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Stage Planning a Business-Outcome-Driven Enterprise Architecture

Published: 14 May 2019

ID: G00385425

Analyst(s): Brian Burke, Saul Brand


Enterprise architecture and technology innovation leaders recognize the need to focus on business outcomes but lack a structured approach to guide both project and digital product execution. Creating a stage plan will provide the structure to guide, mature and build a world-class EA capability.

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  • Key Challenges



  • Execute a Business-Outcome-Driven EA
    • Stage Planning: Focus on Target, Frame and Plan
  • Develop EA Iteratively, Targeting a Limited Set of Business Outcomes for Each Iteration
    • Identify Success Measures
  • Frame the Deliverables and Link Them to the Target Business Outcomes to Guide and Focus EA Development
    • Link Information Chain Dependencies
    • Identify Business Outcomes and Measurable Deliverables
    • Identify Actionable Deliverables
    • Identify Diagnostic Deliverables
    • Identify Enabling Deliverables
    • Identify the Operational Deliverables
  • Focus Only on the Deliverables, Dependencies and Resources Required to Address the Target Business Outcomes
    • Identify Task Dependencies

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