Automating Enterprise Architecture

Modern EA processes must involve more stakeholders in the EA process so that EAs themselves aren’t the ones actually doing each and every task. The combination of smart tooling and collaborative process is really the key to success in automating your enterprise architecture practice.

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Delivering faster. Saving money. Building new business capabilities. These are value points that make enterprise architecture more relevant than ever. Yet delivering EA at today’s breakneck pace of business requires automation. Here are two ways to do just that.

EA’s Slow Pace

For many organizations, enterprise architecture is still viewed as a governance process or center of excellence which major projects must be “run through.” This puts enterprise architecture on a project’s critical path, and as a result, enterprise architects must scramble to complete solution architecture, standards reviews, and documentation on time. It is these processes that must be automated in order to deliver EA faster.

Antiquated EA Processes

Let’s start the conversation with process, as that’s where things are inefficient to begin with. If we take a statistical examination of common EA work, it doesn’t take long to see that there’s an awful lot of tasks that are repetitive…

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Author: Abhishek Srivastava

Abhishek Srivastava is the Enterprise Architect at OCLC Online Computer Library Center, where he works on defining companywide strategy, governance and architecture with other application, infrastructure and domain architects. He has over 19 years of software development and architecture experience, including serving as lead architect on several major projects. He specialized in data architecture, SOA, integration, and delivery of large distributed systems. Abhishek's professional interests are data management, data governance, cloud computing, integration architecture and Big data. He holds an MBA from Mccombs Business School and an engineering degree from IIT Roorkee. Abhishek blogs about Data and architecture at dataisles.com. He can be reached at abhi@dataisles.com.

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