Gartner Research

Top Five Attributes of a World-Class EA Discipline

Published: 19 March 2018

ID: G00352046

Analyst(s): Betsy Burton , Marcus Blosch


EA and technology innovation leaders seeking to build a world-class EA capability must adopt these top five differentiating attributes. All organizations can benefit from using these attributes to improve the value proposition and impact of their EA efforts.

Table Of Contents


  • Attribute No. 1: World-Class EA Initiatives Are Based on Active Engagement of and Use by Executives and Business Leaders
  • Attribute No. 2: World-Class EA Efforts Create, Approve and Empower Business-Driven Governance and Decision Making
  • Attribute No. 3: World-Class EA Programs Measure the Business Value and Stakeholder Perception of EA
  • Attribute No. 4: World-Class EA Programs Are Integrated With Business Strategic Planning Techniques, Including Scenario Planning
  • Attribute No. 5: World-Class EA Organizations Are Inherently Proactive in Terms of Communication, Training, and Guiding Digital Innovation
  • Bottom Line

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