Enterprise Architect's Handbook: A Blueprint to Design and Outperform Enterprise-level IT Strategy

  • 4h 36m
  • Dr. Vishwakarma J S
  • BPB Publications
  • 2022

Build Enterprise Systems Right


  • Access to real-world design and building resources, including tools, templates, and more.
  • Real-world examples and step-by-step instructions on what to avoid as you begin your enterprise architecture journey.
  • Proficiency in all stages of the architecture and design deployment process.


These days, more than ever, enterprise architects are the driving forces behind digital transformation initiatives and the vital link between IT and business. This book enables the readers to become self-sufficient Enterprise Architects by enabling them to understand the business strategy and design the technology landscape, encompassing systems, data, applications, platforms, and enterprise tools, following that strategy.

To comprehend the technology landscape, topics such as Stakeholder Matrix, HeatMaps, Value Stream Mapping, ERDs, Infrastructure, and Network diagrams are discussed in depth in this book. The book also covers numerous approaches for measuring the effectiveness of architecture implementation, including Balanced ScoreCards, OKRs, and Value Drivers – Design Thinking. This book instructs readers on how to create data pillars for complex, interconnected corporate systems. The book teaches you how to implement various architectures, including service-oriented architecture. It describes and illustrates popular tools used by Architectural teams and professionals.

The primary objective of this book is to match business requirements with the technical infrastructure that supports the service delivery team, business development team, and IT Integration team. This book ensures that the technologies chosen and how they are applied, satisfy the business goals of organizations and their customers.


  • Architecture Strategy and Frameworks like TOGAF.
  • Enterprise Architecture Maturity Assessment.
  • Architecture Design and its Model Development.
  • Selection of tools for Database, Application Design, Security, and Enterprise.
  • Storage, Cloud Computing Infrastructure, and Application Deployment.
  • Proof of Concept, Technology Stack Analysis, and Vendor Selection.
  • Architecture Audit and Compliance, Data Governance.


Enterprise Architects, Business Managers, Technology Advisors, Functional Consultants, and Solution Architects who play a critical role in implementing the business plan into action through technology enablement will find a wealth of useful information in this book, whether they are just starting their journey or have years of experience under their belts.

About the Author

Vishwakarma J S, born in Jamshedpur, had his early education in the steel city. He later moved to New Delhi and Mumbai for his work life and college. He studied Naval Architecture and Navigation at TS Chanakya (IIT, Mumbai) specializing in Nautical Sciences; has 9+ patents filed and a PhD in Management & Information Technology, holds a MBA in HR and Bachelors in Commerce. Has worked with major organizations like PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Ernst & Young (EY), Dell, Aon Hewitt, MetLife, Pepsi, HTC Global, UnitedHealth Group, BonfiGlioli and Barclays as an Enterprise Architect and Data Scientist focusing on Business Transformation and Next Generation of Technology changes including Volkswagen India, heading it's Innovation, Technology and CoE labs, trying to bring in business of Innovation. Currently focused on solving real life problems in IT and Businesses with emphasis on AI and Software Engineering, with multiple Patents in India and US (filed). He has successfully built products that have been funded in less than a year, and has proven track record as an accomplished CTO to various organizations, holding one now.

In this Book

  • Preface
  • Understanding Your Organization’s Current Landscape – Complexities and Priorities
  • Strategic Direction, Value Drivers, and Expected Business Outcomes
  • B.A.I.T (Business Processes, Application, Information and Technology) in Context
  • Mind the GAP
  • Future Needs Perfect Execution – Setting Stage
  • Let’s Set the Course for Enterprise Architecture
  • Strategic Themes and Architecture Enablers
  • Getting Started with Architecture Framework and Building Blocks
  • Defining the Architecture – Getting It Right
  • Solution Architecture and Roadmap
  • Architecture Governance
  • Architecture Tool and Reuse (ARIS as Sample)
  • Let’s Get it Done – Transition and Tracking