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Troux Enterprise Architecture Solutions-Richard J Reese
Troux Enterprise Architecture Solutions  
by Richard J Reese (Author)
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Publisher : Packt Publishing
Publish date : 04-Feb-2011
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Mediatype : Books
Binding : Paperback
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List Price :   Rs. 799
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ISBN : 9781849681209 / Indian ISBN 13: 9789350232774
Pages : 256
Book Summary : Troux Enterprise Architecture Solutions

Overview of Troux Enterprise Architecture Solutions

  • Gain valuable insights about the role of Enterprise Architecture in today’s dynamic business environment.
  • Learn about the Troux Transformation Platform and how it supports the disciplines of Enterprise Architecture, transformation planning, and project-goal alignment.
  • Understand the value of integrating metadata from many sources to deliver new management insights about IT effectiveness
  • Identify and create information about business capabilities.

An illustrative guide packed with loads of screenshots to explain best practices for business and strategic IT alignment.
Is it possible to actually measure the contribution IT makes to business? Are there ways to communicate complex IT topics to business leaders in ways they understand? This unique book uses the Troux Transformation Platform to show IT leaders how to reach their business partners.This book covers how to generate tremendous business value from aligning business strategy with IT strategy. It uses a leading product as the example of applying best practices to produce the aligned business.Best practices are explained in a clear language with a number of graphics.

When IT delivers solutions that are aligned with business goals, real value is created. This book is written in a unique style that uses the Troux Transformation Platform as the hallmark of how to create the aligned business. The book introduces topics spanning IT portfolio management, strategic alignment, application optimization, IT governance, visualization, generating value, and more. Each chapter contains a context of best practices followed by useful examples taken right out of the Troux product. The book also covers topics such as modern architecture modeling and supports the TOGAF methodology with the Troux product. There is even a chapter devoted to the topic of visualization. Most topics are introduced and discussed independently of the underlying product used for the examples. Thus, this book is a must read for anyone interested in business and IT strategic alignment.

A guide of best practices targeting business and strategic IT alignment, use of TOGAFTM, and metric based value generation, all through using the Troux EA Repository.

What you will learn from this book :

  • Support The Open Group’s TOGAF methodology with an automated product
  • Measure the impact of IT solutions on the business.
  • Ensure strategic project alignment, application optimization, and IT governance using the Troux's EA Repository
  • Communicate complex architectural models that promote understanding, not confusion.
  • Utilize metadata to generate measurable value for business as well as IT.
  • Use business-capability maps to focus resources on high returning projects.
  • Explore the various applications of the Troux Transformation Platform and also learn how the Troux platform is designed.
  • Deliver measurable improvements in IT operations by interpreting how an EA Repository works with a Configuration Management Database (CMDB) and
  • Project Portfolio Manager (PPM).
  • Understand how Troux’s EA Repository supports The Open Group’s TOGAF methodology.

Approach
The book introduces topics in a broad context using a “best practices” model. Then the Troux Transformation Platform is used to provide concrete examples for the concepts. The book reads more like a novel than a manual, but provides insight and background to topics. In addition to clear language, many illustrations and graphics are included to enhance concepts. The book is not intended to be a user manual nor does it take the place of online content best managed by websites.

Who this book is written for
This book is for the IT professional interested in using the rich content available in IT management systems to drive business value. Anyone involved in managing IT systems, defining IT architectures, managing IT standards, responsible for Enterprise Architecture, or the Enterprise Program Management Office, will enjoy reading this book. In addition, users of the Troux Transformation Platform or IT professionals implementing the TOGAFTM methodology will find this book a useful reference tool.

About the Author
Richard J. Reese has 30 years experience working as an Enterprise Systems Architect for some of the largest companies in the world, including Discover Financial Services, IBM (Certified IT Architect), United Airlines, and W.W. Grainger, Inc. Richard led these organizations in major technology transformations resulting in long-term improvements in business process flexibility. He developed a number of technology strategies and led conversion in the use of massively scalable transaction processing, distributed databases, web-based processing, Service Oriented Architecture, Mobile Banking, and large volume decision support. He also published a book about EA titled I/T Architecture in Action in 2008 and is an experienced speaker.

Richard has a Masters of Business Administration degree from Loyola University of Chicago and a Bachelor's Degree in Quantitative Information Science from Western Illinois University. You can reach him directly at rjreese@avreservices.com.

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