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A Systemic Perspective to Managing Complexity with Enterprise Architecture

Book Description

Organizational complexity is an unavoidable aspect of all businesses, even larger ones, which can hinder their ability to react to sudden or disruptive change. However, with the implementation of enterprise architecture (EA), businesses are able to provide their leaders with the resources needed to address any arising challenges. A Systemic Perspective to Managing Complexity with Enterprise Architecture highlights the current advances in utilizing enterprise architecture for managing organizational complexity. By demonstrating the value and usefulness of EA, this book serves as a reference for business leaders, managers, engineers, enterprise architects, and many others interested in new research and approaches to business complexity.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
  5. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
  6. Foreword
  7. Preface
    1. SECTION 1: SHAPING ENTERPRISE ARCHITECTURE – THE NEXT FRONTIER
    2. SECTION 2: CREATING ECOLOGIES OF INNOVATIONS – DEVELOPMENTS AND CONVERGENCE
    3. SECTION 3: THE NEW SCIENCE OF PRACTICE – EXPERIMENTS, CASES, AND EXAMPLES
  8. Acknowledgment
  9. Section 1: Shaping Enterprise Architecture: The Next Frontier
    1. Chapter 1: Systemic Enterprise Architecture as Future
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE FUTURE OF GOVERNMENT
      4. CONNECTED GOVERNMENT: THE GENESIS
      5. THE EMERGING COMPLEXITY PARADIGM
      6. NETWORKED GOVERNANCE AND COMPLEXITY LEADERSHIP
      7. GOVERNMENTS AS SYSTEMS
      8. A PRIMER TO ENTERPRISE ARCHITECTURE
      9. FRONTIERS OF GOVERNMENT ENTERPRISE ARCHITECTURE
      10. STRUCTURING THE CONNECTED GOVERNMENT
      11. THE BUSINESS OF GOVERNMENT
      12. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN GOVERNMENT
      13. THE CONNECTED PERSPECTIVE
      14. ACTUALIZING THE CONNECTED GOVERNMENT
      15. THE HEALTHCARE CONUNDRUM
      16. CHRONIC DISEASES: THE SCALE OF THE PROBLEM
      17. STRATEGIC (SYSTEMS) THINKING
      18. A COMPLEX SYSTEM
      19. STRATEGIC INTERVENTIONS
      20. POWER OF STRATEGIC (SYSTEMS) THINKING
      21. ACTING ON THE STRATEGIC INTERVENTIONS
      22. CONNECTING THE DOTS
      23. ENABLERS, OBSTACLES, AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      24. CONCLUSION
  10. Section 2: Creating Ecologies of Innovations: Developments and Convergence
    1. Chapter 2: Enterprises as Complex Systems
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. THE COMPLEXITY PROBLEM IN ENTERPRISE ARCHITECTURE
      4. 3. ENTERPRISE ENGINEERING AND COMPLEXITY
      5. 4. SELF-EVOLUTION AND COMPLEXITY
      6. 5. KOLMOGOROV COMPLEXITY AS A PROXY FOR THE INFORMATION CONTENT
      7. 6. SIMPLE EXAMPLES
      8. 7. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 3: Complex Adaptive Systems Thinking Approach to Enterprise Architecture
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. SYSTEMS
      4. INTELLIGENCE
      5. INTELLIGENCE BASE
      6. COMPLEX ADAPTIVE SYSTEM (CAS)
      7. ENTERPRISE ARCHITECTURE
      8. EVOLUTION OF ORGANIZATIONAL VIEWS RELATED TO ENTERPRISE ARCHITECTURE
      9. GOVERNANCE AS A PROCESS
      10. CYNEFIN
      11. IMPLICATION OF THE CYNEFIN FRAMEWORK
      12. HOLISTIC FRAMEWORKS
      13. CAST-EA
      14. RECURSION
      15. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 4: A Theory for Enterprise Coherence Governance
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. RESEARCH CONTEXT
      4. 3. REQUIREMENTS ON ENTERPRISE COHERENCE GOVERNANCE
      5. 4. THE ENTERPRISE COHERENCE FRAMEWORK
      6. 5. ENTERPRISE COHERENCE GOVERNANCE
      7. 6. CASE STUDY
      8. 7. CONCLUSION
      9. APPENDIX
    4. Chapter 5: Architecture Leadership and Systems Thinking
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CONNECTEDNESS AND COMPLEXITY: THE REALITY OF INFORMATION AGE
      4. EVOLUTION OF ENTERPRISE ARCHITECTURE AND CHALLENGES
      5. APPLYING SYSTEMS THINKING IN ENTERPRISE ARCHITECTURE AND GOVERNANCE
