Why Enterprise Architecture is Mission Impossible

“The business” does not exist, proclaims the author, and then goes on to show that this represents the major obstacle for successful enterprise architecture and mature IT.

 "Successful application of enterprise architecture is not simple. Many books and articles have been written on the subject. All describe how alignment with “the business” is essential and subsequently delve into architecture frameworks, procedures, organisation, governance and the required skill set. This article will show that in general there is no such thing as “the business” and how this represents the major obstacle for successful enterprise architecture and mature IT. "

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