Enterprise architecture “should not only provide value on implementation, but at each stage of the strategy-execution lifecycle.” I’ve recently written “A Step-by-Step Guide to Using Enterprise Patterns,” as an Executive Update for Cutter Consortium.
My previous Cutter work has discussed enterprise patterns, and has provided a step-by-step guide to create them. In this Executive Update, we examine how EA teams can use enterprise patterns as a key EA management tool. Through examples and case studies we show how organizations can employ enterprise patterns in five areas of enterprise transformation: deciding direction ,evaluating options, choosing priorities, guiding change, and demonstrating value. The Update shows how to use enterprise patterns to improve strategic capabilities and support the change process.