Enterprise Architecture Types

Synopsis

A lot has been written about the role of enterprise architecture in an organization, what the benefits are, what is the best framework to use, and how this fits with the role of solution architects. However one thing that has become clear to me over the years of working in this space is the lack of understanding of exactly what the common enterprise architectures are and how enterprise architectures change over the life of an organization. This can lead to misunderstandings about what possible end state architectures there are, what they can do for an organization and what drawbacks they bring. It is clear without this knowledge it is usually impossible to make and communicate which architectural state and organization is best suited for and why.

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