Study existing business practices to create an understanding of the business model of your organization and its high-level business processes
Engage with senior management to unlock the meaning of strategic intent
Connect internal with middle management and external with the business community to uncover urgent needs and trends
Build a panoramic understanding of the existing technology environment.
Draw a roadmap to advise the stakeholders — including senior management, business, and technology leaders
Keep enterprise architecture models and people up-to-date
I found this text in a really old powerpoint file on my harddrive.
I don’t know if I’m the one who wrote the text or just refitted the original text and ideas into the domain of EA. However I do like what it says and think it is valuable advice, so I’ll put it up. If someone wants to claim the fame let me know. I did some more searches and it turns out there is this excellent whitepaper written by Vitalie Temnenco (firstname.lastname@example.org), Architect, WSIB that’s where this text originated. Source link: http://www.hfgilbert.com/rc/Whitepapers/TOGAF%20or%20not%20TOGAF%20-%20Extending%20Enterprise%20Architecture%20beyond%20RUP.pdf