The Type 2 Enterprise Architect’s main role is “do” EA for
which he/she needs detailed (architecturally) Business and IT knowledge.
They need to really understand whatever the primary business
role of the Enterprise is (be it a bank, an oil company, a medical centre, the
tax office, a university, an aircraft manufacturer, a hotel, an online retailer
or a dog grooming company) but also the Enterprise Context that that Enterprise
They also need to really understand the place of IT within
the Enterprise but also in the Enterprise Context in terms of vendors,
products, services and technologies - both old, existing and upcoming - as part
of their job is to highlight Technology Catalysts where a particular vendor,
product, service or technology is exposed to the senior business executives
that might provide competitive advantage.