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8 Steps to Start or Restart a High-Impact, Business-Outcome-Driven EA Program

Published: 22 February 2019

ID: G00377195

Analyst(s): Saul Brand


To start or restart an enterprise architecture program, enterprise architecture and technology innovation leaders must follow an organized approach. Here, we identify eight steps, offer best practices and provide links to Gartner research to build a high-impact, business-outcome-driven EA program.

Table Of Contents


  • Step 1 — Adopt Business-Outcome-Driven EA
  • Step 2 — Construct a Value Proposition
  • Step 3 — Start With Business Architecture First
  • Step 4 — Determine Organizational Design
  • Step 5 — Determine Skill Sets and Staffing
  • Step 6 — Determine Governance and Assurance
  • Step 7 — Determine Business Value Metrics
  • Step 8 — Construct a Charter

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