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Enterprise Architecture Must Evolve Into an Internal Management Consultancy

Published: 07 November 2019

ID: G00450389

Analyst(s): Saul Brand , Marcus Blosch


Leading organizations are evolving their enterprise architecture practices to become internal management consultancies. Enterprise architecture and technology innovation leaders must ensure EA is providing the services, skills and competencies needed to support the business strategy.

Table Of Contents


  • Use EA to Support the Business Strategy Cycle
    • Enterprise Architects Bring Real Value to the Strategy Cycle
  • Make the Shift to Internal Management Consulting
    • 1. Rebrand EA as Internal Management Consulting
    • 2. Identify Your Customers and Their Needs
    • 3. Develop Your Portfolio of Consulting Services
    • 4. Deliver Services in an Agile Way
    • 5. Develop the EA Team’s Skills and Competencies
    • 6. Sell Your Consulting Services and Begin With Early Adopters

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