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Five Best Practices for Building EA Road Maps That Enable Outcomes

Published: 01 August 2013

ID: G00252402

Analyst(s): Cathleen Blanton


Enterprise architecture road maps are effective visual tools for supporting investment decisions that deliver business outcomes. Enterprise architects must use five best practices to ensure that road maps are useful and usable for various stakeholders.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Use Stakeholder Analysis to Identify Decision Makers
  • Identify Road Maps That Enable Outcome-Focused Decisions
  • Socialize Early, and Validate Stakeholder Expectations for Road Maps
  • Iterate on Road Maps to Improve Understanding and Buy-In
  • Rationalize Road Maps Around Outcomes; Cross-Reference by Milestones

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