Everyday enterprise architecture
All of architecture comes down to one simple idea: things work better when they work together, with clarity, with elegance, on purpose. Yet how do we express that ‘one idea’ in practice, within our organisations? With what results, and for what business-value? This book describes the down-to-earth detail of everyday enterprise architecture, to show what architects actually do to deliver value fast, across the entire enterprise.Purchase on Amazon
Working step by step through a real ten-day architecture-project, this book explores the activities that underpin sense-making, strategy, structures and solutions in the real-time turmoil of an enterprise-architect’s everyday work.
ISBN-13 : 978-1906681241
Real Enterprise Architecture
Enterprise architecture started as a formal business discipline some years ago as a means to rein in the cost and complexity of IT systems. Yet whilst enterprise-architects are still most often found in IT departments, and most frameworks such as Zachman, FEAF and TOGAF are strictly IT-centric, it does not belong under IT at all. In practice, real enterprise architecture is concerned with the structure of the entire enterprise – the integration of everything the enterprise is and does.Purchase on Amazon
This book introduces a new approach to tackle the much broader scope of enterprise-scale architecture, using a systematic, iterative process for architecture development with a framework based on the well-known Group Dynamics project
ISBN-13 : 978-1906681005
Changes (out soon)
This upcoming book has two roles. One is that it's a human story about business, about what happens in businesses, and how we can guide meaningful change in how a business works. It's also a practical introduction to the Tetradian suite of tools for business change - tools to improve effectiveness across the whole of a business, at every scope and scale.
“It takes a very different approach to most other books on the topic of EA, where Tom sets about painting a picture of a fictional, but all-too-familiar enterprise environment as it goes through a period of change. With some rich and thoughtful character development, a twisting and turning plot to capture the reader’s attention, and some great explanations of his work on understanding and architecting enterprises, it provides a compelling way to see EA in action.”
Darryl Carr-Enterprise Architecture Professional Journal