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Enterprise Architecture As Strategy: Creating a Foundation for Business Execution Hardcover – August 1, 2006
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The subject may sound dry, but think of it this way -- how do you design your company for current success and future flexibility and you have an idea of the power behind the practices in this book. I say practices rather than ideas because this book is filled with well documented case studies and discussions of what real executives are doing. UPS, CEMEX, Delta Airlines, ING Direct, TD Banknorth are all companies that have realized value. This makes the book practitioner focused and all the more valuable.
Enterprise Architecture zealots will find this book wanting in terms of detailed diagrams and statement professing the unqualified necessity of EA. That is a signal to business executives that this is a book for them to understand the business implications of enterprise design and architecture.
This work is the result of careful examination and study of the topic from a business perspective and that care shows. The book is a balanced and action oriented view on EA, rather than a source of gushing enthusiasm which is something you find in more consulting oriented books.Read more ›
Ross, Weill, and Robertson arrived at their conclusions after rigorous and extensive research which revealed what certain top-performing organizations do and how they do it. In this volume, they share what they learned so that other organizations can be guided and informed in their efforts to improve their own performance. More specifically, they respond to questions such as these:
1. What are the most common symptoms ("warning signs") of an inadequate foundation for execution?
2. Which three disciplines must be mastered in order to build one which is solid?
3. What are the key dimensions of an appropriate business model?
4. How to implement the operating model via enterprise architecture?
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Peter Weill, Jeanne Ross and David Robertson's book "Enterprise Architecture as Strategy" draws from a wealth of case studies (totaling close to 500) and proves that the ability to transform a company into a top performer is very much predicated on development of a robust foundation for execution and Enterprise Architecture.
"Enterprise Architecture as Strategy" lays out a common vision and best practices for both Business and IT leaders that are necessary if a company is going to thrive in the modern fast-paced economy. As such, it bridges the gap between the business and IT leadership way of thinking in the area of strategic planning.
Now, this is not the first book ever written on either strategic planning or Enterprise Architecture. There are plenty of books that provide business leaders with advice on how to improve performance of their companies through a strategic planning process. However, this book is unique because it presents a more methodical and architecturally-sound way of achieving desired results. Further, it does so with in-depth analysis of strategic use of information technology. This more systematic, methodical, and technology-oriented approach (as compared to other management methodologies), is based on creating Enterprise Architecture - "the organizing logic for core business processes and IT infrastructure reflecting the standardization and integration of a company's operating model".
There are also plenty of books on Enterprise Architecture written by technologists. While they provide an in-depth analysis of technological aspects of EA (i.e.Read more ›
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There are different school of thoughts about EA .. In this book, Jeanne emphasize the EA from strategic perspective - a framework to develop required strategic business... Read morePublished 3 days ago by Ravi Kuppusamy
I am still reading this book. From read chapters, it brings new and smart ideas to my daily working.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Book with good Enterprise Architecture concepts which are clearly explained.Published 2 months ago by Patrick De Clercq
The contents and the materials described in the book are totally outdated, frankly, the book is nothing more than a collection of buzz-words with no real substance or meaning. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Puneet Pagi
Excellent reading and easy to transfer your skills to work....Published 6 months ago by Chan Maharaj