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Controlling the Chaos by Robert Fox

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Chapter 2 EAG Functional Framework

Unfortunately, there’s no such thing as architecture or governance in a box. It isn’t a simple matter of saying that you’ve chosen TOGAF or ITIL as your EA framework. Nothing out-of-the-box is going to be a complete drop-in solution. You’re going to have to build your own IT management solution, and you’re going to need a plan.

You need to be able to hang all the complicated pieces of your own program on a simple EAG framework, with as little re-inventing of the wheel as possible. You no doubt already have quite a few documented policies, standards, and processes in place, and you can fill in many of the remaining gaps by borrowing ideas from TOGAF, COBIT, and ITIL. However, you still need some sort of framework ...

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