What is an Enterprise Architect and what do they do?
This is a question commonly asked by those who don’t work in the Enterprise Architecture field. To answer this question, we first have to look at two associated questions; What is Enterprise Architecture, and what are the benefits of Enterprise Architecture?
Enterprise architecture is regarded as one of the key ways to achieving competitive advantage through information technology. There is a growing pressure to reduce costs, increase flexibility, and regulate technology environments. Because of this, there has been an increased focus on Enterprise Architecture and thus an increasing demand for Enterprise Architect Professionals.
An Enterprise Architect ensures that business and technology are in alignment by linking the business mission, strategy, and processes of an organization to its technology strategy, and by documenting this using multiple architectural models or views. This results in showing how the current and future needs of an organization will be met in an efficient, sustainable, and adaptable manner.
If you’re aspiring to become an Enterprise Architect, it’s important to have a clear roadmap in order to make it in this demanding and competitive industry. One of the main requirements to becoming an Enterprise Architect is learning an EA framework that allows you to work with other architecture disciplines and a key milestone in this is obtaining an industry-leading EA Certification. The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF) has certified over 80,000 people and is widely recognized as the best EA certification to hold. EA Principals run regular public TOGAF 9.2 training courses across the United States and Canada and we are also specialize in designing and delivering customized, onsite courses for private clients to address specific business needs, scenarios and learning requirements.