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Realizing Enterprise Architecture: Implementing an Effective Architecture Assurance Process

Published: 03 February 2006

ID: G00136602

Analyst(s): Brian Burke


Premium EA Research: Enterprise architecture doesn't matter -- unless it is realized through projects. Many organizations overemphasize EA creation and underemphasize EA realization. Implementing a robust EA assurance process is critical to achieve the benefits of the EA program.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Predictions
  • Defining the Architecture Assurance Process
    • Determining Architectural Impact
    • Determining Project Size
    • Providing Design Guidance
    • Architecture Review Meeting
    • Preparing for the Architecture Review Meeting
    • Production Sign-Off
  • Architecture Assurance Roles
    • Project Team
    • EA Team
    • Architecture Review Board
    • Executive Steering Committee
  • Process Integration
  • Common Pitfalls
    • Insufficiently Defined EA
    • Not Having Delegated Authority From the Executive Steering Committee
    • Too Many Waivers Issued

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