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

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Chapter 6 Architecture Governance

An asset-oriented architecture (AOA) focuses on clearly delineating and enumerating each of the building blocks of the solutions in an enterprise. This approach facilitates increased re-use of systems and data and increased quality through hypervigilance on encapsulation and APIs. The enumeration of these building blocks that we call assets, provides the inventory that we use to track technical debt. Technical debt is the primary metric that we use to drive business insight through architecture.

As I mentioned earlier, enterprise architecture exists to provide business benefits. These business benefits are derived primarily from the increased reuse and measurability of the system and data assets comprising the ...

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