Indispensable technical, process, and business insight from leading enterprise architects
Many organizations today face the challenge of designing, building, and maintaining large-scale distributed enterprise systems that are able to adapt to changing business needs. Many repeat the mistakes of others, resulting in cost overruns, blown deadlines, and lost opportunity. Today's business climate places additional burden on IT to deliver. Ever-adapting business drivers can diverge from the capabilities of the enterprise IT systems today, especially if the systems are complex, fragile, and intolerant of change. Enterprise architecture can help future-proof IT investments made today.
A Practical Guide to Enterprise Architecture helps readers create adaptive architecture strategies for successfully implementing enterprise architectures. This classic handbook goes beyond theory and presents strategies that are based on experiences within organizations across multiple industry verticals. Behind each opinion, technique, and principle is a wealth of knowledge provided by some of the best-known industry thought leaders today.
This book's authors have architected industrial-strength software and infrastructure for many of the world's leading firms-in financial services, telecommunications, media, and e-business. They present practical guidance, candid assessments of existing practice, and detailed examples from their own experience. Coverage includes:
Whether you're a working architect or plan to become one, A Practical Guide to Enterprise Architecture will be your timely, trusted advisor-today and for years to come.
JAMES McGOVERN, Enterprise Architect for Hartford Financial Services, is a co-author of the bestselling books Java Web Services Architecture and Agile Enterprise Architecture. SCOTT W. AMBLER, senior consultant with Ronin International, specializes in O-O analysis/design, agile modeling, and architectural audits of mission-critical systems. His best sellers include Agile Modeling and The Elements of Java Style. MICHAEL E. STEVENS, Software Architect for Hartford Financial Services, is a columnist for Developer.com. He co-authored Java Web Services Architecture. JAMES LINN, consultant at Hartford Technology Services, co-authored XQuery Kick Start. VIKAS SHARAN is managing partner of Lozoic and architecture team member at Baypackets. ELIAS JO, Systems Architect for The New York Times Digital, has architected and/or led development at DeutscheBank, Citibank, Standard & Poor, and ADP.
It is school required for MS degree as reference text book.
It was hard for me to learn the new techknowlege for the Enterprise Architecture. Read more
Each paragraph is well explained, describing what to expect in the content. It also shows some sample experiences but not much technical stuff.Published 18 months ago by michael
This book is terrible. Read something else. Save your money.
Enterprise architecture is the fusion of business and technology. Read more
In support of the heading, let's take a look at presented viewpoints. There is nothing besides famous 4+1 and a slight variation on the theme. Read morePublished on August 11, 2009 by Vo Blinn
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I have purchased "A Practical Guide to Enterprise Architecture" for my class which has already started on the 01/05/2009, I have waited for this... Read more
I picked up this book today to get a some input on a pending Enterprise Architecture effort I am pursuing for a large organization. Read morePublished on August 11, 2006 by Daniel J. Sivertson
Completely missed the Enterprise side of the equation. As an introduction or practical guide this book is next to useless. Read morePublished on December 24, 2005 by William McLanachan