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  1. #1 by Mridul on August 22, 2010 - 12:22 pm

    Hi, We need to know the top five books you will recommend to start EA consulting Practice. Our background is in IT Architecture.

    Thanks in Advance.


  2. #2 by Imhotep on August 22, 2010 - 12:58 pm


    As is often the case with EA, the answer is it depends. But, like all good architects I’ll start by stating my assumptions.

    1) By IT Architecture you mean predominately solution architecture, which you are already comfortable with.

    2) By EA consulting you intended to cover the full gambit of architecture.

    With these in mind I’d suggest the following.

    Enterprise Architecture Planning by Spewak and Hill.
    Enterprise Architecture as Strategy Ross, Weil and Robertson.

    These should position you for planning EA.

    Then a little closer to the metal I’d suggest
    An Introduction to Enterprise Architecture by Scott Bernard and Dynamic Enterprise Architecture by Wagter et. al to help with project governance.

    Finally ORourke, Fishman and Selkow’s book Enterprise Architecture, Using the Zachman Framework, because solution architects typically don’t get EA.

  3. #3 by John Gøtze on January 5, 2011 - 1:45 pm

    I’ve included your blog feed on Hope that’s OK.

  4. #4 by Imhotep on January 8, 2011 - 12:04 pm

    We’re delighted!

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