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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


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



  • 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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