Focus Your Work

There are many things to consider when evolving the enterprise architecture—so many that it is not practical to consider every issue for every business process scenario. If you do, you’ll end up spending the majority of your time considering issues that, in the end, don’t really matter.

To maintain focus, you need to continually ask yourself three key questions about each design issue:

1. Is the design issue relevant?

2. Is satisfying the requirement important to the enterprise?

3. Is the proposed solution sufficient?

The relevance of the design issue is your first consideration. If it is not relevant, don’t waste time on it. You don’t need to worry about the security of information that is in the public domain, nor ...

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