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Myth Busting: What Enterprise Architecture Is Not

Published: 04 April 2008

ID: G00155970

Analyst(s): Anne Lapkin, Betsy Burton


Misperceptions regarding the role of EA abound in most organizations, often resulting in conflicts over decision rights between the EA team and other groups. Clearly identifying the role of EA, and what EA is not, can help to break down barriers and increase the impact and value of EA.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • EA Is Not Business Strategy
  • EA Is Not IT Strategic Planning
  • EA Is Not IT Governance
  • EA Is Not Program Management
  • EA Is Not Portfolio Management
  • EA Is Not Process Management
  • EA Is Not Performance Management
  • EA Is Not Implementation
  • EA Is Not a Technology or Application Inventory
  • EA Is Not Change Management
  • EA Is Not a Standards-Setting Exercise
  • EA Is Not Enforcement

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