Enterprise Architecture is not the enterprise blueprint as referred by many people. As a verb, Enterprise Architecture is a enterprise architecture method. As a noun, it is the architecture of the enterprise. Follow the menu bar, readers can learn the atomistic and holistic EA method use this method to architect the enterprise culture, business, and architect the business process and Information technology to support business need.
ARCHITECT THE ORGANIC ENTERPRISE REQUIRES AN ENTERPRISE ARCHITECTURE METHOD
To architect the organic enterprise, it requires an enterprise architecture method. It is futile to architect the enterprise with a mechanical approach. The reason of EA lack of value is the result of EA community have make significant investment to architect the enterprise in a mechanical approach.
LEA incorporate holistic inspiration to propose an enterprise architecture method. LEA incorporate holistic inspiration to the atomistic architecture practice. EA is an atomistic and holistic architecture approach to see the whole and know the parts. “Enterprise” means the whole and “Architecture” by definition is the orderly arrangement of the parts. Base on the Left/right brain theory, people only use half of there brain. The atomistic scientific paradigm is left brain based to focus on the parts, the holistic paradigm is right brain based to look at the whole. Enterprise Architecture to incorporate holistic inspiration in atomistic architecture paradigm enable enterprise to integrate the power of the left/right brain. for the purpose of Enable enterprise agility in adoption to constant change in organic enterprise via enterprise primitives.
- Know the parts and see the whole,
- Close the gaps between business strategy and execution.
- Integrate the power of left/right brain.
EA is not only for IT
EA, initiated in the information age, is not only for the technical community. Business collaboration community use the atomistic and holistic architecture architect enterprise collaborative culture. Business community used the atomistic and holistic architecture approach to architect the business.; Business process specialist use the atomistic and holistic architecture to architecture the enterprise business processes; and IT enterprise architects use this method to architect the enterprise IT architect. IT managers should not assume the responsibility in business re engineering without proper training.
The enterprise architecture priority
Instead focusing on IT, EA architect the enterprise in the following priority.
- Architect the enterprise culture
- Architect the enterprise business
- Architect the enterprise business process
- Architect the enterprise Information Technologies.
This web site consist of the following sections,
- EA as a method : This section establish the holistic and atomistic architecture method and suggest a tangible and intuitive EA with Enterprise map, Master Plan and Enterprise Architecture drawings.
- Collaborative Culture: Under holistic inspiration, fields theory has been introduced in modern physics. Under atomistic and holistic domain, Collaborative culture is considered as the enterprise fields which consist of communication, knowledge management, Governance and security. Enterprise architects are the “Glue” to facilitate collaborative culture not the “Guru” to design a frozen blueprint in command and control approach.
- Enterprise Business : Use the atomistic + Holistic architecture to architect the enterprise business from the aspect of business capability, business resources, Business Governance, supply chain and service management.
- Business process EA
- Adaptive IT Architecture: Taking advantage of the rapid technologies evolution to support enterprise collaborative culture and enterprise business by using the 3×3 complex adaptive IT architecture. An adaptive IT enterprise architecture is a three tier EA method for the purpose of adopting to change. The first tier is to establish the static master plan and notional architecture; The second tier is to practice the segment architecture approach to close the enterprise performance gaps due to constant change; The third tier is the daily EA which suggest that Enterprise Architects are the “Glue” not the “Guru”. They enable the enterprise agility for both the business and IT community in adopting to change .
This is a overwhelming website. the author have prepared introductory PowerPoint presentation in SlideShare for a quick overview.
The LEA concept
The LEA Poster The LEA poster summarized all the holistic architecture analysis for all the LEA capabilities as shown in the following figure. Please view the LEA poster in the PDF form.
Idealistically, EA is most valuable to facilitate the collaborative culture rather just of the Enterprise IT and Business. However, in reality, it is more practical for an organization to engage EA from the aspect of Information Technology and extend EA to business.
- What is EA? discuss the EA definition, EA backgroud and EA discipline.
- Paradigm shift from mechanical architecture paradigm to Holistic + Atomistic architecture paradigm. EA is not an enterprise wide solution architecture.
- Establish EA culture in an organization It is futile to architect the enterprise without buy-in from the stakeholders. The first thing of EA is to establish the collaborative EA culture. please read the EA Culture to establish Enterprise Collaborative Culture based on Enterprise Field theory rather in a mechanical approach.
- For IT community please read the EA on IT , which is an adaptive IT architecture,
- For Business community please read EA on Business which integrate the power of left/right brain to win the edge of competition.
Navigation This is a complex WordPress web site and the readers can easily get lost in the jungle of these sites. Each site consist of a Menu bar on the top to access each chapter in the sections. In case get very lost, please use Site Map on the menu bar to get oriented. An Evolving Web site This website is composed of multiple WordPress sites for the purpose of readability and feedback. Leveraging on the web technologies, this site evolves continuously based on the author’s new understanding and the comments from the readers. It is a innovative place for EA to evolve and a place for readers to revisit and feed back.