- focus space (biz unit, enterprise, country, etc.)
- architectural space (business, information, etc.)
- time span (project life-cycle, solution life-cycle, enterprise life-cycle, etc.)
- sector span (various industries)
- problem space (re-structuring, rationalisation, M&A, standardisation, etc.)
- solution space (from a concept to operations - like ZF rows)
- cultural space
- practice space (are you theoretician vs methodologist vs practitioner?)
- media space (physical vs analog vs digital)
- financial space (number of zero in the budget)
- people space (top, management, middle-management, super-users, workers)
- socio-technical vs technical system
- CX span (touch point, journey, storytelling, lifecycle)
- social space (gender equality, consensus building, conflict resolution)
- person span (individual, house, personal cars, public places, etc.)
- technology ?
- System-thinking applied management discipline is an applied management discipline which uses system-thinking approach.
- Applied management discipline is a management discipline which applies scientific knowledge for solving practical problems.
- Management discipline is a discipline for the better management of the enterprise functioning in support of the enterprise goals.
- Discipline is a coherent set of governing rules
Enterprise Architecture (EA) is a coherent set of governing rules for the better management of the enterprise functioning in support of the enterprise goals by applying system-thinking scientific knowledge for solving practical problems in coordinating people, processes, projects and products in 11 dimensions.
This definition can be used as a metric to qualify enterprise architects. In my books, an enterprise architect must comply with the following:
- focus space: work for 1000+ people;
- architectural space: able to contribute to all architectural domains; expert knowledge in 2-3 domains
- time span: have experience with complete enterprise life-cycle
- sector span: min 5 different sectors experience; able to find similarities between sectors
- problem space: leading min 3 critical enterprise-wide changes
- solution space: comfortable in min 4 rows
- cultural space: know culture specifics for the majority of staff members
- practice space: be good at least in 1 of these roles
- media space: make fully digital a whole company (100+ people)
- financial space: 1 M budget minimum
- people space: able to talk to everyone to explain how EA will address their concerns and change their working habits for the better