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Controlling the Chaos by Robert Fox

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Chapter 5 The Application Domain

As we begin the discussion of a new domain of architecture and governance, I want to refocus the goal of this book, which is to create a framework for managing the complexity of IT functions by creating an organization structure that reduces those thousands of individual IT functions into a simple conceptual napkin drawing, the functional framework.

At the top level, we first divided the functions into four architectural domains: business, information, application, and technology. The business drives everything. They tell what the company will do. If the IT department is serving the business well and has built trust, then the business will trust IT to say how. Within IT, the first priority is to determine the ...

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