Gartner Research

Rethink EA Governance, Assurance and Review Boards in the Digital Business Era

Published: 07 February 2018

ID: G00336698

Analyst(s): James McGovern , Saul Brand , Betsy Burton

Summary

Excessive EA governance and overbearing assurance impede technology innovation and speed to value and create friction in the business-EA relationship. Enterprise architecture and technology innovation leaders can use this research to rethink and plan their EA governance, assurance and review boards.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

  • EA Governance Challenges and Opportunities
  • "Command and Control" ARBs Don't Work
  • Effective EA Governance

Analysis

  • 1. Shift From Formal to Informal EA Governance
    • Recommendations
  • 2. Determine the Degree of Assurance Needed to Support Digital Business Efforts
    • Recommendations
  • 3. Determine the Roles and Responsibilities of the SRB and ARB to Ensure Effective EA Governance and Assurance
    • The Strategic Review Board
    • The Architectural Review Board
    • The Role of Project Management Office (PMO)
    • Recommendations

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