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The State Of EA 2018: From Programs To Ecosystems

Landscape: The EA Practice Playbook

April 12, 2018

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This is the Landscape report in The EA Practice Playbook For 2018.

Why Read This Report

Forrester surveys enterprise architecture (EA) leaders annually to understand the state of their practices. In our most recent survey from 2017, we saw enterprise themes like customer centricity and demand for digital affecting EA and showing up as key drivers. In addition, EA programs are being replaced by EA ecosystems, which require a new breed of EA roles. A good sign is that EA leaders recognize the need to engage the broader organization — but overcoming the legacy of past practices will be challenging.

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Table of Contents

  • EA Is Evolving From A Program To An Ecosystem Of SMEs
  • EA Evolution Is A Journey With Many Challenges
  • Business Centricity Is Driving EA Operating Models
  • Recommendation

  • Start Planning For A Post-EA Future Now
  • Supplemental Material
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