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How to Get Business Value From Enterprise Architecture Consultants

Published: 18 April 2013

ID: G00248517

Analyst(s): Julie Short, Marcus Blosch


Realizing the benefits of an EA consultant engagement requires understanding the desired outcomes and creating a successful working relationship. Enterprise architects must follow this five-step process to derive to most business value from these partnerships.

Table Of Contents


  • Step 1: Preparing
  • Step 2: Framing an RFP
  • Step 3: Selecting an EA Consultant
  • Step 4: Running the Engagement
  • Step 5: Evolving the EA Practice

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