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Enterprise Architecture for Business Audience

Enterprise Architecture for Business Audience

Imre Kabai

on 21 March 2013

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Transcript of Enterprise Architecture for Business Audience

Enterprise Architecture

Benefits Technology:

The ability to amplify
human ability EA Components:

Business Architecture
Information Architecture
Application Architecture
Infrastructure Architecture EA's Benefits and Deliverables:

1. Align IT with the Scientific and Business goals

2. Guide strategic IT Investments

3. Reduce complexity (cost, risk)

4. Disciplined systems engineering methodology

5. Promote enabling Information Technologies

6. Increase IT project success rate Maintain the wall while protecting yourself Common Understanding,
Blueprints Anticipate use Context EA expresses the future
value of today's IT investments:

Technology Roadmaps
Core Competency v. Commodity
Systems Engineering best practices
IT Project Portfolio/Prioritization
Service Portfolio
Reference Architecture/taxonomy
Requirements training Why is Apple so successful? Remove, hide or
outsource complexity:

Technology Roadmaps
Service Portfolio
Core Competency v. Commodity
App. & Infrastructure Portfolio
Interface Control Board
Design Reviews
IT Standards Maтрёшка,
Technology Encapsulation Architecture Systems Engineering

IT Governance
Technology Standards
Design Reviews
Technology Roadmaps
Lifecycle approach (SDLC) Gartner: 2% annual efficiency increase Predicting Technology is Hard Promote Emerging
Information Technologies

Technology Research and Blog
Technology Lab
Technology Forum
Inter-lab Collaboration
Technology Roadmaps Over 70% of IT projects fail to
deliver the promised functionality, run over budget, slip or get completely canceled
(Oasis Study, CHAOS Report etc.) Unhappy Customers EA is a set of decisions that can not
be delegated without compromising overall system objectives:

Architecture Governance
Reference Architecture
IT Capital Investment Management
Technical Design Reviews
Technology Standards
EA Principles
Business to Technology Traceability
IT Portfolios
IT Strategy IT Project Success Rate

Technology Roadmaps
Technical Design Reviews
Technology Standards
Requirements Training
Systems Engineering Training 93% of companies that lost their data center for 10 days or more due to a disaster filed for bankruptcy within one year of the disaster. 50% of businesses that found themselves without data management for this same time period filed for bankruptcy immediately. (National Archives & Records Administration in Washington) Requires a lot of thinking Not Easy Requires Collaboration Requires Executive Support Requires vertical thinking

Horizontal (logical): A! -> B!

Vertical (abstraction/decomposition): ∫f(x)dx <-> (∂/∂x)f(x) 2 >1000000000 IT Design Traditional Construction Organic Growth Architected Technology replaces traditional Accelerating Innovation SLAC= China 1990 Thomas J. Watson (IBM, 1943): "I think there is a world market for maybe five computers" Information Technology:

Makes relevant information available to decision makers Enterprise Architecture:

Takes the business strategy and defines the Information Technology systems architecture to support that strategy Information:

Value of information is the amount a decision maker would be willing to pay for information prior to making a decision Bill Gates (Microsoft, 1981): “640K of memory should be enough for anybody” George Bell (Excite, 1999): Larry Page and Sergey Brin wanted $1M, George offered $750K, and Google walked Eric Schmidt (Google, 2009): Twitter is a "Poor Man's Email System" Imre Kabai, Chief Architect, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
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