Gartner Research

Make Enterprise Architect a Career, Not Just a Job Title

Published: 04 December 2012

ID: G00233466

Analyst(s): Chris Wilson


A lack of common definitions and career paths for EA team roles is causing chief architects to struggle to recruit and retain EA team members, and restricts the organization's ability to deliver successful business outcomes through EA. Following these best practices will reduce these challenges.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Develop a Career Structure for the EA Team Members in Your Organization
  • Provide Training in Key Skills to Develop EA Team Members' Careers
  • Grade Skill Competencies, and Map Them to Each Position in the Career Structure
  • Work With HR on These Career Definitions, and Communicate Them to Managers and Staff

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