DescriptionThis book presents an approach to enterprise architecture, which enables corporations to achieve their business objectives faster. Focusing on the governance of IT in the organization, it provides tangible tools, advice and strategies for implementing and designing the architectural process within a corporation that will make a major contribution in driving the business forward and achieve its goals.
The Structure of This Book.
Chapter 1: Agility and Coherence: A Conflict of Interests?
Potential of Information Technology.
Using IT: A Problem in the Making?
Agility and Coherence.
Chapter 2: Agility and Coherence Considered Separately.
Different Answers to Different Questions.
Increasing Agility: New Development Methods.
Increasing Coherence: Architectural Awareness.
One Answer to Both Questions: Dynamic Architecture.
Chapter 3: Dynamic Architecture.
Wanted: Agile Architecture.
Architecture: A Multifaceted Concept.
Dynamic Architecture: Architecture Aimed at Agility.
Quickly Achieving Business Objectives: DYA.
Chapter 4: The DYA Model.
Making It Work.
Ten Principles of DYA.
DYA: A Theoretical and Working Model.
The Model and the Principles.
How to Use the Model.
Filling in the Model.
Chapter 5: Strategic Dialogue.
Crisis at WWW-TeleBel.
Strategic Dialogue: Doing the Right Things.
Determining Business Cases.
Elaborating Business Cases.
Strategic Dialogue: Coherence and Agility.
Intermezzo: The Business Case for WWW-TeleBel.
Chapter 6: Architectural Services.
Architectural Ups and Downs at TeleBel.
Architectural Services: Doing Things Properly.
Maintaining an Overview with the Architectural Framework.
Architectural Services Supports the Strategic Dialogue.
Architectural Services Supports the Development.
Architectural Services: Coherence and Agility.
Intermezzo: WWW-TeleBelâ??s Project-Start Architecture.
Chapter 7: Development with(out) Architecture.
WWW-TeleBel One Year Later.
Development with(out) Architecture: Doing the Right Things the Right Way.
Three Development Strategies.
Offensive Strategy and Defensive Strategy.
Maintenance with(out) Architecture.
Development with(out) Architecture: Coherence and Agility.
Intermezzo I: A Building Permit for WWW-TeleBel.
Intermezzo II: A Management Letter for WWW-TeleBel.
Chapter 8: Governance.
Deadlock for TeleBel.
Successful Processes Do Not Just Happen.
Responsibilities and Authorities.
Coordination of Developments.
Processes Also Require Maintenance.
Governance: Coherence and Agility.
Intermezzo: Embedding Dynamic Architecture at TeleBel.
Appendix A: Technique for Interactive Process Design.
Appendix B: Information Economics.
Appendix C: Architecture Maturity Model and Dynamic Architecture.