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Avoid the 13 Worst EA Practices to Ensure Success in the Digital Business Era

Leading EA practitioners focus on the “why” and “what” before the “how” of “doing” EA.

Analysts: Saul Brand, Marcus Blosch

Business leaders are focused on meeting the challenges of uncertainty, as well as ensuring growth and innovation. To succeed, they’re concentrating on digital transformation and optimization. As a result, 76% of organizations are either starting, restarting or renewing their EA efforts. This is not because there’s something wrong with EA; rather, it's because “traditional” EA has limited business value and doesn’t meet the demands of digital transformation and optimization.

This research describes the 13 worst EA practices we’ve identified over the past decade and explains how to avoid EA program failure. 

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