Why whole-enterprise architecture?
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Why whole-enterprise architecture?

Exploring the need for a broader scope

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This anthology from the Tetradian weblog highlights the ‘why’ behind the work that we did to break enterprise-architecture out of the IT-centric box, and restructure it to support the whole enterprise. Whole-enterprise architecture, or Whole-EA, provides a literal ‘the architecture of the enterprise’, connecting everything together as ‘equal citizens’, across every type of content or context, for every scope and scale.

This book includes about 40 posts and 50 images from the weblog, and is split into two sections:

  • Why Whole-EA: A Broader Scope - summarises the need and scope for a whole-enterprise architecture.
  • Why Whole-EA: Viewpoints - assesses the changing perspectives on the role of whole-enterprise architectures.
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Tom Graves
Tom Graves

Tom Graves has been an independent consultant for more than four decades, in business transformation, enterprise architecture and knowledge management. His clients in Europe, Australasia and the Americas cover a broad range of industries including small-business, banking, utilities, manufacturing, logistics, engineering, media, telecoms, research, defence and government. He has a special interest in whole-enterprise architectures for non-profit, social, government and commercial enterprises.

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Table of Contents

  • Why whole-enterprise architecture matters
    • Implications for enterprise-architecture
  • Wizard, in reverse
  • IT-centrism is killing enterprise-architecture
  • IT-centrism, business-centrism, capability and process
  • EA toolsets - time to get on the cluetrain?
  • Spot the difference (short version)
  • Spot the difference
  • Dump the BDAT-stack!
  • Financial-architecture and enterprise-architecture
  • Why enterprise-architecture must be broader than just IT
  • The enterprise, the organisation and the ‘big picture’
  • The importance of ‘also’
  • Enterprise-architecture - it’s about (much) more than just IT
  • IT - it’s about (much) more than just ‘digital-stuff’
  • Digital-transformation - it’s about (much) more than just digital
  • Enterprise-architectures for the real world
    • Implications for enterprise-architecture
  • More signs of movement on enterprise-architecture
  • Enterprise architecture – gettin’ there at last…
  • Gartner et al. – gettin’ there on EA
  • EA in China – three views
  • Where marketing meets enterprise-architecture
  • Enterprise Transformation and Open Group
  • How not to do social-business
  • The cyclist-shopper’s tale
  • Anticlients are antibodies
  • Glitch…
  • Hidden perils of co-branding
    • Implications for enterprise-architecture
  • The Demoralised Man
  • On human ‘applications’ in EA models
    • Identify the problem
    • Example: reCaptcha
    • Example: Mechanical Turk
    • Example: Customer-support
    • Questions and suggestions
  • A post-truth era?
  • “Which EA school do you belong to?”
  • How do we make EA make sense?
  • Enterprise-architecture - which way forward?
    • The scope of enterprise-architecture
    • A practical example
    • Finding a better way
  • Real EA: crossing the chasm?
  • Enterprise-architecture - a near-futures report
    • Organisational strategy
    • Skills and work
  • 1: Complex Problem Solving (previously #1)
  • 2: Critical Thinking (previously #4)
  • 3: Creativity (previously #10)
    • Sustainability and other anticlient-issues
    • Expanding scope and scale
  • Enterprise-architecture - a further-futures report
  • At Integrated EA conference
  • At Integrated-EA 2016
  • RBPEA: Where’s the plan?

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