This issue focuses on how EA can empower organizations to achieve their goals. EA and quality expert Mike Novak compares the TOGAF®1 framework for enterprise architecture with the Baldrige approach to organizational performance assessment and improvement, and shows how organizations could benefit from integrating the two paradigms. This is a great article for all those who have wondered about the relationship between EA and quality practices, or would like to learn more about either paradigm. The article assumes a bit of familiarity with the TOGAF standard, so novices should consult one of the references at the bottom of this page. This issue also features an interview with Mike Callahan, a senior partner in AgileLayer, a business architecture methodology, software and consulting provider. Mike Callahan introduces us to his area of expertise, and explains how business architects practice many of the methods Mike Novak describes in his TOGAF/Baldrige article.