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Good. Gave me the overall picture. - Senior consultant, AutoCont, Czech Republic, Mar 2011

Recommend PEAF?

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Yes - Unlike any of the other frameworks I believe that PEAF offers a quick start to EA as well as a long term Framework. I biggest benifit is its simplicity for all to understand and reap the benifits from within all levels of the Organisation (especially at the top ;)) - Enterprise Architect, Experian, UK, May 2012

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Every Enterprise already has an EA. The word Architecture just means structure and so an Enterprise Architecture is really just the structure of the Enterprise. Every Enterprise definitely has structure and therefore definitely has an Enterprise Architecture. It may be good or bad. It may be documented or not. It may be understood or not. It may be what is required or not. An Enterprise may not have an Enterprise Architecture model (something documented in some way) but every Enterprise definitely already has an Enterprise Architecture.

Every Enterprise already "does" EA. "Doing EA" is a bit of a misnomer. "Doing EA" is actually the work that happens in the Strategising and Roadmapping phases of the Transformation cascade (as defined by POET) including high level project Governance. This work is already happening in every Enterprise. It may be good or bad. It may be documented or not. It may be understood or not. It may be what is required or not but every Enterprise is definitely already "doing" Enterprise Architecture.

Every Enterprise already employs EAs. The people who currently work in the Strategising and Roadmapping phases and perform high level project Governance are EA's. They may not have that title, they may not know what EA is, but they are most definitely EAs.

"Having" EA or "doing" EA is therefore not a question of existence or not, it's more a question of maturity - the effectiveness and efficiency by which those things exist and are done. It's a question of Maturity.

 

Is your EA documented anywhere?

Who in your Enterprise is already doing EA? (Whether they have the title or not)

 

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