Enterprise IT architecture made practical--finally! There's only one way to maximize legacy infrastructure while integrating new partners, technologies, applications, and data streams: begin with a coherent enterprise architecture. But most approaches to enterprise architecture have been far too complex and theoretical--until now. IT Architecture Toolkit is a breakthrough: a practical, simple, rapid, and complete approach to delivering on the promise of enterprise architecture. Jane Carbone's approach has been proven in mid-market and Fortune 500 enterprises alike. Step by step, Carbone shows how to integrate business, architecture, implementation, and all key outputs: for data, applications, technology, and people. Whether you're an IT leader, architect, planner, or analyst, you'll learn how to: Create strong, auditable links with business drivers Model your architecture simply, easily, and quickly Translate your models to real, manageable projects. Define the value proposition for architecture and establish realistic metrics Achieve buy-in throughout your organization Manage the "soft" aspects of your architecture initiative, including processes, roles, responsibilities, and organizational structure Carbone provides a "soup to nuts" collection of methods and examples. Using her exercises, you'll construct a complete draft architecture for your own business: one that will handle change, opportunity, growth, mergers, downsizing . . . whatever comes your way.Carbone, Jane is the author of 'It Architecture Toolkit', published 2004 under ISBN 9780131473799 and ISBN 0131473794.