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2012-07-24
ISBN 10: 1849283974
ISBN 13: 9781849283977
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Securing Cloud Services Book Review:

Learn how security architecture processes may be used to derive security controls to manage the risks associated with the Cloud.

Pragmatic Approaches to Enterprise Architecture in the Financial Services Sector

Pragmatic Approaches to Enterprise Architecture in the Financial Services Sector
Author: Luciano Irvine Naidoo
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 186
Release: 2016
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:956771419
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Digital Transformation of Enterprise Architecture

Digital Transformation of Enterprise Architecture
Author: Vivek Kale
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 520
Release: 2019-07-08
ISBN 10: 1351029134
ISBN 13: 9781351029131
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Digital Transformation of Enterprise Architecture Book Review:

"In this book, Vivek Kale makes an important contribution to the theory and practice of enterprise architecture ... this book captures the breadth and depth of information that a modern enterprise architecture must address to effectively support an agile enterprise. This book should have a place in every practicing architect's library." —John D. McDowall, Author of Complex Enterprise Architecture Digital Transformation of Enterprise Architecture is the first book to propose Enterprise Architecture (EA) as the most important element (after Business Models) for digital transformation of enterprises. This book makes digital transformation more tangible by showing the rationale and typical technologies associated with it, and these technologies in turn reveal the essence of digital transformation. This book would be useful for analysts, designers and developers of future-ready agile application systems. This book proposes that it is the perennial quest for interoperability & portability, scalability, availability, etc., that has directed and driven the evolution of the IT/IS industry in the past 50 years. It is this very quest that has led to the emergence of technologies like service-oriented, cloud, and big data computing. In addition to the conventional attributes of EA like interoperability, scalability and availability, this book identifies additional attributes of mobility, ubiquity, security, analyticity, and usability. This pragmatic book: Identifies three parts effort for any digital transformation: Business Models, Enterprise Architectures and Enterprise Processes. Describes eight attributes of EA: interoperability, scalability, availability, mobility, ubiquity, security, analyticity, and usability. Explains the corresponding technologies of service-oriented, cloud, big data, context-aware, Internet of Things (IoT), blockchain, soft, and interactive computing. Briefs on auxiliary technologies like integration, virtualization, replication, spatio-temporal databases, embedded systems, cryptography, data mining, and interactive interfaces that are essential for digital transformation of enterprise architecture. Introduces interactive interfaces like voice, gaze, gesture and 3D interfaces. Provides an overview of blockchain computing, soft computing, and customer interaction systems. Digital Transformation of Enterprise Architecture proposes that to withstand the disruptive digital storms of the future, enterprises must bring about digital transformation, i.e. a transformation that affects an exponential change (amplification or attenuation) in any aspect of the constituent attributes of EA. It proposes that each of these technologies (service-oriented, cloud, big data, context-aware, IoT, blockchain, soft, and interactive computing) bring about digital transformation of the corresponding EA attribute viz. interoperability, scalability, availability, mobility, ubiquity, security, analyticity, and usability.

Managing Technical Debt

Managing Technical Debt
Author: Philippe Kruchten,Robert Nord,Ipek Ozkaya
Publsiher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2019-04-15
ISBN 10: 0135645964
ISBN 13: 9780135645963
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Managing Technical Debt Book Review:

“This is an incredibly wise and useful book. The authors have considerable real-world experience in delivering quality systems that matter, and their expertise shines through in these pages. Here you will learn what technical debt is, what is it not, how to manage it, and how to pay it down in responsible ways. This is a book I wish I had when I was just beginning my career. The authors present a myriad of case studies, born from years of experience, and offer a multitude of actionable insights for how to apply it to your project.” –Grady Booch, IBM Fellow Master Best Practices for Managing Technical Debt to Promote Software Quality and Productivity As software systems mature, earlier design or code decisions made in the context of budget or schedule constraints increasingly impede evolution and innovation. This phenomenon is called technical debt, and practical solutions exist. In Managing Technical Debt, three leading experts introduce integrated, empirically developed principles and practices that any software professional can use to gain control of technical debt in any software system. Using real-life examples, the authors explain the forms of technical debt that afflict software-intensive systems, their root causes, and their impacts. They introduce proven approaches for identifying and assessing specific sources of technical debt, limiting new debt, and “paying off” debt over time. They describe how to establish managing technical debt as a core software engineering practice in your organization. Discover how technical debt damages manageability, quality, productivity, and morale–and what you can do about it Clarify root causes of debt, including the linked roles of business goals, source code, architecture, testing, and infrastructure Identify technical debt items, and analyze their costs so you can prioritize action Choose the right solution for each technical debt item: eliminate, reduce, or mitigate Integrate software engineering practices that minimize new debt Managing Technical Debt will be a valuable resource for every software professional who wants to accelerate innovation in existing systems, or build new systems that will be easier to maintain and evolve.

