About This Book Praise for Enterprise Architecture Planning ". the book has given me a wealth of good, fresh ideas about every facet of the architecture process . makes a substantive contribution to the body of IS planning knowledge." John A. Zachman Zachman Information Systems Enterprise Architecture Planning is more advanced than traditional system planning approaches because you:
* define a stable business model independent of organizational boundaries, systems, and procedures,
* define data before application, and
* let data determine the sequence for implementing applications systems.
Here the authors give you a common-sense approach to Enterprise Architecture Planning. You'll find dozens of examples of architectures, procedures, checklists, and useful guidelines to support these techniques. This is the best guide available to help you ensure a cost-effective, long-term solution.
Enterprise Architecture Planning is strategic planning at its best. Instead of asking questions like "What systems do you want?" "What are your critical success factors?" "What do you need most?" EAP asks "What do you do?" This well written, interesting, and entertaining book on EAP is a must for systems designers, programmers, and others who want to improve operational or systems planning. Each chapter ends with a set of discussion questions. The appendices describe products for the EAP toolset, consulting companies, duration estimating, sample function definitions, and sample documents. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)