Enterprise Information Architecture: An Overview

This document introduces the practice of enterprise architecture, which has been implemented by many organizations to better align their data, applications, technology and staff with organizational goals and objectives, and improve organizational agility.  Enterprise architecture is built out in layers that provide different viewpoints (typically including layers for goals and objectives, lines of business, people and knowledge, information and data, applications, and technology).  As Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) continues to advance the Practical Solutions approach, techniques from enterprise architecture can provide models for defining a desired future state and aligning workforce, data and information, and technology management in support of that future state.  Resource Models provide the connective tissue across the different layers of an enterprise architecture, defining resource needs (e.g. data, information, applications and people/skills) to business capabilities.

Publication Date: 
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Publication Number: 
WA-RD 896.4
Last modified: 
05/02/2019 - 08:36
Denise A. D. Bedford
School of Continuing Studies. Georgetown University.
Number of Pages: 
Information management, Data management, Information organization, Business practices, Technology, Management and organization, Strategic planning, Conceptual models, State departments of transportation.