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For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

Jump-Starting Your Business Architecture Program

March 9, 2010

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Why Read This Report

Interest in business architecture is growing rapidly within both IT and business. Unfortunately, many organizations are taking a hit-or-miss approach by diving in with little upfront planning to ensure they get their business architecture initiative off to a strong start that ensures a successful finish. Other teams are mired down in theoretical discussions about the meaning of business architecture and are struggling to even get a business architecture initiative off the ground. Enterprise architects who want to move quickly from concept to results can do so by holding an off-site workshop to establish goals, clarify strategies, design a business architecture operating model, and build a detailed plan for moving forward. An upfront two-day investment in time will pay big dividends in results as the plan unfolds.

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Table of Contents

  • Business Architecture Initiatives Require Careful Planning
  • Build The Plan In Two Days
  • Post-Workshop Activities Are Critical For Success

  • No Pain, No Gain: Expect Your BA Initiative To Face Challenges
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