Enterprise Architecture at Work

Enterprise Architecture at Work

By (author) Marc Lankhorst

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This book presents an enterprise modeling language that allows the construction of integrated enterprise architecture models. It also details techniques and heuristics for communicating with all relevant stakeholders about these architectures.

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  • Hardback | 372 pages
  • 162 x 238 x 20mm | 639.56g
  • 18 Sep 2009
  • Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG
  • Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. K
  • Berlin
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd ed. 2009
  • 164 black & white illustrations, 14 black & white tables
  • 3642013090
  • 9783642013096
  • 374,226

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Marc Lankhorst is a senior member of scientific staff at Novay (www.novay.nl) where he leads its Service Architectures expertise group. He has managed the ArchiMate project, a co-operation between several partners from industry and academia, concerned with modelling, visualisation and analysis of enterprise architectures, of which this book is a result. Furthermore, he teaches several courses on architecture at universities and other institutes.

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An enterprise architecture tries to describe and control an organisation 's structure, processes, applications, systems and techniques in an integrated way. The unambiguous specification and description of components and their relationships in such an architecture requires a coherent architecture modelling language. Lankhorst and his co-authors present such an enterprise modelling language that captures the complexity of architectural domains and their relations and allows the construction of integrated enterprise architecture models. They provide architects with concrete instruments that improve their architectural practice. As this is not enough, they additionally present techniques and heuristics for communicating with all relevant stakeholders about these architectures. Since an architecture model is useful not only for providing insight into the current or future situation but can also be used to evaluate the transition from as-is to to-be, the authors also describe analysis methods for assessing both the qualitative impact of changes to an architecture and the quantitative aspects of architectures, such as performance and cost issues. The modelling language presented has been proven in practice in many real-life case studies and has been adopted by The Open Group as an international standard. So this book is an ideal companion for enterprise IT or business architects in industry as well as for computer or management science students studying the field of enterprise architecture.

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