Stage Planning a Business-Outcome-Driven Enterprise Architecture


Archived Published: 16 March 2017 ID: G00321942

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Summary

Enterprise architecture and technology innovation leaders recognize the need to focus on business outcomes, but traditionally lack a structured approach to refocus their EA programs. Creating a stage plan will provide the structure to guide them in building a world-class EA capability.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
    • Executing Business-Outcome-Driven EA
    • Stage Planning: Focus on Target, Frame and Plan
  • Analysis
    • Leading Enterprise Architects Must Develop EA in Iterations, Targeting a Limited Set of Business Outcomes for Each Iteration
      • Identify Success Measures
    • Enterprise Architects Must Frame the Deliverables and Link Them to the Target Business Outcomes to Guide and Focus EA Development
      • Link Information Chain Dependencies
      • Identify Business Outcomes and Measurable Deliverables
      • Identify Actionable Deliverables
      • Identify Diagnostic Deliverables
      • Identify Enabling Deliverables
      • Identify the Operational Deliverables
    • Leading Enterprise Architects Must Focus Only on the Deliverables, Dependencies and Resources Required to Address the Target Business Outcomes
      • Identify Task Dependencies
  • Case Study
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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