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100 Common Questions in an Enterprise Architect Job Interview

If you’re being interviewed for a position related to enterprise architecture (EA), you're likely interested in learning materials that can offer a competitive advantage or just improve your fundamental knowledge. Thankfully, LeanIX is staffed by experts in the field who know exactly what’s expected from EAs throughout industries, and our resource library offers free guides and white papers on a number of long-standing and emerging EA topics.

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The Definitive Guide to Getting Started with Enterprise Architecture


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Enterprise Architecture Terms to Know [Glossary]

Enterprise architects are often challenged by the many enterprise architecture terms with conflicting interpretations. This dilemma calls for a glossary that provides concise, consistent definitions of relevant terms.

Here you'll find all the enterprise architecture terms that are used on a regular basis along with their definitions. If you want to go deeper into a particular concept, each entry includes a link to a lesson where you can learn more.

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Combining the pillars of modern Enterprise Architecture: Inventory and Modeling

Let’s review two indispensable tools for any self-respecting Enterprise Architect (EA): Inventorying and Modeling.

Both mechanisms provide unique advantages for handling complex IT ecosystems—and both present limitations which only the other can improve. 

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Why Enterprise Architects are Key for Digital Transformation (And How to Get Involved)

The words ‘digital transformation’ can be heard everywhere. Constantly mentioned in a business context, it may seem as if digital transformation is here to overthrow entire industries. At LeanIX, we view digital transformation as an important tool to redefine your business and catapult your organization swiftly into the digital age.

What exactly is digital transformation, and why is it key for enterprise architects to get involved?

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Can you start Enterprise Architecture in 25 days? Detecon just did it!

It’s no secret: Very few successful companies just work without any goal, but instead pursue a business strategy with a clear view on the future of their market. Especially in today's fast-moving environment, it is almost essential to choose an enterprise architecture approach from a business, technological, information technology and process point of view. This sounds like a mammoth task for many companies that still have to take these steps. However, with the right tools, the analysis, design, planning and implementation of the appropriate measures can become an almost pleasant task for enterprise architects, while adding business-critical value. And all this can be done in a shorter time than the 2018 World Cup season. Sounds too good to be true?

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The Definitive Guide to GDPR

What is GDPR?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)  is a regulation by which the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union and the European Commission intend to strengthen and unify data protection for all individuals within the European Union (EU). The main purpose of the GDPR is to provide a set of standardized data protection laws to protect the Personally Identifiable Information (PII) of EU citizens. 


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EA Connect Day 2017

On November 21st, 2017, LeanIX hosted the 4th annual EA Connect Day at adidas global headquarters in Bavaria. 

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The Week in Enterprise Architecture #41 | 2017

What is really holding back today's CIO from digital transformation? The article below details 3 major roadblocks holding companies back from advancing. Will technologies like Artificial Intelligence really take away jobs? A recent Capgemini study suggests otherwise.  

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Risk Management Series - Part 4: Smart Technology Risk Management

From lifecycle to business impact

The establishment of a standardized technology product information data basis with current lifecycle information sets the basis for smart technology risk management. But it doesn’t end here. Let’s look again at our opening example of the CIO that is surprised by an ad-hoc need to upgrade to a new database technology. The short conversation reveals three challenges of managing technology risk.  

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EN: The Cloud Native Playbook