Enterprise Architecture: What is it?

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If you have been solution or technical architect, have you ever wondered what would it take for you to become enterprise architect? Have you thought on what is definition of enterprise architect?

Simply speaking, an enterprise architect is a person who is responsible for creating and managing enterprise IT architecture in relation with business capabilities of an organization. One of his sole responsibilities is to ensure the business-IT alignment in a consistent and sustained manner thereby maximizing the ROI on business investments on IT.

What are some of the key activities/tasks undertaken by an enterprise architect?

  • AS-IS architecture
  • TO-BE architecture
  • Gaps Analysis
  • Migration Road map

To successfully perform above activities, he may need to have knowledge or experience working with one of the following frameworks:

  • Zachman Framework
  • TOGAF Framework

He undertakes some of the following activities/tasks to accomplish above mentioned core responsibilities:

  • Business process modeling
  • Application portfolio analysis
  • Transformation initiatives such as SOA transformation

He may have to have skills with some of the following tools:

  • Rational System Architect
  • Sparx Enterprise Architect
  • ArchiMate Modeling Framework (Similar to UML)
Ajitesh Kumar

Ajitesh Kumar

Ajitesh is passionate about various different technologies including programming languages such as Java/JEE, Javascript, PHP, C/C++, mobile programming languages etc, and, computing fundamentals related with cloud-native technologies, application security, cloud computing platforms, mobile apps, big data etc.

He has also authored the book, Building Web Apps with Spring 5 and Angular.
Ajitesh Kumar

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