I ran across a really good high-level Enterprise Architecture video last week and thought I would share. It’s brought to us by ArchimateMusings blog. This looks to be a video that his company created to articulate EA’s overall function and value proposition. Here is the description of the video:
This animation shows the role of Enterprise Architecture starting from the perspective of a business user. That user has understandable wishes and requests, and the IT decisions made for him all make sense. But the result of all business users doing this independently is a ‘hair ball architecture’. The role of Enterprise Architecture to prevent this from happening is illustrated.
The video was created by T36 (http://http://www.t36.nl) in Maastricht, The Netherlands for APG Asset Management (http://www.apg.nl/apgsite/pages/english/services/asset-management/). T36 created the story board from interviews with APG AM’s Lead Architect, Gerben Wierda. The video is owned by APG and it may move to an APG-owned channel later.
I wanted to share this with everyone because I think it’s important for EA’s to have a rich set of visuals, examples and media to facilitate the continous education process with our customers. While the video didn’t speak of strategy and business enablement directly, I do think this is a good primer or overview of some key value propositions for EA.