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For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

Develop An Enterprise Architecture Strategy Aligned With Business Challenges

June 22, 2017

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This is the Strategic Plan report in The EA Practice Playbook For 2017.


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Many enterprise architecture (EA) teams strive to be more business-focused and strategically engaged — 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 need to define clear services, develop appropriate skills, and become an integral part of planning processes that they may be outside of today. This report describes the need for well-defined, visible strategic plans and offers business-focused EA professionals a systematic process for building them. Forrester reviews and revises this report periodically for continued relevance and accuracy. We are updating it now to reflect our latest research on the evolving role of business architects in firms with maturing customer-driven planning processes.

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Table of Contents

  • An Effective Enterprise Architecture Program Needs A Strategic Plan
  • Key Questions Shape An Effective EA Strategic Plan
  • Develop An Impact-Oriented Strategy In Four Steps
  • Recommendations

  • Create A Stakeholder-Driven Strategic Plan
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