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The concept of enterprise architecture

The concept of Enterprise Architecture (EA), and becoming familiar with the main concepts of a standard EA approaches.

We introduce and discuss the concept of Enterprise Architecture (EA) by analogy with general architecture from the field of civil engineering.

We motivate the need for, and benefits of EA for organisations. The second part of the video is mostly concerned with explaining the main components of an EA approach. Particular attention is paid to the specification of EA descriptions by means of formal architecture models. Therefore, the focus is on briefly explaining the structure and main concepts of the standard EA modelling language ArchiMate. We conclude the video with an example architecture model.

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