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Daniel Simon


Today, enterprises more than ever find themselves confronted with a constant need to transform themselves to better cope with current pressures and to prepare for future opportunities and challenges. Enterprise architecture management plays a crucial role in that context. It may not only aid in shaping the future enterprise, but it may also facilitate subsequent transformation governance. Based on the perception of enterprise architecture management as both a strategic and an operational exercise, this article distinguishes between four general modes of architectural transformation governance and presents the different faces of enterprise architecture management prevalent in these modes. In particular, this involves solution architecture, roadmapping, and business architecture activities.


Daniel Simon is a Senior Consultant with act! consulting, specializing in enterprise architecture management. In his role he supports international clients in establishing, optimizing, and performing enterprise architecture management. He holds a diploma degree in information systems from the University of Cologne, Germany, and is currently a PhD candidate with a research focus on enterprise architecture management. He is a member of The Open Group Association of Enterprise Architects (AOGEA) and is TOGAF 9 Certified.


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