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Constructing Blueprints for Enterprise IT Architectures eBook ´ ☆ danpashley á ❴KINDLE❵ ❃ Constructing Blueprints for Enterprise IT Architectures Author Bernard H Boar – Danpashley.co.uk This book is the answer to hundreds of CIOs who have asked me how IT can be This book is the answer to hundreds of CIOs who have asked me how IT can be used to disrupt their market and change the rules of competition If you live in a hypercompetitive world CIOs will find this book an invaluable resource Richard A D'Aveni author of Hypercompetition I wish Bernie Boar had written this book 20 years ago And I wish every IT manager and architect had read it and placed his hand on it and sworn by it 20 years ago Then we wouldn't be in the pickle we find ourselves in today John A Zachman Constructing Blueprints for Enterprise IT Architectures Recently deployed within a unit at A I loathe giving a bad review of a book by an author whose prior works are in my opinion classics that have greatly influenced my thinking and professional growth Howeverthis book is a disappointmentThe blueprints given in this book are not as coherent nor are they described with the same sparkling prose for which Mr Boar is known I found his descriptions muddled and his presentations redundant because the same diagrams are used over and over which I personally found to be irritatingAlso there are no fresh ideas in the approach the blueprints are clearly based on the Zachman Framework Since I am a strong proponent of this framework and approach to IT architecture I agree with the ideas and concepts behind the book There are better articulate descriptions of the Zachman Framework in Enterprise Architucture Planning by Spewak and Hill and Data Stores Data Warehousing and the Zachman Framework by Inmon Zachman and GeigerMy disappointment with this book may be because of one or of the following reasons Mr Boar was pressured by the publisher to produce another book and this is the result or possibly because he has wandered into areas where he is somewhat out of his element The world of IT strategy in which he is an acknowledged expert and fresh thinker is not the same world as architecture His wonderful analogies using the works of Sun Tzu and Niccolo Machiavelli to reinforce his approach to strategy in his prior books do not play well in the architecture domain which is the focus of this bookMy recommendation is to sidestep this book if you are interested in IT architecture and consider instead one or both of the ones I recommended above On the other hand if you have an interest in IT strategy or aligning IT to business any of Mr Boar's books on strategic planning or IT alignment are insightful and important reading

Bernard H Boar ï Constructing Blueprints for Enterprise IT Architectures eBook

TT Enterprise IT Architecture Blueprinting EAB lets you blueprint your system designs with a degree of precision long taken for granted by engineers and architects In fact it's the first standardized methodology of its kind In this book expert Bernard Boar introduces you to the principles behind EAB and all of its features by walking through the entire design process for developing conceptual functional logical and physical blueprints complete with useful icons diagrams and page templates This valuable guide also definesWhy blueprinting is an imperative strategy to cope with hypercompetitive busine The author made a valiant effort to explain how to impelement an enterprise information architecture but falls shortI'll start with what I like about ths book using a blueprint approach is appealing because I place a high value on design patterns with which this approach is consistent The fact that the author bases his approach on the Zachman framework is another strong point And it is apparent that Mr Boar knows his subjectThat said this book has a lot of shortcomings it is inconsistent in detail some places there is too much detail and other places the lack of sufficient detail reuires either a leap of faith or shows that the author just hasn't carefully thought the details through The writing style is muddled Unlike other reviewers I have not read any of the author's other books so I cannot comment on whether or not this is atypical To me reading this book was a chore There is emphasis on the author's approach than there is on actually implementing an architecture This in my opinion detracts from the bookFor a well written description of the Zachman Framework and how to implement it I recommend Melissa Cook's Building Enterprise Information Architecture For copious detail that is given is a consistent and accurate manner I recommend Spewak and Hill's Enterprise Architecture Planning Either of these books will provide a complete clearly written approach to implementing an enterprise IT architecture

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Constructing Blueprints for Enterprise IT ArchitecturesSs environments in the information ageAn accessible vocabulary rational rules and clear cut graphics standardsHow to create a set of functional specifications and how they interrelate with diagramsHow to integrate multiple drawingsHow to package the finished blueprintHow to design infrastructure and application architectures for extreme maneuverability and maximum flexibilityHow to implement blueprinting within your environment and overcome potential obstacles The companion Web site located at wwwwileycomcompbooksboar gives youSample checklists and blueprint templates that you can customize and reu Whilst I understand the comments from Mike Tarrani the sheer frustration that I have found from irregularities within the book This method is very much in the right direction Clearly Bernie has developed a method that when implemented within an organisation can provide consistency in a field that has always been inconsistent This work needs to be further defined agreed but I don't see a better method and to that end we have recently invested considerable effort to define a CASE tool to support the use of EAB in our company