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How to Use Consultancies in Enterprise Architecture Efforts

Published: 16 May 2017

ID: G00327417

Analyst(s): James McGovern, Saul Brand, Marcus Blosch

Summary

EA consultancies help organizations, ranging from maturing their business vision and strategy to adding capacity via staff augmentation. EA and technology innovation leaders can help evaluate and select a consultancy that brings relevant services to align with business-outcome-driven EA.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Determine What's Important Now, and Then Define the Desired Business Outcome You Want
  • Decide on Your Approach in Reaching Out to Vendors
  • Weight the Importance of Hard and Soft Factors in Your Decision Making
  • Defend Against Consultancy Attempts to Reuse Off-the-Shelf Approaches
  • Set the Stage for a Successful Engagement

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