Who is Scott Bernard?

Dr. Scott Bernard is the Federal Chief Enterprise Architect in the US. He works in the Office of Management and Budget within the Executive Office of the President of the United States. Dr. Bernard created the EA3 Cube framework and the EA3 approach.

What is EA3?

EA³ is a comprehensive and open approach to enterprise architecture. The EA3 Cube framework is an architecture framework and is compliant with ISO 42010. EA3 is created by Scott Bernard and John Gøtze. [The EA³ Cube Approach](https://coe.qualiware.com/resources/ea3/) is a management and technology practice that is devoted to improving the performance of enterprises by enabling them to see… Continue reading What is EA3?

What is the EA3 Cube?

The EA³ Cube is a comprehensive enterprise architecture framework. The framework is compliant with ISO 42010. The EA³ Cube is created and maintained by Scott Bernard and John Gøtze. 

How does EA help an enterprise to view its business services?

As is reflected in the design of the EA framework, strategy creates business requirements and technology supports solutions for meeting those requirements. EA documents three primary issues at the business level: Supporting Strategic Goals. Touch points between strategic initiatives and business activities need to be clearly documented. Not all business activities are strategic, and it… Continue reading How does EA help an enterprise to view its business services?

What is the link between EA and Business Planning?

As is reflected in the design of the EA framework, strategy creates business requirements and technology supports solutions for meeting those requirements. EA documents three primary issues at the business level: Supporting Strategic Goals. Touch points between strategic initiatives and business activities need to be clearly documented. Not all business activities are strategic, and it… Continue reading What is the link between EA and Business Planning?

How does EA link to strategy, business, and technology?

For EA to support an enterprise holistically, it must link strategy, business and technology. EA is most effective when it simultaneously supports top-down executive planning and decision-making across the enterprise and bottom-up management planning and decision-making within each LOB. In this way, EA helps to ensure that strategy drives business and technology planning. From a… Continue reading How does EA link to strategy, business, and technology?

What are some of the differences between enterprise architecture (EA) and a systems-level planning approach?

The strategic use of resources is increasingly important to the success of public, private, and non-profit sector enterprises, including extended enterprises involving multiple internal and external participants (i.e., supply chains). How to get the most from business, technology, and human resources requires an enterprise to think in terms of enterprise-wide solutions, rather than individual systems… Continue reading What are some of the differences between enterprise architecture (EA) and a systems-level planning approach?

Can EA be used by all types of enterprises? If so, why?

Yes. Enterprise Architecture is a management and technology practice that is devoted to improving the performance of enterprises by enabling them to see themselves in terms of a holistic and integrated view of their strategic direction, business practices, information flows, and technology resources. By developing current and future versions of this integrated view, an enterprise… Continue reading Can EA be used by all types of enterprises? If so, why?

What are some of the academic fields that influence the field of EA?

Developing an enterprise-wide architecture involves an evaluation and depiction of people, processes, and resources. Some of the areas of practice and theory that have influenced the EA practices include business administration, public administration, operations research, sociology, organizational theory, management theory, information science, and computer science. Understanding the mission, goals, and culture of an enterprise is… Continue reading What are some of the academic fields that influence the field of EA?