|SIM Guide to EA|
A project of the Society for Information Management's Enterprise Architecture Working Group and edited by Leon A. Kappelman. The SIM Guide to Enterprise Architecture provides insights from leading authorities on EA, including John Zachman, Larry DeBoever, George Paras, Jeanne Ross, and Randy Hite. The book supplies a solid understanding of key concepts for effectively leveraging EA to redesign business processes, integrate services, and become an Information Age enterprise. Beginning with a look at current theory and frameworks, the book discusses the practical application of enterprise architecture and includes a wealth of best practices, resources, and references. It contains the SIM survey of IT organizations' EA activities, which provides important metrics for evaluating progress and success.
*All author royalties support the work of the not-for-profit SIM EA Working Group
What they are saying about the SIM Guide to Enterprise Architecture:
"... a visionary yet practical guide to perhaps the most fundamentally important topic facing enterprises today. It is the best and most comprehensive book that I have seen on the critically important topic of Enterprise Architecture and its ability to transform a company."
"The best in the field bringing clarity to EA. You'll learn why its value for good-oriented, integrated systems is undeniable."
"A compelling book co-authored by the "who's who" in the EA space. It provides deep and thorough coverage of this critical discipline, and is an excellent source for real world, practical insight, and ideas."
"... a powerful collection of research work all dealing with how to bring EA to your organization ... as the complexity of enterprises continues to increase the importance of having a strong competency in EA becomes paramount. This book offers many perspectives on the approach to formalizing the process of EA within your organization."
"... a valuable and comprehensive reference that every practitioner should own. The topics that are covered reflect the maturing of this discipline and its increased value to enabling public and private sector organizations to be more agile and competitive."
From the Foreword: "... a timely and important book."
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