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Business Architecture Is Not Optional for Business-Outcome-Driven EA

Published: 03 October 2014

ID: G00269233

Analyst(s): Marcus Blosch , Betsy Burton

Summary

Organizations that support business architecture as an integral part of EA have a significantly higher ability to execute on their business strategy, because they have a clear understanding of the strategy and its impact on business and IT, and guidance to drive delivery.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Successfully Executing a Business Strategy Depends on Business Architecture to Guide a Rigorous Analysis of the Organization, Its Environment and the Disruption It Faces
  • Business Architecture Is Essential to Strategically Respond to Massively Disruptive Business and Technology Change
  • Without Business Architecture, "EA" Efforts Are Just "IT Architecture," and Will Fail to Demonstrate and Deliver Significant Business Value Outcomes
  • Highly Mature Organizations Support Business Architecture as Part of EA

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