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Leadership Development Module 1, Chapter 5: Enterprise Architecture

Published: 26 February 2016

ID: G00300743

Analyst(s): Colleen Young


We explain what the aspiring CIO must understand about enterprise architecture — what EA is and why it matters.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Recommendation


  • What Enterprise Architecture Is
  • Why EA Matters
  • Critical Success Factors
    • Stakeholder Support and Participation
    • Governance
    • Organizational Change Management
    • Sustainability
    • Financial and Performance Management
    • Sensing and Experimentation
  • Potential Pitfalls to Avoid
  • Summary

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