You Can’t Cost-Justify Architecture

John A. Zachman   

Wherever I go and talk about Enterprise Architecture, the most frequently asked question I get is, Well, how do you ‘cost-justify’ Architecture? The reason I keep getting this question is, people are having a difficult time cost-justifying Architecture. The common perception is, it takes too long and it costs too much to do Architecture and besides that, you have to do too much work before you can deliver some end results. Anyone who has these perceptions simply does not understand the concept of, nor the implementation strategies for, Architecture, nor do they understand that the Industrial Age is now and forever over and that the game has forever changed!

Published in 2001


Date added: 08/02/2018

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