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Models and views are fundamental to managing and communicating enterprise architecture (EA). Enterprise Architecture Models A model represents the data for an organization that describes the architectural concepts. It is based upon the underlying meta-model provided by an enterprise architecture framework. Having a consistent underlying model allows an organization to have an authentic representation of...

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The Ethics of Good Competition

by Mark Lukianchuk

As the general manager of a software business I am always engaged in heated battle with my solution’s competition. We at erwin compete to have the best product, the best partners, the best people and of course, the best customers. As the #1 data modeling solution in the market it’s clear we’re doing something right...

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In much the same way as any building or infrastructure project requires different stakeholders and different plan views, enterprise architecture (EA) requires the same. You wouldn’t build a house without understanding the building architecture, pipe-works, electricity plans, ground plans, all within the context of each other. It provides the plans for different views of the...

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Identifying and analyzing new ideas across the organization is the first step in the strategic planning process of successful organizations. While portfolio management and the project management office (PMO) evaluate the initial idea, the enterprise architecture (EA) team evaluates ideas with top priority and compiles a business case for pursuing (or not pursuing) the idea. The...

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Today’s business world is driven by constant change. Organizations that embrace change as a constant often achieve greater success. The majority of changes to any business will require changes to its technology. Organizations often succeed or fail based on choosing the right technologies to help them embrace change, then using them in the right way....

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Many businesses struggle to adapt quickly enough to new technologies to stay competitive. In most cases, these failures can be attributed to a lack of foresight and planning. We addressed this issue in a blog post, stating that a revolutionary and ever changing sector such as technology, demands revolutionary processes to cope. Benefits such as reduced business...

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