Why Read This
As businesses grapple with how to transform into digital businesses, and execute their business technology (BT) agenda, they need an enterprise architecture (EA) practice that is business-focused, strategic, and pragmatic — high-performance EA. Achieving this requires excellence at a wide range of EA capabilities, with excellence driven by resources, relationships, processes, and EA deliverables. This report outlines the assessment framework of Forrester's solution for enterprise architecture executives working on creating a high-performance EA practice. By assessing the factors of stakeholder perceptions and your current capabilities in terms of resources, relationships, processes, and architecture foundations, you will be positioned to plan and execute a transformation of your EA program. This report was originally published on May 15, 2012; Forrester reviews and updates it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy.