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  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report The Maturing BA Toolkit: Outcome-Based And Role-Specific

    Tools And Technologies: The Business Architecture Playbook
    September 23, 2015 | Gordon Barnett

    Business architecture (BA) programs rely on a set of models and methods that often benefit from being linked to each other and to external data. Business-focused enterprise architecture (EA)...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Architecture Management Suites, Q3 2015

    Tools And Technology: The EA Practice Playbook
    September 1, 2015 | Gordon Barnett

    In Forrester's 42-criteria evaluation of enterprise architecture management suite (EAMS) vendors, we identified the 10 most significant EAMS providers — Avolution, BiZZdesign, BOC Group, IBM,...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report Brief: The Next Step In The Evolving BT Toolbox

    Recent Acquisitions Further Integrate Architecture And PPM For Greater Planning Agility
    June 22, 2015 | Margo Visitacion

    Recent acquisitions of enterprise architecture management (EAM) solutions by project portfolio management (PPM) vendors Changepoint and Planview demonstrate a significant shift in realizing...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report The Forrester Wave™: Strategic Planning For The BT Agenda, Q1 2015

    Tools And Technology: The Strategic Planning And Portfolio Playbook
    March 13, 2015 | Gordon Barnett, Margo Visitacion

    In Forrester's 31-criteria evaluation of strategic planning vendors, we identified the 11 most significant tools providers — CA Technologies, GenSight, LiquidPlanner, Mega International,...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report Market Overview: Strategic Planning Solutions Emerge As Critical Tools In Corporate Toolboxes

    EA And PPM Markets Extend Capabilities To Create A New Market Segment
    February 24, 2015 | Gordon Barnett, Margo Visitacion

    Designing and executing on customer-focused strategy requires firms to shift from annual, budget-based planning to continuous, value-based planning. The demand for greater strategic planning...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report Select A Right-Fit Tool Set For EA

    Choose The Tools That Accelerate Business Outcomes And Enhance EA Value
    December 22, 2014 | Gordon Barnett

    Forrester receives many inquiries from enterprise architecture (EA) leaders seeking information about tools for their EA practice. These inquiries run the gamut from simple questions about "who's...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report Brief: TM Forum Defines An Architecture Framework For Digital Business

    TM Forum Live 2014 Highlights Its Relevance To Enterprise Architecture
    July 15, 2014 | Henry Peyret

    The challenges that many industries are now facing with the transformation to digital business have been faced by the telco industry for many years. Nonprofit industry association TM Forum...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report Technology Watchlist Toolkit

    August 8, 2013 | Brian Hopkins

    This toolkit provides practical techniques to help enterprise architects and technology innovation executives evaluate the broad landscape of emerging technology, choose the most appropriate...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report Technology Landscape: Metadata Management, Q2 2013

    The Foundation For Data Governance, Tooling, And More
    June 17, 2013 | Henry Peyret

    Metadata management is the foundation for data governance, management, and use. But despite this, firms have a spotty record of collecting, harmonizing, and managing the metadata inherent in their...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report EA Methodologies Enlarge To Address The New Business Landscape

    May 21, 2013 | Henry Peyret

    Digital is increasingly part of products and services offerings — provoking disruption to the old ways of doing things. Companies are facing uncertain market changes and economic conditions,...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report The Forrester Wave™: EA Management Suites, Q2 2013

    The 10 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up
    April 2, 2013 | Tim DeGennaro

    There is a plethora of vendors in the enterprise architecture management suite (EAMS) market that, like many EA practices themselves, excel at only a portion of a comprehensive EA practice. It is...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report Rearchitect Governance For Sustainable Business Agility

    August 31, 2012 | Henry Peyret

    In an era of rapid business change, IT governance is often seen as a barrier. Governance too frequently means delay, overhead, and inflexible standards and strategies leading to missed...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report Solution Architecture Tool Kit: Samples And Templates

    February 24, 2012 | Alex Cullen

    This workbook is part of the "Solution Architecture Tool Kit" collection, a companion to the "Solution Architecture Tool Kit: Overview" PowerPoint deck. It includes samples and templates for...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report EA Road-Mapping Tool Kit Templates

    November 3, 2011 | Gene Leganza

    Road maps have proven to be enterprise architects' most effective communication and planning artifacts. They are summarized planning documents with an implementation timeline, enabling the analysis...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report The EA Road-Mapping Tool Kit

    November 3, 2011 | Gene Leganza

    Road maps have proven to be enterprise architects' most effective communication and planning artifacts. They are summarized planning documents with an implementation timeline, enabling the analysis...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report EA Management Suite Dashboards: Samples For The CIO Role

    July 12, 2011 | Tim DeGennaro, Henry Peyret

    An EA tool can be a significant investment both because of the cost of the purchase or subscription and the cost of implementation. The best approach to demonstrate value is to directly serve the...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report Playing Card Games With Business Capabilities

    A Creative Approach Makes It Easy For Business Leaders To Use Business Capability Maps
    June 17, 2011 | Alex Cullen

    Business capability maps are a versatile tool for enterprise architects. They can help architects clarify business priorities, rationalize project and application portfolios, and explain costs and...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report Building An IT Strategy For IT Tooling

    Apply Business Architecture Techniques To The Business Of IT
    June 2, 2011 | Henry Peyret

    IT's implementation of process improvement frameworks such as the IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL), project portfolio management (PPM), and the Software Engineering Institute's (SEI's) Capability...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report What EA Management Suite Vendors Are Doing Well (And What They're Not)

    What To Expect When Evaluating Offerings
    April 27, 2011 | Henry Peyret, Tim DeGennaro

    Forrester's recent evaluation of the enterprise architecture management suite (EAMS) market uncovered a wide variety of current vendor capabilities and future visions of the EAMS market. While each...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Architecture Management Suites, Q2 2011

    Mega International, Troux Technologies, Software AG, And Alfabet Lead This Upcoming Category
    April 15, 2011 | Henry Peyret, Tim DeGennaro

    Forrester evaluated 10 of the leading enterprise architecture management suite (EAMS) vendors across 89 criteria and found that Mega International (Mega), Troux Technologies, Software AG, and...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report Forrester's Enterprise Reference Architecture Tool Kit: Documentation Templates

    March 4, 2011 | Randy Heffner, Alex Cullen

    Design patterns, proven technology stacks, and well-documented application infrastructure are fundamental tools for promoting common practices in the design of business solutions. Enterprises...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report Forrester's Enterprise Reference Architecture Tool Kit: Overview

    Materials To Promote Understanding Reference Architectures And Their Value
    March 4, 2011 | Randy Heffner, Alex Cullen

    Design patterns, proven technology stacks, and well-documented application infrastructure are fundamental tools for promoting common practices in the design of business solutions. Enterprises often...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report Forrester's Enterprise Reference Architecture Tool Kit: Examples And Process Guides

    March 4, 2011 | Randy Heffner, Alex Cullen

    Design patterns, proven technology stacks, and well-documented application infrastructure are fundamental tools for promoting common practices in the design of business solutions. Enterprises...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report Current Business Architecture Models Lack Both Breadth And Depth

    February 10, 2011 | Jeff Scott

    Interest in business architecture continues to grow. Though there is a great deal of discussion, there is little consensus about what business architecture is, how organizations should pursue it,...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report Best Practices: Implementing An EA Management Suite

    Successes And Lessons Learned From Customer References
    February 10, 2011 | Alex Cullen, Tim DeGennaro

    The EA management suite (EAMS) is the next step in the evolution of EA tools. Going beyond modeling and standards repositories, the EAMS addresses pragmatic EA objectives such as IT planning, road...