Federation of Enterprise Architecture Professional Organizations

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Federation of Enterprise Architecture Professional Organizations
Federation of Enterprise Architecture Professional Organizations logo.png
TypeProfessional organization
FocusEnterprise architecture
Area served
Key people
Founding President, Dr. Brian H. Cameron. Current President, Jean Gehring

The Federation of Enterprise Architecture Professional Organizations (FEAPO) is a worldwide association of professional organizations, aiming to standardize, professionalize, and otherwise advance the discipline of enterprise architecture."[1] Brian Cameron is the founding director."[1]

FEAPO was founded in 2011 by nine professional organizations, and in 2015 consists of the following 17 member organizations.[2]


Common Perspectives on Enterprise Architecture, 2013[edit]

The 2013 paper "Common Perspectives on Enterprise Architecture"[7] describes the field of enterprise architecture and the value that the enterprise architecture function brings to an organization. The focus of this paper is to provide a unified perspective of enterprise architecture to a wide-ranging audience, not just to the architects themselves, but also to the people who interact with the architects, and others who want to learn about enterprise architecture.[8] In the paper enterprise architecture is defined as:

A well-defined practice for conducting enterprise analysis, design, planning, and implementation, using a holistic approach at all times, for the successful development and execution of strategy. Enterprise architecture applies architecture principles and practices to guide organizations through the business, information, process, and technology changes necessary to execute their strategies. These practices utilize the various aspects of an enterprise to identify, motivate, and achieve these changes.[9]

As a formalized practice the field has its roots in the 1990s,[10] and its development has led to many "definitions, perspectives, and schools of thought surrounding Enterprise Architecture."[9] The main results the enterprise architecture practice can deliver are listed as:

  • An articulation of the strategic requirements of the enterprise
  • Models of the future state, which illustrate what the enterprise should look like across all EA viewpoints in support of the business strategy
  • A road map of the change initiatives required to reach that future state
  • The requirements, principles, standards and guidelines that will steer the implementation of change initiatives While these outputs are often[9]

With this paper the FEAPO wanted to provide "a high level description of Enterprise Architecture and what it can do for an organization, removing much of the jargon that often surrounds such efforts. It was written to provide insight into what Enterprise Architects do, what kind of skills are needed, and what results an organization should expect from their Enterprise Architecture efforts. Note that details of how to establish an Enterprise Architecture practice within your organization will be covered in a future paper."[9]


  1. ^ a b Stephen IBaraki. "Brian Cameron: Professor and Executive Director, Center for Enterprise Architecture, Penn State, Founder FEAPO." at stephenibaraki.com, 2011. Accessed 24-03-2015.
  2. ^ Federation of EA Professional Organizations - Directory, http://feapo.org, Accessed: 18 Nov 2013
  3. ^ "Enterprise Architecture".
  4. ^ Walrad, Chuck, et al. "Architecting the Profession of Enterprise Architecture| The Roadmap Journey." IT Professional, 24 Jan. 2013(2013): 1-1.
  5. ^ Martin, James, et al. "Team 4: Towards a Common Language for Systems Praxis." International Federation For Systems Research (2012): 75.
  6. ^ Strategic Partners - Enterprise Architecture and Governance Committee, Retrieved 18 November 2013
  7. ^ FEAPO, "Common Perspectives on Enterprise Architecture," Architecture and Governance, 6 Nov 2013(2013): issue 9-4
  8. ^ Cameron, Brian; "The FEAPO Enterprise Architecture Perspective Initiative," Architecture and Governance, 6 Nov 2013(2013): issue 9-4
  9. ^ a b c d Federation of EA Professional Organizations, Common Perspectives on Enterprise Architecture Archived 2016-12-20 at the Wayback Machine, Architecture and Governance Magazine, Issue 9-4, November 2013 (2013). Retrieved on November 19, 2013.
  10. ^ Greefhorst, Danny, & Proper, Erik. (2009). "Enterprise Engineering: Architecture Principles - The Cornerstones of Enterprise Architecture." In: Jan L.G. Dietz, Erik Proper & José Tribolet (Eds.), Architecture Principles the Cornerstones of Enterprise Architecture. (Vol. 4th). Heidelberg: Springer.

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