A Practical Guide to Enterprise Architecture

A Practical Guide to Enterprise Architecture shares insights gathered by industry thought leaders in an easy to read manner.

This book demystifies enterprise architecture and helps organizations recognize real business value through effective implementation. The role of the enterprise architecture professional is one of the most challenging roles in information technology today. Many aspects of the role are technical, while much more of the job is becoming political. To say the least, it is a challenging position. Many enterprise architects have significant responsibility, but do not have the necessary authority to bring about success.

The primary focus of this book is to be a guide and trusted advisor to those who want to be successful in this pursuit. Through real-world examples from experts who have filled the role of enterprise architect, the reader will learn how to solve complex problems, maintain technical competencies, and make a positive impact on the overall business. The most successful architecture will have an architect that can describe the motivation behind the technical choices; this book provides the background the practitioners will need to become the enterprise evangelist.

Why you want to read this book:

  • Written by expert practitioners who have hands-on experience solving real-world problems for large corporations
  • Helps enterprise architects make sense of data, systems, software, services, product lines, methodologies, and much more
  • Provides explanations of theory and implementation with real-world business examples to support key points.

Published: October 2003

Status: Out of date

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Book Organization

This book is organized into the following chapters:

  • Systems Architecture
  • Software Architecture
  • Service Oriented Architecture
  • Product Line Practice
  • Methodology
  • Enterprise Unified Process
  • Agile Architecture
  • Agile Modeling
  • Presentation Tier Architecture
  • User Experience and Usability
  • Data Architecture
  • Thought leadership

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