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Deducing Business Strategy Is a Unique Opportunity for EA Practitioners to Both Drive Execution and Gain Credibility

Published: 22 August 2014

ID: G00262166

Analyst(s): Betsy Burton, Anthony Bradley


With EA's rising focus on growing and transforming business, EA practitioners must act on business strategy. However, strategy is often ill-defined or unactionable. Proactively deducing and documenting business strategy presents an opportunity to engage with and influence business leaders.

Table Of Contents


  • EA Practitioners Who Do Not Focus on Their Business Strategy Face Insurmountable Challenges Delivering Valuable Business Outcomes
  • Leading EA Practitioners Are Actively Collaborating With Business and IT Leaders on the Formulation and Execution of Their Business Strategy
  • EA Practitioners Can Dramatically Increase the Successful Execution of Their Business Strategy by Documenting Its Detailed Impacts, Constraints, Friction Points and Risks
  • EA Practitioners Faced With a Fragmented Business Strategy Have a Significant Opportunity to Increase Execution by Synergizing Disparate Strategies and Fostering Strategic Decision Making
  • Organizations That Don't Have an Actionable Business Strategy Significantly Increase Their Risks of Wasted Investments (Resources, Assets and Time)
  • Leading EA Practitioners Use a Deduced Strategy in Order to Initiate Substantive Engagement With Business Stakeholders and Increase Successful Execution
  • Bottom Line

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