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What Can Application Leaders Expect From Enterprise Architects in Application Strategy and Governance?

Published: 11 August 2015

ID: G00280481

Analyst(s): Cathleen Blanton , Stefan Van Der Zijden


Application leaders must derive application strategy from business and IT strategies. Collaborate with enterprise architects to define application strategy. Leveraging their inputs to provide context will reduce conflicts, improve results and enable line-of-sight between strategy and execution.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Clarify the Distinctions Among Architecture Disciplines to Improve Alignment and Collaboration
  • Evaluate Whether EA Is Sufficiently Mature to Provide Value Upfront, or If This Is an Opportunity for EA to Grow
  • Collaborate With Enterprise Architects on Four Major Interactions in Application Strategy and Governance
    • 1. Provide Input to Enterprise Architects for Future End-State Development
    • 2. Align Application Strategy With Enterprise Architecture Discipline
    • 3. Support Interaction and Alignment Between Architecture Disciplines
    • 4. Engage Enterprise Architect Role in Application Governance Issues

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  • Appendix: Distinguishing Architecture Disciplines

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