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For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

A Day In The Life Of Four Business Architects

November 14, 2011

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Authors

  • By Jeff Scott
  • with Alex Cullen,
  • Kimberly Naton

Why Read This Report

Forrester clients are asking, "What do business architects do?" They have read the theory, studied the models, and experimented with the tools. But what they really want to know is what business architects actually do day to day. Who do they work with? What types of problems do they work on? What approaches do they take to engage their business partners? This report highlights successful approaches to business architecture (BA) by detailing the day-to-day work of four business architects, all of whom enjoy success as well as high regard from business executives. Their stories are similar in many ways and unique in others.

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Table of Contents

  • Looking At What Business Architects Do Shows Similarities And Differences
  • Andrew Guitarte — The Information Hunter
  • Tim Mai — The Savvy Orchestrator
  • Mike Palmer — The Consummate Consultant
  • Stacey Smith — The Compelling Storyteller
  • Business Architecture Success Comes In Different Packages
  • WHAT IT MEANS

  • Current Business Architecture Practice Is Often Different From The Theory
  • Supplemental Material
  • Related Research Documents