Why Read This
This report is designed to help enterprise architecture (EA) professionals construct a strategy to become more business-focused, strategic, and pragmatic. Many EA teams strive to be more business-focused and strategically engaged — what Forrester refers to as high-performance EA. But getting there isn't easy. It may require a resetting of stakeholder perceptions, as well as a transformation of the EA practice. EA teams will need to develop appropriate skills and become an integral part of technology and business planning processes that they may be outside of today. EA teams must also develop a strategy for all the necessary changes — from changes to stakeholders' expectations to maturity in appropriate capabilities. This report was originally published on June 7, 2012; Forrester reviewed it for continued relevance and accuracy, found that only light changes were needed.