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Hype Cycle for Enterprise Architecture, 2020

Published: 03 September 2020

ID: G00467339

Analyst(s): Philip Allega


Enterprise architecture responds to disruptive forces by identifying and analyzing desired business outcomes. Agile, digital and the pandemic are factors clarifying the value of the discipline and the role, and its near neighbors, serve to make smarter decisions.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Continuous Foresight
    • DigitalOps
    • Business Ecosystem Modeling
    • Things as Customers
    • Continuous Quality
    • Continuous Compliance Automation
  • At the Peak
    • Innovation Management
    • Security Architecture
    • Strategy Realization Office
    • Customer Journey Analytics
    • Digital Ethics
    • Business Agile
    • Business Ecosystems
    • Digital Business Technology Platform
    • Human-Centered Design
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • A Digital Business
    • Agile Project Management
    • Business Capability Modeling
    • Machine Learning
    • Continuous Delivery
    • Digital Business Transformation
    • Digital Twin
    • Agile Architecture
    • Business Architecture
    • Design Thinking
    • EA Governance
    • Information Architecture
    • Solutions Architecture
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Trendspotting
    • Architecture Roadmaps
    • Digital Optimization
    • Enterprise Architecture
    • Enterprise Architecture Tools
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Agile Ops
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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