Gartner Research

How to Develop Enterprise Business Architecture

Published: 04 September 2008

ID: G00160373

Analyst(s): Bruce Robertson , Betsy Burton


Enterprise architecture teams are struggling to develop enterprise business architecture. Here, we outline a seven-step iterative EBA process for leveraging Gartner's EA framework and process model.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Background on Gartner Definition of EBA
  • Develop EA (and Thus EBA) by Iterating Seven Steps
    • Ongoing Efforts
  • Step 1: Define and Scope
  • Step 2: Organize
  • Step 3: Future State
    • Best Practice: Focus on the Lines Between the Boxes
  • Step 4: Current State
  • Step 5: Gap Analysis
  • Step 6: Migration Plan
  • Step 7: Iterate and Refine
  • Appendix
    • Gartner Enterprise Architecture Framework
    • Doing EBA With Other EA Frameworks

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