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Role Definition and Organization Structure: Chief Enterprise Architect

Published: 22 April 2008

ID: G00155555

Analyst(s): Robert Handler , Deborah Weiss


The chief enterprise architect leads the program to develop, maintain, govern and evolve the enterprise architecture. Several key relationships and organizational imperatives are critical to this role's success.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Introduction
  • The Chief Enterprise Architect Role Defined
    • Responsibilities
    • Skills and Knowledge
    • Experience
  • Related Relationships
    • Reporting Relationships
    • Common Peer or Related Roles
    • Potential Peer or Related Roles
  • Typical Organizational Structures
    • A Typical Organizational Structure
  • Characteristics of World-Class Organizations

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