Tom Graves had an interesting (and extensive) guest post [link no longer available] on John Polgreen’s blog. Some ideas I was glad to see him advocate:
- Describe an enterprise’s vision, mission and goals, before getting into anything related to IT.
- Use a Results Logic diagram (also known as a Program Logic Model) to confirm that an enterprise’s activities are likely to meet its mission and goals.
- The “enterprise” includes external organizations: suppliers, clients and other stakeholders. The architecture should show how they are involved, motivated and accountable. (It might not show details of how they do their business.)