Achieving IT and Business Alignment Starts Here

As a core planning competency for Enterprise Architecture, roadmaps are deployed in support of a variety of business and IT goals, including portfolio simplification, project prioritization, and IT–business alignment. Roadmaps are being utilized in a myriad ways depending on the underlying objective, but cluster into four predominant types: Technology Lifecycle Roadmaps, Project Roadmaps, Capability Roadmaps and Scenario Roadmaps.

EA and TI leaders must center their innovation efforts on people and use tools such as personas, journey maps, technology radars, and roadmaps to evaluate opportunities, challenges and time frames for adoption.

Highlighted Sessions: Roadmaps at Gartner Enterprise Architecture & Technology Innovation Summit

Track A: Architect the Intelligent Organization 

Bring your digital business strategies to life by using enterprise architecture to connect business and IT synapses.

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Recommended sessions on the agenda include:

  • Session: Building Better Roadmaps
  • Workshop: Create Your One-Page Innovation Charter and Roadmap to Innovation Success
  • Baby Steps: How to Innovate in a Resource-Constrained or Risk-Averse Environment
  • EA Accelerator: Kick-Start Your Modern EA Program
  • Tutorial Start and Restarting EA in 100 Days
  • Workshop: Design Thinking for Innovation

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Key topics on the agenda include:

  • Building targeted and high-impact EA roadmaps
  • Bridging the gap between IT and business strategy
  • Creating an innovation roadmap

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