Enterprise Architecture As Strategy: Creating a Foundation for Business Execution by Jeanne W. RossDoes it seem you’ve formulated a rock-solid strategy, yet your firm still can’t get ahead? If so, construct a solid foundation for business execution—an IT infrastructure and digitized business processes to automate your company’s core capabilities. In Enterprise Architecture as Strategy: Creating a Foundation for Business Execution, authors Jeanne W. Ross, Peter Weill, and David C. Robertson show you how.
The key? Make tough decisions about which processes you must execute well, then implement the IT systems needed to digitize those processes. Citing numerous companies worldwide, the authors show how constructing the right enterprise architecture enhances profitability and time to market, improves strategy execution, and even lowers IT costs. Though clear, engaging explanation, they demonstrate how to define your operating model—your vision of how your firm will survive and grow—and implement it through your enterprise architecture. Their counterintuitive but vital message: when it comes to executing your strategy, your enterprise architecture may matter far more than your strategy itself.
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Enterprise Architecture As Strategy: Creating a Foundation for Business Execution
Ross, Peter Weill, and David C. My colleague, Danny Cohen recommended it as one of the best books on enterprise strategy and I agree. A big focus of the book is on execution and how to build a strong foundation for execution. The key is an effective enterprise architecture. With an effective enterprise architecture, you can improve business agility, achieve higher profitability, reduce time to market, lower IT costs, improve access to shared customer data, lower the risk of mission-critical systems failures. Enterprise architecture as strategy means your enterprise architecture is addressing two key challenges: 1 integration and 2 standardization across the company. Six Steps to Build a Foundation for Execution Here are six steps Ross, Weill, and Robertson identify for re-thinking a foundation for execution and creating and effective enterprise architecture:.
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Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Jeanne W. Ross is Principal Research Scientist, MIT Sloan Architecture As Strategy: Creating a Foundation for Business Execution - Kindle edition by Jeanne W. Ross, Peter Weill, David Robertson.
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