A great tale on the true focus of Enterprise Architecture

The Great Master Lea was standing on his mountain top pondering the early years of Enterprise Architecture.  Then a CEO parachuted in and asked a question. This is what he asked: “Oh great master Lea, the COO, CIO, CTO and CEA all have been at this Enterprise Architecture for at least five years now and all I can see that we get out of it is better IT. What about all the rest of the enterprise?” The great master Lea gazed at the CEO then turned his head towards the sky and said: “Enterprise Architecture in its essence is a holistic approach to understand and configure systems dynamics. You must make sure they understand that strategic, structural, cultural, and operational changes are typically made together, and they influence one another

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One thought on “A great tale on the true focus of Enterprise Architecture

  1. Great insight! I wonder if you’d be interested in sharing more with our community. MIKE2.0 is a non-profit, open source community for collaborating on IM topics such as Enterprise Architecture. I think you’d be a great fit. Please check it out when you have a moment- http://www.openmethodology.org

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