I couldn’t post this comment on Anders’ blog, so I’m doing it here.
I think there’s some good points in here, but I disagree with the “just-in-time” aspect of the conclusions in this post. I haven’t read the authors you mention (you should included references), but have you read Enterprise Architecture as Strategy?
I certainly agree that EA is a strategic discipline, but that’s primarily due to the fact that you can’t make a modern business decision without a technology aspect, and that means you need to ensure that those technology decisions are reinforcing your organization’s focus. I generally use the following picture to discuss these issues:
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