Definition of EA proposed by Len Fehskens at The Open Group and Eskil Swende at IRM
A SUSTAINABLE DIGITAL PLATFORM
Our architecture leads to a sustainable digital platform. Which is necessary to build a flexible (agile) business. When the environment, goals and strategies change – then it must give support for quick and easy change. And the digital platform should remain lean and flexible, without growing unnecessarily large and complex.
Our architecture process consists of three main processes, each with its own rhythm (frequency).
First, the initial process that gives everyone an overview of the most important aspects of the business. This represents our “core architecture”.
Next comes the process where changes are initiated and projects are defined so that we can both realise the desired changes and build the flexible digital platform.
The third process supports the collaboration between architect and developers, and ensures that we deliver what was planned.
A new application architecture will be needed to create a sustainable digital platform that will serve easy and swift changes in business operations.