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Rethink EA as an Internal Management Consultancy to Rapidly Deliver Business Outcomes

Published: 09 June 2016

ID: G00291300

Analyst(s): Mike Walker , Marcus Blosch , Betsy Burton


Business executives are looking to improve the time to value of their initiatives. To deliver results faster, enterprise architects must treat EA as a form of internal management consulting. This approach creates a flexible and agile enterprise architecture practice focused on business outcomes.

Table Of Contents


  • Recognize the Benefits of "EA as Internal Management Consulting"
    • Benefit 1: Agile Delivery Tuned to the Business Outcome
    • Benefit 2: A Flexible, Iterative Approach to Innovation
    • Benefit 3: A Focused Approach That Solves Key Business Problems
    • Benefit 4: A Rebranded EA Practice
  • Create Your Internal Consulting Practice With Seven Building Blocks
    • Develop a Vision for Your EA Practice
    • Put the Customer at the Center of Your Internal Consulting Practice
    • Define Your Internal Consulting Specialties
    • Develop the Practice Capabilities
    • Build a Talent Pool to Support Your Engagements
    • Develop the Team's Consulting Competencies
    • Build the Engagement Team
    • Execute the Engagement
    • Develop Your Internal Management Consultancy

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