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 Introduction to Enterprise Architecture
      The Framework for Enterprise Architecture

      Basic Enterprise Physics

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 Industrial Age Break-Down
      Enterprise Frustrations

      Architectural Explanations

 Enterprise Engineering Design Objectives
      Alignment, Integration, Flexibility, etc.

      Reduced Time-to-Market (Mass-Customization)

      Cheaper and Faster

      Conclusions for Management

 Frequently Asked Questions
      How do you “cost/justify” Architecture?

      Who has successfully implemented the framework?

      How do you actually do Architecture?

Conference Content
There are four major components of the conference:
  1. Environmental Challenges Facing the Modern Enterprise
    "Environmental Challenges" develops the conditions that currently are driving the modern enterprise to address the issues of Enterprise Architecture. It develops the environmental conditions that literally demand a revolution in concepts as the tools of the Industrial Age begin to limit our effectiveness for addressing the complexities and rate of change of the 21st Century Enterprise.

  2. Conceptual Foundations
    "Conceptual Foundations" develops the Framework for Enterprise Architecture as a basis for defining what architecture looks like relative to Enterprises. (We know what "architecture" looks like for buildings, for airplanes, for automobiles, etc. What does it look like for Enterprises?) Out of the context of the Framework, it is easy to observe the physics surrounding Enterprises, that is, the "laws of nature" that are operating and affecting the Enterprise operation. Further, it is easy to observe why the approaches of the past, the Industrial Age, are breaking down in the face of the Information Age, and why knowledge of the classic "short term/long term trade-off" is fundamental survival in the foreseeable future.

  3. Practical Implementation Issues
    "Practical Implementation Issues" develops approaches to reduce the "time to market" for responding to Enterprise requirements. It identifies the obstacles that must be overcome in order to effect successful implementation of architectural concepts. Time permitting, it develops certain obstacles in some detail and suggests possible strategies to overcome them. Further, it establishes that the desirable characteristics of "alignment," "flexibility," "adaptability," "interoperability," "reusability," "user-friendliness," "reduced time-to-market," "quality," etc., etc. are actually engineering design objectives, Enterprise engineering design objectives.

  4. Conclusions and Recommendations
    "Conclusions" summarizes the value proposition for Enterprise Architecture and discloses some of the early numbers that indicate that Architecture-based approaches actually are cheaper and faster than the traditional approaches for building systems for the Enterprise. In fact, the numbers suggest that it is orders of magnitude cheaper and faster.

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