Enterprise Architecture and Business Process Analysis fit well with many other management, business and technology frameworks and techniques. But the one that, arguably, offers some of the most interesting opportunities is the one that is often overlooked. Even when the connections between EA and BPA are made, there remain some possibilities that get ignored.

For many organizations, the EA team is IT oriented and located within the IT department, while the BPA teams are business oriented and located within business areas. And in scope, EA operates in an enterprise-wide context, while BPA focuses on examining a process-specific context.

In this paper Roger Evernden aims to show how these common differences can influence how the two disciplines work together. He also looks at some examples to highlight the key similarities, differences and synergies between EA and BPA.