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Five Best Practices for Enterprise Architecture

Published: 31 August 2010

ID: G00206046

Analyst(s): Anne Lapkin


The best practices of high-performing EA programs don't require extensive training or specialized skills, and are easy to implement. They are simply a set of behaviors that help transform a less effective EA program into a more effective one.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Best Practice No. 1: Charter the EA Program
  • Best Practice No. 2: Develop and Execute a Communications Plan
  • Best Practice No. 3: Treat Each Iteration Like a Project
  • Best Practice No. 4: Start With the Business Strategy, and Engage Business Sponsorship
  • Best Practice No. 5: Determine the Future State Before the Current State
  • Bottom Line

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