Chapter 9

The Next StepsTaking Collaborative EA Forward


A summary

In the wake of the rise of IT in our globalized business world, enterprise architecture has reached the mainstream. There is hardly any large company in the world that does not have an EA team, whatever it is called in the respective organization. The primary task of EA is to align the IT landscape to the business needs while at the same time keeping its ever-growing complexity under control. The enterprise architect is like the driver of a cart drawn by a wild horse: She needs to keep the cart on track ...

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