Enterprise Business Architecture: The Formal Link between Strategy and Results

Ralph Whittle, Conrad B. Myrick

August 27, 2004 by CRC Press
Reference - 256 Pages - 103 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780849327889 - CAT# AU2788

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Features

  • Develops and formalizes the Enterprise Business Architecture (EBA), providing a value-creating tool for enterprises, customers, and stakeholders
  • Demonstrates how the EBA links the corporate strategy with enterprise initiatives and desired results
  • Provides a formal and disciplined approach to developing the EBA through field-tested methods
  • Offers a case study that serves as the genesis and foundation for building an EBA
  • Emphasizes holistic and systems thinking in order to create a customer-centric focus, improve profits and build a competitive advantage
  • Summary

    A critical part of any company's successful strategic planning is the creation of an Enterprise Business Architecture (EBA) with its formal linkages. Strategic research and analysis firms have recognized the importance of an integrated enterprise architecture and they have frequently reported on its increasing value to successful companies. Enterprise Business Architecture: The Formal Link between Strategy and Results explains the approach needed for the development of a formal but pragmatic EBA.

    Part I introduces EBA concepts and terms, and emphasizes the importance of architectures in reaching business goals. This section challenges you to research and analyze the architectural needs of your business. This analysis enables you to understand both your chosen architecture and the behaviors and discipline needed to maximize its potential. Part II illustrates a high-level approach for building the EBA. It provides you with a richly illustrated case study and guidance for relating the value of this approach to your enterprise. Part III provides suggestions derived from successful engagements that implemented the formal EBA approach with integrated enterprise architectures. This section demonstrates that success does not result from a one-time project, but instead emerges from a new EBA-based corporate behavior.