Rethink EA Governance, Assurance and Review Boards in the Digital Business Era


Published: 07 February 2018 ID: G00336698

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Summary

Excessive EA governance and overbearing assurance impede technology innovation and speed to value and create friction in the business-EA relationship. Enterprise architecture and technology innovation leaders can use this research to rethink and plan their EA governance, assurance and review boards.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
    • EA Governance Challenges and Opportunities
    • "Command and Control" ARBs Don't Work
    • Effective EA Governance
  • Analysis
    • 1. Shift From Formal to Informal EA Governance
      • Recommendations
    • 2. Determine the Degree of Assurance Needed to Support Digital Business Efforts
      • Recommendations
    • 3. Determine the Roles and Responsibilities of the SRB and ARB to Ensure Effective EA Governance and Assurance
      • The Strategic Review Board
      • The Architectural Review Board
      • The Role of Project Management Office (PMO)
      • Recommendations
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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