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China Summary Translation: 'How to Recruit and Retain Enterprise Architects'

Published: 26 April 2018

ID: G00349330

Analyst(s): Jack Santos , Marcus Blosch


A lack of understanding about the role and responsibilities of enterprise architecture and technology innovation leaders causes organizations to struggle with recruiting and retaining EA team members. Following these best practices will reduce those challenges.

Table Of Contents



How to Recruit and Retain Enterprise Architects

  • Key Challenges
  • Recommendations



  • Develop a Plan That Identifies Candidates for the EA Program in Your Organization
  • Manage the EA Team to Recognize Expertise and Identify Individual Opportunities for Growth
  • Provide Training to Ensure Enterprise Architects a Career Growth Path
  • Grade Competencies and Map Them to Each Position in the Organization Chart
  • Work With HR on Defining Career Paths, and Communicate Them to Managers and Staff Members

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