What is Enterprise Architecture?

I attended an EA conference in Barcelona, Spain last week (23-25 Nov, 2011) and what really struck me was that everyone had questions about the definition of Enterprise Architecture (amongst other terms).

I’ve also noted that there are (too) many forums springing up on LinkedIn where people from several organisations (globally) are asking basic (and important!) questions about the Practice of Enterprise Architecture and the role of the Enterprise Architect.

I thought I’d share a collection of clips from several eminent and respected colleagues.

What does Enterprise Architecture mean to you? Share your thoughts by replying to this blog post.


One thought on “What is Enterprise Architecture?

  1. Thanks for this Sal. Since having the opportunity to work with you and Vincenzo and Stephen over the last few years, I’ve been a real advocate for the strong correlation between enterprise architecture thinking (especially using TOGAF) and the strategic end of user experience design (UX).

    I’m heavily influenced in my work and thinking by a combination of the power of storytelling (Joseph Campbell on myth in particular), Gestalt principles (in how we understand and design things), systems thinking and the learning organisation (courtesy of Russ Ackoff and Peter Senge) and TOGAF (business and enterprise architecture) .

    I’m always looking for some good introductions to TOGAF and EA to share with friends, and I’m sure I’m not the only one. Anything that tells a story to show it in action.

    All the best to you sir! 🙂

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