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  • Report Defining The EA Service Catalog

    Processes: The EA Practice Playbook
    December 26, 2018 | Gordon Barnett

    Enterprise architecture (EA) stakeholders determine the value of EA. If stakeholders do not find EA services effective and easy to use or understand — or if they do not enjoy consuming them — they...

  • Report Understand EA Stakeholders And Their Needs

    Business Case: The EA Practice Playbook
    December 19, 2018 | Gordon Barnett

    Today's enterprise architecture (EA) organizations are engaging more with the front end of the business: sales, marketing, and product management. Understanding their needs and goals is...

  • Report Now Tech: Enterprise Architecture Management Suites, Q4 2018

    Tools And Technology: The EA Practice Playbook
    December 18, 2018 | Gordon Barnett

    You can use enterprise architecture management suites (EAMS) to obtain a holistic view of the impacts of business demand, productivity improvements of EA stakeholders, and insights on enterprise...

  • Report Build A Business-Centered EA Practice

    Executive Overview: The EA Practice Playbook
    December 13, 2018 | Gordon Barnett

    The ability to nimbly navigate change in business environments and leverage technology effectively makes the difference between an industry-leading enterprise and one that always seems a beat...

  • Report EA Metrics That Matter

    Benchmarks: The EA Practice Playbook
    November 19, 2018 | Gordon Barnett

    Enterprise architecture (EA) leaders are struggling to define metrics that demonstrate the value delivered by their EA practice. This report lays out the core categories of EA metrics, recommends...

  • Report Marketing Your EA Program

    Continuous Improvement: The EA Practice Playbook
    November 13, 2018 | Gordon Barnett

    Stakeholders must be persuaded to partner with enterprise architecture (EA), but chances are their perception of EA misses the mark. Successful EA leaders work to correct that image using an...

  • Report Lead The Design-Minded Evolution Of Your Firm

    Master Three Design Competencies To Be Successful
    November 2, 2018 | Gordon Barnett

    Design is a key determinant in the success of the modern organization. Though firms are building a competency in design, their efforts are piecemeal and unstructured. CIOs and other tech leaders...

  • Report Design Your EA Organization For Your Value Proposition

    Organization: The EA Practice Playbook
    October 31, 2018 | Gordon Barnett

    Leading EA practices continuously assess the value of their EA discipline and its contribution to the success of their firm. Many EA leaders reposition or reconfigure their EA operating model to...

  • Report Enterprise Architecture In 2018 And Beyond

    Vision: The EA Practice Playbook
    August 16, 2018 | Gordon Barnett

    Enterprise architecture (EA) offers tremendous value as firms address digital transformation and how to become customer led, insights driven, fast, and connected. To see how the practice of EA will...

  • Report Assess Your Business-Centric EA Capabilities

    Assessment: The EA Practice Playbook
    July 23, 2018 | Gordon Barnett

    Effective enterprise architecture (EA) ecosystems combine talent and capabilities to solve thorny architectural challenges. The most impactful EA ecosystems apply their talent and capabilities to...

  • Report Track Your Progress Toward EA Value

    Performance Management: The EA Practice Playbook
    July 13, 2018 | Gordon Barnett

    The age of the customer is raising the bar for what businesses need from their enterprise architecture professionals (EAs). Applying a stable progress or maturity framework helps EA leaders set and...

  • Report Four Steps To Build An Effective EA Road Map

    Road Map: The EA Practice Playbook
    July 6, 2018 | Gordon Barnett

    As firms become customer-obsessed, effective enterprise architecture (EA) programs become essential. Too often, however, business-focused EA professionals struggle to create a clear identity for...

  • Report To Successfully Transform IT, CIOs Need Enterprise Architects

    May 4, 2018 | Gordon Barnett

    The demand for exceptional digital and customer experiences is exposing the constraints of existing technology organization practices. The people, processes, governance structures, and technology...

  • Report The State Of EA 2018: From Programs To Ecosystems

    Landscape: The EA Practice Playbook
    April 12, 2018 | Gordon Barnett

    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...

  • Report Develop An Enterprise Architecture Strategy Aligned With Business Challenges

    Strategic Plan: The EA Practice Playbook
    March 23, 2018 | Gordon Barnett

    Many enterprise architecture (EA) teams strive to be more business-focused and strategically engaged — but getting there isn't easy. To succeed, EA leaders must reset stakeholder expectations and...

  • Report AI-Driven Risk Management In Insurance

    Artificial Intelligence Transforms The Industry
    March 12, 2018 | Gordon Barnett

    The insurance industry continues to be affected by emerging technologies, particularly the set of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies. For example, AI-driven risk management solutions are...

  • Report AI-Driven Customer Experience In Insurance

    Artificial Intelligence Raises The Bar For Insurance Customer Experience
    March 8, 2018 | Gordon Barnett

    The insurance industry continues to be affected by emerging technologies, particularly artificial intelligence (AI). Digital insurers require the most complex blend of AI technologies that firms...

  • Report Use Reference Models And Collaborate With Marketing To Accelerate Your Martech Strategy

    Customer Obsession Requires Working Across Departments
    February 6, 2018 | Gordon Barnett, Rusty Warner

    Creating the broad technology and business alignment necessary for long-term success is dependent on a well-coordinated technology management strategy. Enterprise architecture (EA) professionals...

  • Report Continuous Architecture Plugs The Gap Between Planning And Delivery

    Enterprise Architecture Pros Redefine Their Approach To Continuously Deliver Value
    July 20, 2017 | Gordon Barnett

    Customer obsession is driving firms to add agility into their planning-to-optimization value stream processes. Unlike their peers on portfolio management and Agile development and operations...

  • Report The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Architecture Management Suites, Q2 2017

    Vendor EA Capability Is Increasing, But Stakeholder Experience Is An Issue
    June 14, 2017 | Gordon Barnett

    In our 40-criteria evaluation of enterprise architecture management suite (EAMS) providers, we identified the 10 most significant ones — Avolution, BiZZdesign, BOC Group, Dragon1, Future Tech...

  • Report Use Visualizations To Build Confidence In Strategy

    EAs Are Using Strategy On A Page To Convey The Firm's Strategy
    June 1, 2017 | Gordon Barnett

    Organizations need a transformation strategy to articulate how they will succeed in winning, serving, and retaining their increasingly powerful customers. But without sufficient clarity, enterprise...

  • Report A Snapshot Of Emerging Insurtech Firms

    50 Insurtech Solutions Target Experience, Insight, And Automation
    April 3, 2017 | Gordon Barnett

    As insurance firms transform — on the inside and outside — to become customer-centric technology firms, the industry as a whole has discovered opportunities to disrupt each stage of the insurance...

  • Report Vendor Landscape: Enterprise Architecture Management Suites 2017

    Market Fragmentation Is Rife As Vendors Fight To Meet EA Pros' Needs
    March 28, 2017 | Gordon Barnett

    Enterprise architecture management suite (EAMS) adoption is accelerating as enterprise architecture (EA) pros help their firms transform. Simultaneously, the market landscape is evolving, with...

  • Report Vendor Landscape: EA Consulting Services

    Understand Your EA Resourcing Options, And Develop An EA Plan
    February 3, 2017 | Alex Cullen, Gordon Barnett

    Enterprise architecture (EA) programs often need extra resources. This demand can come via a major business technology initiative the program must support, or it can come with the launch or...