Achieving Service Oriented Architecture

Achieving Service Oriented Architecture
Author: Rick Sweeney
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2010-04-20
ISBN 10: 9780470622537
ISBN 13: 0470622539
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Achieving Service Oriented Architecture Book Review:

A complete, comprehensive methodology and framework for adopting and managing a successful service oriented architecture environment Achieving Service-Oriented Architecture helps to set up an SOA Architecture Practice defining the policies, procedures, and standards that apply not just to IT developers but to the entire corporation as it relates to business applications. Why a new architectural approach is necessary for your business to achieve all the value SOA has to offer Focuses on setting up an enterprise architecture practice for service-oriented architecture Discusses the implementation and governance processes for SOA Defines and describes an overall architectural framework for managing SOA assets at an enterprise architecture level Shows how to set up and run an SOA Enterprise Architecture Practice using the methodology and framework presented Defining how an Architecture Practice can transform itself and your corporation to maximize the benefits of the SOA approach, Achieving Service-Oriented Architecture provides a pragmatic enterprise architecture approach and framework for implementing and managing service oriented architecture from a business organization and business practices perspective. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

Enterprise Architecture for Digital Business

Enterprise Architecture for Digital Business
Author: Tushar K. Hazra,Bhuvan Unhelkar
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2020-10-15
ISBN 10: 1351646710
ISBN 13: 9781351646710
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Enterprise Architecture for Digital Business Book Review:

Enterprise Architecture (EA) is an essential part of the fabric of a business; however, EA also transcends and transforms technology and moves it into the business space. Therefore, EA needs to be discussed in an integrated, holistic, and comprehensive manner. Only such an integrated approach to EA can provide the foundation for a transformation that readies the business for the myriad enterprise-wide challenges it will face. Highly disruptive technologies such as Big Data, Machine Learning, and Mobile and Cloud Computing require a fine balance between their business and technical aspects as an organization moves forward with its digital transformation. This book focuses on preparing all organizations – large and small – and those wishing to move into them for the impact of leveraging these emerging, disruptive, and innovative technologies within the EA framework.

Outcome Driven Business Architecture

Outcome Driven Business Architecture
Author: Amit Tiwary,Bhuvan Unhelkar
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 334
Release: 2018-08-06
ISBN 10: 1351646524
ISBN 13: 9781351646529
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Outcome Driven Business Architecture Book Review:

This book discusses business architecture as a basis for aligning efforts with outcomes. It views BA as complementary to enterprise architecture, where the focus of technological initiatives and inventories is to understand and improve business organization, business direction, and business decision-making. This book provides a practical, long-term view on BA. Based on the authors' consulting experience and industrial research, the material in this book is a valuable addition to the thought processes around BA and EA. The lead author has direct and practical experience with large clients in applying APQC capability framework for undertaking multiple enterprise-wide capability assessments.

Value Driven Enterprise Architecture

Value Driven Enterprise Architecture
Author: Cay Hasselmann
Publsiher: Createspace Indie Pub Platform
Total Pages: 426
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 9781460900505
ISBN 13: 1460900502
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Value Driven Enterprise Architecture Book Review:

This book will provide IS architects with an easy pragmatic (non academic) way to deliver proven ROI, lower risks and a faster time to market in Enterprise Architecture. The chapters will concentrate on the motivations of enterprises, the pragmatic reuse of the existing assets, the implementation of a standard process in architecture and the description and implementation suggestions on some standard business processes This book will not assume that you familiar with any frameworks or theories on Enterprise Architecture.

Enterprise Architecture as Strategy

Enterprise Architecture as Strategy
Author: Jeanne W. Ross,Peter Weill,David Robertson,University of Missouri Curators Teaching Professor David Robertson
Publsiher: Harvard Business Press
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 1591398398
ISBN 13: 9781591398394
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Enterprise Architecture as Strategy Book Review:

Enterprise architecture defines a firm's needs for standardized tasks, job roles, systems, infrastructure, and data in core business processes. This book explains enterprise architecture's vital role in enabling - or constraining - the execution of business strategy. It provides frameworks, case examples, and more.