      6. CASE STUDY: PERSONALIZED MEDICINES – SYSTEMS THINKING AND ARCHITECTURE LEADERSHIP
      7. RESEARCH TOPIC: FRAGILITY OF COMPLEX SYSTEMS
      8. CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 6: Enterprise-in-Environment Adaptation
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. COMPLEXITY AND MANAGEMENT
      4. ENTERPRISE ARCHITECTURE SCHOOLS OF THOUGHT AND COMPLEXITY MANAGEMENT
      5. OPEN SOCIO-TECHNICAL SYSTEMS DESIGN
      6. ENTERPRISE-IN-ENVIRONMENT ADAPTION AS OPEN SOCIO-TECHNICAL SYSTEMS DESIGN
      7. KEY EXECUTION GUIDELINES FOR ENTERPRISE ARCHITECTURE
      8. A COMPARISON WITH CONVENTIONAL ENTERPRISE ARCHITECTURE APPROACHES
      9. ENTERPRISE-IN-ENVIRONMENT ADAPTATION AND COMPLEXITY MANAGEMENT
      10. BENEFITS AND CHALLENGES OF ENTERPRISE ECOLOGICAL ADAPTATION
      11. ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP AND GOVERNANCE
      12. FURTHER RESEARCH
      13. CONCLUSION
    6. Chapter 7: A Systemic View on Enterprise Architecture Management
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. MOTIVATION
      3. 2. A VSM PERSPECTIVE ON EAM
      4. 3. A VIABLE SYSTEM PERSPECTIVE ON DIFFERENT APPROACHES IN LITERATURE
      5. 4. REQUIREMENTS FOR EA MANAGEMENT GOVERNANCE
      6. 5. BUILDING BLOCK-BASED GOVERNANCE METHOD FOR EA MANAGEMENT (BEAMS)
      7. 6. CONCLUSION AND OUTLOOK
  11. Section 3: The New Science of Practice: Experiments, Cases, and Examples
    1. Chapter 8: Enterprise Architecture of Sustainable Development
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. EVOLVING NOTIONS ABOUT SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
      4. 3. CALL TO BE ACTION-ORIENTED AND USEFULNESS OF A SYSTEMIC VISION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
      5. 4. A FRAMEWORK TO INTEGRATE THE MANY ELEMENTS OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND THEIR INTERRELATIONSHIPS
      6. 5. APPLYING THE FRAMEWORK TO THE STRATEGIZING, ORGANIZATION, AND MANAGEMENT OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
      7. 6. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 9: Competitive Pattern-Based Strategies under Complexity
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. LITERATURE
      4. 3. METHODOLOGY
      5. 4. RESULTS
      6. 5. CONCLUSION AND DISCUSSIONS
      7. APPENDIX A
      8. APPENDIX B
      9. APPENDIX C
      10. APPENDIX D
      11. APPENDIX E
      12. APPENDIX F
      13. APPENDIX G
    3. Chapter 10: Federated Enterprise Architecture
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. FEDERALISM AND FEDERATION AS A POLITICAL SCIENCE CONSTRUCT
      4. ENTERPRISE ARCHITECTURE ALIGNMENT WITH THE ORGANIZATION’S STRUCTURE
      5. MULTINATIONAL CORPORATIONS: OVERVIEW
      6. FEDERATED ENTERPRISE ARCHITECTURE: STRUCTURE
      7. FEDERATED ENTERPRISE ARCHITECTURE: BENEFITS AND RISKS
      8. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 11: Transitioning to Government Shared Services Centres
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. CASE STUDY
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 12: Navigating Complexity with Enterprise Architecture Management
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. BACKGROUND
      4. 3. THE ENTERPRISE ARCHITECTURE APPROACH
      5. 4. A DISASTER RELIEF EXAMPLE
      6. 5. FUTURE DIRECTIONS
      7. 6. CONCLUSION
    6. Chapter 13: Enterprise Architecture’s Identity Crisis
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. ENTERPRISE ARCHITECTURE AS A MATURING DISCIPLINE
      3. FORMATIVE YEARS
      4. ADOLESCENCE
      5. TOWARDS MATURITY
    7. Chapter 14: Growing Complexity and Transformations of the Power Sector
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION: ELECTRICITY AND ENTERPRISE ARCHITECTURE
      3. BACKGROUND OF ELECTRICITY IN DEVELOPING REGIONS (ESPECIALLY INDIA)
      4. THE ELECTRICITY ENTERPRISE AND GROWING COMPLEXITIES OF SCALE, AND SCOPE
      5. BUSINESS PROCESSES, INDICATORS, AND TRANSFORMATION
      6. SMART GRIDS
      7. LESSONS LEARNED AND DISCUSSION
      8. APPENDIX
  12. Compilation of References
  13. About the Contributors