How to Design Enterprise Architecture

Enterprise Architecture is a complete science and profession of its own. Still the enterprise architecture field is young, so for most of us it is all new. Beneath you will find a list of 'How To' step by step tutorials to create effective and visual and interactive architecture products.

When you are busy with Enterprise Architecture at work, and you are curious how to create certain enterprise architecture products or how to execute certain architecture processes? The resources on this website are your guide that will lead you through the steps on Visual Enterprise Architecture compliant to the Dragon1 open EA Method.

Your Step by Step Tutorial

On every page here you will find a series of steps to take designing very useful architecture products compliant to the Dragon1 open EA Method. The order of the products is the ideal / normal order of products to create compliant to the Dragon1 open EA Method.

We provide you with the following step by step tutorials:

A) Enterprise Architecture - Conceptual Architecture Design

The following products created are all part of the Architecture Designing app, Phase 1:

  1. How to create a Stakeholder Needs & Requirements Analysis Diagram (Stakeholders' Enterprise Vision)
  2. How to create an Enterprise Structure Elements & Functions Diagram (Enterprise Structure Vision)
  3. How to create an Enterprise Architecture Functions, Concepts & Principles Diagram (Enterprise Architecture Vision)
  4. How to create an ArchiMate Business Functions Diagram?
  5. How to create a Design Sketch of an Enterprise Total Concept?

B) Enterprise Architecture - Preliminary Architecture Design

The following products created are all part of the Architecture Designing app, Phase 2:

  1. How to create a Principles Detail drawing of a concept?
  2. How to create a meta model, user model and an instance model?
  3. How to create a Process Landscape diagram (with business functions)?
  4. How to create an Application Landscape diagram (static and dynamic)?
    Including domains, information systems, suites, modules, components, objects, interfaces, connections, software and services.
  5. How to create a technology (services) roadmap
  6. How to create an AS-IS enterprise architecture blueprint
  7. How to set up an AS-IS architecture principles document / database

C) Enterprise Architecture Dossiers

The following products created are all part of the Enterprise Architecture Dossier:

  1. How to set up an EA Baseline
  2. How to create an AS-IS Enterprise Architecture Framework diagram?
  3. How to set up a glossary of terms document / database
  4. How to create an AS-IS Enterprise Architecture (Document)
  5. How to create an AS-IS Governance Architecture (Document)
  6. How to create an AS-IS Business Architecture (Document)
  7. How to create an AS-IS Information Architecture (Document)
  8. How to create an AS-IS Technical Architecture (Document)
  9. How to create an AS-IS Security Architecture (Document)

By following these tutorials you will cover processes, products, checklists, document templates and other practical things from the Dragon1 open EA Method.

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