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Introduction

The Center for Advancement of the Enterprise Architecture Profession (CAEAP), as an advocacy body, works to establish the trust between the profession of enterprise architecture and the public it serves. It is an obligation and duty for CAEAP to build this trust through a standardized contract and set of expectations for enterprise architecture.

The trust is enabled through oaths, principles, engagement practices, and methods for determining consistency of the profession. For this to be a contract with the public there cannot be barriers to entry for participation. Membership fees, technical qualifications, or organizational membership cannot bar anyone from volunteering their time to advocacy. Furthermore, there can be no hidden or profit-driven agendas as these would serve to interfere with and potentially sever any well-earned covenant of trust.

Members of this community will sign the Enterprise Architect’s Professional Oath AND the Enterprise Architecture Doctrine. This is an agreement in principle and is an oath to support Enterprise Architecture professionalization.

Members agree to the Enterprise Architect’s Professional Oath AND the Enterprise Architecture Doctrine and insure both are upheld with integrity; to promote the general welfare of its stakeholders, preserve professional posterity, and enact both the Oath and Doctrine in good faith on behalf of legitimacy and Enterprise Architecture professionalization.

Members of this community own and subscribe to the Enterprise Architect’s Professional Oath AND the Enterprise Architecture Doctrine; to unify insure said passages are upheld with integrity; to promote the general welfare of its stakeholders, preserve professional posterity, and enact both in good faith on behalf of legitimacy and Enterprise Architecture professionalization.

How the public perceives Enterprise Architecture is key and answers must be developed to questions like: How do we gain the public’s trust in Enterprise Architecture as a profession? How do we assure the public they’re dealing with a competent Enterprise Architecture professional?

The application of Enterprise Architecture must be driven by competent and reliable professionals who can demonstrate not only the necessary competences but also their integrity, responsibility, accountability, and public obligation.

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ENTERPRISE ARCHITECTURE | A STRATEGIC DIFFERENTIATOR