From the Inside Flap
Effective and efficient use of IT is crucial to all organizations. On the one hand, using IT ineffectively throughout an organization will have a detrimental impact on business. On the other hand, the optimal use of IT puts a huge strain on a corporation′s organizational skills to manage all the IT aspects of a business as a coherent whole. Dynamic Enterprise Architecture: How to Make It Work provides step–by–step guidance to designing, implementing, and managing an enterprise architecture with a focus on embedding this architecture throughout the entire organization. Written by a team of leading enterprise architects, Dynamic Enterprise Architecture introduces DYA® (Dynamic Architecture for modeling and development) (DYA® is a registered trademark of Sogeti Nederland B.V.), a conceptual and practical model to help integrate a successful enterprise architecture system into an organization. Written by a team of innovators in IT architecture, this groundbreaking book provides accessible tools for designing and implementing the architectural processes within a corporation. Featuring a multidisciplinary approach, it′s the first book of its kind to structurally address the day–to–day ups and downs that every organization encounters when working under architecture. The authors present a successful field–tested approach to enterprise architecture that enables corporations to achieve their business objectives faster. The key elements of this approach include multidisciplinary teams, purposeful architectural design, and room for deliberate noncompliance with the standard enterprise architecture. With a close examination of management techniques for correct implementation and maintenance, DYA® combines three processes to help corporations get the full benefits of using enterprise architecture: Strategic Dialogcompanies′ business objectives are determined and are further defined as project proposals Development with ArchitectureIT solutions are implemented Architectural Servicessupports the other two processes with principles, guidelines, and models Complete with useful, tangible tools for implementing and designing the architectural process within a corporation, Dynamic Enterprise Architecture enables business and IT managers, controllers, CIOs, COOs, and CTOs to make major contributions to achieving the business objectives of their organizations.
From the Back Cover
Hands–on tools for implementing, designing, and managing a successful architectural process within a corporation Enterprise architecture holds the key to an organization′s success. Yet for many companies, the promised benefits of IT architecture still elude them. Dynamic Enterprise Architecture provides readers with a better understanding of the processes involved in successfully employing architectural thinking and empowers them with the instruments to analyze their own situations and identify points of improvement. Based on the authors′ decades of practical experience in the field, Dynamic Enterprise Architecture: Provides step–by–step guidance to help organizations successfully introduce an enterprise architecture system Focuses on the processes to make enterprise architecture work Discusses ways to avoid bottlenecking in enterprise architecture Provides tips and best practices for implementing the processes involved Shows readers the most effective ways to use IT in their organizations Make the most out of enterprise architecture and achieve your business goals with the step–by–step guidelines found in Dynamic Enterprise Architecture.
About the Author
ROEL WAGTER is Chairman of R. Wagter Business and ICT Architecture B.V. and has more than thirty years of experience in the information technology field. He has held numerous managerial positions in which he gained experience in the alignment between business and IT. These experiences are the foundation for his ideas on enterprise architecture. MARTIN van den BERG is Chairman of the architecture section of the Dutch Society of IT Professionals, and an enterprise architect and service line manager with Sogeti Nederland B.V. He advises and trains companies in applying enterprise and IT architectures. In addition, he develops services to support organizations to improve the way they work with enterprise and IT architecture. JOOST LUIJPERS is an information architect with Sogeti Nederland B.V. Prior to joining Sogeti, he was a professor of information engineering. MARLIES van STEENBERGEN has more than ten years of experience as an enterprise architect. She now works for Sogeti Nederland B.V. as an advisor and coach in the field of enterprise architecture, and chairs Sogeti′s Architectural Competence Network.