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Troux Enterprise Architecture Solutions

Richard J. Reese

Driving business value through strategic IT alignment with this Troux book and eBook
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Book Details

ISBN 139781849681209
Paperback248 pages

About This Book

  • 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.


Who This Book Is 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.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Managing the IT Portfolio
Management repositories
Changing the conversation
Troux Technologies
Troux Transformation Platform
Enterprise Architecture repository
Chapter 2: Strategic Alignment
Alignment business case
What is alignment?
The aligned business
Is measuring alignment possible?
Alignment meta-model
Troux Alignment application
Chapter 3: Application Optimization
Our legacy
Optimization meta-model
Optimization process
Using the database
Optimizing the portfolio
Chapter 4: IT Governance
IT standards
Architecture governance process
The virtual Chief Technology Officer
Governance and managerial behavior
Troux Standards
Chapter 5: Managing the Function
Targeted charter
Staffing the function
Management metrics
Chapter 6: Architecture Models
The roots of Enterprise Architecture
Modern EA modeling
TOGAF and architecture modeling
Troux Architect
EA modeling with Troux Semantics
Establishing a business architecture
Chapter 7: Transformation Platform Architecture
Architecture overview
Troux Architect
Troux Semantics
Troux Metaverse framework
Communications and data paths
Firewall considerations
Troux Collection architecture
Chapter 8: Metadata Management
Metadata management models
Data migration strategy
Troux metadata collection
Troux Data Collection Architecture
Chapter 9: Visualization
Everything in one place
Visualizing complex relationships
Impact analysis
Lifecycle management
Technology blueprints
Compliance management
Batch reporting
Chapter 10: Troux for TOGAF
Introduction to TOGAF
Chapter 11: Generating Value
Reducing project cycle-time
Reducing IT costs
Identifying revenue-generating projects
Positioning scarce resources
Chapter 12: Final Thoughts
Managing the chaos
Troux solutions
EA and the cloud
The future of EA

What You Will Learn

  • 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.

In Detail

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.


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