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Build the Design Capability of Your EA Practice to Drive Digital Innovation

Published: 23 February 2017

ID: G00319807

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


Enterprise architecture combines two complementary capabilities: design and execution. EA and technology innovation leaders should build the design capability of their EA practice to master emerging and strategic trends, and to drive their organizations' digital innovation efforts.

Table Of Contents


  • Design Links Creativity and Innovation to Produce Attractive Propositions for Customers
  • Design-Driven Approach to EA Is Based on Design Thinking
  • Observe — Design Thinking Put People at the Center of EA
  • Test — Combine Imagination and Experimentation
  • Scale — Link Design-Driven Approaches and Business-Capability-Based Approaches
  • Make Digital Design Part of the Enterprise Architect's Role

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