EA to manage enterprise knowledgeEnterprise Architects provide more practical value as the enterprise knowledge manager than architect a frozen blueprint.
Every EA effort begins by documenting As-is to establish the application catalog, data catalog and infrastructure catalog.
What does EA have to do with knowledge management ?
EA, as the architecture design, serve as the framework and guideline for enterprise knowledge management.
EA, as a process, architect the enterprise knowledge.
“Enterprise Architecture is really a specialized knowledge domain and of knowledge management” Ed Vail, Ptech Inc.
“In effect, EA is a special category of knowledge-management: the EA community within an enterprise develops and maintains a body of knowledge about enterprise structure and purpose, and assists others in putting that knowledge to practical use, to enhance enterprise effectiveness.” Tom Graves
LEA take an integrated approach Instead of focus on each part of see the whole, enterprise knowledge managment and facilitate enterprise colloaboration. As shown in the following figure.
The Knowledge grave yard
The Enterprise Knowledge skeleton
Organize Enterprise Knowledge based on Enterprise Map
“With the maturation of the Internet, collaboration and knowledge sharing have become a standard way of conducting business, to the point where enabling technologies require functionality to address these activities,” says Steve Cranford, a director in PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Advisory Practice.
It does not only allow company to leverage on the power of knowledge but also facilitate the collaboration culture in the organization.
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