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Ignition Guide to Building Architecture Communities of Practice

Published: 26 April 2018

ID: G00702135

Analyst(s): Enterprise Architecture Research Team


As EA expands its role to support digitalization, it must collaborate within and outside its function and encourage the sharing of knowledge and best practices to drive business outcomes. This guide will help EA leaders build CoPs to meet the evolving needs of their employees to support digitalization.

Table Of Contents



Step 1 of 5: Plan to Create an Architecture Community of Practice

Project Objectives

Roles and Responsibilities

Before You Start

Common Pitfalls and Keys to Success

Step 2 of 5: Identify the Purpose and Structure of the Community of Practice


How to Set Up for Success

Step 3 of 5: Define the Community of Practice Agenda and Collaboration Methods


How to Set Up for Success

Step 4 of 5: Drive Ongoing Community Participation and Engagement


How to Set Up for Success

Step 5 of 5: Monitor the Health of the Community of Practice

Review Your Performance

Keys to Continued Success

Recommended by the Authors

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