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Vanguard and Foundational Enterprise Architects Must Collaborate on a Bimodal Technology Architecture

Published: 26 October 2015

ID: G00269237

Analyst(s): Cathleen Blanton , David Cearley


Vanguard enterprise architects must work with their foundational peers, using bimodal practices, to design holistic technical capabilities. Chief enterprise architects must ensure that this happens; otherwise, firms will be vulnerable to business disruptions, cost inefficiencies and technical debt.

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  • Key Challenges



  • Use the Business Outcome Statement to Identify When Foundational or Vanguard Enterprise Architects Should Take the Lead
  • Ensure That the EA Team Follows a Business-Outcome-Driven Approach When Developing the Technology Architecture for Disruptive Trends

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