Anyone else a little frustrated with the techno-oriented positioning of many of the questions and postings on EA forums? I understand that most of us are Information Technology (IT) professionals, so it is a good source of professionals with information and experience on technology topics. However, as we have noted many times, it is this positioning reinforcement that continues to confuse many who are new to the practice about the intended nature of EA.
While there has been some lively debate over the last year or so about the true nature and placement of Enterprise Business Architecture, there has been some relatively consistent positioning of EA over the last decade as a strategic planning discipline. EA is positioned as a discipline (both the process, people and resulting artifacts) intended to define a long-term, business driven future state to help decision makers rationalize short term needs with long-term direction.
Please join us in trying to be consistent in the positioning of EA.