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Enterprise Planning book
This chapter focuses on the function and traits of an enterprise architect, information technology governance principles, and several architectural frameworks that can be used as templates for developing an enterprise network architectural plan. Many attempts at enterprise architectural planning revolve around selection of a particular technology as the standard that will be applied to future purchasing choices. An enterprise architect may be aided by other architects, a change management council, or an integration competency center to ensure that all decisions that are made fit within all necessary technologies and operational mandates. The chief enterprise architect is rarely a popular person, as entrenched professionals with established professional and personal standing can be very influential when complaining about changes that are made counter to local preferences. Small to medium-size enterprise architecture can easily be coordinated by a single chief architect, with additional supporting focused architects added to cover capacity shortfalls as the enterprise scope expands.