WHY READ THIS PLAYBOOK
The ability to nimbly navigate change in business environments makes the difference between an industry-leading enterprise and one that always seems a beat behind. But how can enterprise architects help their organizations become more agile as the business world gets more complex? Or help their firms to harness technology change in everything from systems of engagement to advanced analytics to cloud-based infrastructure in order to enable a customer-obsessed future? By working with business and technology management executives to carefully architecting the enterprise, from planning the business initiatives to attain your strategic objectives and business transformation, to implementing enabling technologies to make sure you have the right capabilities at the right time. Enterprise architecture (EA) leaders can achieve this with a high-performance EA practice — a practice that is business-focused, strategic, and pragmatic. Forrester's EA practice playbook shows EA pros how to avoid generic approaches to EA that are doomed to failure and how to build a customized approach that will have a significant impact on your business outcomes by mapping your enterprise's path forward and keeping you between the guardrails toward an optimized future. This report was originally published on May 15, 2012; Forrester reviews and updates it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy.