Dynamic Enterprise Architecture: How to Make It Work / Edition 1

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Overview

Effective and efficient use of IT is crucial to all organizations.On the one hand, using IT ineffectively throughout an organizationwill have a detrimental impact on business. On the other hand, theoptimal use of IT puts a huge strain on a corporation'sorganizational skills to manage all the IT aspects of a business asa coherent whole. Dynamic Enterprise Architecture: How to Make ItWork provides step-by-step guidance to designing, implementing, andmanaging an enterprise architecture with a focus on embedding thisarchitecture throughout the entire organization.

Written by a team of leading enterprise architects, DynamicEnterprise Architecture introduces DYA® (Dynamic Architecturefor modeling and development) (DYA® is a registered trademarkof Sogeti Nederland B.V.), a conceptual and practical model to helpintegrate a successful enterprise architecture system into anorganization. Written by a team of innovators in IT architecture,this groundbreaking book provides accessible tools for designingand implementing the architectural processes within a corporation.Featuring a multidisciplinary approach, it's the first book of itskind to structurally address the day-to-day ups and downs thatevery organization encounters when working under architecture.

The authors present a successful field-tested approach toenterprise architecture that enables corporations to achieve theirbusiness objectives faster. The key elements of this approachinclude multidisciplinary teams, purposeful architectural design,and room for deliberate noncompliance with the standard enterprisearchitecture. With a close examination of management techniques forcorrect implementation and maintenance, DYA® combines threeprocesses to help corporations get the full benefits of usingenterprise architecture:

  • Strategic Dialog—companies' business objectives aredetermined and are further defined as project proposals
  • Development with Architecture—IT solutions areimplemented
  • Architectural Services—supports the other two processeswith principles, guidelines, and models

Complete with useful, tangible tools for implementing anddesigning the architectural process within a corporation, DynamicEnterprise Architecture enables business and IT managers,controllers, CIOs, COOs, and CTOs to make major contributions toachieving the business objectives of their organizations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471682721
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/31/2005
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Meet the Author

ROEL WAGTER is Chairman of R. Wagter Business and ICT ArchitectureB.V. and has more than thirty years of experience in theinformation technology field. He has held numerous managerialpositions in which he gained experience in the alignment betweenbusiness and IT. These experiences are the foundation for his ideason enterprise architecture.

MARTIN van den BERG is Chairman of the architecture section ofthe Dutch Society of IT Professionals, and an enterprise architectand service line manager with Sogeti Nederland B.V. He advises andtrains companies in applying enterprise and IT architectures. Inaddition, he develops services to support organizations to improvethe way they work with enterprise and IT architecture.

JOOST LUIJPERS is an information architect with Sogeti NederlandB.V. Prior to joining Sogeti, he was a professor of informationengineering.

MARLIES van STEENBERGEN has more than ten years of experience asan enterprise architect. She now works for Sogeti Nederland B.V. asan advisor and coach in the field of enterprise architecture, andchairs Sogeti's Architectural Competence Network.

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Table of Contents

Preface.

Introduction.

Target Audience.

The Structure of This Book.

Chapter 1: Agility and Coherence: A Conflict ofInterests?

Potential of Information Technology.

Using IT: A Problem in the Making?

Agility and Coherence.

Increasing Tension.

The Challenge.

Chapter 2: Agility and Coherence ConsideredSeparately.

Different Answers to Different Questions.

Increasing Agility: New Development Methods.

Increasing Coherence: Architectural Awareness.

One Answer to Both Questions: Dynamic Architecture.

Chapter 3: Dynamic Architecture.

Wanted: Agile Architecture.

Architecture: A Multifaceted Concept.

Dynamic Architecture: Architecture Aimed at Agility.

Enabling Change.

Quickly Achieving Business Objectives: DYA.

Chapter 4: The DYA Model.

Making It Work.

Ten Principles of DYA.

DYA: A Theoretical and Working Model.

The Model and the Principles.

How to Use the Model.

Filling in the Model.

Chapter 5: Strategic Dialogue.

Crisis at WWW-TeleBel.

Strategic Dialogue: Doing the Right Things.

Determining Business Cases.

Elaborating Business Cases.

Strategic Dialogue: Coherence and Agility.

Intermezzo: The Business Case for WWW-TeleBel.

Chapter 6: Architectural Services.

Architectural Ups and Downs at TeleBel.

Architectural Services: Doing Things Properly.

Maintaining an Overview with the Architectural Framework.

Architectural Services Supports the Strategic Dialogue.

Architectural Services Supports the Development.

Architectural Team.

Architectural Services: Coherence and Agility.

Intermezzo: WWW-TeleBel's Project-Start Architecture.

Chapter 7: Development with(out) Architecture.

WWW-TeleBel One Year Later.

Development with(out) Architecture: Doing the Right Things theRight Way.

Three Development Strategies.

Anticipative Strategy.

Offensive Strategy and Defensive Strategy.

Project Team.

Maintenance with(out) Architecture.

Development with(out) Architecture: Coherence and Agility.

Intermezzo I: A Building Permit for WWW-TeleBel.

Intermezzo II: A Management Letter for WWW-TeleBel.

Chapter 8: Governance.

Deadlock for TeleBel.

Successful Processes Do Not Just Happen.

Responsibilities and Authorities.

Coordination of Developments.

Monitoring.

Processes Also Require Maintenance.

Governance: Coherence and Agility.

Intermezzo: Embedding Dynamic Architecture at TeleBel.

Conclusion.

Appendices.

Appendix A: Technique for Interactive Process Design.

Appendix B: Information Economics.

Appendix C: Architecture Maturity Model and DynamicArchitecture.

Glossary.

Bibliography.

Index.

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