Enterprise Architecture Books

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

Creating a career in EA

This anthology from the Tetradian weblog provides overviews and commentary on how to develop a career in enterprise-architecture, business-architecture and related fields, and on the various roles that apply in those fields. It is intended to be a useful introduction for newcomers to enterprise-architecture.

203 pages (eBook)

Business Architecture Basics

What do we mean by ‘business-architecture’?
One of the keys to breaking free from IT-centric ‘enterprise’-architecture lies in reclaiming the meaning of the term ‘business-architecture’.
A set of forty articles taken from highly respected 'Tetradian weblog' covering all the basics to make a more effective business architecture.

287 pages (eBook)

Business Arch. Challenges

A set of around 40 articles following on from Business Architecture Basics explores how issues such as innovation and hype can affect the architecture of any business.

"So many books and articles tell us what Business Architecture isn’t. This one is different, and the reader gets an understandable overview of what is the place of business architecture in an enterprise, what architects should do to bring value. While it might feel the author holds a grudge against big consultancy, it makes it even more fun to learn about their practices and how architects should manoeuvre around the most common traps.
Overall – a recommended reading for any business architects, business transformation consultants and organisational designers from junior to c-level executives".

Jan Rautenkranc Area Lead (design/EA)
Česká spořitelna

369 pages (eBook)

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


Change-mapping is a structured method to guide change affecting organisations. Inside this book you will find how to use Change-mapping to explore or resolve issues affected by change. The book introduces Change-mapping and takes you step by step through a basic mission to map change.
In addition there are a complete set of tool-sheets ready to be used in your own Change-mapping missions and a brief guide to using Change-mapping to explore or resolve larger scale and complex issues.
Paperback: ‎ 124 pages
ISBN-13: ‎ 978-1906681401

“Change-mapping’ deserves to be part of the start-up kit of every cross-functional team that is about to tackle a complex business challenge - be it a business model adjustment, organisational change or operational problem.”
Daniel Poso, PhD - Global Head, Digital Transformation Strategy,
Product Development, Roche AG

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