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For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

Make EA Business-Focused, Strategic, And Pragmatic

May 15, 2012

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This report outlines the future look of Forrester's solution for enterprise architecture (EA) professionals building a high-performance EA practice. It will help you understand the future of EA in the context of the key business and IT trends unfolding in the next five to 10 years. The practice of enterprise architecture is changing. It is evolving into a program that enhances business's ability to define and achieve its goals — affecting business outcomes as its scope expands to include business architecture. Enterprise architects have an opportunity to accelerate this trend, significantly increasing EA's influence. But there is also trouble ahead, as an empowered, tech-savvy business population puts IT's and EA's value proposition at risk.

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Table of Contents

  • EA Is On The Cusp Of A Transformation To A High-Impact Practice
  • The Evolving BT Context Will Drive Next-Generation EA Practices
  • The EA Practice In 2020: Finally, Directly Connected To The Business
  • WHAT IT MEANS

  • Enterprise Architects Will Have To Choose A Path
  • Supplemental Material
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