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Principle Based Enterprise Architecture: A Systematic Approach to Enterprise Architecture and Governance by Ian Koenig

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Chapter 4 Roles

There is no “right” way to organize architecture or to define architecture roles, but there are many “wrong” ways. There are many models in the industry and the model chosen for a corporation needs to adapt to that company’s culture.

For the sake of consistency, PBEA assumes an agile delivery model16 and adopts a specific model, when describing the interactions amongst architects and between architects and their stakeholders. In the PBEA method, three distinct architecture roles are defined: enterprise architects (EAs), solution architects (SAs), and technical architects (TAs).

PBEA tries not to presume any specific organizational model, but we need some definition of roles for the architecture to be precise.

Enterprise architects ...

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