Enterprise Architects requires the knowledge of IT integration based on the strong business case. Before we begin an enterprise architecture (EA) process, we need to have a strong business case based on enterprise principles that demonstrates our organisation’s need for the future architecture. The business case should include information about how the target architecture can reduce operating costs, create more efficient business processes, and generate new revenue streams for the company. In addition, the business case should identify the risks and issues of not pursuing EA and deliver example evidence that shows where the lack of EA is already causing some problems for the organisation.
Enterprise architects are responsible for designing and re-engineering the EA. Their central task is to lead the EA process. They must also be able to transform their knowledge while performing at the speed of change, possess nearly countless skills, have a good grasp of different disciplines, and be able to use diverse tools. I believe EA takes years of experience in the field of IT. Field of IT refers to hardware, software solutions based on business and customer needs.
When I combine my 18 years of experience in the field of IT - the numerous installation of hardware and software based on business or customer demand has given me the ability to analyse business need and existing processes, the understand the drawbacks or bottleneck of the processes, put-together an architectural plan based on proprietary or/and open-source solutions and deploy it as a pilot project. Once approved deploy at the enterprise level and maintain it.
In last 6 years - I have been involved with architecture solutions for AIS St Helens, Raffles and also for various clients through my company ITDSL. With my success stories as an enterprise architect - you can be rest assured I will give you solution which will streamline your process resulting efficiency, revenue and stakeholder satisfaction.
(Adapted from: Federal Chief Information Officers Council. A Practical Guide to CIO Council - Federal Enterprise Architecture. February 2001, Version 1.0. (www.gao.gov/special.pubs/eaguide.pdf))