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Architecture Diagrams - What is the Value for Enterprise Architecture?

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Published on 28 Dec 2018

About Architecture Diagrams

Architecture diagrams help to communicate and to decide which concepts are of strategic importance for the company to do right and which are not. This architecture diagram above shows a coherent set of concepts that are required because of the strategy of the organization.

If the board and directors of the organization approve this diagram, then every project or innovation in the company will have to align its design and realization activities to this diagram.

Also progress on implementing concepts and conflicts or problems between concepts can be visualized here.

One of the objectives of the architects will be to create a detailed concept design per concept, showing the principles of the concepts.

Watch the interactive version of the architecture diagram by clicking on it, and click on a concept to view its detailed principle diagram. For instance, click on the Chatbot concept, or click on the Strategy Map to do the demo.

Here you can read more about the definition of an Architecture Diagram

What is the Value?

The arising question by many people is: What is the value of Enterprise Architecture?

Dragon1 answers that question as follows:

Enterprise Architecture (EA) helps to manage complexity and to deal with change. An enterprise architecture is the conceptual blueprint of a company. It can be created in the form of a set of views of important aspects of the organization.

These views, often visualized as architecture diagrams, help to cut IT costs, standardize technology, mitigate risks, improve processes, realize strategy, and enable innovation. Stakeholders of the company use their views to support their decision-making on issues and concerns. Project managers and workers use these views to guide their activities in the projects.

On the Use Cases page, you can read about these benefits in more detail.

Category: EA

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