Martin Op ’t Land is Principal Consultant and Enterprise Architect at Capgemini and has over 16 years of experience in the field of enterprise architecture, mostly in the finance and public sectors. In addition, he is involved in research in the field of enterprise engineering and architecting. His current research focuses on methods for splitting and allying organizations.
Erik Proper is Principal Consultant at Capgemini and Professor in Information Systems at the Radboud University Nijmegen. He has a mixed industrial and academic background. His interests lie mainly in the field of conceptual modeling, enterprise modeling, enterprise engineering and enterprise architecting. He was co-initiator of the ArchiMate project, and currently also serves on the board of the ArchiMate foundation as well as the Netherlands Architecture Forum (NAF).
Maarten Waage is Enterprise Architect at Capgemini. He has over 10 years of experience in creating and applying enterprise architecture, mostly in the context of complex business/IT transformations of large organizations (both profit and not-for-profit).
Jeroen Cloo is Senior Consultant and Enterprise Architect at SeederDeBoer. With a degree in Technology Management, he started as a consultant over 10 years ago. He has been involved in multiple enterprise architecture engagements in different sectors.
Claudia Steghuis is Senior Consultant at Capgemini, with about 2 years of experience in enterprise architecture.
In this book, Greefhorst and Proper focus on the role of architecture principles. They provide both a theoretical and a practical perspective on architecture principles. The theoretical perspective involves a brief survey of the general concept of principle as well as an analysis of different flavors of principles. Architecture principles are regarded as a specific class of normative principles that direct the design of an enterprise, from the definition of its business to its supporting IT. The practical perspective on architecture principles is concerned with an approach to the formulation of architecture principles, as well as their actual use in organizations. To illustrate their use in practice, several real-life cases are discussed, an application of architecture principles in TOGAF is included, and a catalogue of example architecture principles is provided.
With this broad coverage, the authors target students and researchers specializing in enterprise architecture or business information systems, as well as practitioners who want to understand the foundations underlying their practical daily work.
Such a theory and a matching methodology, which has passed the test of practical experience, constitute the contents of this book. The enterprise ontology, as developed by Dietz, is the starting point for profoundly understanding the organization of an enterprise and subsequently for analyzing, (re)designing, and (re)engineering it. The approach covers numerous issues in an integrated way: business processes, in- and outsourcing, information systems, management control, staffing etc.
Researchers and students in enterprise engineering or related fields will discover in this book a revolutionary new way of thinking about business and organization. In addition, it provides managers, business analysts, and enterprise information system designers for the first time with a solid and integrated insight into their daily work.
Lankhorst and his co-authors present such an enterprise modelling language that captures the complexity of architectural domains and their relations and allows the construction of integrated enterprise architecture models. They provide architects with concrete instruments that improve their architectural practice. As this is not enough, they additionally present techniques and heuristics for communicating with all relevant stakeholders about these architectures. Since an architecture model is useful not only for providing insight into the current or future situation but can also be used to evaluate the transition from ‘as-is’ to ‘to-be’, the authors also describe analysis methods for assessing both the qualitative impact of changes to an architecture and the quantitative aspects of architectures, such as performance and cost issues.
The modelling language presented has been proven in practice in many real-life case studies and has been adopted by The Open Group as an international standard. So this book is an ideal companion for enterprise IT or business architects in industry as well as for computer or management science students studying the field of enterprise architecture.