[Infographic] Understanding Enterprise Architecture
Enterprise architecture (EA) has emerged as a critical discipline which helps enterprises align their assets with their business strategy. EA bridges the gap between strategy and execution by delivering business outcome-focused roadmaps, models, and frameworks that enable balanced and informed investment decisions.
It emerged in the late 1980s, originally as a framework-driven practice to help IT leaders document and reconcile their information technology assets. However, as VP Research Betsy Burton says, enterprise architecture today “is not your mother and father’s EA.”
The full scope of enterprise architecture is any business asset(s) that may need to be considered in order to achieve the full future-state of the business. EA leaders must take a holistic view, however the role for individuals within an EA team is to dive into specific viewpoints and bring these viewpoints back into the overall EA effort.
Read the below infographic for an introduction to enterprise architecture and you can also view these resources for more information: