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Practical Guide to Enterprise Architecture, A by Elias K. Jo, Vikas Sharan, James Linn, Michael E. Stevens, Scott W. Ambler, James McGovern

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Chapter 5. Methodology Overview

I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.

—Thomas A. Edison (1847–1931)

Our protagonist, Myles Standish, understands today's technology projects are faced with steadily increasing expectations. Software has to be developed faster, better, and cheaper. Simultaneously, complexity of systems grows logarithmically as new technologies are introduced not only to extend the enterprise but also to bring legacy up to the foreground of company intelligence. In managing these conflicting factors, Myles relies on an armada of methodologies that can be used to reduce risk and deliver technology solutions on time and on budget.

Methodology is an amorphous term used in the technology industry that describes ...

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