EA Books

A set of books tacking the key issues in Whole Enterprise Architecture

Doing enterprise architecture

When you're doing enterprise architecture, what should you actually do, in what sequence, for what business purpose? What skills and leadership do you need? What results should you expect? And how can you prove the business value of what you do? For process and practice in the real enterprise, methodologies and frameworks such as TOGAF, FEAF and Zachman will all help, but it's these practical concerns that often matter most. And that's what this book will show you. 

Paperback: ‎ 188 pages
ISBN-13: ‎ 978-1906681180

Mapping the enterprise

For strategists, enterprise architects and others, one of the hardest tasks is we face is mapping the enterprise in a form that creates and supports a sense of the whole as a whole. And it's a task that's often made harder by the way in which so many current model-types seem only to fragment the view ever further. This book introduces an alternate approach: we create consistency at every level by modelling the enterprise as services with the Enterprise Canvas. It's a new model-type that can be used to describe just about anything in any part and at any level of the enterprise, and that acts as a consistent frame for all the other models that we need in our architectures. 

Paperback: ‎ 164 pages
ISBN-13: ‎ 978-1906681265

The enterprise as story

Most current approaches to enterprise-architecture describe everything in terms of structure. Yet people work better with story than with structure - and people are the enterprise. As we expand the architecture towards a true whole-of-enterprise scope, we need to describe the enterprise as story. Story is everywhere in the architecture - even the enterprise itself is a story. This ground-breaking book places story at centre-stage for the architecture, itself using a narrative structure to explore the role of narrative in enterprise-architecture. Via business story-structures such as the Market-Cycle, and genres such as We Sell Certainty, it shows how stories underpin every aspect of the enterprise - and how we can use story within the architecture to enhance overall enterprise effectiveness.

Paperback: ‎ 132 pages
ISBN-13: ‎ 978-1906681340