The SIM Guide to Enterprise Architecture by Leon A. Kappelman

By Leon A. Kappelman

Company structure is major IT’s solution to the administrative boardroom, as CIOs are actually taking their position on the administration desk. organisations making an investment their time, funds, and ability in company structure (EA) have learned major method development and aggressive virtue. despite the fact that, as those agencies chanced on, it's something to obtain a game-changing expertise yet relatively one other to find how you can use it good. A undertaking of the Society for info Management’s company structure operating workforce and edited via Leon A. Kappelman, The SIM advisor to company structure offers insights from major professionals on EA, together with John Zachman, Larry DeBoever, George Paras, Jeanne Ross, and Randy Hite. The ebook provides a high-quality figuring out of key options for successfully leveraging EA to revamp company tactics, combine providers, and develop into a data Age company. starting with a glance at present conception and frameworks, the publication discusses the sensible software of company structure and features a wealth of top practices, assets, and references. It comprises the SIM survey of IT enterprises’ EA actions, which supplies vital metrics for comparing growth and luck. profitable companies make the most synergy between company features and push the limits of procedure layout. IT’s cross-functional place uniquely qualifies it to steer technique innovation. EA we could CIOs combine know-how with enterprise imaginative and prescient and is the roadmap for enforcing new platforms, altering habit, and using price. This publication explores the imaginative and prescient, origin, and allowing expertise required to effectively remodel corporations with firm structure.

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DeBoever is a managing director of EAdirections, an EA research and advisory services firm. He holds an MS degree from Purdue University and an MPA from the University of Southern California. He founded DeBoever Architectures (DAI) in 1990, the first consulting firm focused on EA project execution, and published one of the first EA process methodologies in the early 1990s. DAI was acquired by the META Group in October 1996 where Mr. DeBoever started the Enterprise Architecture Strategies (EAS) practice, the first EA research service.

Since so few firms have mastered business process management, it is time for IT to step up and take the lead. I hope it will encourage more IT professionals to aggressively lead business process design and implementation in their firms. Jeanne W. Ross Director and Principal Research Scientist Center for Information Systems Research MIT Sloan School of Management Preface It is amusing that the first part of this book to be read is the last part to be written. It provides, however, an opportunity to share with you a little about how writing and editing this book has changed my thinking not just about enterprise architecture (EA), or about the role of information technology (IT) and IT professionals in organizations, or even about enterprises themselves; although, certainly, all those evolved too during this journey of discovery.

In this role, he collaborates with major clients to identify, define, and lead opportunities resulting in increased business value through targeted placement of innovative architecture, technology governance, and services. His primary expertise is the assessment, derivation, and application of enterprise-wide architectures, models, methods, and processes to measurably increase enterprise efficiency and effectiveness. He holds a BS in industrial technology from Ohio University, an MBA from Southern Illinois University, and an MS in management systems from the University of Texas at Dallas.

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