A discipline for proactively and holistically leading enterprise responses to disruptive forces by identifying and analyzing the execution of change toward desired business vision and outcomes.
EA delivers value by presenting business and IT leaders with signature-ready recommendations for adjusting policies and projects to achieve target business outcomes that capitalize on relevant business disruptions.
EA is used to steer decision making toward the evolution of the future state architecture.
Enterprise Architecture (EA) is a comprehensive framework used to manage and align an organization’s business processes, information technology (IT) software and hardware, local and wide area networks, people, operations and projects with the organization’s overall strategy. (DMReview definition) Enterprise Architecture is often subdivided into four architectural domain: Application Architecture, Business Architecture, Data Architecture, and Systems Architecture. Other types of architectures (security, compliance, controls, etc.) may be considered as part of EA, or they may be aligned with EA. In some organizations, EA is primarily focused on Business Architectures and Business Process Management.
SOURCE: Data Governance Institute