Architecting the Firm: Coherency and Consistency in Managing the Enterprise

Patrick Turner, John Gøtze, Peter Bernus

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Traditional Enterprise Architecture (EA) practice lacks a clear and effective governance and management layer that is easily understandable and intuitive to senior decision makers with the modern organisation. This paper uses three case studies to demonstrate the relative maturity of different EA practice groups within these organisations to demonstrate the strengths and weaknesses of a traditional ICT management approach versus those that include EA practice in all levels and domains of management. Concepts of Coherency Management and Pervasiveness will be used to explain the idea of a next Generation of EA practice that permeates all layers of the organisation and no longer remains the domain of technologists but instead influences and informs decision-making at all levels (operational, tactical, managerial / strategic) of the organisation. Conditions of such future EA practices are also discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEnterprise Architecture, Integration and Interoperability : IFIP TC 5 International Conference, EAI2N 2010, Held as Part of WCC 2010, Brisbane, Australia, September 20-23, 2010. Proceedings
EditorsPeter Bernus, Guy Doumeingts, Mark Fox
Number of pages10
Place of PublicationBerlin Heidelberg
Publication date2010
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-15508-6
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-15509-3
Publication statusPublished - 2010
EventEnterprise Architecture, Integration and Interoperability: IFIP TC 5 International Conference. Held as Part of WCC 2010 - Brisbane, Australia
Duration: 20 Sept 201023 Sept 2010


ConferenceEnterprise Architecture, Integration and Interoperability
SeriesIFIP AICT - Advances in Information and Communication technology

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