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How Vanguard Enterprise Architects Lead Technology Innovation

Published: 24 March 2016

ID: G00299268

Analyst(s): Mike Walker , Betsy Burton , Brian Burke


As the rate of technological innovation increases, EA leaders are challenged to evaluate the impacts of these disruptions. By using a structured approach to evaluate disruptive technologies, EA leaders can increase the opportunities and reduce the risks of technology innovation.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Phase 0: Proactively Ideate Disruptive-Technology Trends, Including Evaluating Their Capabilities, Use Cases and Opportunities
    • Actionable Deliverable: Exploratory Technology Proposals
    • Diagnostic Deliverable: Technology Analysis
    • Diagnostic Deliverable: Market Analysis
    • Diagnostic Deliverable: Ideation Analysis
    • Diagnostic Deliverable: Opportunity Identification
  • Phase 1: Rationalize and Anchor Innovation Opportunities to Business Outcomes and Strategic Direction
    • Actionable Deliverable: Opportunity Proposals
    • Diagnostic Deliverable: Business Scenario Analysis
    • Diagnostic Deliverable: Business Capability Impact Assessment
    • Diagnostic Deliverable: Opportunity Analysis
    • Diagnostic Deliverable: Business Outcome Statements
  • Phase 2: Evaluate the Opportunities and Risks of a Disruptive Technology, Based on Its Impact on Human, Business and Technology Experiences
    • Actionable Deliverable: Business Viability Proposals
    • Diagnostic Deliverable: Risk Profiling
    • Diagnostic Deliverable: Benefit Profiling
    • Diagnostic Deliverable: Readiness Assessment
  • Phase 3: Catalyze Business Value From Disruptive-Technology Opportunities by Determining the Impacts and Creating Transformation Roadmaps
    • Actionable Deliverable: Innovation Strategic Plan
    • Diagnostic Deliverable: Impact Appraisal
    • Diagnostic Deliverable: Gaps and Opportunities
    • Diagnostic Deliverable: Roadmap

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