Trends Report

Develop Your Enterprise Architecture Skills

August 7th, 2014
HP
Henry Peyret
GL
Gene Leganza
With contributors:
Gordon Barnett , Alex Cullen , Abigail Komlenic

Summary

With growing recognition of the importance of enterprise architecture (EA) as an essential capability in digital business, firms are beefing up their EA groups — relaunching underperforming EA practices, hiring more staff, and formalizing roles such as solution architects in the extended architecture team. This is driving a greater focus on recruiting and developing architects. Complicating the hiring and staffing challenge, EA's mission and the expectations of architecture leaders are changing, with new disciplines like business architecture, mobile, and customer experience being added. This report describes architects' essential skills and provides guidance on how to recruit and grow them to meet the additional requirements of the BT agenda.

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