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    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...

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    Report Four Steps To Build A Road Map For Your EA Program

    Road Map: The EA Practice Playbook
    June 23, 2017 | Alex Cullen, 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...

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    Report Develop An Enterprise Architecture Strategy Aligned With Business Challenges

    Strategic Plan: The EA Practice Playbook
    June 22, 2017 | Gordon Barnett, Alex Cullen

    Many enterprise architecture (EA) teams strive to be more business-focused and strategically engaged — but getting there isn't easy. It may require a resetting of stakeholder perceptions as well as...

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    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...

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    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...

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    Report Understand EA Stakeholders And Their Needs

    Stakeholder Needs: The EA Practice Playbook
    May 15, 2017 | Alex Cullen, 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...

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    Report Design Your EA Organization For Your Value Proposition

    Organization: The EA Practice Playbook
    May 5, 2017 | Alex Cullen, Gordon Barnett

    When firms initiate enterprise architecture (EA) programs or, more commonly, when they relaunch unsuccessful ones, EA leaders must decide what resources they need and how to organize them. But the...

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    Report Defining The EA Service Catalog

    Processes: The EA Practice Playbook
    April 14, 2017 | Alex Cullen, Gordon Barnett

    Enterprise architecture (EA) stakeholders don't always know what to expect from EA. Without a clear understanding of how EA programs address the business challenges of spurring firm growth, they...

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    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...

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    Report Marketing Your EA Program

    Change Management: The EA Practice Playbook
    March 31, 2017 | Alex Cullen, Gordon Barnett

    Enterprise architecture (EA) programs seeking to embed themselves into organizations' processes must ensure that stakeholders know what EA is and how they can benefit from it. Most of all,...

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    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...

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    Report Track Your Progress Toward EA Value

    Performance Management: The EA Practice Playbook
    March 24, 2017 | Alex Cullen, Gordon Barnett

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

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    Report Build A Business-Centered EA Practice

    Executive Overview: The EA Practice Playbook
    March 22, 2017 | Alex Cullen, Gordon Barnett

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

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    Report Vendor Landscape: EA Consulting Services

    Tools And Technology: The EA Practice Playbook
    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...

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    Report Make BA Relevant By Addressing Real Business Challenges

    Continuous Improvement: The Business Architecture Playbook
    November 28, 2016 | Gordon Barnett

    While technology management planning is a common starting point for business architecture (BA) efforts, the involved methods and techniques really come into their own when applied to critical...

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    Report The State Of Business Architecture In 2016

    Landscape: The Business Architecture Playbook
    November 17, 2016 | Gordon Barnett

    Interest in business architecture (BA) continues to grow as business executives seek input to address their current and future challenges. Business-focused enterprise architecture (EA) pros are...

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

    Tools And Technology: The Business Architecture Playbook
    November 15, 2016 | 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)...

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    Report An Effective CX Transformation Needs EA Insight

    September 14, 2016 | Gordon Barnett

    Customer experience (CX) management is top of mind for many companies, but creating the broad organizational alignment necessary for long-term success is dependent on a well-coordinated CX program....

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    Report Effective BA Processes And Deliverables Lead To A Better Business Strategy

    Methods And Techniques: The Business Architecture Playbook
    September 9, 2016 | Gordon Barnett

    External demands, such as customer and competitive shifts and internal operational changes, drive business change. Business architecture (BA) methods and techniques can help analyze these demands...

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    Report Business Architecture 2020 — Evolving To Influence Business Strategy

    Future Look: The Business Architecture Playbook
    September 9, 2016 | Gordon Barnett

    Today, many business architecture (BA) practices focus on shaping projects and must constrain their efforts within the boundaries of the organization. But in the age of the customer, market demand...

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    Report Build A Business Architecture Around Five Roles

    Organization: The Business Architecture Playbook
    September 2, 2016 | Gordon Barnett

    Many business architecture (BA) practices define what they do and how they organize their resources based on a one-size-fits-all model rather than with a view toward stakeholder value. The common...

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    Report Enhance Cost-To-Serve Models To Guide Strategy Choice

    Two Vendors Provide Examples Of Cost-To-Serve Model Implementations
    August 23, 2016 | Gordon Barnett

    Successful digital businesses always face choices on strategic execution. Cost-to-serve (CTS) frameworks are widely used techniques for guiding investment decisions. But these frameworks have not...

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    Report Brief: Understand The Disruptions That Affect Your Firm's Customers

    Add Customer-Centric PEST Analysis To Your Strategy Toolbox
    June 24, 2016 | Gordon Barnett, Rick Parrish

    Businesses must look beyond tactical customer experience (CX) improvements toward long-term, customer-driven strategies. Traditional strategy analysis techniques fall short for this; they focus on...

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    Report Enhance BA Benchmarking With Digital Touchpoint Metrics

    Benchmarks: The Business Architecture Playbook
    June 8, 2016 | Gordon Barnett

    Customer experience and digital change initiatives are proliferating in organizations, which are investing in business architecture (BA) to facilitate these initiatives. Many of them challenge BA...

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    Report Use Value Metrics To Improve Your Business Architecture Program

    Performance Management: The Business Architecture Playbook
    June 3, 2016 | Gordon Barnett

    Many firms are unsure of the value of a business architecture (BA) practice. Business architects and business-focused enterprise architecture (EA) professionals themselves find it difficult to...