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Focusing Enterprise Architecture and Application Architecture on Different Dimensions of Outcomes

Published: 02 January 2014

ID: G00259347

Analyst(s): Cathleen Blanton , Ross Altman


The intersections between EA and application architecture disciplines must accommodate different focus areas and concerns to ensure consistency across enterprisewide strategic objectives and business-specific decisions. Enterprise and application architects must coordinate closely.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Make Application Architecture a Recognized Function and a Formal Discipline
  • Implement Clear Governance Between Application Architecture and EA
  • Require Application Architecture to Represent the Needs of the Development Community in Enterprise Architectural Decisions
  • Implement Complementary Outcome-Focused Performance Metrics

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