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Best Practices for EA and PPM Integration Toward Improved Business Value Outcomes

Published: 24 September 2012

ID: G00237525

Analyst(s): R. Bittler


When enterprise architecture and project and portfolio management teams work together, the natural synergy between these two disciplines will yield higher-value business outcomes. Follow these best practices to establish a fruitful relationship.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Establish Communication Between EA and PPM Leaders, and Identify Mutual Interests and Common Ground
  • Build a Business Case for EA/PPM Integration, Focusing on Three Key Business Value Outcomes
  • Ensure That the PPM Function Provides Key Deliverables to EA
    • PPM-to-EA Deliverable Example: Project Fulfillment on EA Requirements
  • Ensure That the EA Team Provides Key Deliverables to PPM
    • EA-to-PPM Deliverable Example: Executing a Big Data Strategy Using Outcome-Driven EA
  • Devise an Action Plan for EA and PPM Integration

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