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Maximize the EA Team's Effectiveness by Defining Team Roles

Published: 01 September 2017

ID: G00337204

Analyst(s): Saul Brand , Jack Santos


To maximize the enterprise architecture team's effectiveness, Enterprise architecture and technology innovation leaders must define the roles and competencies of the core and extended EA team, and use these role definitions to recruit, develop and retain EA team members.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Clarify Common Skills Needed by All EA Team Members
  • Define Specific EA Team Roles for Enterprise Architects, While Recognizing the Role of Different Domain Architects
  • Map and Align the Existing Enterprise Architecture Team to the Role and Competency Levels You've Defined
  • Discuss and Verify Understanding of Job Definitions and Roles With HR, Managers and Staff

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