FAQ Category: General Questions

Enterprise Architecture Professionals

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…
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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…
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How does integrated governance assist EA design, development, and implementation?

In that the EA program links to other areas of resource governance (e.g., capital planning, project management, and security), decision-makers can obtain coordinated information on operations, support, and development activities

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…
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