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Massively Disruptive Events Require a Nonlinear Approach to Enterprise Architecture

Published: 23 February 2018

ID: G00350499

Analyst(s): Betsy Burton , Philip Allega


Significant disruptions in today's globally connected economies have complex ripple effects on organizations, directly and indirectly. Enterprise architecture and technology innovation leaders must evolve their practices to dynamically reflect the changing nature of a massive business disruption.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Take a Proactive, Nonlinear Architectural Approach for Continuous Evolution and Complete Reversibility
  • Determine the Degree to Which Your Organization Can Reverse Investment Commitments
  • Create a High-Velocity Decision-Making Capability
  • Apply Scenario Planning to Forecast Risk and Opportunities
  • Focus on "Good Enough," Rather Than "Ideal," as Deadlines Loom

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