The cover describes the Enterprise problem, the EA solution, the EA framework and the contents of the book:
The Problem: today's unresponding “legacy” Enterprise in a world of increasingly increasing
complexity, amount of information, rate of change and competition.
The Solution: the Enterprise Architecture (EA) offering streamlining, alignment, blueprinting,
strategic planning, and agility through SOA, the target state of the Enterprise.
The book is intended to be a document summarising why and how to build an Enterprise Architecture. It attempts to answer a few of the common questions related to Enterprise Architecture (EA) and SOA. What are the issues? What is EA? Why should an organization consider EA? How to build the Enterprise Architecture and document it. What are the roadblocks, politics, governance, process and design method? How to measure the value deliverd by EA and its maturity and and how to select an Enterprise Architect?