Xtreme Enterprise Architecture (XEA)

Thursday, March 20, 2003 - 7:00pm
Jeff Tash, ITscout

XEA is eXtreme. Its prefix is borrowed from eXtreme Programming (XP). Just like XP is a lightweight software development methodology,eXtreme Enterprise Architecture is a lightweight, efficient, low-risk, flexible, predictable and fun way to develop technology portfolios.

XEA is about establishing and maintaining a technology portfolio,which in and of itself, is only a foundation upon which rests the rest of enterprise architecture. XEA starts at the next to last row of the Zachman Framework -- the one labeled Technology Model.

XEA consists of four distinct steps: (1) products; (2)collections; (3) version control; and (4) process & lifecycle.

Lecturer Biography: 

Jeff Tash is the ITscout. He is solely responsible for www.ITscout.org , a free website that categorizes and describes IT products. He is perhaps best known for his Roadmap wall posters. Over a million have been distributed worldwide.