Gartner Research

The Distinction Between Enterprise Architecture and Application Architecture Makes a Difference to Business Outcomes

Published: 02 January 2014

ID: G00258458

Analyst(s): Ross Altman , Cathleen Blanton

Summary

Enterprise architects must engage application architects to adapt these definitions and clarify boundaries to enable outcomes and reduce waste and conflict.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Establish Clear Demarcation for Each Discipline Based on How It Provides Value to Achieving Business Outcomes
    • Depict the Value Chain for Architecture Disciplines
    • Delineate Based on Abstraction and Scope of Solutions
    • Use Decision Domains to Focus Architecture Disciplines
  • Socialize and Adapt Gartner Definitions
    • Explain How Disciplines Interact
  • Clarify Boundaries by Specifying Handoffs

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