Measuring the structural performance of an enterprise offers essential insights into the strengths and weaknesses of its architecture. Executives and their Enterprise Architects need these measurements to guide and monitor their choices of where best to invest time, energy, and money in architectural innovations that enhance performance. Traditional approaches to Enterprise Architecture (EA) offer an abstract and overly-constraining view of its potential contribution to business performance, and of the options for achieving it. How does the Enterprise Architect move beyond these constraints, identify the most appropriate measures of structural performance, and choose the best practical and political interventions to ensure success?
Journal of Enterprise Architecture