Why Read This
Forrester teamed up with InfoWorld to identify five leading EA organizations using practices that yield measurable business value. In large organizations such as Barclays Bank, which spans 50 countries and has more than 144,000 employees, accomplishing IT budget planning and getting a consolidated enterprisewide view of IT strategy and road maps is usually a challenge. To address this, Barclays' EA team developed a road-mapping process with tooling to better identify investment overlaps and manage deviations from established strategies and architecture goals. The lessons other EA teams can learn from Barclays' success include: 1) developing a data strategy that allows for aggregating information from multiple sources is a necessity, and, more importantly 2) developing processes and providing business stakeholders the right viewpoints are crucial factors in achieving success with road maps.